Warning! This article contains spoilers about the latest episode of The Great British Bake Off.
There are some foods you just do not mess with, and it became apparent the Cornish pasty was one of them after Tuesday’s episode of The Great British Bake Off.
Fans of the Channel 4 baking competition had some pretty strong reactions to the contestants’ interpretations of the classic baked treat, as they put their own twists on it.
This week’s Signature Challenge saw judges Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood ask the eight remaining bakers to cook up six Cornish pasties as part of Pastry Week.
It saw them produce a mixture of creations, that strayed pretty far from the traditional recipe of beef, potato, swede and onion, wrapped in a neatly D-shaped shortcrust pastry complete with crimps to make a crust.
Among the goods the bakers produced claiming to be pasties included a fish-shaped and fish-flavoured version, one with a toad-in-the-hole theme, and one that was shaped like a samosa.
— British Bake Off (@BritishBakeOff) October 20, 2020
Pasty purists were not happy at the deviation, with plenty of conversation about it on Twitter...
— Alex Davis (@Alex_Loze_Davis) October 20, 2020
GBBO: Make a Cornish pasty.. but use any filling you want
Cornish people: pic.twitter.com/O4RAbJ0BiQ
— Cathy💭 (@cathy_parkin) October 20, 2020
As a Cornish person I can safely tell you that not one of those is an actual fucking pasty. #gbbo
— Jen Faulkner (@jfaulknerwriter) October 20, 2020
— Dom Jones (@HantsPoliceChap) October 20, 2020
— Conor Noon (@Conor_Noon) October 20, 2020
— Sam Damerell (@SamDamerell1) October 20, 2020
— Rachael (@RachaelvsWorld) October 20, 2020
— Mark Binmore (@MarkBinmore) October 20, 2020
— Daniel Smith (@Doctor_63) October 20, 2020
— Anna-Marie Morozow (@amm91mma) October 20, 2020
— Megan Hunt (@MegHunt_) October 20, 2020
They are NOT Cornish Pasty’s.
Now this is a Cornish Pasty by a Cornish maid feat. beef skirt, potatoes, turnip, onion, butter, salt and loads of white pepper. That’s how it’s done!! #gbbo pic.twitter.com/KvxJaPuzwj
— Charlotte Hodges (@Char_Hodges_) October 20, 2020
all these bakers putting fish in a pasty should immediately be eliminated #GBBO
— Amy Goodall (@amieexgoodall) October 20, 2020
Elsewhere in Pastry Week, the bakers were tasked with making eclairs for the Technical Challenge, finishing things off with a caged tart in the Showstopper.
Laura was named Star Baker after impressing Paul and Prue in all three rounds, while it was Linda who found herself eliminated after a series of blunders.
She had produced the samosa-shaped pasties, placed last in the Technical, while her cage fell apart as she tried to make a Gypsy Tart.
Next week, the seven remaining bakers will take part in Bake Off’s first ever Japanese Week.
The Great British Bake Off continues next Tuesday at 8pm on Channel 4.
This article originally appeared on HuffPost UK and has been updated.