Pies

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Duration: 1 hour

The search for Britain's best amateur baker, with Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins, reaches the fifth round and everyone is out to avoid the dreaded soggy bottom as the seven remaining bakers face pies.

The marquee is soon filled with the delicious aroma of fresh baking as the signature challenge has the bakers doing all they can to impress acclaimed master baker Paul Hollywood and legendary cookery writer and baker Mary Berry with their signature family pie. Topping their pie with either flaky or rough puff pastry, some decide to play it safe whilst others get more experimental.

Next is the dreaded technical challenge where for lifelong vegetarian Jason delivering six individual, beautifully baked and seasoned pork pies to the judging table proves problematic.

Finally, there is a sweet showstopper challenge in the shape of a meringue pie. The judges' expectations are high with hopes of crisp pastry bases and delicious custard and fruit fillings topped with a perfect meringue. But the pressure of pies proves too much for some. Who will be named Star Baker and who will leave The Great British Bake Off?

Credits

Presenter
Sue Perkins
Presenter
Mel Giedroyc
Participant
Mary Berry
Participant
Paul Hollywood
Executive Producer
Anna Beattie
Series Editor
Melissa Brown

Broadcasts

Recipes from the series

Recipes

Fancy trying your own bake-off at home? See all the recipes from this series on BBC Food.

Gingerbread house recipe

Gingerbread house recipe

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