Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Let's talk about: The Great British Bake Off

I have been hearing about The Great British Bake Off for so long. I really wanted to be able to watch it but couldn't find anywhere to do so. 
Then it showed up on Netflix!
I started watching one episode thinking I would get a feel for the show. 
I ended up watching the entire first season over three days. 

The main judges on the show are two well known chefs, Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood. 
The hosts of the show are Mel and Sue and they are so much fun. 

The contestants have three challenges each week and then one person is eliminated. The last person standing is crowned as Britain's best amateur baker. 
The challenges are so much fun to watch. 
You end up with things like these...

What I love about this show is that although the judges are brutally honest about their feelings, they aren't cruel. And all of the contestants (at least that I have seen so far) get along and are kind to each other.
Also, I am not a baker. I don't know how to bake most of the things they made on this show and to be honest, I hadn't ever heard of a lot of the things they baked on this show.. My cooking is very simple and I have to follow a recipe exactly the way it is written. I don't have a natural talent for this stuff. Because of this I wasn't sure how much I would like this show. So if you are the same way, let me assure you it was still very enjoyable. My husband watched a few episodes with me and found it really interesting as well. 
If you love baking, I think you will love this show. 
It was so fun to see what the bakers came up with for each challenge. 
My only disappointment was when I finished the season and realized that there was only one season on Netflix. Now I need to find a way to watch the rest of the show!
Oh- and on the USA version of Netflix it is called The Great British Baking Show. 

*Have you seen this show? 
*Do you like to bake?


Donna said...

It looks like a good show. I'm falling in love with anything British these days. Peter really enjoys cooking/baking shows--he's the chef of the family, so I bet he'd enjoy this.

cheryl said...

I bet you would both really enjoy this show then. It was really fun and man, they come up with some amazing things.

The Kings said...

I am thinking that it might be like watching golf :-) to watch people baking things...but it sounds like it must be good if you like it!

cheryl said...

Yeah, that's kind of what I thought but then I ended up loving it. The only reason I watched it was because I have heard so many people rave about it. Now I know why. There was just something really fun about it. I can't even explain why completely.