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Great British Bake Off 2016

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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,815 ✭✭✭SimonTemplar


    That little song at the start perfectly shows how irreplaceable Mel and Sue are :(


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,457 ✭✭✭livedadream


    InTheTrees wrote: »
    We never filled our yorkshire puddings, just had them plain on the side with the beef.

    Are they usually filled?
    Nope
    We (my lil sister and I) fill them with with mash,stuffing, corn and turkey and gravy at Christmas though... Yummmm


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,475 ✭✭✭Elliott S


    he actually trained as a pastry chef, so would technically have more experience than Mary or Paul. Antonio Carluccios was where he worked as a pastry chef as well before starting with the naked chef stuff.

    Maybe Mary but not Paul. Paul is a master baker so that would cover pastry AND the rest.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,475 ✭✭✭Elliott S


    I think judging them in isolation on the week in question doesn't make sense. If someone has been circling the drain all along and then all of a sudden has an ok week, they're safe. If someone has had nothing but good weeks and then has one shocking week, they're gone. Kate was one of the better bakers and shouldn't have gone IMO.

    Agreed. Val has been towards the bottom every week but never quite the worst so has managed to stay. Hardly seems fair. She seems very out of her depth.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,185 ✭✭✭Snoopy1


    Eurgghh. Batter week. This is coming from an English girl, but Yorkshire puddings, how boring.
    Pastry next week, that might make me feel more hungry :)


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  • Registered Users Posts: 80 ✭✭turbowolfed


    Elliott S wrote: »
    Agreed. Val has been towards the bottom every week but never quite the worst so has managed to stay. Hardly seems fair. She seems very out of her depth.

    I feel the same about Val. Also, Rav too how has he managed to stay in the competition so long. From what i remember he seems to be constantly floating between alright and the very bottom


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,531 ✭✭✭Meauldsegosha




  • Moderators, Entertainment Moderators, Society & Culture Moderators Posts: 13,895 Mod ✭✭✭✭pc7



    Oh dear lord gets worse and worse!!!





  • There is no tent big enough to contain one of those egos, let alone two!


  • Registered Users Posts: 28,486 ✭✭✭✭HeidiHeidi


    Oooh, I like the suggestion of Jennifer Saunders and Ade Edmonson!!!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 6,394 ✭✭✭SteM


    People are just looking at which women C4 have under contract and picking 2. Would take this rumour with a pinch of salt.


  • Registered Users Posts: 25,005 ✭✭✭✭Toto Wolfcastle


    Jennifer Saunders always appears disinterested whenever she's on TV and not in character. Joanna Lumley would be excellent though.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 5,795 ✭✭✭Red Kev


    There is no tent big enough to contain one of those egos, let alone two!

    Davina McCall would make the GBBO about Davina McCall. Too big of an ego for this.

    Claire Balding is one of the best presenters going, but not necessarily the best at something like this.

    I'd suggest Dawn French and Tim from Corrie.

    Or just French & Saunders.


  • Registered Users Posts: 28,486 ✭✭✭✭HeidiHeidi


    Oh I say, Monica Galetti is gone blonde!!!

    Swit-swooo!

    (is there a separate thread for GBBO-AES???)


  • Registered Users Posts: 28,486 ✭✭✭✭HeidiHeidi


    That fish'n'chips supper cake was AMAZING!!!

    Slightly headwrecking, but very, very clever!!


  • Registered Users Posts: 28,486 ✭✭✭✭HeidiHeidi


    Ok.... Kate is officially barking :eek:


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,965 ✭✭✭TheRiverman


    Monica Galetti,yummy


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,170 ✭✭✭dee_mc


    Love Monica Galletti. She has the most perfect teeth :D
    Kate is way better fun than she came across as on the main show, kind of pleasantly mental!


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,475 ✭✭✭Elliott S


    Another Monica fan here. She looked gorgeous on Extra Slice. Kate scrubbed up well too, looked less beige than on the show. :o


  • Hosted Moderators Posts: 11,362 ✭✭✭✭Scarinae


    Pastry week!! :)

    My predictions are Val to leave and Andrew to win star baker


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  • Registered Users Posts: 4,812 ✭✭✭Addle


    Candice is trying way too hard.
    It's just not funny.


  • Registered Users Posts: 3,570 ✭✭✭pajor


    Addle wrote: »
    Candice is trying way too hard.
    It's just not funny.

    "Sometimes you just got to get your hands in the sausages." Now that's funny. :pac:


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 4,166 ✭✭✭Tasden


    pajor wrote: »
    "Sometimes you just got to get your hands in the sausages." Now that's funny. :pac:

    I agree with the other poster- trying too hard!
    Aw sad with who is leaving this week :(


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,508 ✭✭✭ShazGV


    I know I'm in the minority, but I actually quite like Candice. And her innuendos. :D




  • ShazGV wrote: »
    I know I'm in the minority, but I actually quite like Candice. And her innuendos. :D

    So do I. She grew on me. I thought her amuse bouche looked delicious.


  • Registered Users Posts: 17,827 ✭✭✭✭Thargor


    Cant get into this season at all, its boring. Showstoppers are completely lame aswell.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 1,475 ✭✭✭Elliott S


    Never seen such a close two horse race for Star Baker!

    Finally Val is gone. I don't think Rav takes it seriously enough in general. Tom makes a lot of blunders.

    Jane is seriously good, seriously good. And Candice is impressing too. Andrew is dropping back a bit. Definitely this year's Tamal. Always pretty good, never the best.


  • Closed Accounts Posts: 3,174 ✭✭✭RhubarbCrumble


    I don't mind Candice either. She's not the worst. No surprise with who left tonight. Everything was raw! Agree that star baker was VERY hard to call between Candice and Jane. I think either Tom or Rav will go next week. Rav's been hanging on by a thread for a while now.


  • Registered Users Posts: 7,170 ✭✭✭dee_mc


    I'm waiting for Tom to come into his own but it seems increasingly unlikely.
    Happy with who went tonight, I felt it was a case of not being able to teach an old dog new tricks - fair play though, seemed like good craic and a great sport.
    Some very interesting flavour combinations tonight.
    The bakewell tart Mary made looked incredible - I make a lovely mincemeat bakewell at Christmas and mini ones instead of mince pies if I have a lot of time on my hands!


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  • Registered Users Posts: 58,456 ✭✭✭✭ibarelycare


    Poor oul Val, she was lovely :o I laughed when Andrew said she was trying to get people to guess the prices from a shopping receipt from the 70s :D But it was definitely her time to go.

    I'm still miffed that Kate went last week as there are FAR worse bakers left in the contest than her. The standard is way down this year, everyone is so inconsistent.


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