2016 GBBO Bakes in Review

2016 GBBO Bakes in Review

So it is nearly time for the Great British Bake Off to return to the screens, but in its new home on Channel 4. What to expect?! Reviews in the media seem to be mixed so far. Prue Leith is replacing Mary Berry, and Mel and Sue are also now a distant memory. Will it still be popular? I don’t know yet but it will certainly still have the all important ingredient of cake (and biscuits, bread, dessert, patisserie…) I am sure.

If you follow my posts you might know that I’ve baked along with the themes of the show for the past two years for fun. Here’s a quick recap of my 2016 GBBO bakes.

Week 1 – Cake Week

2016 GBBO bakes - Jaffa shortbread slice

Jaffa shortbread slice – do you remember all of the Jaffa cakes they made on the show? 

Week 2 – Biscuit Week

2016 GBBO bakes - Blueberry Viennese whirls with blackcurrant curd

Blueberry Viennese whirls with blackcurrant curd 

Week 3 – Bread

2016 GBBO bakes - Chocolate challah

Chocolate six-strand braided challah loaf 

Week 4 – Batter Week

2016 GBBO bakes - Pumpkin spice churros

Pumpkin spice churros 

Week 5 – Pastry week

2016 GBBO bakes - Plum bakewell tart

Plum Bakewell tart 

Week 6 – Botanical Week

2016 GBBO bakes - Mini cherry lime meringue pies

Mini cherry lime meringue pies

Week 7 – Desserts Week 

2016 GBBO bakes - Autumnal caramel apple roulade

Autumnal caramel apple roulade 

Week 8 – Tudor Week 

I skipped this week, wasn’t too keen on any of the recipes.

Week 9 – Patisserie Week

2016 GBBO bakes - Easy cranberry and pistachio palmiers

Easy cranberry and pistachio palmiers 

Week 10 – Royal Week (The Final)

2016 GBBO bakes - Pomegranate and kiwi crown pavlova

Pomegranate and kiwi crown pavlova 

Which were my favourite bakes?

It was fun to look back over my bakes from 2016. I think my favourite to eat was the Jaffa shortbread slice, with the most interesting to make the challah bread, and the one I was most pleased with the autumnal caramel apple roulade. Which do you like best?!!

You can also see my bakes from baking along with GBBO in 2015 here.

I’m not sure I will have time or inclination to bake along every week this year, but time will tell! Ready, set, bake!!!

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GBBO 2016 bakes on bakingqueen74.co.uk

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