The Great British Bake Off To Host First-Ever Vegan Challenge
British baking competition television series The Great British Bake Off is set to feature its first-ever vegan challenge week.
The Sun announced the news, writing that “wacky” co-host Noel Fielding suggested the idea of contestants having to “prepare goodies from a recipe free of animal products.” A source from Channel 4 told the publication:
“When Noel put forward the idea producers leapt at the chance to try something different — especially as they think it’ll appeal to younger viewers. While the show has a loyal fanbase, those in charge are keen to snap up a different demographic.”
The Sun itself seemed less than impressed with the news, calling the move an attempt to “woo a millennial ‘snowflake’ audience,” and stating that dairy products and eggs will be replaced by “ingredients such as kale.” Perhaps some of the options from our Top 10 Egg Replacers for Cooking & Baking list and chef Chloe Coscarelli’s plant-based baking tips can provide some inspiration!
Last month, we learned that Jamie & Jimmy’s Friday Night Feast, a UK food lifestyle television series featuring chef Jamie Oliver and farmer Jimmy Doherty, is also set to feature its first fully vegan episode.