I’ve been spending most of the precious little time I get to sit on the couch and let my mind wander watching the new season of The Great British Baking Show on Netflix…
Is it just me, or do the challenges this season seem overly complicated and kind of crazy? Because one of the reasons I used to love watching the show is that it gave me ideas for things I could make, like cakes and cookies I’d never seen before, but they were usually things I felt I could conceivably tackle.
Now, though, some of the challenges are crazy, like where they have to make baked hanging bread chandeliers and melting chocolate globes with layered cake tarts INSIDE THEM.
This season is also the first one ever with a vegan week, which, from a technical standpoint, is fascinating to me, because I never realized you could get that kind of lift without eggs and butter, but still…when am I gonna actually make a vegan celebration cake?
There are so many things on the show now that I can’t see myself ever baking because everything’s just so complicated. I dunno…maybe the show’s been on for so long that they felt like they had to get crazier and outdo themselves, but I miss the good ol’ Mary Berry days when the contestants would bake things I could maybe, possibly handle, like a black forest cake, a drizzle cake or a tray bake.
Ah! Take me back to that kinder, gentler time!
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,