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Bread

One week down and the remaining 12 bakers have 9 weeks and 27 gruelling challenges to get through before they can be crowned Winner of the Great British Bake Off. But having survived cake, now they battle bread.

Knowing that Paul will be watching their every move and prove, they must bake 36 perfectly thin and crispy signature bread sticks, a technically tricky English muffin, and the most outrageous showstopping loaves of bread ever seen on television... from a Christmas wreath to a proud peacock and a psychic octopus.

As the bakers try to perfect their breakfast muffins, we explore their rise in popularity in Georgian England, initially distributed by a network of muffin men, now immortalised in the famous nursery rhyme.

Mel and Sue try to help but instead leave chaos in their wake, as Mary and Paul use the challenges to find out what type of bakers they are and exactly how far they can push their baking skills. They are looking for real talent and natural instinct, creativity and baking brilliance.

At any time, two bakers might be asked to leave, making this year tougher than ever before... nobody is safe.

1 hour

Last on

Mon 30 Dec 2013 12:00

Bread recipes featured in this episode

Bread recipes featured in this episode
Fancy making Paul Hollywood's famous English muffins? Or are you tempted to try Robert's twisty rye breadsticks?

See the selection of bread recipes featured in this episode

Credits

Role Contributor
PresenterSue Perkins
PresenterMel Giedroyc
JudgeMary Berry
JudgePaul Hollywood
Executive ProducerAnna Beattie
Series EditorAmanda Westwood

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