‘The Great British Baking Show’ unleashed a nightmare in this week’s technical challenge

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Photo Illustration by Erin O’Flynn/The Daily Beast/Netflix and Getty

just when we thought Great British Baking Show It couldn’t get any worse.The show doubled down to make this the worst season ever. Contestants were forced to make tacos—tacos! — for their technical challenge, and this week they faced an incredibly challenging Lemon Meringue Pie. GBBS.

Is it really that difficult to bake a lemon meringue pie? The internet is a great resource for people like you and me. A Google search for “lemon meringue pie recipe” brings up thousands of sites teaching her how to make a delicious dish in less than an hour. But in the baking tent there is no internet anymore. Each contestant is their own.

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Typically in the second challenge, bakers are given a list of printed instructions and tasked with their devices to bake a very specific recipe. Previous examples have included red velvet cake, pain au raisins and, of course, last week’s infamous tacos. What a disaster!

But this week’s technical challenge somehow, against all odds, raised one taco. The baker was given only one instruction: “Make a lemon meringue pie.”

that’s it! Well, they got oven temperatures and a few ingredients, but no further guidance was offered as to how to mix, sift and actually bake the pie. But when presented with the challenge that their work must be as uniform as possible, Paul Hollywood and Prue Rees are perfectionists without any real expectations. can you expect

“Well, we have pastry shells, lemon filling, and meringue,” says Prue, ahead of the challenge.

Prue is actually half right about this. Most bakers know how to approach all three elements and do so very elegantly.Contestants who get even part of the challenge wrong probably made a big mistake When direction. Cracked pie crust, not enough filling and floppy meringue. Surely you’ve seen one of these in your directions too.

But for Shabira, who has no experience baking lemon meringue pies, it’s hard to feel the pain of grief. was placed in

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“My worst nightmare came true,” says Shavira. “Don’t be silly, eat all the very traditional traditional desserts of England, even if you don’t like them.”

As far as I know please don’t quote me on this, I’m not perfect baking show Experts — It’s been a while Great British Baking Show I have been accused of such atrocities. Back in 2016, the show had similar challenges. A baker was forced to bake a Victoria sandwich without a recipe. However, this was the final round of the contest, with his three remaining bakers representing the best of the best. At that point, the extreme challenge is justified to some extent.

But the season is still halfway through, so it can’t be justified this time around! I’m not the only one. GBBS After such a disastrous challenge, fans rallied to support the contestants.

Bakeries are really going through it this year. Fortunately, Sandro At the end took star baker, won after a jaw-dropping showstopper featuring an entire earth made of moose. We have been waiting for this moment. And Sandro is ready to win again. We love you too, Sandro.

Next week could be even more of a baker’s nightmare. It’s Halloween week. Take out those skeleton molds and orange frosting.

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