Three more teams of expert patisserie bakers joins the competition to be crowned the creme de la creme of British pastry. It’s heat 4 out of 5.
Creme de la Creme Episode 4 Info
The Contestants and Teams
Team 1: Consists of a cookery school teacher alongside two creative former pupils
Team 1: Three pastry chefs from a five-star London hotel
Team 3: A team of French Patisserie chefs in a high-end patisserie.
The team with the most points at the end of the heat will earn their place in the semi-finals and awarding the points are three of the biggest names in pastry – Benoit Blin is chef patissier at Belmond Le Manoir aux Quat’Saisons, Claire Clark MBE is a world-renowned pastry chef and Cherish Finden is executive pastry chef at The Langham, London.
The Miniature Challenge
The teams are asked to produce 36 St Marc slices, 36 sfogliatelle, an Italian ricotta-filled pastry shell, and 36 small domed cakes invented specially by the teams. Identical batches of perfect bakes are what the judges are looking for so this is all about precision cooking in high volume with immaculate results. With just three hours to make 108 pastries, which captain will take their team to the top of the leader board?
The Showpiece Challenge
The contestants are asked to reinvent a popular British dessert as a fine-dining experience and present it as a dazzling showpiece display. This week, sticky toffee pudding gets the five-star treatment. The teams’ extraordinary designs include a model of the Lake District and a brandy snap tower which glows in the dark. Ambitious and risky, but will the judges be impressed? And who will be back to bake again in the semi-finals?
Take a look at some what to expect from episode 4 of Creme de la Creme:
If you missed the previous episodes of the show you can catchup up on them here –
Episode 1 – http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0763y6x/bake-off-creme-de-la-creme-episode-1
Episode 2 – http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b076z1lb/bake-off-creme-de-la-creme-episode-2
Episode 3 – http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b077p5hj/bake-off-creme-de-la-creme-episode-3
Episode 4 – http://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b078hg25/bake-off-creme-de-la-creme-episode-4
You can buy the official book to accompany the series, helping you to master the secrets of show-stopping patisserie with the beautiful book of the BBC series presented by Tom Kerridge, and from the team behind About The Great British Bake Off: