The Great British Bake Off

The Final

Series 4 - Episode 10 The Final

Saturday 1:15am - 2:13am 4seven
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Review

Maybe next year’s Bake Off should be filmed in the depths of winter, preferably with a snowstorm howling outside the tent as the bakers dab at their creations with fingerless gloves.

Because as we reach the final, yet again the summer heatwave hits, with a high of 34 degrees centigrade that leaves chocolate and ambitions in puddles. One baker, searching for privacy, sobs quietly into a deep freeze.

You might think there’s no doubting the eventual winner, but, boy, is this a close-run thing. The three remaining amateurs - Dave, Pete and Laura - who all receive recorded messages from families they haven’t seen for six weeks, must work wonders with everything from rough-puff pastry to ganache.

“The resistance is in the custard,” says Paul Hollywood with all the gravitas of a combat-ready field marshal during the signature challenge. And Prue Leith tells the trio, helpfully, to “keep their cool” during the technical bake.

Summary

The finalists pull out all the stops in a set-custard and puff pastry signature, a choccy-nut technical and a magnificent dessert tower showstopper. Who will be crowned the winner of Bake Off 2020?