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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 4: Desserts

Summary

Judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood assess the remaining contestants' dessert-making skills, beginning with a signature challenge of a sponge containing a gooey sauce filling or a saucy surprise at the bottom. The technical round involves creating a tiramisu cake, before the contenders have to prepare a baked Alaska for the showstopper. Plus, presenter Sue Perkins explores the origins of Paignton pudding, a heavyweight version of which caused a riot in the Devon town in 1859

Review

Well, here’s a first; the tent of dreams, habitually a millpond of equanimity and even temper, erupts like Krakatoa when we witness a disaster and a flounce. How very un-Bake Off.

But you might have some sympathy with the infuriated contestant when one of his creations slithers to its doom like something from The Quatermass Experiment – the hottest day of the year is not ideal for making ice cream. Just to add to the stew of emotions under the broiling canvas, you may think that the mishap wasn’t entirely the baker’s fault…

Before we all turn into Miss Marple and hunt for clues, it’s still dessert week and there is much baking to be done. The nine remaining hopefuls have to make a Mary Berry tiramisu cake in the technical challenge round, which should look like a pillow for a choir of angels. “I’ve never made this and I can’t even spell it,” says one.

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Credits

Crew

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

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  • Summary

    Judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood assess the remaining contestants' dessert-making skills, beginning with a signature challenge of a sponge containing a gooey sauce filling or a saucy surprise at the bottom. The technical round involves creating a tiramisu cake, before the contenders have to prepare a baked Alaska for the showstopper. Plus, presenter Sue Perkins explores the origins of Paignton pudding, a heavyweight version of which caused a riot in the Devon town in 1859

    Review

    Well, here’s a first; the tent of dreams, habitually a millpond of equanimity and even temper, erupts like Krakatoa when we witness a disaster and a flounce. How very un-Bake Off.

    But you might have some sympathy with the infuriated contestant when one of his creations slithers to its doom like something from The Quatermass Experiment – the hottest day of the year is not ideal for making ice cream. Just to add to the stew of emotions under the broiling canvas, you may think that the mishap wasn’t entirely the baker’s fault…

    Before we all turn into Miss Marple and hunt for clues, it’s still dessert week and there is much baking to be done. The nine remaining hopefuls have to make a Mary Berry tiramisu cake in the technical challenge round, which should look like a pillow for a choir of angels. “I’ve never made this and I can’t even spell it,” says one.

    How to watch

    Next showing

    channeltimestatus

    Food Network

    Food Network
    -

    Food Network

    Food Network
    -

    Food Network +1

    Food Network +1
    -

    Food Network +1

    Food Network +1
    -

    Details

    Languages
    Formats
    Colour | HD | SUB | WIDE

    Credits

    Crew

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

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