BAKE OFF BLOG - Popping cherries and ganaching buns, the Bake Off is back!


Rachel Nash

THE Great British Bake Off is back on our screens and Wednesday night's opening show had the usual mix of ingredients.

There was healthy competition, humour, innuendo (“I'm ganaching my buns”) and, oh yes, baking.

The first show met expectations and, although we don't get to know the baking hopefuls too well in the early show, some strong contenders have already impressed.

Nancy, who was named star baker by judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood, and London builder Richard are the early frontrunners. But we television viewers love a journey and, if they show improvement over the coming weeks, both Chetna and Martha will be there or thereabouts when the final showstoppers are put out for tasting.

It's always sad to see someone go in week one and Claire, from Cheshire, was unlucky to go home ahead of Jordan and Iain. Both will need to up their game over the coming weeks if they are to last as the challenges get tougher against competition from experienced home bakers like Shropshire's Diana.

Mel and Sue were on good form in episode one. Being presenters, the contestants new best friends while coming out with one-liners in a particular innocent yet naughty brand of comedy they have made their own. Only Sue Perkins could make “You have the best tasting offcuts in the business” sound funny and a little bit rude.

What did you think of the first episode of The Great British Bake Off. Let us know by commenting on our Facebook page, tweeting @DenbighshireFP or email

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