Masterclass 3

Mary makes chocolate and orange tart and the complicated Swedish Princesstarta. Paul uses pastry skills to make mini sausage plaits and de-mystifies the kouign amann that so baffled the bakers. Mary constructs a two-tiered dobos torte with caramel.

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Sweet Dough

Watch the bakers work with sweet dough, making tea loaves that are connected to home, and 36 sweet European buns, from Swedish cinnamon buns to German schnecken and French brioches. They also face Paul's most twisted Technical challenge yet.

  • 2021-01-19T04:00:00-08:00


View the competition among the remaining six bakers to update old- fashioned suet puddings, create perfect religieuses - delicate choux buns filled with creme patissiere - and make three different kinds of puffed pastries.

  • 2021-01-26T04:00:00-08:00

Quarter Final

This week, the five remaining bakers are tested on unconventional flours and unusual desserts. They must make a loaf using flours such as spelt, rye, potato or tapioca flours, master meringue and custard dacquoise and create novelty vegetable cakes.

  • 2021-02-02T04:00:00-08:00

French Week

Follow the four semi-finalists as they wrestle with three French bakes. First they have to produce three types of savory canapes, then a complex charlotte royale. The final is a truly iconic French patisserie: the opera cake

  • 2021-02-09T04:00:00-08:00

The Final

Learn which of the three finalists will emerge as Britain's best amateur baker. Each must create a technically difficult picnic pie, 12 perfectly shaped pretzels and the ultimate showpiece in a baker's repertoire: a three-tiered wedding cake.

  • 2021-02-16T04:00:00-08:00