Post, 29 October 2021
Well and truly into the Great British Bake Off spirit? Us too. Have a culinary themed adventure around Chelsea with our guide to reliving the showstoppers and challenges so far.
Cake Week saw Jürgen crowned as this season’s first Star Baker with his Anti-Gravity Showstopper Cake. And for a King’s Road showstopper, it’s all about a trip to Peggy Porschen. Whether you indulge in an elaborate, tiered layer cake for a special occasion or sit in to enjoy their autumn menu, the treats are always Insta-worthy.
You never quite know how the cookie will crumble in Biscuit Week. But when that cookie comes from Prezzemolo e Vitale – the King’s Road’s best kept secret – you know it’s only ever going to crumble on the good side. From Gentilini to deliciously nutty Cantucci, it’s stocked with Italian biscuits galore.
For Bread Week, the bakers took on focaccias and milk-breads. If you don’t fancy rising to the challenge yourself with a homemade loaf, the King’s Road can more than suffice. Our pick for a fresh loaf is Gail’s – which also happens to be great for a weekend brunch trip.
If dessert week never fails to get your mouth watering, perhaps it’s time to treat yourself to a little something sweet? L’Eto never disappoints. Tarts, black forest meringues, cheesecakes – whatever you are craving, there’s something to sate that sweet tooth.
The fifth week of the season nine saw contestants saying Guten Tag in the tent as they took on German gastronomy, including obscure Prinzregententorte techincial. If that got you craving a little Bavarian food, you’re out of luck on the King’s Road. But that’s what Deliveroo is for! Try Herman Ze German, where all the sausages are bade in the Black Forest in Germany.
Pastry Week saw the bakers turn their (hopefully dry) hands to choux buns and a seriously tricky technical challenge. Amanda had a nightmare, George ended up with a soggy bottom. But there’s not a soggy bit choux pastry in sight at Maitre Choux. It’s the place to go in Chelsea for your eclair fix (and far easier than trying it at home).