Toronto — Bread week is usually a bit slower on the CBC’s Great Canadian Baking Show, but one moment really stood out after a contestant named Murray told a story that won over the hearts of judges Bruno Feldeisen and Kyla Kennaley. He explained to them that while pulling his rosemary focaccia out of the oven his sleeve must have touched the element and he is currently on fire.
Judge Kennaley, loving his enthusiasm cut into the focaccia to taste it with her eyes closed in delight and chewed slowly, savouring every last piece of the focaccia. “Are you telling me you made this while you were on fire?”
“Yes I’m on fire please get me some water!” he yelled while flailing everywhere.
Bruno was equally impressed with the bread saying it brought him back to childhood on Christmas eating focaccia by the fire. “It has just the right fluffiness, the rosemary really gives it a great “flav-ore” and the crunch on top is perfect? The fire was a nice touch that just may make you star baker this week.”
As Murray jumped up and down, Bruno also couldn’t help but admire his excitement. Both judges were in absolute awe that he managed to get the bread out with burning the edges even though he was completely engulfed.
“If I were a human inferno, I wouldn’t have even worried about the focaccia,I would be panicking but you really showed how passionate you are about baking and this should be a lesson to your other competitors as to what it takes to win this competition,” a gushing Kennaley told him.
Unfortunately for Murray he could not make it to the showstopper round of the baking competition while he dealt with a medical issue. Ironically they were making rolls and had Murray just stop, dropped and rolled, he would be here making them too.