Season 07, Episode 05 – “Pastry Week”
It is week five in the Bake Off tent and just eight bakers remain to tackle pastry week.
Host Jo Brand is joined in the An Extra Slice studio by three celebrity guests, including renowned chef Michel Roux Jr, giving their take on this week’s Bake Off shenanigans. Along with chat and unseen footage from the BBC One show, Jo interviews the latest baker to leave the tent. And Jo and her guests taste bakes brought in by the audience and look at photos of viewer bakes from home – the good, the bad and the downright catastrophic. What will the panel think of the bakers’ attempts at the Danish signature, Mary Berry’s tarty technical and the bite-size showstopper? An Extra Slice – when one helping of Bake Off just isn’t enough
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.