The Great British Bake Off

Pastry Week

Series 2017 - Episode 6 Pastry Week

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Review

It’s Pastry Week and there are myriad magical delights in the tent of dreams as the talented bakers (and what a great bunch they are this year) meet triumph and disaster.

“Pastry can smell fear,” says one anxious contestant as the little group sets about making a signature dish of four individual savoury pies while being pestered by Noel Fielding (“I live in a hollowed-out tree”).

Prue Leith is at her most withering, the headmistress you simply can’t bear to let down. When she tells a baker, “I’ve seen you bake a lot better than this” you can actually feel an ache of disappointment and crushed dreams fill the tent.

Paul Hollywood’s technical challenge is to make those custardy Portuguese tarts, pasteis de nata. His helpful cheerleading advice? “Things can go wrong from the very beginning.”

And they do, oh yes they do…

Summary

In week six there's a savoury signature, where contestants must impress judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith with style and substance. There's also a multi-layered technical, and an ambitious final challenge, in which the bakers make a traditional pie. Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding are with the contestants every step of the way, ready with a pertinent pep talk or just a sympathetic shoulder to cry on. Also, Sandi heads abroad to discover how some unusual habits have inspired a classic pastry treat.

Cast & Crew

Judge Prue Leith
Judge Paul Hollywood
Presenter Noel Fielding
Presenter Sandi Toksvig
Executive Producer Richard McKerrow
Executive Producer Anna Beattie
Executive Producer Sarah Thomson-Woolley
Executive Producer Kieran Smith
Series Producer Charlotte Davis
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