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Saturday 10 December 2016

Just desserts for Sandy as Bake Off judges send her packing

Sandy Docherty has become the fourth contestant to leave The Great British Bake Off. Photo: Mark Bourdillon/PA Wire
Sandy Docherty has become the fourth contestant to leave The Great British Bake Off. Photo: Mark Bourdillon/PA Wire

Child welfare officer Sandy Docherty has become the fourth contestant to leave The Great British Bake Off after serving up sloppy desserts.

The 49-year-old from Bradford left a sour taste in the mouth of judges Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry with her runny creme brulees and raw cheesecake.

Docherty said: “My creme brulee not setting was gobsmackingly shocking. There was no one more surprised than me when Paul cracked it and it wasn’t set. It’s never happened before, and I should have trusted my gut instinct and raised the oven temperature.”

Hollywood called her brulee custard “soup” and joked she must have forgotten to turn the oven on, while her unusual liquorice flavouring did not go down well with Berry.

Meanwhile, her three cheesecakes ended up too unstable and heavy to even stack on top of each other, and her bases were branded “raw” by Hollywood.

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