Great British Bake Off Review: Complete With Thrifty Recipes

Mary, Mel and Sue have long scone from Great British Bake Off, but did the new presenting team get your baps in a flap, make you want to kick them in the soggy bottom, or did you welcome them into your home with open barms?

Personally I loved it, yes fifteen minutes of adverts did my bread in a bit, however it should be noted that the programme was extended to make sure we didn’t lose any viewing time – a nice and necessary touch to keep the baying mob of die hard Great British Bake Off flan-atics quiet if you ask me.

On the whole I think Channel 4 should be commended for leaving it the hell alone.

Sometimes a change of channel can bring unnecessary changes to our beloved TV shows, but Great British Bake Off remains pretty much as we found it on the BBC, with the only notable exception being the different presenting and judging teams.

Did the newbies sink or rise to the occasion?

If wit were shit Sandi Toksvig would have the trots, and I knew from the moment they announced her as one half of the new presenting team she would be the perfect replacement for Sue Perkins.

Articulate and intelligent in equal measure, I’m more than happy to see Sandi on board – she’s muffin brilliant.

I did have reservations over Noel Fielding at first if I’m completely honest.

Although never a Mighty Boosh fan, I did find him fairly comical on Never Mind The Buzzcocks, and on this showing he seems to have the warmth and humour of Mel Giedroyc, so again appears to be a good fit for Great British Bake Off.

Which only leaves Prue Leith left to mention.

Prue had some rather big boots to fill in replacing national treasure Mary Berry, however I feel she did a good job and will grow into her role as the weeks progress.

Plus, Mary was really starting to take the biscuit with her insane ability to eat as much cake and bread that anyone could throw at her whilst maintaining that svelte size 6 figure anyway!

The old crew may have dessert-ed us, but I think we’ve been left in safe hands.

Bring Great British Bake Off to your own kitchen

Whenever Great British Bake Off returns to our screens I like to call upon my fellow thrifty, money saving bloggers to find out some of their cheapy cheap recipes.

If you’re in need of some baking inspiration on a budget, check out this awesome list of goodies to get you started!

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6 thoughts on “Great British Bake Off Review: Complete With Thrifty Recipes

  1. Usually I’m enthralled with your posts, my friend, but this time I’m absolutely loving Zac’s comment! I’m all over a good pun! haha

    Oh, and thanks for the coffee & walnut cake recipe!

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