That’s a nice bake: ‘A Date with the Bake’ takes the cake for recapping ‘The Great British Bake Off’

TV & Film November 24, 2021
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Bakers gonna bake! And Podsauce loves delectable cooking-based podcasts! This week, we listened to Kimberly and Katie’s “A Date with the Bake,” a prim and proper series reviewing The Great British Bake Off. Now in its 9th season, bakers compete in the reality TV show’s 10 weeks, cooking their best dishes for a chance to take the cake. Podcast episodes recap the TV show’s episodes and dish on the yummy desserts and show’s drama that unfolds.

We’d recommend streaming the podcast from the beginning of each season, so you’re up to speed without spoilers. So far, “A Date with the Bake” has released over 30 episodes and posts weekly updates. Last December, the hosts released “The Great Christmas Baking Show – Season 3” episode, a festive listen this holiday season.

If you’ve listened to “A Date with Dateline,” you’ll recognize Kimberly and Katie. It’s a Dateline rewatch and recap podcast since they’re hardcore true crime fans who have watched every episode of NBC’s TV series.

On “A Date with the Bake” Kimberly and Katie are also joined by co-host Jake. Hear about judges Paul Hollywood, Prue Leith, and Noel Fielding’s snarkiness, mood swings, and general absurdity as they dramatically react on-camera to the contestants and their work. This week, the hosts delved into the quarter finals round filled with plenty of stress and tears.

On recent episodes, we heard how contestants dealt with caramel as a notoriously tricky ingredient. Listeners can hear the hosts discuss Bread Week, Cake Week, Biscuit Week, German Week, and Dessert Week. The contestants were challenged with “The Free From Week” where they had to create dairy-free, meat-free, and gluten-free options.

Listen through as you find out which flakers are going to flake this season on “The Great British Bake Off.” Their podcast description states: “If you love American professional amateur podcasters intently watching a group of amateur British bakers compete in a competition for the glory of national pride and a really heavy-looking cake platter trophy with both really just earnestly doing their best, then this is the home for you.”

Check out new episodes of “A Date with the Bake,” posted biweekly.

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