Baking The Cake

TVPlus - English|October 11,2017

Baking The Cake

It’s pressure cooker time! Great SA Bake Off season 2 winner Cait McWilliams has tips for keeping cool under pressure.

Genevieve Terblanche

The Great SA Bake Off

Season 3 Tuesdays (from 17 October) BBC Lifestyle (*174) 20:00

A dozen brave bakers have gathered at the big white tent for a brandnew season of The Great SA Bake Off (2015-current). They’re wondering what the recipe for success will be this season behind the ovens. Meanwhile, viewers at home will be wondering what really happens inside the tent… Well, Bake Off buddies, here’s one that we made earlier: tvplus asked season 2 winner Cait McWilliams for some handy hints. On your marks, get set, baaaake!

What’s almost guaranteed to flop and how do you cope?

In season 2 it was caramel. Everyone’s caramel kept crystalising. Mine went wrong a lot. It will probably be something else this year. Chocolate, of course, is tricky. But anything that’s weather-dependent will be problematic because that tent is hot. And good luck if it’s meringues on a rainy day! So be adaptable. If your meringue isn’t working, make a meringue crisp. Adapt it in a way that will ensure the element is still on the plate.

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