THE GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF
Channel 4, 8pm
BAKE Off returned last week with a wonderful sugary dose of polite, friendly competition and cakey drama.
Pineapple upside cakes ended up, well, upside down… on the floor. Freddie Mercury’s fondant-covered head exploded. New presenter Matt Lucas did an uncanny impression of Boris Johnson. And judge Prue Leith showcased more mind blowing accessories.
Now it’s Biscuit Week and anything could happen.
For the 11 remaining bakers, it kicks off with a Signature Challenge to make a batch of 36 chocolate florentines.
The Technical is testing as they must make 12 handshaped coconut macaroons, some piped with mango curd and some filled with chocolate. “Bit of a favourite of mine,”
says judge Paul Hollywood.
Finally, their sculpting is put to the test in the Showstopper, as they create an elaborate table setting made entirely from biscuit.
Expect everything from biscuity sea creatures to fondant-covered tea cups.
When it comes to the crunch, who will crumble?
Noel Fielding and Matt Lucas are always ready to raise a laugh