What we all like about this show is that the focus is not on competition and not even on bakers' biographies - the focus is squarely on their baking skills. We love that each year features a diverse set of bakers showing very multicultural Great Britain. And, of course, we like to see the results and discuss whether we would like eating something like this or not (we are all picky when it comes to baked desserts).
I am also grateful that watching this show gave us more desire to bake. Smarty and her Dad improved on their basic savory bread recipe, and this weekend we all got involved making buttery crescent rolls from scratch. Interestingly, they ended up looking very inviting from outside but somewhat underbaked inside, so we have to do some research to understand where we went wrong. I definitely see more baking in our future,... but not too much since my husband and I are trying to limit starches in our diet.
What have you baked lately?