972 – Danish Week | Great British Baking Off to Sleep S9/C6 E8
These lulls are as smooth and dreamy as professional butter.
- Loire Valley
- Mental Health Boondoggle
- The Great Crimping Cover
- Great British Bake Off
- Brienne of Tarth
- “Chocolate Rain”
Notable Talking Points:
- Cave-aged Feelings
- No Sweet Cheeses in France
- Is it Marzipan or Underdone Dough?
Episode 972 – Danish Week | Great British Baking Off to Sleep S9/C6 E8
[START OF RECORDING]
SCOOTER: Ladies and gentlemen, boys and girls, and friends beyond the binary, my beautiful bakers, and my patron peeps, it’s time. Get ready, get set; it’s time for Sleep With Me patrons, the podcast that puts you to sleep.
INTRO: [INTRO MUSIC] Hey, are you up all night tossing, turning, mind racing? Trouble getting to sleep? Trouble staying asleep? Well, welcome. This is Sleep With Me, the podcast that puts you to sleep. We do it with a bedtime story. Alls you need to do is get in bed, turn out the lights, and press play. I’m gonna do the rest. What I’m going to attempt to do is create a safe place where you could set aside whatever’s keeping you awake, whether it’s thoughts on your…you know, thoughts, things you’re…thoughts, yeah, things you’re…things on your mind, but it could be thoughts about the past, present, or future, even current thoughts or thoughts about current. You say holy cow, did you…? Where do you fall on AC versus DC? I say I never quite…can we get back to that?
Could we talk about something more interesting like Tesla versus Edison? What about Marconi? Is it Mar…? Okay, yeah, maybe we should get back to that because these thoughts about current may be keeping you awake, or it could be thoughts about current stuff. Earlier, before I started having my thoughts about current, I was thinking about what…I don’t know; I mispronounced something. You could also have thoughts about currants. You say oh boy, baking with currants is…do you soak your currants or do you…do currants have seeds? Do you buy seedless currants? Or some of you may say what’s a currant taste like? I say I don’t know; I never…they’re good. Usually they’re already installed. I buy my currants already installed. I say oh, currants are already in there, eh?
But you know, I think I have prepared them in one of those boxed meal…bagged meal kits before. Oh, so thoughts could be one thing that’s…we got a lot to talk about, I guess. Currently I have currants on my mind. It’s different formats. So currant…whatever’s…thoughts, could be feelings you’re feeling emotionally or experiencing coming up for you or that are just there remaining from the day or the…you know, for me, sometimes the person I work with has to point out well, those are from…they’re still here but they’re…I don’t want to say old feelings ‘cause my feelings might have feelings about…they say who you calling old? I’d say well, what do you want me to call you? I don’t exactly have nostalgia for you and you’re from the past. Feelings from the past; that doesn’t really ring well.
Old…you’re right; old feelings doesn’t…what about…how do you feel about me calling you moldy feelings? No, absolutely not. Well, can I get back to you? What if I say these are aged feelings? What about cave-aged feelings? Think about that and I’ll come back to you if I remember. So, feelings, physical sensations…mm, those cave-aged feelings, they’re the best. You could…you know, we use the same cave for cheese, champagne, and feelings. I don’t know if it would be the Loire Valley but if I could get a cave to age cheese and champagne, I’d probably have to…I’d probably just say could you lease out the…say okay, wow, this is quite an operation you got here. So, it looks like…so, you’re aging cheese and champagne here in the Loire Valley. Is it called the Loire Valley? You don’t…you’re…oh, you live in my mind.
Okay. Well, I see a lot of empty space. I was thinking about filling…would you lease out that empty space for me? They’d say for what? I’d say well, feelings. I’m looking to cave-age some feelings. Oh, from customers? No, no, no; my own. I got enough to fill this cave and many others. Oh, you’re right, I’m in the middle of…so, feelings, physical sensations could be the other thing that’s keeping you awake. So, whether something physical you’re feeling, emotionally, or you’re thinking about…or all of them. It could be something else. We get a lot of people that listen to the show just for a little while as they’re going through a period of…you’re experiencing something. Whatever it is, I’m here to help. I’m here to take your mind off of stuff so you can fall asleep.
That’s really the simple version which only took me, what, eight minutes to get to that. So, a couple things; the way I do it is I try to create a safe place and at first you might think a cave for aging feelings…a cave for aging feelings where I discovered something. I don’t know. That does sound…I like the way that sounds; a cave for aging feelings. That’s what I call my heart. Stories from my heart. But that would be…that could be a safe place. Of course, you’re right; it would have to be dehumidified. They might need the humidity for the…you might…shouldn’t smell like cheese unless it’s the good kind. You’re right about that. Okay, we’ll get back to you. But I want to create a safe place.
Whatever evokes that for you; if a cave-aging…an aging cave…here’s a question; I mean, caves are always aging but that could be another SAT question. Let’s see if we could figure that out. An aging cave is best for…is a aging cave best for aging? An aged cave…who are you calling an aged cave? You’re right about that, cave. I didn’t…I was just exploring the language. Now, I didn’t say old or aged. I just said an aged cave. It could mean anything. You could be any age. I mean, I don’t know. I’ll tell you what; I don’t know a lot…my…the difference between limestone and something else I can’t even think of that would fit here in a good, punny way. I don’t know the difference…I wish I had a body part that would sound funny or that limestone started with A double S because then I could say that.
I don’t know my rear…is there…? I don’t know. I can’t think of a term. Sorry about that, cave. Believe it or not, I’ve gotten distracted now four or five times. I’m gonna send my…I’m gonna try to create a safe place for aged caves everywhere. I say man, those Sleep With Me downloads exploded because he got…he encaptured…captured the entire segment of caves that listen to the podcast for two weeks, and then he called a cave aged and lost the whole cave audience. It was a beautiful thing because his voice was echoing through those caves. All the cheese did go bad and the champagne went bad, too. But that was also the same caves that Scooter had leased out to kinda age his feelings. But actually, I probably wouldn’t age my feelings.
Just thinking about it, I’d put them…I wouldn’t mind putting my feelings on racks in a beautiful cave and walking through it and saying hm, oh boy. That would be much easier than when my feelings come up at bedtime and say hey, let’s talk about this right now. Instead, I could tour the cave. Maybe I’d have…yeah, maybe I’d have one of those helmets with a candle in it. That would be cool. I’d say okay, who are you again? Oh, oh boy, fourth grade, eh? Which…oh, when I couldn’t figure out how to tie my shoes. Oh no? Oh, you’re when I couldn’t remember my home phone number or my home address. I was unable to memorize those. You’re right. Only kid in the class. All of those things were true. Probably be on fourth grade…but yeah. Okay. Well, it’s good to see you. You’re looking great here.
