Last year’s Great British Bake Off finalist Brendan Lynch visited an Aylesbury care home this week and told The Bucks Herald he thought Kimberley Wilson was unlucky not to win this year’s series.
Brendan gave a talk and demonstration at the Avondale Care Home in Gatehouse Road on Thursday, when he made Scandinavian sweet bread and Irish soda bread with Guiness.
He admitted he was an avid viewer of this year’s smash hit BBC baking competition, which culminated on Tuesday, but felt Kimberley deserved the title more than winner Frances Quinn.
He said: “I thought it got off to a slow start for the first three or four programmes, which is puzzling given there were 13,000 applications but it started to gain momentum half way through.
“My money from the start was on Kimberley. I felt she had a great range of techniques and confidence and a great understanding of flavours.
“I am not unhappy with the choice of Frances but without question in my view the best baker of the group was Kimberley.”
Brendan, who lost out to John Whaite in last year’s final, added that he had been shocked by how much work had come his way following his appearance on the show.