Preview: The Great British Bake Off

Bake Off
P-p-p-pick up a pastry? This week is the perfect opportunity to flake out. Photo: Channel 4

This week in the tent, it’s pastry week, where flake and flare go hand in hand to push the bakers to their limits. Noel and Matt are guiding the contestants through challenges set by judges Paul and Prue, beginning with a choux Signature round, which will test the baker’s creative capabilities.

After that, a tricky Turkish Technical takes bakers by surprise – the recipe is secret, but the traditional dish has a long history. Bake off never disappoints and so we finish with a savoury Showstopper, where the bubble must bolster a pastry pie with flavour as well as a delicate design.

It’s past the half-way mark now, and the remaining bakers each know they have a chance to win, but who will keep the consistency and cool to make star baker, and who will be saying farewell?

The Great British Bake Off – Tuesday at 8pm on Channel 4