What do you think of this cave? Would you believe it? You’re next to a cheese that starts with a C-H and after that, C-H-A-M-B…and I think above you is a Chateaubriand or something. It’s…yeah, it’s from Brienne of Tarth’s fictional champagne groves. Every grape is cut off with her sword, according to legend. Oh, I’m supposed to be starting a podcast? Oh, a sleep podcast. Thanks for reminding me of that. Okay, so what I’m gonna do is I’m gonna send my voice across the deep, dark night. I’m gonna use lulling, soothing, creaky, dulcet tones, pointless meanders — you’ve seen a few of those — superfluous tangents; you’ve seen a few of those as well. So, those are a couple things. Really what I’m here to do is keep you company while you fall asleep.
Now if you’re new, you’ve probably already caught on that this podcast is a little bit different and a little bit strange and silly. So, when you first get to this podcast, you might be wondering…a lot of people say this; what in the hey or what in the name of aged caves is this person talking about? Sometimes they even put an [00:10:00] F-double-O-L in there. Those are just managers of caves in the Loire Valley. That’s what they’ve said to me on…they say why are you calling again? I say, I got one more question for you; are you on…like, in the movies sometimes there’s these cool phones in caves that you wind…you crank up. Are you on that phone? Hello? Hello? Then my favorite part is they say monsieur, you’ve been disconnected. I say, okay. Anyway, so, could I talk to you for a second? Oh, hello? Hello? Oh, boy.
Enough of my personal life. That’s enough of my hobbies getting in the way. So, this podcast is a little bit different. It’s really meant to be a friendly voice you don’t really listen to. Just like…I mean, that could be my future. I could be in the cave and you could call in and it would be the same thing; I would just be in my cave talking to you. I’d say oh yeah, what…how’s the weather today? Oh, it’s the same as always; 55, 44% humidity. That’s how we like it. I mean, I don’t particularly…it’s not exactly the best weather. Perfect for aging my feelings though, I believe, though the people I’ve run it by said Scooter, I think this is what we call a boondoggle in the business of mental health. Mental health boondoggle. I’d say well, could that get me in the…one of those DSVM-4? Could you just put it in there under cave aging?
Maybe you could put in there; not the best at aging…cave-aging your feelings? Not the best idea. In 20-whatever, 2021, maybe you could…or maybe a footnote. Could I be a footnote in there? DSVM-7? Okay. Sorry, I gotta get back to the listeners. So, this podcast is a bit different. It’s a podcast you don’t really listen to. It’s also a podcast that doesn’t really put you to sleep. It more keeps you company while you fall asleep. So, really, my job is just to be here and that’s why the shows are over an hour or right around an hour; you got plenty of time to drift off. But if you can’t sleep, I’m gonna be here to the very end keeping you company. So, those are some pieces of good news, is I’ll be here to keep you company and you don’t have to listen to me.
A couple other things new listeners like to know that I unfortunately never get to in…early in the episode is structure of the show. That can really throw people off. Some people are already, you know, not listening anymore. But so, the show starts off with a greeting so you feel welcome. Then there’s business so the show can be free. Then there’s an intro from around minute six to minute twenty or so of me rambling and introducing the podcast. For new listeners, you get a taste of what to expect. Clearly here, I mean, we’ve covered currants and aged caves and feelings and Loire Valley. That’s a lot of ground to cover. You say, it almost makes sense. What he’s talking about, it just almost…it almost makes sense.
Some people, cheese mongers and champagners, they say you never put cheese and champagne in the same…wait a second, we’ve never put champagne and cheese in the same caves before. What could happen? I say well, you…I mean, there’s a 50% chance your champagne would taste like cheese. Not good, maybe. I don’t know. I can’t drink champagne but…or your cheese could taste like champagne which that makes…you say wait a second, that almost makes no sense. So, that’s kinda the intro. It introduces you to the show when you’re new but for regular listeners, it’s part of their wind-down routine. They barely listen to the intro while they’re doing something else; getting comfortable, getting cozy, or chillaxing. You know, doing something to wind down.
The intro goes on for sixteen to twenty minutes to give you some distance from the day and to ease you into bedtime. That’s just what I’ve seen works over the years for those of us that struggle to sleep that kinda want this style of show. Sleep just doesn’t happen. It takes a little bit of…it doesn’t take effort; I’m doing the effort here. I’m the one that’s leasing out imaginary cave space. So, it’s just meant to ease you into bedtime or to be part of your wind-down routine. So, see how it goes. The other thing is seeing how it goes is important. You don’t have to be open-minded but you could say well, I’ll see if this…give it a few tries and you could be doubtful and say I doubt this…I’m not sure about this podcast that I don’t really need to listen to and that doesn’t really make very much sense.
I’d say it sounds like you’re in the right place, then. Yeah, just…it doesn’t…say, I’m not sure how to feel about this show. Give it a couple tries to barely listen to it and see how it goes. That’s what most reviewers and regular listeners say. So, that’s that. So, the structure of the show…oh, there’s the intro; that’s the purpose of the intro, then there’s business, then we’ll talk about the Great British Bake Off…Baking Bake Off Show. I gotta make sure to say all those words so that nobody comes and says hey…one of those baking shows that takes place in Britain and has people baking things. So, we’ll talk about that, then the show ends with some thank-yous and goodnights. So, that’s the structure of the show. Finally, the most important thing is the reason I make this show; you. You deserve a good night’s sleep. You deserve a place where you can rest because if you get some sleep, the world’s gonna be a better place, really.
You say well…and I say yeah, your world will be a better place. I want you to be able to flourish and I also want to counteract the bedtime dread. I’ve been there tossing, turning, mind racing, trouble getting to sleep, trouble staying asleep, thoughts, feelings, physical sensations, I’ve dealt with all that and if I can help take your mind off of that stuff so that you can get comfortable or have the podcast as a part of your wind-down routine, even if it’s just for a couple weeks or if you need it on a regular basis, that’s my honor because I know how it feels in the deep, dark night. So, that’s why I make the show. I’m really glad you’re here. I really, really appreciate your time and you coming by. I work…believe it or not, I work very hard. I yearn and I strive. I’d really like to help you fall asleep and here’s a couple ways I’m able to bring you this show twice a week.
