Tonight, the ten remaining contestants in The Great British Bake Off had to face their most difficult challenge to date – Bread Week!
The bakers’ Signature Challenge was to make twelve teacakes, which could be filled with a dried fruit of their choice, but should be identical in size, flavour and colour.
The Technical Challenge was set by bread expert, Paul – and it was a classic; a cottage loaf. A two-tiered dough, which the bakers only had two hours to complete. As usual Paul and Prue had no idea who was the face behind each bake. Stacey proved that he was up to the challenge, finishing at the top of the pack, whilst Kate finished in last place.
The Showstopper Challenge saw the bakers create a coloured bread sculpture, which should include natural ingredients and at least three natural colourings. They all looked spectacular, although some of the flavours didn’t quite add up. Whilst despite a rocky start to Bread Week, Steven impressed – with Paul even asking him to swap places!
In the end, it was Julia who rose to the challenge, earning Star Baker status – whilst Flo’s efforts fell flat and she became the third baker to leave the tent.
Flo will join Jo Brand on ‘An Extra Slice’, on Thursday at 10pm on Channel Four.
The Great British Bake Off returns next Tuesday at 8pm on Channel Four, for a Bake Off first – Caramel Week.