The top is in sight for The Nice British Bake Off, and we are already at the semi-final.
The newest episode noticed the remaining 5 contestants bake 12 signature vol-au-vents, a tricky spring roll technical and a nostalgic showstopper.
However what can be on the menu this time? Right here’s every part it’s worthwhile to know.
What week is it on Bake Off?
It’s the semi- finals and week 9 will actually take a look at them because it is among the most complex and technical weeks of the present.
This week is patisserie week.
They should actually present their expertise by creating some dainty sweets and muffins, in addition to pastries.
They should make a Swedish marriage ceremony cake as their showstopper, in addition to fairly mini charlottes. The technical will even be a vertical problem.
What occurred in week 8?
Architectural assistant, Maxy narrowly missed a spot within the semi-final after failing to impress judges Paul Hollywood and Dame Prue Leith within the technical and along with her vol-au-vents.
In the meantime, Syabira continued her star baker streak from final week by being awarded one other coveted title in pastry week.
The contestants had been first challenged to create a batch of 12 tough puff pastry vol-au-vents with a candy filling of their selection in two hours.
Sandro who works as a nanny in London, was eager to impress Hollywood with the choose’s favorite flavour of key lime cheesecake however catastrophe struck when he realised his oven had not been turned on for a part of his bake.
Hollywood stated the ginger biscuit in his bake was burnt however felt the flavour was “superb”.
Maxy struggled along with her vol-au-vents, which had been crammed with Chantilly cream and gooseberry jam, because the judges identified the pastry base was uncooked. However Syabira, continued her spectacular streak along with her citrus-flavoured pastry.
Within the difficult technical spherical, the bakers had been instructed to make eight spring rolls alongside a dipping sauce in a single hour and 20 minutes.
Sandro got here first within the problem with Dame Prue saying: “Pastry is great, scrumptious and beautiful dipping sauce”.
Janusz got here an in depth second however had one lacking spring roll – which left him perplexed as he stated he made eight however solely seven ended up on the plate.
Maxy got here final as Dame Prue stated her model had been “too small, an excessive amount of pastry, not sufficient filling”.
For the ultimate showstopper problem, the hopefuls had been tasked with baking an elaborate 3D pie scene impressed by their favorite childhood story or nursery rhyme in 4 hours.
Electronics engineer Abdul opted for the journey novel, Treasure Island, in a variety of candy apple and blackberry pies in addition to savoury curry pies, with Hollywood saying that total he did a “good job”.
Syabira took inspiration from Jack And The Beanstalk however with a twist to honour her Malaysian roots with conventional house flavours, which Dame Prue stated was a “actual deal with”.
Two bakers selected the kids’s story, The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle, with Janusz creating a singular model by making it within the type of a sausage canine for his personal furry pal.
Sandro caught to the normal caterpillar, ambitiously creating 16 pies, however Hollywood felt he had “misplaced his means with the pastry”.
Which contestants are left?
- Abdul, an electronics engineer from London
- Janusz, a private assistant from East Sussex
- Sandro, a nanny from London
- Syabira, a cardiovascular analysis affiliate from London
- Week 1 – Janusz
- Week 2 – Maxy
- Week 3 – Janusz
- Week 4 – Maxy
- Week 5 – Sandro
- Week 6 – Syabira
- Week 7 – Syabira
- Week 8 – Syabira
Find out how to watch
You’ll be able to tune in to The Nice British Bake Off on Channel 4 at 8pm this Tuesday night. It’s going to even be out there on Channel 4’s catch-up service, All 4.