Alright, hello bakers, it’s Scoots here. Are you ready? Get set, bake. Well, it’s time to cover Danish Week here on Series…Collection…what are we doing? Collection 6? Series 9, I think, Episode 8; Danish Week. It is gonna be interesting. It starts off with Hawaiian…the teaser with Hawaiian shirts and the good news, bad news, talking heads, tears…lots of tears. Holy moly. Then we have the intro, the music playing, and the next thing we knew is holy Flight of the Valkyries. We have Noel who looks particularly tall in this shot. I don’t know; he never looks this tall. I don’t think he’s standing on anything but he’s dressed as…I don’t know. He looks like he’s…I think he’s dressed as Bugs Bunny dressed as the Flight of the Valkyries thingamajig. Sandi’s dressed as a Viking and they’re talking.
Oh, I didn’t…he’s making puns and she’s giving him puns. It’s a nice little comedy bit. Afford…Norse code…Danish jokes, he says. Why did the Viking buy an old boat? Sandi improves all the jokes; how do Viking send messages? Then he says go ahead and speak. She says, it’s Danish Week in Danish. He says how do you do that? She goes, it’s just…I just speak. Then we see some bees and some flowers and the competitors all in Hawaiian shirts as a tribute to Jon, though all the Hawaiian shirts, other than Briony’s, are kinda similar. I said well, I don’t know if they…that was someone on the staff’s idea, though Kim-Joy’s has a nice…I don’t know. Maybe I’m being…I just like it when I know that they picked out…I mean, maybe they don’t even pick out their own outfits. Maybe they pick out a selection. Oh, behind-the-scenes.
We have talking heads, Ruby has never done Danish…Rahul’s like, is a croissant Danish? I think that’s what he says. I don’t know. It’s muted right now. Blooming quarter-finals. Game on. Mm, Kim-Joy…Manon says Kim-Joy is the baker to beat. Rahul, croissants, Danish…Beach Boys…what does that say? Beach Boys cauldron? I don’t know what that means. Oh, convention. Noel says what is this, a Beach Boys convention? I’m gonna pause it right away once we have a close-up on the judges and the hosts because [00:20:00] everybody has great shirts on. Three of the four…Paul has on an Ox…I think that’s an Oxford shirt and nice jeans. But Prue, Sandi, and Noel have print shirts on. I’ll have to look up…Noel’s shirt is different colored rabbits that say Oh Boy!
I’m sure it’s some pop culture phenomenon I’m missing. Sandi has a print shirt with flowers that look like they kinda were drawn, with some elephants and what’s that called? A toucan. Then Prue…let me get a shot of her shirt ‘cause holy moly, hers has on…her shirt is…or actually maybe it’s more of a dress. I don’t know. I really…that’s as far as my clothing…dress or shirt? But hers has these beautiful prints. It’s a grey background and it has not pastels…a couple pastel colors but it has a purple pastel rabbit, a racoon, some trees that are pastel blue. At some point though…oh, there’s a fox. I saw a platypus on her shirt, or maybe I thought the racoon was a platypus when it was playing and I didn’t pause it. I think that is it. I thought the raccoon was a platypus.
Smorreborg; that’s what they have to make for their…what is this, the technical? What does it go; technical, showstopper…oh no, this is the other one where they get…they got to practice it at home. Smorresborg; open sandwiches with a…open-faced rye sandwiches. That’s my favorite bread. I don’t know if…I think people know that. But yeah, Danish…I don’t know. I’ll have to check out a Danish rye. It’s dark and dense. Twenty-four hours to create, which the bakers don’t have. I think they only have an hour. No, there’s no way they can make bread in an hour. Is that true? Very thick rye bread. Strong flavors. Beauty, simplicity. That’s what Prue says. Oh, Paul says he wants a lot of rye, strong flavors, lots of seeds. So, a Danish might have more seeds than a rye that I’m used to eating. I mean, I like some seeds in my rye.
So, everybody’s mixing and…oh yeah, Sandi says…or Prue says very thin pieces of bread. It’s important. Quarter-finals, Paul says, I’m gonna be on their case. They go to Rahul. Quarter-finals, buddy. He goes yeah, I’m trying not to think about it. I’m just imagining it’s a regular week. What are you making? Says one with smoked salmon, one with remoulade, carrot, celeriac, and shallots chopped up. We got pickling, curry, mayonnaise, pickled some cucumbers, then lemon, then asparagus, then dill leaves, then cheese, then beetroot. He goes on and on and on, just like Sleep With Me. Noel says time’s up, man; you talked so long. He goes, excuse me? You missed the joke. Really great sequence, like editing-wise, that they just left it in as that way. Then he’s mixing.
Sandi says to Ruby sandwiches are supposed to be named, so what’s the name of your sandwich? Ruby goes, I’m boring. Sandi says, my dad has a sandwich named after him; Claus Toks…it’s the Claus sandwich. I missed everything but he has a sandwich shop where they have a sandwich named after him. But Ruby’s making post-gym…a brunch and a lunch one. Really sounds good. Paul’s questioning how much water he…she added compared to the flour. No liquid, 250 to 400. What are you doing? He’s really messing with her. Sandi’s…or Prue says don’t listen to him. Now, making…now, it’s really sticky. Briony’s gonna make…she’s taking a risk, they say, ‘cause she’s making two doughs; a light rye and a dark rye. Rahul says oh, boy. They say, making bread for Paul Hollywood. This is not great. Let’s see what else.
Totally plays head games; Paul. Post-gym breakfast or lunch. Then they go to talk to usual…that’s what…spanning the EU; that’s what Briony’s doing, spanning the EU. Like, little gardens. She’s gonna have tomato swans. She’s also wearing a bee pin. Oh, proving drawer; I’d like to look up the proving drawer. I don’t have the space. I guess I don’t make that much bread. I have one of those…I bought one of those basket…a proving basket, though. Oh, you want me to prove that I have a proving basket? Well, I gotta talk about this episode. I don’t have time for that kinda…I don’t have time to prove about a proving basket to you. You don’t want it to turn out dense and stodgy. That’s why you’re proving it. No, no, you want to prove it. Then we start seeing everybody’s…Rahul’s making his own cheese.
