Great British Bake Off: Maggie is booted from the show after forgetting to put FLOUR in her pudding

Maggie has been booted from The Great British Bake Off.

The former midwife, 70, was eliminated from the show on Tuesday night, after suffering a series of disasters – including a faux pas with sticky toffee puddings.

The amateur baker left flour out of her batch of puddings, leaving one viewer branding it ‘an iconic disaster’ on Twitter. 

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Flour power: Maggie has been booted from The Great British Bake Off

Maggie – who comes from Dorset – claimed that the instructions to use flour in the pudding recipe were over the page, and that she didn’t see it.

To make matters worse, her showstopper cake imploded before she presented it to judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith.

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Prue tried to cheer Maggie with her feedback on the cake, telling her it was a nice colour and ‘tastes like summer’.

But as it was presented in a heap, it was the final nail in the coffin for Maggie.

Disaster: The former midwife, 70, was eliminated from the show on Tuesday night, after suffering a series of disasters – including a faux pas with sticky toffee puddings

Yum! Maggie – who comes from Dorset – claimed that the instructions to use flour in the pudding recipe were over the page, and that she didn’t see it

Flop! To make matters worse, her showstopper cake imploded before she presented it to judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith

Fans of the show took to Twitter to weigh in on the flour omission.

‘HOW DO YOU BAKE A CAKE WITHOUT FLOUR?!?!’ one tweeted, as another penned: ‘Maggie not putting flour in her puddings… while competing on The Great British Bake Off. An iconic disaster.’

‘Watching #gbbo and Paul Hollywood says: “I’m not expecting any major disasters” about the contestants making sticky toffee pudding for the technical. And then someone goes and forgets to put the flour in,’ someone else penned.

Baffled! Fans of the show took to Twitter to weigh in on the flour omission

Elsewhere: Chigs had a stellar week

The magic touch: He received a Hollywood Handshake

Someone else typed: ‘How does she not know there’s flour in a sticky toffee pudding?! #basicknowledge!’

Elsewhere, Chigs had a stellar week, receiving a Hollywood Handshake.

The Great British Bake Off continues next Tuesday at 8PM on Channel 4. 

GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF 2021: WHO ARE THE CONTESTANTS?

Dancing her way into the competition: Rochica’s interest in baking developed when she was left unable to dance due to an injury

Bread winner: Lover of traditional baking, Maggie’s favourite recipe is bread 

 ROCHICA

 MAGGIE 

Age: 27

Occupation: Junior HR Business Partner

From: Birmingham   

With a big Jamaican family on both sides, Rochica bakes in a way that reflects her Caribbean heritage. Rochica’s interest in baking developed when she was left unable to dance due to an injury. 

Age: 70

Occupation: Retired Nurse and Midwife

From: Dorset 

Maggie has an impressive collection of classic recipe books and loves recreating traditional bakes. Her favourite thing to bake is bread. 

Έτοιμο, σετ, ψήσιμο! George grew up in a close-knit Greek-Cypriot family where food was always a big part of family life

GEORGE 

Age: 34

Occupation: Shared Lives Coordinator

From: London 

George grew up in a close-knit Greek-Cypriot family where food was always a big part of family life. His mum taught him to bake all the Greek classics, a legacy he’s now passing on to his three children.

 Revving up the competition: Car Production Operative Lizzie loves baking cakes

LIZZIE 

Age: 28

Occupation: Car Production Operative

From: Liverpool

Lizzie lives with dog, Prudence, in an annex in her parents garden and her baking comfort zone is cake. In her spare time she loves dancing.

Life-long dream: Freya has wanted to enter Bake Off since the first series, when she was aged nine and saw the tent in Bakewell

FREYA 

Age: 19

Occupation: Psychology Student

From: North Yorkshire 

Freya has wanted to enter Bake Off since the first series, when she was aged nine and saw the tent in Bakewell. She likes to create plant-based bakes.

Pronto, impostato, cuocere! Originally from Italy, Giuseppe was inspired to bake by his father, a professional chef

 GIUSEPPE

Age: 45

Occupation: Chief Engineer

From: Bristol

Originally from Italy, Giuseppe now lives in Bristol with his wife and their three young sons. He was inspired to bake by his father, a professional chef and loves using Italian flavours. 

Black Forest (Gateaux): Jürgen hails from Germany and bakes his own traditional German bread

JÜRGEN

Age: 56

Occupation: Computer Pro

From: Sussex 

Originally from the Black Forest in Germany, Jürgen moved to the UK in 2003. Unable to find traditional German bread here he decided to bake his own – and his passion has grown ever since. 

Locking it in: Chigs took up baking at the start of the first lockdown in 2020 

CHIGS

Age: 40

Occupation: Sales Manager

From: Leicestershire

Chigs took up baking at the start of lockdown in 2020 teaching himself complex techniques by carefully studying online videos. 

Bringing the force: Cop Amanda learned to bake with her mum and paternal auntie

AMANDA

Age: 56

Occupation: Met Police Detective

From: London

Raised in London with Greek-Cypriot heritage, the mother-of-two’s bakes are heavily influenced by Greece and the Middle East having learned to bake with her mum and paternal auntie. 

Midnight baker: Before he moved out of the family home, Tom’s mum says she would often wake up to a sweet treat

TOM

Age: 28

Occupation: Software Developer

From: Kent

Tom’s mum has dubbed him the ‘midnight baker’ as before he moved out of the family home she would often wake up to a sweet treat… and a pile of washing up!  

Quadrilingual Crystelle! This home baker brings her diverse heritage to the flavours in her baking

CRYSTELLE

Age: 26

Occupation: Client Relationship Manager

From: London

Quadrilingual Crystelle is a baker who brings her wonderfully diverse heritage – born in northwest London to Kenyan born, Portuguese-Goan parents – to the flavours in her baking.

 ‘Baking is like breathing!’ Trinidadian-born Jairzeno spices up his baking with lots of Caribbean flavours

JAIRZENO

Age: 51

Occupation: Head Of Finance

From: London

Trinidadian-born Jairzeno says ‘baking is like breathing’. He loves using lots of Caribbean spices in his bakes. When he’s not baking he loves running. 

 

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