TV Picks: Just three challenges lie between the three finalists and the trophy.
And what a trio of challenges they are: mastery of a classic pastry technique that normally takes a day — in just three hours; a technical test that requires mastering the basics — with no recipe; and a Showstopper that demands delivery of perfect sponge, caramel, choux pastry and petit four in the bakers’ final five hours in the tent.
Episode ten of The Great British Bake Off airs on PBS Sunday, March 1 at 8:00 p.m. ET, before Downton Abbey. (Show times may vary, please check local listings in your market).
Last week, contestant Richard was named “Star Baker” for the unprecedented fifth time, while Chetna was sent home, however the three remaining contestants, Richard, Nancy and Luis start anew in the series finale.
What lies between the bakers and the coveted trophy?
The Signature Challenge allows just three hours for a classic pastry that normally takes a full day; a Technical Challenge requires a mastery of basics with no recipe, and a final Showstopper Challenge that demands a perfect sponge, caramel, choux and petit four in the final five hours.