Great British Bake Off: Cheesecakes and jelly this week, so how did Edinburgh's own Peter do?
I’ve had a bit of a holiday and now I’m back in time to watch some elevated jelly…glad to see nothing’s changed.
We start round one with mini cheesecakes, and like Lucas and Fielding, I’m wondering what the point of a mini cheesecake is.
Pete doesn’t like cheese which is...weird.
I mean, I still want him to win, but – he doesn’t like cheese?! Blimey.
He is making ginger and lime cheesecakes, which do sound tasty, and Hollywood agrees that it’s the best choice.
Someone has already dropped theirs and now I’m too stressed to watch.
Prue and Paul are up and ready to tuck in, the drama is high.
Pete’s flavour is “absolutely lovely” but it “doesn’t look like the best thing” he’s done.
Mixed bag really, but not the worst of the batch...well, it was, but still. Onward and upward.
Now, round two. Sussex Pond Puddings, which are a real thing.
It’s a suet pudding with an entire lemon inside, which is absolutely mad. Who would eat a whole lemon?
It seems to have caused a fair amount of stress amongst the bakers, and to be fair, it looks pretty complex.
Peter has had another difficult round, with an under steamed suet, and takes fourth place.
He really has to hit it out the park in the final round – we know you can do it Pete!
Prue is furious – Sussex Pond Pudding is her all time favourite and EVERYONE messed it up. She looks like she’s going to punch a wall off camera.
Now, final round. A Jelly Art Design Cake.
Could be tough – jelly is a difficult thing to work with apparently.
I have’t had it since my 6th birthday party, and it didn’t look anything like the creations these bakers are coming up with (no offence mum.)
Pete’s going with a Christmas theme which is ambitious, and he’s not quite as chill as he’s appeared in previous weeks.
The jelly art is looking a bit too much like surgery for my liking, but is undeniably beautiful.
"That’s not awful” claims Peter tentatively as he successfully releases his jelly art from the pot.
“Very abstract” says Hollywood, who wants bolder colours. Uh oh.
The flavours are beautiful though.
I’m now watching through my fingers – has he done enough?
Yes. Pete has done enough. He’s through.
Marc is leaving and there are tears all round. Rightly so – Marc was a real diamond.
Next week, the semi final. See you then folks. I’m off to eat some shop bought cup cakes.
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