This week it's all about sweet, sticky buns and fruit loafs and delicious sweet breads. Already I am drooling just thinking about it. The BBC claim they have Paul Hollywood's most twisted technical challenge yet which worries me. The challenges this year have so far numbered more things that I haven't heard of than vice versa. Regardless of how far away from amateur status the show is going, it's still brilliant fun and a delicious watch. Do join in!

128 responses

  • Christine24/09/2013 at 18:13

    Reckon I've timed dinner right this evening so as not to be hungry during the bake off. As if!

  • Will^24/09/2013 at 18:35

    Evening all.

    At the weekend I made strudel http://t.co/NY7n3oc1Wm with apples from my own tree :)

  • Christine24/09/2013 at 18:37

    At the weekend I made strudel http://t.co/NY7n3oc1Wm with apples from my own tree :)

    I love the word strudel.

  • Will^24/09/2013 at 18:42

    I love the word strudel.

    It is a great word, and suits what it is for so well.

  • Christine24/09/2013 at 18:44

    It is a great word, and suits what it is for so well.

    Can't believe you still have time for baking, that's not fair at all :)

  • Lukeh24/09/2013 at 18:49

    I've just got in from a very good (and much needed for the wrist) swim and now bake off is going to make me feel fat and hungry.

    It's worth it.

  • Will^24/09/2013 at 18:50

    Can't believe you still have time for baking, that's not fair at all :)

    When I can get 'everyone' to nap at the same time, then opportunities appear ;) that, combined with a quiet period of work... plus strudel is ridiculously easy (in comparison to other bakes).

  • Christine24/09/2013 at 18:54

    It's worth it.

    You did the exercise first, that's very worthy.

  • Christine24/09/2013 at 19:00

    Yay, it begins.

  • Lukeh24/09/2013 at 19:01

    paul's already not impressed.

  • Lukeh24/09/2013 at 19:02

    sue does a good 1940's voice

  • lou24/09/2013 at 19:02

    yay for bake off :)

  • Lukeh24/09/2013 at 19:04

    Plumpcious.

  • lou24/09/2013 at 19:04

    Mum and I have got into the tasty heaven that is sour dough, i know this is sweet dough week, but i just want to make sour dough now..

  • lou24/09/2013 at 19:04

    chai tea cake?!!!

    oh my! hmmmmm

  • Mr C24/09/2013 at 19:06

    i'm not here and i'm not commenting on a baking show. i am however making sure coding changes released earlier haven't broken anything.

    so really this is testing, with bonus sweet bread.

  • Lukeh24/09/2013 at 19:06

    I was wondering about that sue...

  • Christine24/09/2013 at 19:06

    Mary looks totes baffled at the concept of hemp.

  • Will^24/09/2013 at 19:06

    Is Howard trying to sneak in hash brownies?

  • Lukeh24/09/2013 at 19:06

    Is Howard trying to sneak in hash brownies?

    Exactly what I was thinking!

    Cheeky Howard.

  • Christine24/09/2013 at 19:08

    Watching Paul and the teacher talk is like watching him talk to a mirror :)

  • Christine24/09/2013 at 19:09

    Oiling the boards has not worked for me before. It's also yucky to touch.

  • Christine24/09/2013 at 19:10

    Ruby's not winging it this time.

  • Lukeh24/09/2013 at 19:10

    today's dough episode is a good opportunity to use a famous expression of annoyance by Homer Simpson as a pun, and of course that is "BART!!"

    ...no wait, that's not the right one...

  • Christine24/09/2013 at 19:11

    today's dough episode is a good opportunity to use a famous expression of annoyance by Homer Simpson as a pun, and of course that is "BART!!"

    "Why you little..."

    That one?

  • Lukeh24/09/2013 at 19:11

    That one?

    Clearly that's the one!

  • lou24/09/2013 at 19:11

    these two are crazy! but awesome. I want Chai tea loaf.

  • Lukeh24/09/2013 at 19:12

    I've never had bara brith :(

  • Lukeh24/09/2013 at 19:12

    I've let my country down. Especially Blaenavon.

  • Mr C24/09/2013 at 19:13

    TEA? in a CAKE?

  • lou24/09/2013 at 19:13

    I've never had bara brith :(

    it's quite tasty, i think you'd like it

  • Lukeh24/09/2013 at 19:13

    TEA? in a CAKE?

    what next, garlic in bread?!

  • Mr C24/09/2013 at 19:13

    what next, garlic in bread?!

    GARLIC? BREAD?

  • Christine24/09/2013 at 19:13

    what next, garlic in bread?!

    :)

  • Will^24/09/2013 at 19:14

    what next, garlic in bread?!

    Or cheese in a cake!!!`

  • Lukeh24/09/2013 at 19:14

    it's quite tasty, i think you'd like it

    there is a food festival here next week, they always have a bakery area in it. I'll have to keep an eye out.

