The Great British Bake Off collided with an olde worlde style in the quarter finals, say hello to thy Tudor Week
The Technical: PiesThe Tudors did everything to show off, even pies were displayed in some sort of ye old delicate design, so of course, presentation was everything. Despite traditional flavours close to hearts of the Tudors (e.g. meat, spice and vegetables), Candice wanted impress the judges with her fishy flavours incorporating oysters, and let's just say Mary's expression of pure delight said it all. Across the room, Jane displayed her many talents but Paul wasn't sure about the fat content, fussy! Everyone else did fairly well, but the time had certainly not yet come to retire to the lounge!
The Signature: JumblesIt was a Paul challenge surely these guys must cease any chance of winning, it's over! However the Telegraph's Rhik Samadder posed a comparison between Rocky and Jane's inner mindset, which looks something a bit like this (see below) so we pressed on. [caption id="attachment_9107" align="aligncenter" width="240"] Jane inner monologue. Image: Cine Text / Allstar/Sportsphoto Ltd. / Allstar /The Guardian [/caption]
Jumbles are ancient cookie-like pastries that were commonly eaten in England and abroad during the Tudor period. The recipe consisted of nuts, flour, eggs, and sugar, plus some vanilla, and caraway seed which give it some flavour. Andrew and Selasi were giving off some bromance vibes, sharing a few loving glances this week, anyone drawing similarities from the beauty and the beast?! Andrew wanted to "take the Selasi approach" when deciding on the best way to use his pestle and mortar! The Guardian[/caption]
Despite Selasi's investment in his marzipan crown, he missed the chance of receiving the honour of star baker. Candice won it again, her peacock, complete with a surprise filling of blueberries, was an charming touch. Mary and Paul decided to send home our beloved Benjamina, much to the surprise of the viewers who questioned the fate of Selasi, torn between their hearts and their heads. We'll miss you Benjamina!