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It's round three, and the heat in the kitchen is already too much for some, as the remaining 11 bakers get ready to deal with desserts.

Mary and Paul are upping the ante. Having survived cake and bread, this is the first week we see the bakers having to multi-task across several different baking skills at the same time; a signature trifle combining biscuit, cake, jelly or custard in perfectly distinct layers; a technically difficult task of making floating islands, which result in various forms of unrecognisable landmass by the end of the bake and a showstopper that pulls out all the stops, getting the bakers to juggle 24 petit fours that the judges might finally deem acceptable. They are taking no prisoners, and for the first time ever, there's a baking burglary in the Bake Off tent and it becomes a crime scene.

Mel explores the origins of the trifle and discovers how it was transformed in the Georgian era from an elitist dessert for the aristocracy to a dish that was accessible to the masses.

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59 minutes

Last on

Wed 14 Oct 2015 15:30

Dessert recipes featured in this episode

Dessert recipes featured in this episode
Fancy making Mary Berry's Floating islands with spun sugar? Try your hand at this week's dessert episodes.

See the selection of dessert recipes featured in this episode


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

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