The Great Australian Bake Off – The Biscuit Bake
It was biscuit bake time and Anzac biscuits were what a lot of the contestants were making.
Monique was making her blue ribbon Anzac biscuit, but also was Brendan who was doing his with a twist of caramel bits. Whilst Mark was doing a bitter version of them. The judges after tasting told them that you should not mess with a classic.
Kerry also revealed to Monique that she had also won a blue ribbon for baking at the Albany show, however Monique had won hers in Adelaide so surely this would put her higher up the blue ribbon food chain.
Blue ribbon or not Monique at this stage is not looking like a contender in the competition as she overcooked her biscuits. She is sitting in the middle of the pack, never in danger of elimination but nowhere near getting baker of the week.
Considering they only had an hour there were some amazing biscuits made with Sarah-Jane’s fizzing Orange and Mandarin Cremes looking very interesting indeed as did her Cornflake biscuits.
Sarah – Jane’s Fizzing mandarin Cremes looked fantastic, and Cornflake Biscuits
Jonathan continued to show is talent makding Choclate and Caramel Oat Biscuits, and Wagon Wheels. Dan Lepard was very enthusiastic about them saying they were really amazing.
Intense baker Julie was finally having a good bake with Mango and Macademia Shortbread and Mint and Chocolate Vo Vo’s with Dan telling her “they were so special”.
The signature bake was the 70’s classic Brandy Snaps. They had to make twelve, ten filled and two left empty to snap.
Kerry when she was judging the snaps said “size is important”. Last week she said she liked things exploding in her mouth. All jokes aside she had asked they be 10 centimetres long and was measuring them with a ruler.
Sarah-Jane who at the start thought it was a great technical challenge was last. With surprise package Brendan second and Julie first.
Finally the show stopper was a Gingerbread House or gingerbread contraption.
Maria lost a piece of her gingerbread and turned around and accused Brendan of pinching it.But there were people with worst problems. Monique broke a wall and her church structure kept on collapsing. as did Sarah-Jane’s minature houses.
Nancy did an amazing carousel, horses and all and proved to Kerry they would stand up. Mark finally cooked something decent, an outback house.
After her second disaster of the day Sarah-Jane was eliminated and Julie was named star baker.