Sunday 22 July 2018

Great British Bake Off week 4 top 9 moments - from Wind Torte triumphs to brulee disaster on dessert week

Great British Bake Off
Great British Bake Off
Vicki Notaro

Vicki Notaro

If last week had an unofficial Irish theme, this week’s episode was all about weather. 

It was a wet and wild week in the Bake Off tent – the rain poured, underset crème brulee oozed and leaked, and Mary and Paul were blown away by a very tricky (and quite beautiful) Spanische Wind Torte. But what were the most unmissable moments from episode four? Let’s find out!

1 “There weren’t such things as blowtorches when I was young”

Mary reminds us of her vintage despite being a modern day style icon in her fabulous jackets. The contestants had to make crème brulee, and Paul explained them to be deceptively difficult, and needed to have a “delicate little wobble.”Between Mat and his reasonably large ramekins and Sandy’s wobbly backside, it was an innuendo laden challenge.


2 “Don’t leave your edible pansies on the train”

PANSIES, not panties. Adorable Alvin caused viewers to rewind for another listen and won legions more fans in the process.


3 “When you got it out, did you give it a shake?”

Oh, Mary. She was talking about crème brulee, honest.


4 Big brulake. Huge.

Sue punning with a portmanteau like a pro when poor Mat with one t had crème issues.


5 “It should be thick and glossy, just like a Labrador”

We hope your meringue doesn’t shed just like a Lab, Mat.


6 “Party time! I’m out on the lash now”

Sue gets a whiff of Paul’s brandy laced blackcurrant and is off like a shot. We think she’s been to these here shores recently…


7 Flora’s crisis of confidence

She’ll never be forgiven for bemoaning the fact that she has an Aga at home in episode one, and poor Flora suffered an embarrassment of riches when she was ahead of everyone on the Showstopper challenge. Poor pet. So she whipped up a batch of maccarons just so Paul and Mary wouldn’t think she was a slacker.


8 “She’s a bit nervous of coconut”

Could it be Mary Berry’s kryptonite?


9 Bad Bromance

Contestant Paul and Judge Paul did less staring in to one another’s eyes this week, but we’re rooting for this pair of silver foxes to rekindle the chemistry. More lions, Contestant Paul.

Some of the best reactions on Twitter:

Another week over, it’s time to start counting down the minutes to next week’s show. Sad? Us?

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