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    24 Reasons You Should Be Watching "The Great British Bake Off"

    As if you weren't already.

    1. It's not afraid to state the obvious.

    2. It's no-nonsense.

    3. It loves a blowtorch.

    4. It teaches you how many pleats there are in a puff.

    5. And why the old methods are the best.

    No, Glenn, not the inside-out method!

    6. It challenges gravity every week.

    7. Sometimes with failed results.

    8. And no creation goes to waste.

    9. Because it has quite a gentle level of controversy.

    Via this Tumblr. Though we will never forget Custardgate.

    10. Mel and Sue are a dream team.

    11. Sue is the queen of innuendo.

    12. Seriously.

    13. Mel is more straightforward.

    14. MARY BERRY.

    15. From her decisive finger prods.

    16. To her baking tips.

    17. And of course, Paul Hollywood.

    18. Ruby's flexible face.

    19. And Christine's fearful freeze-frames.

    20. And Deborah's sorrowful looks.

    21. Its contestants just really love baking.

    22. And genuinely care about each other.

    Rhubarb + custard tarts. All intact + out of their tin. I'd crush the lot to have @AliImdadBakes back in the tent.

    Howard Middleton@HowardMiddlebun

    Rhubarb + custard tarts. All intact + out of their tin. I'd crush the lot to have @AliImdadBakes back in the tent.

    11:40 PM - 10 Sep 13ReplyRetweetFavorite

    23. But mainly, the cakes.

    24. And because look how far it has come since Season 1.