|Bubble-wrap mousse made with
maltesers was a success of mine!
I’m a keen viewer of The Great British Bake Off even if my own efforts are few and lacklustre. My column in this week’s Lincolnshire Free Press expressed my excitement that the programme was back and pondered over cracks in Madeira sponges and whether the first contestant to go, Stu, was wearing a Pork Pie hat or not?
I’d like to expand on the second half of my column and bring it to my blog – as I’d love your contributions to something which amused Dougie and me for hours last week.
Have you noticed that the bakers are using their own trades to help them in the competition? In 2014 Richard, the builder, often seen with a pencil behind his ear, put his plastering skills to good use with any icing requirements. This year we have already witnessed anaesthetist Tamal syringing his cake with lemon syrup and the nurse, Alvin, thermometer in hand, had no problems ensuring his tempered chocolate reached the magic number of 32 degrees.
This had me thinking. Which jobs would add something extra to the Bake Off tent?
Gardeners – a bit heavy-handed with the icing, doubtless laying it on with a trowel.
Plumbers – a dab hand at piping.
Jockeys – experts at whipping.
Dentists – the perfect choice for fillings.
Cleaners – excellent when doing the final dusting.
Mathematicians – in their element during ‘Pi’ week.
Lawyers – the experts when it comes to torte.
Bankers – they would know what to do with dough.
Hairdressers – perfect for cake decorating: a comb to create patterns and plenty of delicate curls.
Window cleaners – no difficulty with glazing and would always have a moist sponge.
Come on, friends, add your own to this list!