    (I say that, i'm just expecting someone from iceland to push out a freezer in the high street)

  • Mr C24/09/2013 at 19:14

    Or cheese in a cake!!!`

    there's no cheese in cheesecake. you can't convince me of that. i just saw tea going into cake, with my own eyes.

  • Mr C24/09/2013 at 19:15

    mahooosive cookie.

  • Christine24/09/2013 at 19:15

    Poor baker toy!

  • Lukeh24/09/2013 at 19:15

    Mmmm. That thing from Nero.

  • Christine24/09/2013 at 19:15

    Gaffa tape fixes everything.

  • lou24/09/2013 at 19:16

    there is a food festival here next week, they always have a bakery area in it. I'll have to keep an eye out.

    go to the food festival anyway, there are always tasters at the sort of thing. We used to make a lunch out of the tasters at the farnham one :)

  • Will^24/09/2013 at 19:16

    Gaffa tape fixes everything.

    If you can't duck it... ;)

  • Lukeh24/09/2013 at 19:16

    Oh gosh that looks amazing.

  • Will^24/09/2013 at 19:16

    Wow - skills

  • Lukeh24/09/2013 at 19:16

    We need smellovision.

  • Christine24/09/2013 at 19:17

    Howard hug.

  • lou24/09/2013 at 19:17

    aw i like this years bake off contestants, they're all helping each other through it :)

  • Lukeh24/09/2013 at 19:18

    Just seen someone call Howard's hemp cake 'Baking Bad'. Genius,.

  • Christine24/09/2013 at 19:18

    "It looks like it's going to be rather good for me."

  • Lukeh24/09/2013 at 19:18

    That bara brith does look yummy

  • Mr C24/09/2013 at 19:19

    Just seen someone call Howard's hemp cake 'Baking Bad'. Genius,.

  • Will^24/09/2013 at 19:19

    Just seen someone call Howard's hemp cake 'Baking Bad'. Genius,.

    Ohh wow!!

  • Will^24/09/2013 at 19:19

    What's it with the brass is the background?

  • Lukeh24/09/2013 at 19:20

    What's it with the brass is the background?

    Mary and Paul have a tiny orchestra following them around

  • Mr C24/09/2013 at 19:21

    swot

  • Will^24/09/2013 at 19:21

    I love that one - cinnamon is amazing :D

  • Lukeh24/09/2013 at 19:22

    a what now?

  • Will^24/09/2013 at 19:22

    an Apricot cor-what?

  • Lukeh24/09/2013 at 19:23

    Ooooh, giant donut.

  • Mr C24/09/2013 at 19:23

    Ooooh, giant donut.

    cronut

  • Will^24/09/2013 at 19:23

    cronut

    That is on my list of things to experiment with

  • Christine24/09/2013 at 19:24

    I wonder if they are just making up things now for these challenges :)

  • Lukeh24/09/2013 at 19:26

    This is going to be interesting

  • Christine24/09/2013 at 19:27

    Prove it. I like that one.

  • Lukeh24/09/2013 at 19:27

    Howard has a giant one!

  • Lukeh24/09/2013 at 19:29

    They all look very different

  • Christine24/09/2013 at 19:29

    It looks a lot nicer than it sounds.

  • lou24/09/2013 at 19:30

    i really wanna try one of those, can someone make me one?

  • Christine24/09/2013 at 19:31

    i really wanna try one of those, can someone make me one?

    This I could almost be tempted to bake.

  • Lukeh24/09/2013 at 19:31

    Seems like when you don't know what it really is you have less pressure on yourself what to expect of it, they all came out great

  • Will^24/09/2013 at 19:32

    They all look delicious, and their success makes me think I could get close.

  • Lukeh24/09/2013 at 19:32

    Good effort on the pun

  • lou24/09/2013 at 19:32

    This I could almost be tempted to bake.

    woohoo!! one for the list :)

  • Christine24/09/2013 at 19:33

    Howard's got to really pull it out the bag on this one.

  • Lukeh24/09/2013 at 19:33

    Howard's got to really pull it out the bag on this one.

    come on howard!

  • Lukeh24/09/2013 at 19:34

    Oh brioche! That surprised me how tasty that was

  • Christine24/09/2013 at 19:34

    Half an hour isn't long to sort your dough out. But then four hours tomorrow is massive.

  • Lukeh24/09/2013 at 19:35

    Half an hour isn't long to sort your dough out. But then four hours tomorrow is massive.

    They've headed off to bred and should be fresh as a flour this morning

  • Christine24/09/2013 at 19:35

    Schnecken. Brilliant.

  • Lukeh24/09/2013 at 19:36

    they are seriously making things up now

  • Lukeh24/09/2013 at 19:36

    Kanelbullen.

  • Christine24/09/2013 at 19:37

    they are seriously making things up now

    I remember the days when they used to make white loaves and chocolate chip cookies :)

  • Christine24/09/2013 at 19:37

    Baumschnecken!

