BBC Baking Show
I have been Netflixing British shows lately, specifically this one. I binge watch with a spot of tea and whatever dessert I have on hand. Lately, this has been the cookie rejects. You know the over cooked or ugly looking ones I won't send into work with hubby.
The room is in a tent in a garden but then still have an excellent work space.
Another notable difference from American cooking challenges, they don't all have a sob story. You know sally grew up in a poor neighborhood and was addicted to drugs but overcame her addiction and poverty by backing. No offense to Sally but I could care less what got you here show me the dang baking challenges! That said, I love that they don't focus on the back stories, especially sob stories. It's more person X works here and bakes when they have free time. Person C is __Years old and loves baking bread and cookies for their 6 grandchildren. Simple and to the point. I love it!
Baking in all forms is covered on the show. Everything from biscuits and crackers to cakes and rolls.
Everything looked stunning!
The age range in this show is huge. This is Martha the youngest at 18. The oldest I believe was in their 50's. Regardless of age they all were great bakers before coming on the show.
I talked about the differences from American and British cooking Challenges and Luis's roll cake showed another perfect example. Luis's Spanish swiss roll called for honey. Not just any honey but honey from his own beehive. This would never be allowed in any cooking show in the States, but I love that they are able to do this. Everything is about having an even playing field with equal ingredients. However, since they all had time to practice 2 out of the 3 challenges why not allow specialty ingredients.
They even did a quick little talk about his bees and harvesting the honey for the show.