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The Great British Bake Off

  • Season 2016
  • 11 episodes
  • Food
  • Lifestyle

Summary

The bakers are challenged to make a fatless sponge, their version of a Spanish classic, multi-bake, mini masterpieces, and the most complex showstopper ever featured on the show.

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Episode 9: Patisserie Week

Summary

Only four bakers remain as the semi-final arrives. This week, the contestants must demonstrate their mastery of patisserie in three more challenges. However, the stakes have never been higher, and a disaster in any one of the rounds might mean the difference between claiming a place in the final, or bowing out early. In the Signature, the bakers must achieve perfect lamination on French pastries, and in the Technical, Paul Hollywood puts the amateurs through their paces with a yeast-based cake with a fruity top and delicate chocolate work. For the Showstopper finale, the competitors face a multiple mini-cake bake, with Paul and fellow judge Mary Berry expecting a high-end finish that demonstrates the bakers' ability to manage their time

Review

OK, get a grip. Try to stay calm. We’re just one week away from the final and, whisper it, the last time we’ll see a series of Bake Off on BBC.

In a horribly prophetic moment one of the four semi-finalists suddenly announces to the others how much time they’ve got left in the signature bake. Sue Perkins explodes like overactive yeast in bread dough: “Are you doing me out of a job? This is all I had!” she wails with mock indignation.

It’s patisserie week, so the bakers must “embrace their French side”, but everyone’s pastries keep tumbling to the floor as the words “Five second rule!” reverberate around the almost empty tent. After that, the showstopper challenge is the most manic and messiest you’ve ever seen. And someone – wipe away those tears, it’s not Sue – leaves.

How to watch

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There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show. But it is available via the streaming provider below.

Streaming

Details

Languages
Formats
Colour

Credits

Crew

rolename
PresenterMel Giedroyc
PresenterSue Perkins
JudgePaul Hollywood
JudgeMary Berry
Executive producerSarah Thomson-Woolley
Executive producerRichard McKerrow
Series directorAndy Devonshire

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  • Summary

    Only four bakers remain as the semi-final arrives. This week, the contestants must demonstrate their mastery of patisserie in three more challenges. However, the stakes have never been higher, and a disaster in any one of the rounds might mean the difference between claiming a place in the final, or bowing out early. In the Signature, the bakers must achieve perfect lamination on French pastries, and in the Technical, Paul Hollywood puts the amateurs through their paces with a yeast-based cake with a fruity top and delicate chocolate work. For the Showstopper finale, the competitors face a multiple mini-cake bake, with Paul and fellow judge Mary Berry expecting a high-end finish that demonstrates the bakers' ability to manage their time

    Review

    OK, get a grip. Try to stay calm. We’re just one week away from the final and, whisper it, the last time we’ll see a series of Bake Off on BBC.

    In a horribly prophetic moment one of the four semi-finalists suddenly announces to the others how much time they’ve got left in the signature bake. Sue Perkins explodes like overactive yeast in bread dough: “Are you doing me out of a job? This is all I had!” she wails with mock indignation.

    It’s patisserie week, so the bakers must “embrace their French side”, but everyone’s pastries keep tumbling to the floor as the words “Five second rule!” reverberate around the almost empty tent. After that, the showstopper challenge is the most manic and messiest you’ve ever seen. And someone – wipe away those tears, it’s not Sue – leaves.

    How to watch

    Next showing

    There are no live broadcasts scheduled for this show. But it is available via the streaming provider below.

    Streaming

    Details

    Languages
    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Crew

    rolename
    PresenterMel Giedroyc
    PresenterSue Perkins
    JudgePaul Hollywood
    JudgeMary Berry
    Executive producerSarah Thomson-Woolley
    Executive producerRichard McKerrow
    Series directorAndy Devonshire

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