The Great British Baking Show: Holidays, Days 9-10

After watching all of Netflix’s Nailed It holiday show and a few of Sugar Rush‘s holiday episodes, I thought why stop there? How about trying The Great British Baking Show: Holiday? So that’s what I did, but I started with season 3. I watched two episodes over two days. It was a lot of fun, and it inspired me to bake some British recipes.

I like the two judges, Paul-with-the-blue-eyes and Prue, but I’m not as keen on the two hosts. I mean, the tall guy wears a lot of cool, wacky clothes, but he and his co-host’s banter feels forced.

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Even though I have never seen the show before, I quickly caught on to the fact that the holiday episode was featuring returning contestants–some bakers who did not win. They all seemed really nice, and their baking was really good, even though by profession they are not bakers. One contestant is an architect, another a researcher. I also found it interesting that no one gets eliminated. Sugar Rush eliminates two out of the four teams, which is sad because they actually have to exit after the lights above their baking station are turned off and a big sign lights up saying ELIMINATED! (Adam made a joke saying, in a Dalek voice “ex-ter-min-a-ted.”)

I enjoyed the second episode quite a bit as it features the cast of Derry Girls, a Netflix show I have yet to watch but now think I will try out. Have you seen it? Is it any good? Let me know.

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I did multitask as I watched the show, and it’s really easy to do that–so if you need something to help you get through the grading, give it a shot! Or just take a shot or two of your favorite beverage! Whatever works!

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