Episode two of the new season of The Great British Bake Off, better known as biscuit week, was hugely disappointing. This week’s episode lacked crunch, and compared to last week’s mousse avalanche, there was very little drama. There was no high intensity action or sabotage… these biscuits did not really go wrong. Some were slightly overdone, some lacked or ruined their flavour, and that was as tense as it got.
Grandmother Marie Campbell began to crumble under the pressure, coming last in the technical challenge and received some unsavoury remarks from Paul Hollywood before she was voted off the show for good. This is pretty sad news, because the Scottish mother hen figure was quickly becoming mine and others favourite, because of her kind nature and cheeky humour, revealing to Paul that she was going to eat the biscuits that didn’t go to plan, so no one would notice.
One of the most interesting parts of the show was being able to set your eyes on judge Paul’s long lost twin, Paul – it is really uncanny and quite frankly quite creepy. All in all, quite frankly, you could easily give this one a miss and wait for next week’s episode, which is bread week. Let’s hope for a more flavoursome episode…