Do you watch the Bake Off on TV? Last week Iain from Belfast suffered a meltdown when the ice cream in his Baked Alaska didn’t set. It happened when Diana took it out of what she said was ‘her’ freezer.
Iain lost the bap and fired his Half-Baked Alaska into the bin. Then the judges sent him home for not “presenting” anything. They said he should have presented the sponge cake part of his pudding and they didn’t take any notice that he seemed to have been sabotaged.
Hmmm! It wasn’t cricket. It wasn’t the sort of thing you’d expect in a marquee full of nice people at the height of an English summer. It was more like Mid-Summer Murders, although not so serious, of course.
Still, it made a talking point for the competition. I might watch it again, now!
My mother would have loved the show. She was a great baker. Her fruit cake and coffee cake were wonderful. She always kept some for visitors along with wee buns to eat, even without visitors, along with “a ‘strone’ of good hot tea”.
She also made-up her own words! Having been brought-up in Dungannon, she could have talked for Tyrone and baked for Ireland.
I was never expected to bake although I did have to do the household chore of dusting with the threat that my mother would, “be along in a minute to inspect it”. There is, however, a Norman in the Bake Off. Iain saved him last week but he’ll have to up his game for this week’s pies and tarts. Sounds good!