Last week was pastry and the bakers rose to the challenge and produced some masterpieces. So whose creations weren't quite good enough and who claimed the coveted Star Baker title?
What happened during Pastry Week?
The bakers took the task of making difficult pastries for the judges.
But who impressed Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith?
Here were the winners and losers of each challenge:
- Signature Bake – The first challenge last week saw the bakers asked to make two types of samosas – savoury and sweet – with an accompanying dip. Briony was praised for having the most beautiful samosas. Ruby got a handshake for her spicy offering – and Rahul too gets a handshake for his beautifully presented Indian samosas.
- Technical Challenge – Last week it was a French technical challenge where the contestants were asked to make some "Puits D'Amour" ("Wells of Love"). It's a French pastry that's something like a cross between a creme brulee and a flan. Dan struggled to keep up, finishing with flat pastry because he forgot to add sugar and had to open the oven during the cooking process.
- The Showstopper challenge was to create a hand-shaped banquet pie. Dan’s pie looked like a giant raw fish – the filling was great but the pastry was completely raw. Manon’s octopus needed longer tentacles and looked like a jellyfish. It also stuck to the baking paper and needed longer in the oven, and was salty and dry.
Who left the tent in episode six of GBBO 2018?
Sadly it was Dan's time to leave the tent after a disastrous series of events.
The 36-year-old was sent packing after his three bakes for pastry week failed to get the judges’ tastebuds tingling.
"That was coming," said Dan as Noel Fielding revealed the news. "I’ve had some good moments, as a stay at home parent sometimes you don’t get to feel special or important so it has been nice to do something for me… it was a bit of a miss."
Who was the sixth Star Baker?
Briony’s Alice in Wonderland pie won over the judges in Pastry Week’s showstopper challenge.
She came out on top thanks to her venison pie-shaped in a top hat.
Prue said: "I love Briony and it’s a pleasure to see her burst out and start blooming."
When is The Great British Bake Off on?
The Great British Bake Off 2018 started on Tuesday, August 28, at 8pm on Channel 4 and it's shown in the same time slot each Tuesday.
If you miss an episode you can catch it on All 4 and Jo Brand hosts An Extra Slice on Friday at 8pm, also on C4.
The judges and presenters are unchanged from last year – Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood judge, while Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig as hosts.
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