Here at DB we love a good bake off. Recently the Amsterdam office split into teams to finally establish who really knew their choux from their shortcrust.
Love was the theme, and teams were tasked with creating something amorous, or simply something they just really loved! Once the oven gloves were on, the bakers attempted to prove their baking prowess and showcase their depth of skill and talent. The complexities of this theme called for a professional standard in taste and appearance. We wanted to see show-stopping bakes. Were they up to it?
Judges “Clairy Berry” and “Alex Hollywood” were at the ready to shine a spotlight on the good, the bad and the soggy bottomed. Points were awarded for appearance, taste and accompanying poem, and it was smiles and excitement all round during the cake-cutting and tasting session.
The poems were an extra addition to this year’s bake off challenge. All poems were exceptionally imaginative, but it was Richard’s monologue which really surprised us all on the day!
After much deliberation, the winning creation was a delicious salmon fish cake by Nicolette & Mariette, complete with the most striking poem.
Other top bakes included:
The appearance, taste and team effort of all of the bakes was remarkably proficient, and we’re all looking forward to next year’s edition of the Great Dutch Bake Off.
By Djanira John