Bake Off re­turn gets tum­mies rum­bling...

So what’s your favourite sweet treat?

Rutherglen Reformer - - News - Mur­ray Spooner

Rat­ings soared as The Great Bri­tish Bake Off re­turned to our tele­vi­sion screens last week.

The hit show made the switch from BBC to Chan­nel 4 but man­aged to hold on to its loyal fans after the first episode was watched by an av­er­age of 5.8 mil­lion view­ers.

And to mark the re­turn of the pro­gramme we took to the streets of Ruther­glen to ask our read­ers what takes their French fancy when it comes to sweet treats.

Michael Dod­dley from Burn­side said: “My favourite would prob­a­bly be an an­gel cake be­cause it’s re­ally light.

“I know my cakes be­cause I used to work as a baker in Glas­gow, that was around 55 years ago.

“We baked ev­ery­thing from bread and cakes to bis­cuits and potato scones.”

Archie Ste­wart, of Dun­bar Av­enue, Ruther­glen, said: “I’m not a big fan of cakes but I am a sucker for an em­pire bis­cuit.

“My late mother in law , Mary McBride, baked them and they were bril­liant.

“I al­ways said she could have been big­ger than Greggs some­day.”

How­ever, not ev­ery­one had a sweet tooth as Ruther­glen’s Mar­garet McPhail revealed: “I’ll be hon­est I don’t re­ally like cakes. It’s a per­sonal choice, I‘d just pre­fer some­thing savoury like crisps.

“I don’t of­ten watch the Bake Off but I don’t think it’s go­ing to work with the new pre­sen­ters.”

Thomas Lang from Burn­side, added: “I like a fruit cake. It’s health­ier than all the other cakes.”

My favourite would prob­a­bly be an an­gel cake be­cause it’s re­ally light Michael Dod­dley

Em­pire bis­cuit Archie Ste­wart

Not a fan Mar­garet McPhail

An­gel cake Michael Dod­dley

Fruit cake Thomas Lang

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