We have reached the 10th week* of the show–the finals!  Down to Nancy, Luis and Richard to determine Britain’s Best Baker in a series of challenges.  First up is a pastry challenge, two types of Viennoiserie.  Think chocolate croissants.  Think puff pastry and fruit.  Think…breakfast at a bakery that your doctor would not approve of.… Continue reading FINALS WEEK!

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Entremets Fit For A French Bakery

This final challenge is supposed to be a test of skills, combining texture, flavor, and techniques.  Contestants were using different kinds of cake–Jaconde, Dacquoise, Genoese–adding layers of mousses and jellies and glazes.  Sometimes 6 different flavors at once…seemed a bit excessive, but this was the semi-finals and you gotta pull out all the stops to… Continue reading Entremets Fit For A French Bakery