The Great SA Bake Off, contestant, Lauren, BBC Lifestyle

We chat to the Great SA Bake Off contestant.

The Great South African Bake Off has shown us how much baking talent South Africans really have! So every Tuesday at 20:00 on BBC Lifestyle (174), we’ve been on the couch, ready to see some awesome treats.

Like true fans of the show, we had a chat with one of the contestants, Lauren, about her experience. Check it out:


What has been your best experience on the show?

My best experience on the show was meeting all the amazing people involved in both making and participating in the show. I loved every minute of it! On a slightly more superficial level, winning the technical bake twice was awesome!


What have you learned?

Wow. I have learned so much from this experience, refining skills and learning new ones, courtesy of the other bakers. Shawn taught me how to make a fantastic curd, Teddy taught me you can never have too much bling, Dot taught me to never taste her dough without asking for an ingredients list... I have also learned exactly how much I dislike creme caramel.


If you could do it again, would you and what would you do differently, if anything?

If I could do it again (and I would in a second!), I would make a smaller cheesecake and practice un-leathery buns! 

Have you been baking lately, if so, what have you made?

I have been baking lately. I have made focaccia, cheesecake and profiteroles.


What are you watching on telly at the moment?

I am currently watching The Great South African Bake Off, Grey's Anatomy, Modern Family, Quantico and American Horror Story. 


If I came to your home and looked inside the fridge, what would I find?

Ooooh, it depends if I've been shopping! A LOT of vaccines, carrots for my horses, champagne, milk, cream, cheese, butter, salad ingredients and strawberries. 


Remember to watch The Great South African Bake Off on Tuesdays at 20:00, only on BBC Lifestyle (174) on DStv Catch Up online or DStv Now for Android or iOS.