Great British Bake Off crowns its winner for 2021

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Left to right: Bake Off Finalists Giuseppe and Crystelle

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Giuseppe was awarded victory after a close final, which Channel 4’s judges described as “the closest” finale.

Crystelle and Chigs were also finalists this year, but the 45-year old Bristolian won.

It was the first Italian show winner.

He made chocolate-hazelnut dough, which was shaped like a huge mushroom, and filled it with chocolate hazelnuts. Also, he made mango and passion-fruit pannacottas and orange and fig heart-shaped muffins. He also created asparagus-filled choux pastries that look like a caterpillar.

In Series 12, a dozen bakers were initially in the Bake Off bubble during the September competition. Then, judges Paul Hollywood (Dame Prue) turned the heat on the contestants with a series if knockout challenges that spanned 10 episodes.

The final three bakers were given three tasks to complete: make carrot cake, Belgian buns, and create Mad Hatter’s Tea Party. They also had to demonstrate four baking skills.

Giuseppe won and dedicated the victory to his family. He continued, “All that I can remember is my dad’s reaction.”

He is the source of everything I did to merit this. [my dad’s]It’s heritage.

“He’s going through some very difficult times health-wise. I believe this will give him a huge boost.

“It’s unbelievable!” I can’t express it often enough or lightly. However, in this particular case, I really am proud of my accomplishments. It’s unbelievable!”

Italian job

Giuseppe is a winner of Eurovision and Euro 2020. On the broadcast, he said: “It’s been an amazing year for Italy.”

It’s amazing to me that Britalians can believe or accept it. Dell’Anno, my surname in English means “of year”, and it has been an amazing year for me.

Hollywood claimed he did an “incredible job”.

The judge declared, “The first time I walked in to the tent and saw his mini rolls and signed, I was struck by how similar he looked, it’s like our winner. I could tell the soul that goes into every piece of his baking.”

The recently honored Dame Prue, a fellow judge, said: “He’s such a beautiful and classic baker. He represents the long history of traditional Italian baking. He did it flawlessly every step of the way.

“I will be making more Italian-inspired cakes at home, because they’re so delicious.”

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