Thursday, November 09, 2017

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Post 1633. Thursday November 9




For the uninitiated, The Great British Bake Off is a baking competition and one of the most viewed programmes on UK television!




On day one I baked a fruit cake which tasted horrid, but the judge thought it was fantastic, so that was OK.

On day two I baked a pie but I couldn’t find twenty-four blackbirds so I made do with a dead pigeon that I found by the roadside.

Day three I made scones like cannonballs, day four I knocked up a loaf of bread that needed a chainsaw to cut it and on day five I made half a dozen buns thinking it was day six.

Day six I tried making meringues, and I did that thing where you check if its thick enough by holding the mixing bowl upside-down over your head, but I ended up looking like a human snowman.

On day seven I had a day off and on day eight I made my showstopper, a cake that should have looked like a bunch of roses but ended up more like a pile of doggy-doo.

On day eight I was declared the winner, which was unsurprising since I was the only contestant and also the judging panel, but I’m really proud of my achievement.



The cue at Six Sentence Stories is Baked.

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19 comments:

  1. The dead pigeon bit got me. LOL Almost spit out my coffee and I NEVER do that!

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  2. Hahaha! I've never watched but a few clips of the show, never an entire episode. They air it here on public television.

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    1. I simply LOVE it! My friends are trying to get me to apply - I can actually bake by the way!

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  3. Do you have other hobbies?

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    1. Writing flash fiction - it's far less messy! Cheers.

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  4. Heeheehee! Sorry, but you may not bake at my house.

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  5. I'm with Lisa... def a funny line (btw: in the US, her reaction commonly referred to as a 'spit take' is attributed to a comedian/actor from the 1950s, one Danny Thomas.) (no, really!)
    I have not been able to get into cooking competition shows, which over here puts the emphasis on the competition between contestants. However, there is a show you might enjoy thats from from Canada (which is sorta like England, right?) called 'Bitchin Kitchen' totally worth the look up on 'the youtube'

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    1. They speak English in Canada (mainly) and my mother is Canadian so I guess you are half right Clark! I'll pop over to youtube and take a look. Cheers.

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  6. My stomach churned at sentence 2. It was hilarious after that.

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    1. Four and twenty black birds baked in a pie doesn't do much for me, but I actually do like pidgeon! Thanks Reena.

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  7. Hi Keith - baked to a tee or not quite ... well done - cheers Hilary

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    1. I needed more than a cup of tea ater that! Thanks Hilary.

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  8. That certainly sounds like a lot of recipes for disaster

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    1. ...putting it lightly! Thank you Bernadette.

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  9. Love this ...

    gramswisewords.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Maz. You can have a cake as you've been so nice!

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  10. If I ever prepared a Blackbird Pie I would just have to eat crow.

    Thanks for such a funny SSS that kept me laughing.

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