As if I’m not mad enough, he says. Manon’s adding a little sweetness to hers; mascarpone and Gorgonzola. She goes in France, we don’t have sweet cheese flavors. But she’s excited ‘cause it’s gonna be creamy and cheesy. That does sound good. You couldn’t say that creamy and cheesy…she’s making a cheese and fruit smorgas…smore…smorresbord. I don’t know. I had it spelled out of how I wanted to pronounce it. Savory toppings. Paul goes on doubting Manon ‘cause of her technique of baking it in the pan. Is it gonna touch the sides? It just sits in the middle, huh? Oh, boy. He says that’s trouble. He goes, has the dough been…raw in the middle? She goes well, I tried it in a tin and it didn’t work. He goes didn’t work, eh? Then we get a look at the kissing swans, swan tomatoes.
Noel says Briony, are you gonna make a radish goose? Then he goes, you know, Paul loves this kind of stuff. He loves drawing. I looked in his trailer; he was wearing a tutu and he was drawing a unicorn or something. Then he saw me; he acted like he was just reading car magazines. Then we go to Kim-Joy. She’s making hard-boiled eggs into bumblebees and that is really creative. Can’t be soft-boiled, she says…and with cheese flowers, radish, fish, and cucumbers, wholemeal sourdough. Alliteration; swim above a seabed of wholemeal sourdough. Everyone’s trying to prove their bread and then see did it rise? That’ll do. A good rise. Rahul’s does not rise and Paul’s watching in the background. Everyone starts rolling stuff out. He’s like, my bread did not rise. So, he’s super stressed. Everybody starts rolling up their bread.
A hour to gauge…not darty? That doesn’t…not dry. Not doughy, not dry. Oh, how to gauge when you bake it? Then Rahul says yeah, I put a lot of rye in there. Sandi goes well, it’s rye bread. He goes yeah, but I put too much ‘cause it’s not gonna prove. He goes well, what if I…? This is the interesting conversation I didn’t pick up on. Let’s see, he goes who’s gonna announce my name if I go home? Sandi goes well, we switch off, so it would be Noel ‘cause last week it was me. Let me see, let me…I just rewound it. Quite a lot of rye…yes, it’s rye bread…who’s gonna announce the name? Last week…oh, it’ll be Noel. Last week Jon did it, so it’ll be Noel…will say goodbye if you’re leaving. She goes, you want me to go get him now? Then everybody’s putting stuff in the oven. Oh, dear. One hour left.
Oldest…oh, Sandi shows Noel the oldest flag in the world; Danish flag. He makes a joke about the specific flag. Hour left. Oven gods…this could prove too much, a little pun, or too little. Oh dear me; I don’t know how many times Rahul says that in this episode, but…Ruby has a baby loaf. She goes, this is a little baby loaf. Noel says well, just pretend it’s in the distance. He’s again making this funny little…these Sleep With Me style jokes. Crucial cooking time; [00:30:00] that was another really good use of alliteration there, crucial cooking time. A dangerous game Rahul and Briony are playing ‘cause they’re leaving their stuff in the oven as long as possible. Sandi looks like she’s wearing a flag around her neck right now. Oh dear me, Rahul says again during his dangerous game. Kim-Joy’s happy with how her bread turned out.
I think it was when Ruby has…oh, it didn’t rise as much as she had hoped. Small but it will be fine. Manon’s letting hers cool. Noel says are you doubting yourself? That’s when she says I got a baby loaf compared to everyone else’s. Let’s see, Kim-Joy’s cutting her bread ‘cause they have a crucial cooling time. Did I say that already? I love that; crucial cooling time. Manon already realized that hers is not a traditional rye bread. Say, Briony and Rahul are gonna have to cut their bread while it’s hot which is I guess not good. I think as I’ve been trying to do more…I guess I have been trying to do more bread, but I will make a rye bread the week I’m…after I’m recording this which will be two months before you hear this, so you could ask me about it. Fifteen minutes.
I also noticed they assemble their sandwiches before they put it on the bread, most everybody, which I say well, that’s interesting. I never thought of that. Well, Kim-Joy’s…one of her…maybe just the decorative stuff. Well, Briony’s and Rahul…yeah, oh, ‘cause I guess they had to ‘cause they were letting their bread…his has a lot of seeds in there which is probably very good. Like, a wholemeal seeded bread. I mean, that’s…I try not to wade into the great superfood debates but that’s gotta be a superfood. Briony has a nice marble rye look but I don’t know if that’s a Danish rye…I think is what…maybe. Kim-Joy’s using kelp, I think, or something else for…seaweed for the stripes on the bumblebees, then Briony loses the tomato swans. Oh, my little swans. So, then there’s one minute left.
Swans get dropped and they’re…end of time. Everybody’s rushing. I mean, it’s intense, intense…so sleepy. It looks like Ruby on her brunch one had kind of a soft-boiled egg, and Briony has a hard-boiled egg on hers. I’ll be honest; I’ve never made a hard-boiled egg and then sliced it…put it on a sandwich. I might have to try that. Briony has very thick bread which…oh, there’s also puzzle pieces on someone’s bread. I don’t know if it’s tomato or something shaped like it. So, Ruby’s up first. Her chicken looks really good, too. Paul first cuts her bread. He says this is structure; this is good structure. Well done. Good color. Prue says she likes it. Tandoori chicken, cucumber ribbons…they’re like, the flavor’s good. That’s a good sandwich. Well balanced, Prue says. Chili…like it.
Then the breakfast or brunch one’s avocado, asparagus, chorizo, and eggs. A real celebration of rye, Paul says. Sandi says Mediterranean meets Denmark. Then Manon’s up. Cheese and fruits smorresbord. Paul goes yeah, this is not a…it’s not dense and filled with seeds. Then they cut up the sandwich; goat cheese, beetroots, strawberries, glazed vinegar. Not very strong, not very savory. Too sweet, Prue says. Okay. Almost needs some seasoning. It’s a bit more like cheesy pudding. Yeah, they cut it up and they kinda cut up Manon, too. The chutney…the sandwich part of the chutney, walnut and cheese, is good, but Danish open sandwich? No. This is a French bread. You’ve made a French loaf, Paul says. Then Kim-Joy’s up. Let’s see, where are we? Kim-Joy; beautiful texture. I hope it tastes as good as it looks.
