Great British Bake Off: Paul Hollywood chants ‘Mary Berry hates Prue Leith’

Mary Berry, Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith

Paul Hollywood likes Mary Berry and Prue Leith’s strategies (Picture: Channel 4/BBC)

Paul Hollywood couldn’t resist stirring issues after Dame Prue Leith took a jab at Dame Mary Berry’s baking strategies.

You wouldn’t suppose a Victoria sponge might trigger this a lot debate, however as anybody who’s watched Great British Bake Off is aware of, there’s an excessive amount of nuance to creating the perfected tasty deal with.

It seems even the identify’s mistaken although, with Paul letting us identified it’s really referred to as a Victoria sandwich, including: ‘Never a Victoria sponge. There’s so such factor as a Victoria sponge.’

Now that’s taken care of, let’s crack on – with Prue noting the ‘great debate’ across the cake centres across the ‘creaming method’.

She informed Radio Times journal: ‘I’ll let you know what the good debate is at all times about with Victoria sandwiches – do you make it utilizing the creaming methodology? Do you cream the sugar and the butter collectively?

‘You either chuck all the ingredients in together, or you cream it first.’

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Prue Leith doesn’t go for the Mary Berry methodology (Picture: BBC/Sidney Street/Endemol Shine UK/Emilie Sandy)

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Read Prue and Paul’s full interview on this week’s Radio Times (Picture: Radio Times)

Paul insisted ‘either method’ is ok, including: ‘You can use either method. I’ve by no means seen the distinction between the 2 and I’ve tried each. The creaming methodology is an efficient methodology to get into as a result of it will get you used to creating different desserts.

‘In my book I use the creaming method but, to be honest, if I’m making one at house I simply chuck all of it in.’

However, Prue had a stronger opinion as she used her Bake Off predecessor Mary for example to make her level.

‘I always think the all-in-one method is Mary Berry’s methodology. I’d love to do a scientific take a look at,’ she mentioned. ‘I think the all-in-one method is a little heavier, a little more solid…’

Paul wasn’t going to let that slide, as he laughed and chanted: ‘Mary hates Prue! Mary hates Prue!’

However, his co-star shortly fired again: ‘I’ll let you know what, Paul Hollywood, I in all probability elevate up Mary Berry’s cake guide a bit greater than I do yours. I take advantage of you for bread and Mary for desserts.’


The Great British Bake Off returns to Channel 4 on September 13.

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