Bake Off: The Professionals episode 3 2022: Liam Charles and Stacey Solomon welcome back the best teams from last week for chocolate week. In their first challenge, the teams must make 24 chocolate cylindrical desserts and 24 desserts celebrating the honeybee. For the showpiece challenge, the teams construct dramatic chocolate showpieces along with 48 chocolate bars, which includes a moving part, inspired by the theme of ancient mythology, all in just five hours.
Chocolate week has been many a patissier’s nemesis. It’s a tricky substance to work with because it can get stuck in the moulds, melt, snap or simply look dull. So it’s a tense time for the remaining pastry chefs as they get to work on an ancient mythology showpiece fashioned from the dark stuff and featuring a moving part.
First, though, they’re making rather a lot of desserts celebrating the honeybee. While they’ve been delighting us with their confections, new presenter Stacey Solomon has divided viewers. Turns out she’s not everybody’s cup of tea — even if it’s served with a nice French sablé biscuit.
Bake Off: The Professionals episode 3 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”.