The flowers; wow. I mean, everything. Prue takes a big bite. Flavors are good. I can taste the rye. Paul’s…likes that there’s dill, capers, and avocado with the fish. Just needs to be a little bit stiffer. More seeds, to be honest. But Kim-Joy’s like okay, that’s pretty good for…at least I’m in the middle. Now, Paul really…he draws it out on Briony. He goes, can you picture Prue in a coffee shop ordering a giant sandwich like this? ‘Cause her bread is about one inch thick and four…like, it’s a four-by-three slice but it’s also an inch thick which is sometimes good. Maybe not that inch thick…it would be good for…I mean, I don’t think you would have a rye French toast, but…and they go jeez, the…I don’t really taste a lot of rye. This is more like a malted loaf than a rye.
Difficult…you gotta…this sandwich is not…too thick and it’s a bit dry, the mackerel, so not rye enough, not dense enough, not an open-face sandwich, so…Prue says you gotta do good in another one. Paul says it’s a shame. Holy moly. Then we have Rahul. He’s like, mine went soggy. They go man, this thing is dense. There’s no air in here. A bit of a mess, Prue says, Rahul. They eat it. There’s like, a silent thing where he can tell…Paul goes oh, dear. Rahul says no, no. He said not for me, mate. It’s awful. Prue says yeah, it’s stodgy, gluey, heavy. It was the proving. You should have done it…some other trick or something. Now, the sandwich, Paul says, it reminds me of something in Copenhagen. I thought he said Kate May. I was like, a Kate May sandwich? But a Copenhagen sandwich. Manon tries to comfort him.
It’s okay; they’re harsh today, buddy. She says that to Rahul. Outside shot. Not bad, Ruby says. A celebration of rye. What more could I want? I did good. Rahul says yeah, Paul wouldn’t even eat it, so oh no. Manon says that wasn’t my best but maybe I’m a little bit less in the middle. Kim-Joy says if it was bad, I’d be crying now. Then they cut to Briony who is crying but she’s like, I just gotta get back on it. That’s just who I am; get back to work. Now we’re onto the next one. This is the technical, I guess, going in…the great custard cover or whatever. What do they call it? Crimping cover? I forgot already. I’ll think of it. It’s under the blanket. Why can’t I think of it? Anyway, it doesn’t matter. They send them off. Technical challenge; aebleskiver. Let’s see, technical…three years…Paul via Sandi.
I don’t know what that is. Aebleskiver is filled…it’s like cinnamon spiced apple, strawberry jam dipping sauce. It’s a spherical pancake. It actually looks like it would be delicious, somewhat like a donut hole in the US but not deep fried, I guess. So, you fry it in this own container, very confusing too. People are like, I never even heard of this before. Paul explains it. Prue says I never had one, never heard of it; sound incredibly difficult. He goes, yeah. He goes look inside; it’s…I mean, it does look a bit like a donut. He calls it a round pancake…aerated and on the…you have a pocket of apple and cinnamon in there. Sphere…smooth, spherical pancake, then you dip it. Lovely light batter, but it’s very…he goes, the trick is you got these metal plates, half-circles, so you gotta put the batter in.
As soon as it starts to firm up, rotate it. Then you have a hole when you rotate it. That’s where you put the apple and cinnamon in. Then you rotate it again and your batter covers it. He goes, this is gonna be hard because…he doesn’t actually laugh like he was doing it, but clearly he was. Then Noel’s like literally up in Rahul’s face. He goes okay, you gotta make the apple and cinnamon and a strawberry preserve. Ruby’s like, a jam dipping sauce? What in the heck is that? WTF? Rotate to get a hole. Once everybody starts cooking it, they’re like, I don’t understand this. First, they’re all making the jam and stuff [00:40:00] but yeah, they go, it’s not a pancake on pancake day. That’s butter…then everybody’s whipping up their batter. Rahul is doing two-handed; he’s doing one batter with one hand and his jam with the other.
Now, Manon says my sister dated a Danish dude once, so I know what these are. Noel says okay, oh boy, high-five, then. Danish dude dated your sister before. Everybody’s mixing up stuff but also looking…get another drone shot, a fish-eye shot of Noel. Half-hour left. The aebleskiver pan is very heavy. Everybody’s buttering it but they don’t know what they’re doing. Spoon the batter into the holes ‘til they’re three-quarters full. You only have so much batter, so you can’t really learn as you go. Beginning to firm, so don’t let it cook too fully. Turn the aebleskiver ninety degrees with two wooden skewers. What does ninety degrees mean? Noel’s like…I mean, Rahul’s like, ninety degrees? What do you mean? Ninety degrees? No, that’s flip it over; that’s 180 degrees. Sandi’s just watching. What does turn even mean?
Now, we see someone…Briony actually gets it. So does Kim-Joy, and…at least the initial construction. Then close it, turn it another ninety degrees. Also, the problem is that the pan’s too hot. It’s making it extra-crispy. Ruby does not get the hole part down but hers get nicely cooked. So, Ruby’s got the temperature. Briony gets one out and she goes oh yeah, it’s like a spherical pancake with apple inside. Okay. But people are having…yeah, everybody’s having trouble with batter and temperature. This is challenging. How do you get the stuff in? Where’s the hole? Yeah, then stuff starts burning, the heat’s too high. Holy moly. Ruby’s trying to stick her apple stuff in the bottoms. No bloody hole. Briony has success…a tad too much trying to make you something. Five minutes left. Doing our best.
Five minutes left to finish seven of them. Oh no. I think it’s Rahul…get in there. How many do we need? We need fourteen. Briony’s like okay, my…I’m just gonna sieve my jam and my aebleskiver’s done. Burned…one minute, final touches. Then they’re like, these aren’t what Sandi’s gonna look for, huh? Ruby says thank goodness I had a decent signature. Everybody dusts them, puts them at the end of the table. Bakers, this is the end. Your time is up. Please bring them and place them to your photograph. So, we get Ruby’s; hers is…thing. They go hung over a minute, turn…torn open, stodgy. Nice cinnamon flavor but this is not a dipping sauce. I don’t know what having over a minute means. Let’s see, Prue goes uh-huh. This is about Ruby’s; hang on a minute…oh yeah, they’re not in the inside. They’re stuffed in.
