This challenge was our bakers last change to impress the judges, and impress the judges they did! A high scoring week for everyone who entered, but the winner was Caroline with an impressive 19.5 out of 20! She received bread week’s bonus point. The judges described Caroline’s bread as “mmmmmmmm” and “a nice crust…it looks braw”. Dave couldn’t get enough of the bread, and wanted to eat more and more!
Calum baked a delicious wholemeal loaf – wholemeal flour can be notoriously difficult to bake with, and our judges were highly impressed with the entry, confirming it looked good, with an even crumb just needing a tiny bit more salt.
Sue’s foccacia scored highly on appearance, and smelt amazing, a couple of technical faults left her with 14/20, but great feedback overall.
|ROUND 4 – BREAD|
This was the last week of the rounds, and next moth The Puffer will host the final of The Ridiculous Easdale Bake Off. There are 4 spaces in the final, and the competitor’s top 4 scores will be accumulated to determine their place in the final. The finalists are:
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The final date is 25th of March, competitors will be notified individually of the challenge which will be an amalgamation of a technical challenge and a show stopper. We will specify which technical baking challenge has to be included, but expect the bakers to show off their skills using as many techniques as they can to create one show stopping bake.
Caroline has one the most bonus points
Duncan and Caroline’s top area scores are in appearance
Sue and Callum’s top area scores are in Flavour
Sue has been the most consistent scorer – floating between 17 and 18.5 out of 20
Round 2 – Cake saw the highest scores