Remember all Mel and Sue’s little interludes where they headed out to far-flung kitchens to investigate the history of dampfnudel or Viennese whirls or fougasse?
When the Bake Off moved to Channel 4 we thought we had seen the last of these. But we were wrong.
Episode four brought Caramel Week, and with it came Noel Fielding’s first attempt at the historical segment. Bake Off bosses sent him off to Holland to investigate the history of stroopwafel, so after cracking jokes in front of a perplexed-looking Dutch waffle-maker, he got down to business and guided us through through the rags-to-riches story of Holland’s famous national cookie.
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