Then they go Briony; neater, good chunky apples, good dipping, airy, just the right texture. Kim-Joy; they say color’s not perfect, lots of apple, sauce is good. Rahul; they go these had some issues. They’re not cooked, they taste burnt. Manon; she has different sized ones, different…there was a struggle with the temperature. Okay, let’s figure this out best to worst. They actually go worst to best. Rahul comes in fifth, Manon, fourth, Ruby, third, Kim-Joy, second, and Briony, first. They clap for her because everybody loves Kim-Joy, so they’re happy. Plus, it seems like Kim-Joy’s had two good performances, so people are also happy about that. Yeah, they’re still on Manon’s. Well, this one’s a walnut-sized one. Well, there’s good apple in there, aerated enough, they just struggled with the temperature and consistency.
Okay, so they…then they rank them. So, we hear everybody, and let’s see…good bit of apple. So then, let’s see, the…what do the talking heads say? ‘Cause this is the last challenge. Briony says yay. Ruby says it can be stodgy but I’m in third place; I didn’t come in last. Rahul goes this is bad, man. Holy moly. Then we get some outside shots. Of course it’s now the next day. The sky shot…everybody walking in. One last challenge, final chance for the bakers to earn their place in the tent. They actually had…what time is it? 27:37 left. There’s a shot through a cubby in a cupboard with some tea and bread and Danish stuff. Apricots a Danish…like a chocolate Danish. Maybe a rye bread, probably. No aebleskivers, though, as they walk in. Then I think we go to…okay, table talk. Can I say I love Danish Week?
Noel says are we having Halloween Week? She got Danish Week. She goes, every time I see you, it’s like that goth week, maybe. So, they go hilarious Hawaiian shirts but now reality’s setting in. Semi-finals, so it’s harder. It’s tight, huh? Paul goes yeah, it’s close. Ruby and Kim-Joy are in position for Star Baker, Briony in the middle. Yeah, Briony could go up or down. Manon; very French. Look at the bread she made; it was good bread but it wasn’t rye…Danish rye. Rahul oddly is in a bit of trouble. He’s run out of confidence, maybe. Last time…this is the first time he’s had a hard time where we were critical of him. They go…so, Sandi sums it up; anybody could…anything could happen, more or less. Then we see a serious shot of all the bakers sitting up tall. They say okay, welcome back.
Showstopper…okay, so, let’s see, they set this thing up. I gotta find…through the cupboard, table talk, mugs, candles, and the flag. There’s a big field over Prue’s shoulders and then they introduce the thing. Of course, I didn’t write out how to pronounce it right now. Kagrione? I don’t…K…aman…Kagemand. Kagemand. It’s a cake shaped like a person celebrating their birthday and the best bit is when you…the whole party yells out when they cut the cake ‘cause they start it at the top. Perfectly baked, yeasted Danish pastry, intricately decorated, and include at least three different confectionery skills. This sounds delicious for a birthday cake. On your marks, get set, bake. Then there’s lots of shots of the planning, of pictures for inspiration. Looks like Ruby’s…let’s see, let’s go through.
We got…Briony has pictures but then Ruby has something more…very more…I think it’s Ruby’s picture. Oh yeah, of…more realistic, an actual structural diagram. It’s even numbered. Have a pastry…it’s like a balloon…everything. Also, just to note, Ruby uses the same kind of notebooks I use, a little artistic license. Delicious Danish…Rahul has a whole actual-sized one. Prue says a Danish pastry filled and glazed. It’s a bit shiny. Delicious sweets on top. Lovely. Gold and flaky pastry, beautiful, soft inside, Paul says. Luxurious butter layers. Danish pastry is a great test ‘cause you have to get the Danish pastry right. Noel says yeah, to be a…okay, so, it has to be perfectly laminated which is like, the layers of butter in the dough, the delicate layers.
So you have to keep the butter cold as possible for this work so it doesn’t melt out. Over the next…it takes a while. Bake and chill, roll and fold, or roll and fold and, you know, make the perfect dough but the [00:50:00] tent is very hot. Easier said than done. Then they check in on Briony. Nana Pat; amazing woman in Briony’s life. Still touches her toes at ninety-three. They have some pictures of her wedding day in 1948. Nice, square-shoulder dress, very glam, very cool. Sherbert handbag, toffee heels, traditional Danish swirls, crème pâtissière, ginger, blueberries. Nana Pat still drives, Briony says. Oh, boy. Let’s see, neat circle of marzipan. Oh…Noel says are you gonna make it through the finals, Kim-Joy? I can’t wait. She goes well, it’s touch and go. Now, Ruby’s doing her sister.
Gorgeous child; I didn’t know if that was a bit of shade, like that she’s saying her brother’s…or her sister is beautiful as a child, you know? I didn’t know if that was subtle or not. Says she’s a gorgeous child. This is from a picture at my brother’s birthday and how much fun she was having. So, she’s holding balloons. Honeycomb, chocolate truffles, marzipan, neat circle of marzipan for her face. Then Paul says are you gonna have marzipan over the Danish, over the whole thing? She go…Sandi says don’t let him do this. She goes yeah, he’s trying to get in my head. Then Sandi says look at me. Ignore him; look at me. Ruby says okay, I’m not gonna let it happen. Then there’s some marshmallow production going on. A lot of people…Briony and Manon making marshmallows.
Showstopper’s gonna taste…take a range of skills to complete and get into the semi-final. More individual elements than ever before. Can’t lose any time, either. So, everybody’s rushing around, back and forth. Then we have a sweet moment…oh, this is a really…let’s see, there’s twenty-two minutes left when Noel goes to Rahul…hey, I believe in you, man. Do you know Star Wars? No, he says. You’re Luke Skywalker; I’m Yoda. He goes, what are you talking about? Strong in baking are you. Rahul says Luke Sidewater? What are you talking about? He goes, you don’t know Star Wars? Luke who? Luke Skywalker. He goes, don’t know him. He goes well, he’s a Jedi. Maybe you were actually studying science while I was pretending to be a Jedi. One of the great moments in the season. Rahul’s doing a Indian king.
Twisted knots, crème pat, marzipan, a layer of buttercream. They go whoa, whoa; a Danish pastry with crisp, then covered in buttercream? He goes yeah, well, I don’t like the shape. He goes since it’s bumpy, I want to…Paul says celebrate the Danish, man. Then they go to Manon who’s doing a more simple version. She’s got a…said I’m going quite plain. She goes, I just like pastry on its own, so like a plain croissant. Everybody makes a look at that, like oh boy. So, hers is her friend. Let’s see, I missed it. She’s doing a version of one of her friends, Stina, birthday girl. What else do we got? Danish…oh, they talk about what butter are you using and she goes Danish butter. Paul says that’s not a professional butter. Professional butter? I’d like to be…I’d like to call myself professional butter.
