The Great British Bake Off spoilers observe.
The Great British Bake Off eradicated one other baker on this season’s dramatic Dessert Week.
In tonight’s episode (October 12), the newbie bakers needed to showcase their abilities with a pavlova, sticky toffee puddings and a show-stopping celebratory imprimé dessert.
However sadly, somebody needed to depart the Bake Off tent. And it was Maggie that ended up the fourth casualty of this season.
Retired midwife Maggie struggled from the outset, as she forgot to place flour into her sticky toffee sponge, which means her cake collapsed earlier than it even reached the judges.
Her show-stopping joconde additionally fell brief, as she took her cake out of the oven too quickly, which means she needed to bin all of her work and begin from scratch.
The delay meant her dessert hadn’t totally set by the tip of the time restrict, and her filling all got here spilling out on the judges’ desk.
In good spirits as ever, Maggie stated the expertise had been “a lot enjoyable”. She added: “Simply to have been part of it has been an actual pleasure.”
“Nothing can beat delivering a child and bringing a brand new life into the world, however it comes fairly second,” she joked.
Amanda and Freya each stated they have been unhappy to see Maggie go, however feared for their very own futures within the tent.
Vegan Freya stated she solely “scraped by means of that”, as her dairy-free bakes seemed sloppy. She used tofu instead of gelatin and aquafaba instead of egg whites, however wasn’t capable of get the steadiness the opposite contestants achieved.
Dessert Week all the time exams the bakers, and tonight’s episode proved no totally different. Lots of the contestants watched helplessly as their pavlovas cut up and their sticky toffee puddings collapsed.
The pavlova noticed many bakers start to crack. George, Freya and even Jürgen have been criticised for his or her unattractive bakes. However underdog Chigs scored his first Paul Hollywood handshake together with his spectacular meringue.
Lizzie additionally divided judges together with her lime inexperienced pavlova, which Paul stated seemed “like one thing out of Willy Wonka’s manufacturing facility”.
The technical problem of the sticky toffee pudding, which additionally concerned a toffee sauce and crème anglaise, noticed George, Amanda and Maggie fall into the underside three.
However Chigs managed to come back out above the remaining, successful the coveted star baker.
Regardless of having solely been baking for 12 months, Chigs managed to impress discerning critic Paul Hollywood. “Getting a handshake and star baker in the identical week… I can not imagine it. It by no means occurs, however I am misplaced for phrases,” he gushed.
Subsequent week, the eight remaining bakers must sort out conventional Christmas biscuits, a multi-layer technical and a towering showstopper in German Week.
The Nice British Bake Off airs on Channel four within the UK. Within the US, it is generally known as The Nice British Baking Present, and streams on Netflix.
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