Bake Off: The Professionals episode 2 2022: The teams take all their patisserie skill and spin it on its head by creating 24 savoury slices. They also need to execute razor-sharp precision as they make 24 layered crepe cakes. In the second challenge, the teams must make 160 choux buns to create a Greatest Sporting Moments-themed pièce montée – and they only have five hours to do so. If the teams can make it to the finish line under the watchful gaze of Benoit and Cherish, then they may be able to make it through to the next round
Ham sandwiches and a full English breakfast are among the surprising inspirations for the five teams’ savoury slices this week. But perhaps a more challenging task is making layered crepe cakes, because Cherish Finden is brandishing her dreaded ruler, while Benoit Blin is obsessed with neat execution. Several slices disappoint him, but one pair’s offerings get Cherish very excited: “Every mouthful is a spoonful of genius… ooh la la, this is va-va-voom!” she squeals.
She’s not expecting to see any of this week’s showstoppers – a choux pièce montée paying tribute to a sporting moment – collapse. But viewers who enjoy the odd shattering won’t be disappointed, because one towering structure slumps to the ground like an exhausted athlete after running a marathon. The search for Britain’s best patisserie team returns. Liam Charles and new host Stacey Solomon welcome a fresh batch of pastry chefs.
Bake Off: The Professionals episode 2 2022
Bake Off: The Professionals (previously Bake Off: Crème de la Crème from 2016–2017) is a British television baking competition featuring teams of professional pastry chefs pit against one another through two different challenges. It is a spin-off from The Great British Bake Off, and its first episode was screened on BBC Two on 29 March 2016. The eight-episode first series of the programme was presented by Tom Kerridge, with Benoit Blin, Cherish Finden and Claire Clark serving as judges.
The second series was presented by Angus Deayton, but Claire Clark did not return as a judge. The third series moved to Channel 4 to join The Great British Bake Off after the BBC declined to renew the series. The Channel 4 series has been renamed Bake Off: The Professionals, and is presented by comedian Tom Allen and former contestant on the main series, Liam Charles.
The first series was won by the Squires Kitchen Cookery School team led by Mark Tilling, followed by a team of military chefs led by Liam Grime, a team from London Hilton Park Lane with Emmanuel Bonneau, Thibault Marchand and Erica Sangiorgi from Kimpton Fitzroy London Hotel, and Laurian Veaudor and Thibault Courtoisier from Cocorico Patisserie.
The series is a competition between teams of professional pastry chefs from high-end hotels and restaurants, as well as supermarkets, armed forces and other companies and organisations. The competition aims to find the finest pastry chefs in the country, who can turn the ordinary into the extraordinary and can create desserts that have “stunning visual impact, phenomenal flavour, and texture”.