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Amateur bakers have their skills tested to the limit. The contestants tackle Paul's recipe for an eight-strand plaited loaf and bake 24 bagels in the showstopper round.

From the off the atmosphere in the Bake Off tent is charged as eleven bakers attempt to make flatbread. Tempting Paul and Mary with two varieties, the bakers are under pressure to produce 24 perfect flatbreads each.

The feared technical challenge has the bakers in a twist as they attempt Paul's recipe for the notoriously difficult eight-strand plaited loaf.

Remaining in the competition rests on pulling out all the stops in the showstopper challenge. Attempting a technique new to Bake Off, the bakers endeavour to make bagels. The eleven hopefuls have to produce 12 sweet and 12 savoury bagels, which are boiled before they are baked. But who will impress and be named Star Baker and who will fail to make the grade and leave the Bake Off tent?

1 hour

Last on

Thu 3 Apr 2014 16:15



Role Contributor
Presenter Sue Perkins
Presenter Mel Giedroyc
Participant Mary Berry
Participant Paul Hollywood
Executive Producer Anna Beattie
Executive Producer Kieran Smith
Series Producer Amanda Westwood


  • Tue 21 Aug 2012 20:00
  • Sat 25 Aug 2012 18:00
  • Sun 26 Aug 2012 11:30
  • Mon 31 Dec 2012 12:00
  • Mon 13 May 2013 14:45
  • Thu 3 Apr 2014 16:15