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Pastry

The six remaining bakers face a series of pastry-based challenges. They bring suet pudding up to date, tackle religieuse and make three different types of puffed pastries.

With only six bakers left in the tent the stakes are getting higher and in this round they face pastry.

The remaining bakers bring the old fashioned suet pudding bang up to date, banishing nightmares of stodgy school dinners for good with their range of creative signature suet puds, from 'spotted dick with a kick' to fig roly-poly. Delving further into the history of suet takes us to the Isle of Mull, where the clootie dumpling has been at the heart of the community for centuries.

The technical challenge this week proves to be hell on earth, as the bakers are set one of Mary's choux pastry recipes and they must make eight perfect religieuse. These are delicate choux buns filled with creme patissiere, topped with shining ganache and balanced delicately one on top of the other.

As they reach the end of their pastry marathon, the bakers reach the showstopper and must make three different types of perfectly puffed pastries. One type must be filled, another must be iced and the third is up to them. From palmiers to cream horns, they have just four hours to impress the judges.

On your marks...get set...BAKE!

59 minutes

Recipes featured in this episode

Recipes featured in this episode
Impress your friends and family with this traditional French pastry made up of two choux buns filled with pastry cream, topped with chocolate ganache and decorated with a whipped cream ‘collar’.

See the selection of pastry recipes featured in this episode

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 1 Oct 2013 20:00
  • Sun 6 Oct 2013 17:45
  • Sun 6 Oct 2013 18:30
  • Mon 7 Oct 2013 19:00
  • Thu 2 Jan 2014 11:00
  • Tue 16 Dec 2014 14:10
  • Tue 20 Oct 2015 15:30

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