Thursday, 24 October 2013

Great British Bake Off - The Final: Pie Review Tweets

Thanks to Bake Off stars Frances, Beca and Ali for taking the time to read our blog!

Pie Bake Off Tweets

So you may have heard of a little show on BBC Two called "The Great British Bake Off"? Just a few million (well, 9.1 million to be precise) tuned in to watch at least part of the final and for those who didn't - it's still on BBC Pie-player right now!

One of the challenges for our bakers in the final was to make a Picnic Pie. Of course, no soggy bottoms would be permissable by Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry if they wanted to have the perfect pie! Sadly we weren't invited to be able to fully rate the pies on the Seven Cs. But what did the Pierateers think of the pies on show? Well, I'm glad you asked! Here's our tweet by tweet pie review. And if you don't want to find out who made the best pie and who won the whole bake off... it's best to look away now!

Ok guys: just catching up on @BritishBakeOff on BBC pie-player! If you don't want to find out about the pies, look away now! #GBBO #bakepie
Alternatively, if you want to see the Pierateers viewpoint on @BritishBakeOff then just follow the hashtag #bakepie And we're off!
Sorry @sueperkins but you've already made a mistake 10 seconds in! For a summer party, a classic ingredient you need is pie! #bakepie
Why does EVERY reality contest show start with a "And the winner of (insert title here) is..." montage? @BritishBakeOff #GBBO #bakepie
Looking forward to the wildcard pie of the @BritishBakeOff tent! #bakepie
Consistency in baking is key once you've got a top pie recipe @PaulHollywood "That's 1 of the nicest pies I've had" @BritishBakeOff #bakepie
Creative baking! We like creative pies on http://www.pierate.co.uk - but need style and substance! @BritishBakeOff #GBBO #bakepie
"I need to bake my flipping socks off!!!" - what every pie maker should think when the Pierateers come for pie! @BritishBakeOff #bakepie
From @sueperkins - "We'd like you to make a savoury picnic pie" - so do I!!! Your making me hungry again! @BritishBakeOff #GBBO #bakepie
Short crust pastry, elaborate looking, when you cut into it we want some design inside, presented out of the tin - sounds amazing! #bakepie
"We want to see pastry again" - @PaulHollywood "We want no #soggybottoms" - Mary Berry. These judges know their stuff! #GBBO #bakepie
"The filling should be in definite layers so that as you cut through it they...don't spill into each other" Mary @BritishBakeOff #bakepie
"You're looking for a nice crispy shell... a beautiful golden brown colour" - @PaulHollywood knows the 7 Cs! http://www.pierate.co.uk/p/the-seven-cs.html #bakepie
"Good flavour, good texture, good appearance...they've got to be perfect!" - Mary knows about the 7 Cs to! http://www.pierate.co.uk/p/the-seven-cs.html #bakepie
"The rainbow inside Frances' pie..." - seriously, my jaw is on the floor already! @BritishBakeOff #GBBO #bakepie


Frances' Rainbow Picnic Pie
Frances' Rainbow Picnic Pie - Screenshot from BBC

"Frances grew up making cakes for friends..." err... and pies?! Don't let me down! @BritishBakeOff #GBBO #teampie #bakepie
"Ruby's picnic basket is a vegetarian pie..." - interesting choice, though already questioning the lack of meat from @SouthendsRock #bakepie


Ruby's Picnic Basket Pie
Ruby's Picnic Basket Pie - Screenshot from BBC

"It's the battle of the baskets!" - Mel on @BritishBakeOff - Classic!!! #GBBO #bakepie
"The picnic pie pastry needs to be just short enough to crumble when eaten" - Amen to that! @BritishBakeOff #GBBO #bakepie
"...but strong enough to support the weight of the filling without being overworked & tough." - Can't forget that! @BritishBakeOff #bakepie
"A white pastry, a green pastry...and a pink one." - are you being serious?! Get me that pie...now! @BritishBakeOff #bakepie
What are you doing with pink pastry? Oh... making pink pastry pigs! For your chicken and pig pie! Of course! @BritishBakeOff #GBBO #bakepie


Kimberley's Chicken and Pig Pie
Kimberley's Chicken and Pig Pie - Screenshot from BBC

"Tins lined with pastry, the finalist must prepare their fillings!" - Biggest enemy is moisture - no #soggybottoms! @BritishBakeOff #bakepie
Cooking the filling first... interesting #pietactics @BritishBakeOff #GBBO #bakepie
If only everyone could cook pie that quickly! Looking great though - even if they need a bit of "wafting" @BritishBakeOff #GBBO #bakepie
Uh oh!!! #soggybottom alert!!! "Step away from the piggies Kimberley!" @BritishBakeOff #bakepie


Frances' Rainbow Picnic Pie
Frances' Rainbow Picnic Pie - Screenshot from BBC
Pierateer feedback for Frances: impressive top crust & colour, looks crisp, colourful content, consistent filling. Great work! #bakepie


Kimberley's Chicken and Pig Pie
Kimberley's Chicken and Pig Pie - Screenshot from BBC

Pierateer feedback for Kim: pastry spoilt by the moisture, content sounds good but too wet! Very soft looking texture. Needs work. #bakepie

Ruby's Picnic Basket Pie
Ruby's Picnic Basket Pie - Screenshot from BBC
Pierateer feedback for Ruby: Wow! Look at the filling layers! Not sure I'd enjoy the filling as much but crust held together well! #bakepie
Sadly I can't give a full 7 Cs assessment without tasting the pie itself. Maybe we'll be invited along next year! @BritishBakeOff #bakepie
Right... not gonna lie! Skipping to the final 10 minutes to hear the result! @BritishBakeOff #GBBO #bakepie
Wait a second...why aren't they carrying their pies out to friends & family?! Oh good... it's already on the table! @BritishBakeOff #bakepie
And the winner of the 2013 Great British Bake Off is... PIE!!!
Oops... I mean...Frances! Well done! @BritishBakeOff #GBBO #bakepie
What?!?! Ali still hates fruit pies? No offence mate but you won't be getting an invite to the next Pierate Pie Contest! #GBBO #bakepie
Well done to Team Bake Off! Cracking example of pie making! We'll continue loving pie at http://www.pierate.co.uk @BritishBakeOff #bakepie


So there we have it! The Great British Bake Off is complete for another year, and while I feel Ruby made the best looking pie, sadly the cake let her down and Frances won the title. Of course, we'd be happy to test any of their future pie productions (as long as it didn't have a soggy bottom!) After all... we have rated a few pies in our time!

RAS

See our full list of pie reviews in our Pierate Pie Rankings or find pies in your favourite pie flavour in our Pies: Categorised lists.

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