He goes, French butter’s the pro butter. I mean, I think she’s like, are you kidding me? He goes, it’s a higher melting temperature, so it doesn’t melt. Even Prue says Paul, this is ridiculous. She’s already started, one. Two, Prue doesn’t say this, but you’d probably criticize her if she was using French butter, so zip it up. So, Prue’s not happy with Paul. Not ideal. There’s definitely the sequence of stress and sighing and work and hang on. Crystallized ginger, a honeycomb…honeycomb covered in chocolate is what Ruby’s sister likes. That sounds good. Now, with limited time, where are you gonna focus your energy? Rahul, Manon, Ruby concentrate on their sweets. Everybody trying to breathe.
Chocolate Rain; I don’t know if that was on purpose or that Rahul was gonna sing that song, the classic song with so much meaning. Then people are decorating their faces. Kim-Joy’s doing such a good job and Sandi says wow, that’s gorgeous. Kim-Joy goes well, a little bit. She goes, do you paint? Well, it’s a little gorgeous and weird…draw your friend on a piece of marzipan. So, Kim-Joy’s doing her friend who’s a opera buff, doing of course her amazing piping. Then Sandi checks in with Briony who’s doing the dress. She goes, is that cooked or not? Briony says, it’s marzipan. Sandi goes oh, I thought it was underdone dough. See how much I’ve learned? Then Noel pops into Ruby’s freezer; says what are you doing in there? She goes oh, these are my truffles. He goes well, they’re not the same size.
You gotta make sure they’re the same size. She starts changing it. He goes no, no, no, don’t really do it. She goes, too late now. You said it. Then Noel does a trick with the Danish bunting kinda flags and pretends he’s a magician which was funny. Then everybody’s like holy moly, this is it. So, oh, Charlotte is an opera buff; that was Kim-Joy’s friend. Everybody’s stressing. You don’t want to get in a knot working on your pastries. There was another pun. Oh wait, I just saw somebody had something written on their hand. Let’s see if we can see what it is…okay. Whose hand is it? Let’s see, not Rahul’s. Whose hand is next? I don’t know whose hand it is. So far I’ve seen every…oh, there it is. I missed it again. Whoever’s making a cinnamon dough-type thing, so not Manon.
I don’t know whose hand it was but I couldn’t read it either, so it doesn’t matter. Everybody’s trying to put theirs together before they bake it, like all the little pieces. Bake it now, though. You gotta get moving. Don’t want to make the head too big ‘cause it’s still gonna rise. Nana Pat’s hair…oh, too much material. Rahul’s trying to…I still have to prove my stuff, man. This is…I gotta get moving. Critical decision; how long to prove their dough? If you don’t do it long enough, it’ll be heavy and dense as we already know, but too…if you go too long, the butter will leak out. So, oh, come on. Then Noel goes to Manon. He says yours looks like the game Operation. She goes, what? He goes yeah, that game Operation. She goes in France it’s called Crazy Docteur Magoo or something. Docteur Maboul. Docteur Maboul.
He goes, what does that mean? Crazy doctor. Then everybody’s kinda like man, what am I gonna do? It’s so hot out. So, Kim-Joy says maybe I should stop proving and start baking ‘cause it’s so warm. Kim-Joy’s friend has been proving for fifteen minutes, Sandi says as she tries to decide. I don’t want to lose the lamination from the temperature in the room. Everybody kinda…you never know how they’re editing it, but everybody has a shocked face. She’s the first in…to put her stuff in the oven. Rahul’s making chocolate bon-bons for the freezer. Briony has some sort of sherbert powder. I don’t know what that is but it’s very strong-flavored. Caramel being made by Manon who keeps trying to breathe. Then everybody else starts putting their stuff in the oven. Short bake is what Danish pastries is.
Rahul starts seeing his butter leak out right away. Oh dear me. I don’t know, that was like three or four times. He does…he says it a lot from now on. Kim-Joy sees hers; she says it looks really flaky. That’s not good…and puffy. Butter leak…oh, dear me. [01:00:00] He breathes. Manon says mine have opened up a bit. A lot of pressure, Manon says. Holy…breathes again. Kim-Joy’s pulling hers out of the oven. She goes man, this turned out flaky and gigantic, not as delicate or small as I wanted it. She’s also trying to take it out with one hand. I think she’s the one who wrote on her hand, which I said don’t…be careful, holy moly. Then we get a drone shot coming out of the back field, I think. Then Sandi and Noel do some acting. Noel does a thing where he expires. Bakers, one hour left. Sandi’s the victor.
She goes you got less, and she taps her shield. I love this week. Briony opens her oven; okay, looking good. Crispy on the outside, lovely lamination. There’s…lovely, lovely lamination. Ruby’s got some nice color, she says. Rahul, oh boy, not good. Weird way it’s risen and it’s not…it’s crispy on the outside but bready on the inside. Manon has the same problem, so that’s a lot of oh-dear-me’s. They’re gonna have to put it in the oven but without it…you know, even with pizza I’ve had this happen, where you gotta cook the inside but not make the outside worse. So then, now we’re getting some decoration shots, some things…okay. Rahul and Manon are still trying to get theirs made or baked. Somebody…then somebody says is something burning? Noel tries one of Briony’s crumbs. He says this is delicious.
But yeah, then somebody says something’s burning; can’t tell if it’s Rahul or Manon’s. They’re both like oh no, and both of those look like it’s a little bit overcooked. Rahul goes tried on my best and this is it. Manon’s is burned a bit. Hard to make a big slab of pastry look good. So, she’s stressed. Fifteen minutes. Assembly of the dough. Prove it. How long? Oh, that was earlier, wasn’t it? Yeah. Ruby mentions that she was the quietest in her house growing up. Then we get another oh-dear-me as Rahul shakes his head as time is up. It’s stress city. Right now I’m watching the assembly and decorative process; braiding the hair, really making it come together. This week worked perfect for a morning brunch birthday party, especially where there’s…you could just take the pieces of Danish off, like pull-apart Danish kinda thing.
