Biscuit Week was the theme of episode two of the seventh series of the hugely popular contest ‘The Great British Bake Off’ which aired on BBC1 yesterday (Wednesday August 31).
Judges Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry set the amateur bakers three biscuit challenges. The signature challenge was to make 24 identical decorated biscuits, while the technical challenge required perfect piping to avoid a crumbling whirl. The final showstopper challenge required precision baking to build a biscuit structure that revealed a little more about each of the bakers.
In next week’s episode, entitled Bread Week, Paul has put together three ‘of the toughest challenges ever’, according to BBC1.
First up is the signature challenge: a sweet dough with a twist. The bakers then face a steamy technical challenge without an oven, as Paul and Mary step out of the tent to leave the bakers with only a basic set of instructions and ingredients. For the perfect bake they have to avoid a burnt bottom and a soggy top. The final challenge requires the use of three different flours to create a showstopper centrepiece.
L-r: Presenter Sue Perkins, co-judges Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry, presenter Mel Giedroyc