  • Lukeh24/09/2013 at 19:37

    I remember the days when they used to make white loaves and chocolate chip cookies :)

    "This week, Paul looks for the best dumboflugel amongst the group..."

  • Lukeh24/09/2013 at 19:38

    Kanelsurrrer.

  • Christine24/09/2013 at 19:38

    Camel snorer?

  • Lukeh24/09/2013 at 19:38

    Baking Ninja sounds like a tremendous job

  • lou24/09/2013 at 19:39

    so many more shots of them drinking tea this year. love it

  • Christine24/09/2013 at 19:39

    The alcoholic one is popular.

  • Lukeh24/09/2013 at 19:39

    Sue's lines are brilliant

  • Lukeh24/09/2013 at 19:40

    The alcoholic one is popular.

    tonight we've had drugs and booze.

    a new direction for GBBO

  • lou24/09/2013 at 19:41

    hot cross brioche!

  • Lukeh24/09/2013 at 19:42

    I can't help but think that, with all these exotic and worldwide types of bakery thingies, I'd be the one at the back going 'Well Mel, I'm making a sausage roll."

  • Christine24/09/2013 at 19:43

    I can't help but think that, with all these exotic and worldwide types of bakery thingies, I'd be the one at the back going 'Well Mel, I'm making a sausage roll."

    You'd get my vote :)

  • Lukeh24/09/2013 at 19:43

    You'd get my vote :)

    "Tell us about your three tier cake."

    "No, I made a sausage roll."

    It's a winning tactic

  • Christine24/09/2013 at 19:44

    That sally bun is massive.

  • Christine24/09/2013 at 19:45

    Christine's buns are very brown indeed.

  • Lukeh24/09/2013 at 19:45

    Mmmm. When bread starts going brown.

  • Will^24/09/2013 at 19:45

    This is making me want to bake Chelsea buns, this evening.

  • lou24/09/2013 at 19:46

    This is making me want to bake Chelsea buns, this evening.

    send me one ;)

  • Will^24/09/2013 at 19:46

    Oooo err :S

  • Lukeh24/09/2013 at 19:46

    disaster!!

  • Christine24/09/2013 at 19:46

    Uh oh!

  • Lukeh24/09/2013 at 19:48

    Jammie dodgers!

  • Lukeh24/09/2013 at 19:48

    The peachy buns look awesome¬!

  • Will^24/09/2013 at 19:49

    The peachy buns look awesome¬!

    Shame about the taste

  • Lukeh24/09/2013 at 19:50

    Don't apologise before giving it to them!

  • Christine24/09/2013 at 19:50

    Lesson learned, Ruby. Just don't talk!

  • Will^24/09/2013 at 19:50

    Ruby for this week's win!

  • Lukeh24/09/2013 at 19:51

    Lesson learned, Ruby. Just don't talk!

    Put them on a plate and run away for your own sake because it's not as bad as she always thinks it will be!

  • Will^24/09/2013 at 19:53

    I love that drizzle on top of the ice bun.

  • Lukeh24/09/2013 at 19:55

    Poor Glenn :(

  • lou24/09/2013 at 19:55

    i hope its not Glenn!

  • Lukeh24/09/2013 at 19:56

    nooooo

  • Christine24/09/2013 at 19:56

    I didn't want Howard to go but then I didn't want Glenn to go more.

  • Lukeh24/09/2013 at 19:57

    I didn't want Howard to go but then I didn't want Glenn to go more.

    It's getting tough.

  • Will^24/09/2013 at 19:57

    He has done well to last this long, so many scrapes.

  • Lukeh24/09/2013 at 19:57

    aww, howard's lovely.

  • Christine24/09/2013 at 19:57

    Keep it to yourself, Ruby!

  • Lukeh24/09/2013 at 19:58

    I love how Mary just basically told Ruby to shut up

  • Lukeh24/09/2013 at 19:58

    PROFITEROLES!

  • lou24/09/2013 at 19:58

    I LOVE Religious! hmmmm SO GOOD!

  • Christine24/09/2013 at 19:59

    Hehehe, love it.

  • Lukeh24/09/2013 at 19:59

    I love how Mary just basically told Ruby to shut up

    Mel just outdid that

  • Lukeh24/09/2013 at 19:59

    "Next week, the remaining bakers make desserts, drama in the chocolate department and Luke makes another batch of sausage rolls."

  • Will^24/09/2013 at 20:00

    "Next week, the remaining bakers make desserts, drama in the chocolate department and Luke makes another batch of sausage rolls."

    Although I know which from that list I'd go back for 2nds and 3rds of ;)

  • Christine24/09/2013 at 20:01

    "Next week, the remaining bakers make desserts, drama in the chocolate department and Luke makes another batch of sausage rolls."

    I'd like to be the head of the chocolate department.