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British Bake Off Contestants Attempt Icelandic Laufabrauð

By Yelena

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Making Icelandic laufabrauð, an intricately decorated Christmas treat, was the challenge contestants faced on a special Christmas edition of The Great British Bake Off. The episode was shown on Stöð 2 last Thursday.

The Great British Bakeoff, is a popular cooking show where baking enthusiasts compete to be crowned the UK’s Best Amateur Baker. Hosted by Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding, the episode in question, titled the Great Christmas Bake Off, pitted contestants against each other in baking Icelandic laufabrauð. Though each contestant received written instructions, there were no pictures to show them what the finished product should look like.


Making laufabrauð is no easy feat: not only is the decorating process finicky and time-consuming but so is the frying process. The breads must be fried individually and heat maintained even so that the final result is uniform. That proved a challenge for some of the contestants of the show.

Vísir published a short video excerpt of the episode for curious readers.

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