Hollywood has just finished filming a Christmas Special of the show with co-presenter Mary Berry and will now start work on his own project with the working title, Bread.. (no prizes for guessing what he’ll be making).
“It’s about bread,” he confirmed when speaking to the Radio Times. “But I’m also cooking with bread and doing a few cakes – most of the cakes before the 1820s were made with yeast and it wasn’t until the introduction of raising agents that you got the light, fluffy cake that we prize today. I’ve been all over the country looking into the history of bread.”
“I ended up concentrating on bread [in my career] because it was one of the hardest things to master. You’re harnessing an animal – yeast,” he continued.
“When you’re manipulating and kneading the dough, it’s such a release of stress. I’m paying for it now because I’ve got big problems with my neck and carpal tunnel syndrome in both my wrists.”