This week over at Carrot Ranch ( http://www.carrotranch.com ), the prompt was to write a story about a cooking show in 99 words (no more, no less), and to go where the prompt took you.
As a general rule, this pedometer geek will admit that my cooking and baking skills are rather limited. Although I used to make yeast breads and rolls, I am not above using cake mixes, and I don’t watch many cooking shows except for one, and that was where the story prompt took me,
Weekly, Julia watched mesmerized as twelve amateur bakers were whittled down to the best baker during this reality cooking show. Each baker was tasked with making baked goods based upon the theme.
There were three timed challenges: the Signature Bake, a special themed recipe that the contestant was comfortable preparing; the Technical Challenge, which consisted of one of the judge’s tricky recipes. Ingredients and minimal instructions were given to each baker, prepared, and then blindly judged; and the Showstopper, an over-the-top concoction.
Julia was most impressed with the unique flavor combinations, the imaginative designs, and each baker’s baking skills.
~Nancy Brady, 2021
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