THE GREAT BRI­TISH BAKE OFF

Channel 4, 8pm

Bristol Post - - TODAY'S TV -

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

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