Fresh raspberries…everything’s coming together for some people but Rahul can’t even cut his piping bag, he’s so stressed at five minutes. Let’s see, Ruby can’t find any scissors. Toffee…Briony; toffee, toffee, toffee. Rahul’s shaking as he tries to do the eyes and stuff. Everybody’s taking their candies out of different molds and yeah, putting it together; jellies, marzipan, I guess, skirts, marshmallow braids. So, a lot of stuff happening, and then the time is up. Place your showstoppers at the end of your workstations. Let’s see, yeah, and then we’ll do the judging. First we get a shot of the stream, a shot of the tent, and this is intense; everybody’s sitting there. Time to check everybody’s showstoppers. Ruby’s up first. She goes up, sets it down, they look at everything. Hers looks just like the picture. This is your sister?
Yeah, this is…she had a fun, bubbly personality when she was younger. Absolutely sweet, it really is. The Danish pastry, Paul says, looks like Danish pastry. Good layers, good butter, crispy on the outside. If you glazed it, it would have been nice. Maybe apricot jam. Pastry’s lovely. Apricot glaze…not just for look but for taste. You need some sweetness. But it is buttery. Honeycomb is good, very good. Ginger works; that’s delicious. Overall, nice. Design is effective. Very nice, simple, and effective. So, Ruby’s happy. Then Manon goes and Prue says okay, I like the skirt of marshmallow. That’s beautiful, but what filling’s in there? Paul says. Manon says just chocolate and plain. He goes, hm. He goes, that’s panned chocolate, not…and then they cut it. They do this sequence where everybody laughs.
Paul takes one bite of Danish. Under-cooked in the middle, overcooked on the outside, Prue says. Too high on the oven and too long. He goes yeah, butter leaked out and then gets soaked up into the bottom, and then cooks it. Prue says it’s fried on the bottom and it looks like it happened with all of them, so oh boy, they say. Pool of butter solidified, congealed. Chocolates, they taste…the chocolates are good. Very professional looking actually, but your pastry you got a issue with. Pretty poor on the baking. This show is called Bake Off, by the way. Then they go to Kim-Joy’s. Her piping is exquisite, Prue says. But Kim-Joy’s real stressed already. She goes yeah, this is my friend Charlotte wearing a gown. They go, the design’s impeccable. I mean, really good.
But oh, they go…Paul goes I can see there’s no butter, so your butter all leaked out those gaps. Your butter’s gone, so what happened with the dough? It’s under-baked, soggy, Prue says. Under-proved. Kim-Joy goes yeah, this is what I decided to do ‘cause it was warm and…she realizes her mistake, so she gets really strong feelings. Briony’s trying to help her through it, though. She can barely listen because Paul’s like, what happened with the crème pat and what’s in there? Briony goes it’s okay, it’s okay, Kim-Joy. Well, okay, some of this is good; the chocolates are good, jellies are nice. Pastry not good. Marzipan good. They go thank you, Kim-Joy. Sandi, man, she’s so caring; she goes let me help you, let me help you. It’s okay, it’s okay.
Now, I could see this has got to be intense for someone that…anybody that works there and really empathizes and gets close to the contestants. Okay, then Briony goes. Nana Pat…and she goes, a ginger crème pat, dried blueberries, vanilla marzipan, sherbert, toffee on her shoes, marshmallow necklace. Not a beard; a necklace. They cut up her Danish, take some bites. Lovely flavor, good, blueberry’s nice, color’s nice. So, that’s good. The sherbert’s very sherberty on the bag. Holy cow, Paul makes a face. Nice flavor. This is the closest to a Danish pastry. Then Rahul goes. We see it; it looks good to me. I mean, I guess a little bit overcooked, the Danish-wise, but he’s stressed, man. Burnt, they say. Left it in the oven ten minutes too long. But I like this; the decoration, the buttons, and the jellies.
Then they do the cutting. Everybody makes the joke, but it’s just to break up the tension. Paul takes a bite. Tough, really dry. Marzipan’s lovely. Nice flavor. Jelly sweets are really good. Amazing, perfect, they say. [01:10:00] Some are mixed berry. Stuffed chocolate; that’s good. The buttons have raspberry jam. They say oh, boy. They’re so good Sandi tries one, but pastry’s disappointing. So, hopefully his…yeah, I guess his candies…well, I mean, you’re at this point in the episode, but he’s so…Ruby goes and hugs him ‘cause he goes, I’m going home. She goes, stop saying that. Everyone’s feeling that way. He goes no, it’s me. Then we do the talking heads. He goes yeah, I deserve it. Kim-Joy doesn’t even know if she can talk about it, she’s feeling so intense. Manon says it’s fine, but she’s feeling very intense.
So, then we go to table talk. A lot of strong feelings. Sandi says okay, where are we? They go well, Briony’s back up. She did well, Ruby did well. Kim-Joy slipped down, could leave. Manon and Rahul are in trouble. Manon made the sweets but really didn’t put a lot of time…anything in her pastry. Rahul burnt them, basically. Over-bake the pastry, the butter runs out. They say okay, Star Baker’s easy but who’s going home? Noel says I’ll put on some tea and Sandi says I’ll get a bottle of bubbly or fizzy water. I don’t know what she calls it. A bottle of fizz. Then they go for Star Baker, there can only be one mermaid in Copenhagen Harbor, Sandi says, so I’ll have to learn what that means. She goes, this is harder and harder each week. She says before that…and Star Baker is Ruby. Everybody cheers for Ruby.
Rahul kinda gives her a extra hug. Noel goes, I got the unfortunate job. Not great. Everybody breathes. The person who’s leaving this week is Manon. You could kinda see surprise with Kim-Joy and Rahul and relief, but more surprise, their shock that they’re not going home. Obviously, Manon’s feeling very strongly because…Prue says you should be proud of yourself. This was amazing. She goes, it’ll be okay. Ruby’s holding her. Manon says it’s just baking. Paul gives her a hug; you did really well. It was that panned chocolate that did it. She goes I learned a lot, even some things I didn’t think I could make. Stronger baker, a stronger person. Hopefully that’s what that means. Sad to see Manon go. She’s a good baker, just not a good Danish baker, Prue says. Paul says Rahul man, next week you better step up.
He says I didn’t even expect…holy, holy. Congratulations go out to Briony. Briony goes holy cow, I’m through to the semi-finals. What? Kim-Joy goes, see you next week. Oh, boy. Then Ruby gets hugs from the judges, is very happy. Paul says I’m happy for her to get Star Baker. This is when you want to be on the up…Ruby calls her family and they all yell at once that she’s Star Baker. She goes, I told you I’m the quiet one; told you so. That’s the end of the episode. Alright, here’s some thank-yous. Thanks for listening. Goodnight.
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