we tested our baker's knowledge of pies. Brian and
Francine ended up taking the ... pie, while Carlo ended
up with pie in his face. Now nine bakers remain. With
cookies in the offing, who will rise... and who will
In Week 2, you will fire up
your ovens for one dozen cookies. You have 90 minutes to turn them out.
Elaine: Ginger Cookies
Effie: Rosemary Cherry Meyer Lemon Shortbread Cookies
Kolette: White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies
James: Brutti ma Buoni with Hazelnut Ganache
Darlene: Red Rose Crumbles
Jeremy: Fat Pills
Brian: Cakey Chocolate Chip Cookies
Francine: Slap-Ya-Mama Chocolate Fudge Cookies
Whitney: Lemon Poppyseed Cookies
Paul likes Kolette's
cookies, but they're very inconsistent. Effie's cookies were beautiful,
and the rosemary wasn't too overpowering. James has a good eye for
flavor. Darlene's crumbles are too crumbly. Jeremy's cookies were home
runs. Now comes Elaine's cookies, which will be judged against Paul's
mother's cookies... "I'm getting homesick now." Absolutely spot-on.
Brian's cookies were under. His first batch was sitting in a tray next
to his sink... and were actually better than his second bath. Francine's
cookies... hit the judges at the end. It's complex. Whitney's mix was
TECHNICAL BAKE: S'mores
You will be given the same
ingredients, but very limited amount of information as to how to combine
them. They will judge based on the finished product only.
Today's technical bake is
sophisticated s'mores, s'mores that listen to classical music and watch
indie films, from Marcela's recipe. The cookie and the chocolate have to
be ready before the marshmallow is ready. And the marshmallow has to be
the perfect consistency. The perfect graham cracker dough appears dry.
Some bakers may try to wet the dough, but that'll make it too sticky and
hard to work with.
You have two hours 15 to figure
From worst to best...
SHOW STOPPER: French Macaroon
You have to make 40
sandwiched macaroons with delicate crisp shell and a soft chewy center. You have
four hours to make two types.
In trouble: James, Brian,
Brian: Coffee & Cream and
Mint Chocolate Macaroons.
Kolette: Candied Ginger & Meyer Lemon Macaroons
Whitney: Mocha & Chai Tea Macaroons
James: Clementine & Earl Grey Tea Macaroons (Marcela doesn't like it,
Jeremy: Strawberry & Peanut Butter Macaroons
Darlene: Black Sesame & Chocolate Cinnamon Macaroons
Francine: Drunken Orange & Raspberry Pistachio Macaroons
Elaine: Coconut Ganache & Lemon Buttercream Macaroons
Effie: Saffron Rose & Curried Coconut Macaroons
Over all three bakes, Effie
tried. The Show Stopper stopped her cold. Did she do enough to earn this
week's Star Baker? Elaine did well overall... Jeremy was a contender as
well. At the bottom. Brian didn't do well on the technical, while
Whitney was a shade under in BOTH the Technical and the Show Stopper.
Star Baker this week....
But for one baker, the
journey ends here. Leaving tonight... is WHITNEY. Again, she just
underperformed through all three rounds. She's not executing properly.
But keep at it. You've got the heart in you.
That's the way the cookies
crumble. Next week, let'em eat cake.
To see this episode, as well as recipes from the dishes served on this
episode, go to www.cbs.com/bake.