Furious Great British Bake Off viewers rant over ‘offensive’ pasty challenge

VIEWERS of Great British Bake Off were left seething after watching the latest episode of the competitive baking show Tuesday, October 20.

War broke out yet again on Twitter when the bakers were given their challenge for pasty week.

The bakers were given the task of creating Cornish pasties, with new host Matt Lucas announcing, “Welcome back to the tent for pastry week, and today, Paul and Prue would like you each to make your version of the Cornish national dish, the pasty.”

Co-host Noel Fielding added, “You need to make eight identical pasties, you can use any pastry or filling you chose, but feel free to personalise them with a decorative finish.”

And so the creative ideas included a “toad in the hole” inspired pasty, a fish-shaped pasty, and a samosa shaped pasty.

Many viewers felt this was giving the bakers too much free reign and argued the randomly shaped “pasties” were simply offensive to Cornwall, as well as not being a proper pasty.

One asked, “WHY is no one doing an actual classic Cornish pasty? For the love of GOD, man, did they learn nothing from Brownie-gate?”

Another ranted,” I don’t even LIKE pasties but I don’t think you can have a fish-shaped pasty? Also a samosa shaped pasty is a samosa, isn’t it? (Only not as nice as a samosa). What is wrong with everyone??”

Another pleaded, “Oh @BritishBakeOff, please don’t call them a Cornish pasty then tell the bakers it can be any shape!”




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Charlie Loran

Manchester born mummy with a two year old diva (2020), living on the Costa del Sol for just short of a decade.
Former chef and restaurateur, holistic health fanatic and lover of long words.

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