In week six there's a savoury signature, where contestants must impress judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith with style and substance. There's also a multi-layered technical, and an ambitious final challenge, in which the bakers make a traditional pie. Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding are with the contestants every step of the way, ready with a pertinent pep talk or just a sympathetic shoulder to cry on. Also, Sandi heads abroad to discover how some unusual habits have inspired a classic pastry treat.
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