Almost halfway through the Bake Off and the remaining bakers are facing pies and tarts. The bakers must make sweet custard tarts of their own invention.
Almost halfway through the Bake Off and the remaining bakers are facing pies and tarts. No self-respecting home baker is complete without being able to make all kinds of pastries, and today the bakers are challenged to do just that.
Starting with a signature custard tart that gives more than one of them a wobble, the bakers must make sweet custard tarts of their own invention, ranging from rhubarb and custard to chocolate and coconut to a 'tropical Manchester tart' (a tart with tropical flavours made by a Mancunian).
Paul sets the bakers mini pear pies, one of the more unusual technical challenges that the Bake Off has seen. The bewildered bakers get in a twist as they attempt to wrap poached pears in a spiral of rough puff pastry, whilst Mel investigates the ancient wedding centrepiece that was the aphrodisiac known as bride pie.
Finally, the bakers battle their biggest bake yet - three-tied pies. In just four hours they must create a towering collection of pies from any pastry or pastries they like. With 'three-little pig' pies and a 'pieful tower', Mary and Paul have their work cut out for them and Mel and Sue really will eat all the pies...
On your marks, get set... bake!
|Executive Producer||Anna Beattie|
|Series Producer||Samantha Beddoes|