The Great British Bake Off

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Desserts

Series 2015 - Episode 4 Desserts

Sun 2 Jun 9am - 10am Good Food
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Review

Ah, the language of Hollywood. I could get an A-level in it. When the silver fox looks at a contestant, as he does in this dessert round and says, “That’s quite… adventurous,” you know he means, “ARE YOU MAD?!”

When he says, “Your base is a bit like birdseed,” as he also does, he really does mean, “Your base is a bit like birdseed.” And when he describes something as “deceptively difficult”… well, I’m still working that one out. Maybe he means “deceptively easy”.

As rain pours in torrents upon the Tent of Dreams, the bakers must make 12 identical crèmes brûlées and they mustn’t use anything fancy like a blowtorch to get that burned look. They must use a grill, Mary Berry is quite specific. Then they have to make some many-decked meringue thing, a Spanische Windtorte, which looks like a toilet-roll holder in a care home.

Summary

Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins usher the nine remaining home-bakers back into the tent for the fourth week of the contest. This time, the competitors must tackle desserts, beginning with a signature challenge in the form of a French classic - creme brulees. With the clock ticking, the contestants must grill their offerings to perfection to avoid serving up an unappetising scrambled egg and custard soup. Next up is the technical challenge, in which Mary Berry asks the group to prepare Spanische Windtorte, an Austrian meringue inspired by the tastes of Spain, Switzerland and France. Finally, the showstopper this week involves baking a three-tiered cheesecake stack, and only the most structurally sound creations will be worthy of securing their maker the title of star baker.

Cast & Crew

Presenter Mel Giedroyc
Presenter Sue Perkins
Judge Paul Hollywood
Judge Mary Berry
Executive Producer Anna Beattie
Series Producer Paolo Proto
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