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The Great British Bake Off

  • Season 2014
  • 17 episodes
  • Food
  • Lifestyle

Summary

In 2014, the hopeful contestants bake their signature savoury crackers for cheese, prepare Mary Berry's Florentines, and create European cakes, including a Swedish princess torte.

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Episode 3: Bread

Summary

The 10 remaining contestants face three tasks designed to test their bread-making skills, beginning by creating 12 perfect rye bread rolls shaped in any way they like and using as much flour as they dare. For the technical challenge they have to prepare Italian ciabatta using Paul's recipe, before ending with show-stopping centrepiece loaves that will have to make an impact on the table as well as on the judges. Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry then decide which of the contenders will be the week's star baker - and which of them is going home. Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins present

Review

It’s bread week, which is the particular fiefdom of Paul Hollywood who stands in front of the ten remaining bakers, legs apart, hands on hips like a doorman at a provincial nightclub.

Just three weeks into the competition and it’s crystal clear that we have an inventive and skilled bunch of amateur bakers. So far there have been few daft mistakes and only one soggy bottom (of course, there are still seven weeks to go).

There’s real skill in the tent of dreams, and the showstopper round – to bake a filled loaf as centrepiece – features some ornate glories, including traditional Spanish bread and a stinky cheese creation. (“It’s the essence of a thousand students’ socks,” remarks Mel Giedroyc, as she daintily crinkles her nose.)

Elsewhere, the contestants turn out 12 rye rolls and are urged to have patience by Hollywood during a technical challenge that requires four perfect ciabattas.

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PresenterMel Giedroyc
PresenterSue Perkins
JudgePaul Hollywood
JudgeMary Berry
Executive producerAnna Beattie
Series producerSamantha Beddoes

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  • Summary

    The 10 remaining contestants face three tasks designed to test their bread-making skills, beginning by creating 12 perfect rye bread rolls shaped in any way they like and using as much flour as they dare. For the technical challenge they have to prepare Italian ciabatta using Paul's recipe, before ending with show-stopping centrepiece loaves that will have to make an impact on the table as well as on the judges. Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry then decide which of the contenders will be the week's star baker - and which of them is going home. Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins present

    Review

    It’s bread week, which is the particular fiefdom of Paul Hollywood who stands in front of the ten remaining bakers, legs apart, hands on hips like a doorman at a provincial nightclub.

    Just three weeks into the competition and it’s crystal clear that we have an inventive and skilled bunch of amateur bakers. So far there have been few daft mistakes and only one soggy bottom (of course, there are still seven weeks to go).

    There’s real skill in the tent of dreams, and the showstopper round – to bake a filled loaf as centrepiece – features some ornate glories, including traditional Spanish bread and a stinky cheese creation. (“It’s the essence of a thousand students’ socks,” remarks Mel Giedroyc, as she daintily crinkles her nose.)

    Elsewhere, the contestants turn out 12 rye rolls and are urged to have patience by Hollywood during a technical challenge that requires four perfect ciabattas.

    Details

    Languages
    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Crew

    rolename
    PresenterMel Giedroyc
    PresenterSue Perkins
    JudgePaul Hollywood
    JudgeMary Berry
    Executive producerAnna Beattie
    Series producerSamantha Beddoes

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