I enjoy Bake off, but it's far too long, and it's also becoming too 'jokey'; with very poor jokes. I watch the repeat on Saturdays at mid-day.
This last week's programme was all about 'Bread'. They baked Soda Bread, sickly-looking multi coloured Bagels, and personalised Harvest Loaves; most of which were dreadful.
Being the age I am, I am used to the more traditional Harvest Loaf (above). In the UK at Harvest Festival, every baker had a very beautiful Wheatsheaf loaf in their front window, to demonstrate their skills.
I expect they're still made, but probably nowadays stamped out of a mould. I can't imagine that many bakers would go to the extent of making them by hand these days. I may be wrong.
I have always wanted to buy one, not to eat, but to allow it to dry out completely, then varnish to preserve it. I would hang it on my wall somewhere. For a few pounds one would have a magnificent 'sculpture' to admire all year round.
The one above would be perfect.