The Toughest Great British Bake Off Judge, According To Frances Quinn - Exclusive

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Talented designer and baker Frances Quinn gave it her all during Season 4 of "The Great British Bake Off." And despite the setbacks by timing, temperature, and so many people all in a tent at once, she definitely prevailed. Quinn took home the winning title of the fourth season, impressing plenty of home bakers watching at home along the way.

However, in order to win, the most important people to impress were the judges. Quinn had to conquer the difficult feat of impressing both Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry with her bakes, and she certainly pulled it off.

But we know no two judges are equally tough, and we wanted to hear more about just how hard it was to impress a certain "Great British Bake Off" judge. In an exclusive interview with Mashed, Quinn shared all about it, dishing on who she thought had the toughest palate on the show (and who she was most proud of ultimately gaining approval from).

Frances Quinn thought one judge was definitely tougher to impress than the other

Competing on "The Great British Bake Off" comes with plenty of tests. The challenges tested the bakers on their skill at making breads, pastries, cakes, and more. And while sweet treats are typically the star of the show, some savory applications also garnered plenty of attention.

According to Quinn, one of the bakes she was most proud of was her vegetable canapes. "That won me the Hollywood handshake with my cauliflower cheese scone," she said. And considering Quinn thought Paul Hollywood was definitely difficult to impress, that meant a lot. "Paul was the toughest judge. When he liked your bread, that was a big thing," she said. "I felt Mary was cake, Paul was bread, and they came together on pastry. But yeah, it took a lot to win over Paul."

For great recipes and more from Quinn, visit her website or grab her book "Quintessential Baking."