With The Witcher season 2 production on ice for the time being, it might be some time before we get our fix of Geralt and chums again. In the meantime, Henry Cavill has been getting into painting Warhammer miniatures, but what about the rest of the cast? It turns out they’ve been doing some competitive baking.
It looks like casting director Sophie Holland got the bake-off rolling when she made some hot cross buns, which Paul Bullion, otherwise knows as the witcher Lambert, responded to with a testosterone-fuelled and, frankly, sexy video of his own baking skills. Take a gander below.
I like to #Bake between my training sessions. During this “Quiet time”. @SophHollandCast came at me with some fine hot cross buns last week. My response? Well….it’s this:(Video Credit: Housemate @jackdouglasfilm https://t.co/nIxdVjZFdo) pic.twitter.com/xqwy36NErxApril 18, 2020
Holland and Bullion are neighbours, so she was able to assure us that his cinnamon rolls were very good. They were followed up by something a bit more savoury, courtesy of Tom Canton (Filavandrel) and his impressive beef wellington. No video this time, but you can drool over some photos.
Savoury Bake. BeeLf Wellington. Over to you guys @SophHollandCast @fayetimby @MeciaSimson @PaulBullionLive @LHissrich#GreatWitcherBakeoffOh and I nominate @_JeremyCrawford pic.twitter.com/ILIjBtNop4April 19, 2020
Canton challenged Jeremy Crawford, who plays Yarpen Zingrin the dwarf, and he did his character proud by using an axe to cut up the apples for what looks like a tasty apple pie, accompanied by a dram of Glenfiddich. That’s my kind of dessert.
Dwarven Homemade Apple Pie w/ a Scotch Carmel glaze & Whipped Cream. @Tom_Canton don’t bring a knife to an axe fight! For Mahakam! @SophHollandCast @fayetimby @PaulBullionLive @LHissrich @MeciaSimson #GreatWitcherBakeOff And I nominate @adele_oni! You’re next! 🐺❤⚔ pic.twitter.com/NsqjpZ5gIKApril 20, 2020
Next up for the challenge was Adele Oni, who played Téa in the Dragon Hunt episode alongside Crawford. Sticking with the theme of using weapons in the kitchen, she cooked up some Zerrikanian chilli-chocolate bites with the help of her sword. Prepare to swoon.
Zerrikanean Chilli-Chocolate BITEs! That’s right @_JeremyCrawford …never bring an axe to a sword fight Yarpen 😜⚔️. #[email protected] @fayetimby @LHissrich @PaulBullionLive @Tom_Canton @MeciaSimson @JackTWolfe let’s see what u’ve got then bae 🐺♥️⚔️ pic.twitter.com/fGfXNwqnmBApril 21, 2020
Not to be outdone, Mecia Simson eschewed weapons for some good old fashioned elven magic (she’s learned a few things as Francesca Findabair) to conjure up some banoffee muffins. I think that might be cheating.
Melt in the middle BanoFFee MuFFins 😉back to you @SophHollandCast @fayetimby @LHissrich @PaulBullionLive @Tom_Canton @_JeremyCrawford let’s see what you got baking in the oven @YasenAtour #GreatWitcherBakeoff 🧝🏽♀️⚔️🐺 pic.twitter.com/fT6InzajwbApril 20, 2020
She challenged Coën actor Yasen Atour, who just ended up making a huge mess. I appreciate seeing my level of baking skill being represented at last.
Fresh out the oven! @MeciaSimson @fayetimby @PaulBullionLive @LHissrich over to you @SophHollandCast #GreatWitcherBakeoff pic.twitter.com/M5OIL3QI9MApril 20, 2020
Witcher showrunner Lauren Hissrich decided to go her own way and make some meatloaf, which I’m not sure counts. It still looks lovely, though, which is high praise from me, a man who would rather eat his own foot than chow down on some meatloaf.
I made homemade meatloaf. Does that count for the #GreatWitcherBakeoff?Anyone? Anyone?(Goes back in her American cave.) pic.twitter.com/yIsRNLTVxJApril 21, 2020
The bake-off isn’t over yet, but I’m not sure we’ll see Cavill get stuck in. Painting Warhammer miniatures takes forever.
This got me thinking that a Witcher cookbook would be pretty great, and it turns out that some fans have been putting one together, or at least creating recipes based on grub from the books, games and Netflix series. If you’re feeling peckish, check out Witcher Kitchen and start cooking.
I’ve been hoping I could turn PC Gamer into a baking website ever since Phil talked me into watching Nailed It, which I am now addicted to, so this has made me pleased as punch.