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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 5: Bake Off: The Professionals

Summary

Tom Allen and Liam Charles present as the pastry chefs create miniature cone-shaped and carrot-shaped desserts - 24 of each. For the second challenge they must serve up a grand occasion showpiece - a Religieuse a l'Ancienne - to serve 24 people, with two different flavours of eclairs and inspired by the theme of time travel. Benoit Blin and Cherish Finden judge their efforts

Review

Just how do judges Benoit Blin and Cherish Finden come up with these ideas for bakes? Week by week, each challenge seems more fiddly, fiendish and – crucially – at risk of sinking than the last. It couldn’t be that the chefs are being asked to create these structurally questionable towers out of flimsy pastry because they’re so prone to collapse, could it? Surely not.

This week, the pairs of pastry professionals are tasked with creating a Religieuse à  l’ancienne – a tower constructed with freestanding eclairs that is themed around time travel. Benoit, helpfully, says that choux pastry isn’t that strong, so no prizes for guessing that not all the structures are still intact when it comes to judging.

Before that, though, they each have to create miniature desserts shaped like cones and illusion desserts that look like carrots. Some take this brief very literally: there are tiny traffic cone desserts as well as one plucky chef having created their own moulds from real carrots. The result is… interesting.

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

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