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Pies and Tarts

It's the fourth round and the baking gets serious as the remaining bakers take on pies and tarts. Challenges include custard tarts and a filo pie centrepiece.

It's the fourth round and the baking is getting serious as the remaining bakers put on their pinnies to pimp up pies and tarts.

From the country's oldest known cookbook, we discover the almost 700-year-old history of the English custard tart. It might once have been popular at the decadent court of King Richard II but it is now a technical challenge in the Bake Off tent, one which causes more than the intended wobble for the bakers.

Starting with what should be a home baker staple, their signature double-crusted fruit pies present a challenge to even the most experienced bakers, let alone the one baker who has a deep-hatred of all things fruit, and the showstopper sorts the bakers from the boys, as they set about making a filo pie centrepiece. Mel and Sue come to their aid as the bakers' nerves are stretched tighter than the filo pastry they are making from scratch.

59 minutes

Recipes featured in this episode

Recipes featured in this episode
Ever wanted to taste Paul Hollywood's egg custard tarts? See all the pies and tart recipes from this episode.

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Credits

Role Contributor
Presenter Sue Perkins
Presenter Mel Giedroyc
Judge Mary Berry
Judge Paul Hollywood
Executive Producer Anna Beattie
Series Editor Amanda Westwood

Broadcasts

  • Tue 10 Sep 2013 20:00
  • Sat 14 Sep 2013 17:00
  • Sun 15 Sep 2013 19:00
  • Tue 31 Dec 2013 12:00
  • Thu 11 Dec 2014 14:10
  • Thu 15 Oct 2015 15:30

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