Oh Brownies. I made a batch of turtle brownies last week to an Ed Kimber (series 1 winner) recipe. They turned out great. Nadiya also did brownies on last week's episode of her baking show (recipe) - oh my cod, they looked fecking amazing.
Maybe being locked up with all the others and the production crew finally took its toll on the bakers and explain the poor performances on the first day of chocolate week. I have to agree with Prue, brownies don't need a ton of overly sweet decoration. All that meringue shebang was too much.
ewww freezer juice.
Dear production crew: get fecking CHEST FREEZERS!
Lovely technical. Babka is great.
White chocolate is pointless. Its just sweet and has very little other flavours (one of the bakers remarked on that). I'll happily pass on white chocolate cakes.
Lottie brought out another Pinterest favourite, the crystal effect cake. Maybe I missed it, but they didn't show a proper shot of that part of the cake, did they?
Well done Mark! He managed to scrape that with very average results in an overall very weak week, but still, his chocolate cake looked the best.
Sad to see Sura go. Damn you, white chocolate! And ruby chocolate too, for not playing ball on day 1.