Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig host as the remaining bakers' knowledge of pastry is tested. The Signature challenge is a savoury take on a French classic, there's a multi-layered Moroccan Technical, and a towering Showstopper that requires not only an expertise with pastry, but also a solid grasp of structural engineering. With a place in the semi-final at stake, who will win the coveted Star Baker title from judges Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood?
The Great British Bake Off sees ten passionate home bakers take part in a bake-off to test every aspect of their baking skills as they battle to be crowned the Great British Bake Off's best amateur baker. Each week the nationwide tour sees keen bakers put through three challenges in a particular discipline.
The competition kicks off with cake in the Cotswolds, then moves to Scotland to tackle biscuit baking, then Sandwich in Kent for bread, Bakewell in Derbyshire for puddings, Mousehole in Cornwall for the pastry challenges, and London for the grand final.
Judging the baking are renowned baking writer Mary Berry and professional baker Paul Hollywood; presenting the show are Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins, who trace the very particular history of British baking by visiting local baking landmarks and discovering why people bake what they bake today.
The Great British Bake Off - Pastry Week Synopsis and Schedule