The Great British Bake Off – Episode Two

The Great British Bake Off – Episode two was all about the biscuits. It was also the week I may have been booted off the show if I were a baker.

First they had to bake 24 iced biscuits which many bakers did very well but some made it extra hard for themselves. I don’t think it is the best idea to have that much detailed icing in your plan if you don’t check your times. The more detail, the more pressure.

GBBO biscuits and GBBO Viennese Whirls

Selasi had my favourite biscuits as the idea was so different. My attempt was a classic combination chocolate and orange. These were rolled a little thick but were tasty however I would have been judged down on making only 21 rather then 24.

My second challenge was the bakers second of Viennese whirls. I failed on these very much. The first recipe was the wrong one. The mix was just too soft and the whirls didn’t keep shape. My second attempt at these were a bit better but not great. One more try (last try) was a little better still but they were too thin and I didn’t bother putting them together with the jam and buttercream.

The bakers did better and I thought this was when Michael started to show he could be in the top of the group.

GBBO Viennese Whirls

The bakers final challenge was a gingerbread showstopper and Candice undoubtedly deserved the title star baker. I loved that pub. She pulled of so much detail but you could tell that it meant a lot to her and that was why she put in so much.

As episode three is tonight and its bread week, I am going to leave the whirls 4th attempt to another time as well as any gingerbread attempts. I want to dive right into bread week and hopefully try all three challenges.

I wonder what is in store tonight…