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Bake Off: The Professionals

  • 2021
  • Season 4
  • 10 episodes
  • Food
  • Lifestyle

Summary

Liam Charles and Tom Allen host the toughest Bake Off on TV, as teams of pastry chefs from top hotels, restaurants and small businesses compete to be crowned best patisserie team in Britain

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Episode 1: Miniature Classics and Strawberries and Cream Sculptures

Summary

Pastry chefs from hotels, restaurants and small businesses in Cardiff, Bristol, Norfolk, Brighton and London compete to be crowned best patisserie team in Britain. The teams face testing challenges judged by two world-class patisserie experts, Benoit Blin and Cherish Finden. For their first challenge, the teams must produce two different types of miniature classics - Tarte Piémontaise and the Jaffa Cake. They must make 24 perfect and identical items of each pastry in just three and a half hours

Review

Judging by the pre-title sequence there are a lot of showstopper disasters in this series. One fabulous towering structure after another crashes to the ground and splinters, as the pastry chefs hurtle across the kitchen like rugby players going for a touchdown.  Of course, we all marvel at the technical prowess of these edible works of art but, be honest, some of us are cruelly thrilled when they collapse too.  

First though the six teams of patissiers must rise to the challenge of reinventing the jaffa cake and making 24 tarte piémontaise. There are experimental flavour combinations, gels that don’t set and Swiss rolls that don’t roll so judges Cherish Finden and Benoit Blin are lemon-sucking sharp with their critiques. Meanwhile Liam Charles and Tom Allen lark about like naughty kids on a school trip.

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Credits

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rolename
PresenterLiam Charles
PresenterTom Allen
JudgeBenoit Blin
JudgeCherish Finden
UnknownJeanette Goulbourn
UnknownKieran Smith
UnknownOliver Manley

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  • Episode 1

    Miniature Classics and Strawberries and Cream Sculptures

    Summary

    Pastry chefs from hotels, restaurants and small businesses in Cardiff, Bristol, Norfolk, Brighton and London compete to be crowned best patisserie team in Britain. The teams face testing challenges judged by two world-class patisserie experts, Benoit Blin and Cherish Finden. For their first challenge, the teams must produce two different types of miniature classics - Tarte Piémontaise and the Jaffa Cake. They must make 24 perfect and identical items of each pastry in just three and a half hours

    Review

    Judging by the pre-title sequence there are a lot of showstopper disasters in this series. One fabulous towering structure after another crashes to the ground and splinters, as the pastry chefs hurtle across the kitchen like rugby players going for a touchdown.  Of course, we all marvel at the technical prowess of these edible works of art but, be honest, some of us are cruelly thrilled when they collapse too.  

    First though the six teams of patissiers must rise to the challenge of reinventing the jaffa cake and making 24 tarte piémontaise. There are experimental flavour combinations, gels that don’t set and Swiss rolls that don’t roll so judges Cherish Finden and Benoit Blin are lemon-sucking sharp with their critiques. Meanwhile Liam Charles and Tom Allen lark about like naughty kids on a school trip.

    How to watch

    Next showing

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

    Streaming

    We may earn commission from links on this page. Our editorial is always independent (learn more)

    Details

    Languages
    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Crew

    rolename
    PresenterLiam Charles
    PresenterTom Allen
    JudgeBenoit Blin
    JudgeCherish Finden
    UnknownJeanette Goulbourn
    UnknownKieran Smith
    UnknownOliver Manley

How to watch

Next showing

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

Streaming

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