Great British Bake Off episode 5 2022 – Dessert Week: Noel Fielding and Matt Lucas host dessert week, which sees the amateur bakers attempting a trio of sticky challenges. They get all steamed up in the signature, tackle a classic lemon meringue in the technical and for the showstopper are tasked with creating a sponge cake with a surprise inside. Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood are on hand to taste the results – and decide who will be leaving this week.
Naming no names, but there are three bakers in the tent who are head and shoulders above the others. They’ve barely put a foot wrong whether making bread, biscuits, tacos or cakes. But in tonight’s show someone presents the judges with a spectacular showstopper — could they be a rising star?After the less-than-appetising smorgastarta (Bake Off regulars still haven’t got over that one) and the slightly left-field theme of Mexico, we’re on safer ground now because it’s desserts week. Could there be anything more comforting and familiar than a steamed pudding? Not that everybody’s offerings are a huge success, despite their valiant efforts to cover up their mistakes.
Culinary competition in which amateur cooks compete in a variety of culinary challenges, hoping to be crowned Britain’s best amateur baker. Contestants create a wide range of sweets and pastry dishes, before the judges cast a critical eye over their efforts. Each week, the bakers must prepare their own take on a tried-and-tested recipe, complete a technical challenge with minimal instructions, and finally pull out all the stops to create an outstanding showcase of their talents.
Great British Bake Off episode 5 2022 – Dessert Week
Bake Off in the time of a global pandemic is very different behind the scenes as the 12 contestants, judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith and presenters Noel Fielding and Matt Lucas leave behind their loved ones to enter their own bubble.
But this sacrifice means that on-screen, fans will be relieved to learn, all is as familiar and comfortable as a well-loved bobble hat. The opening episode is a corker, with a bunch of good-natured, self-deprecating and often brilliant amateurs and the funniest round I can ever recall. It’s the showstopper and it’s hilarious. A fondant Freddie Mercury, anyone?
First up in Cake Week is a Battenberg signature challenge. As new boy and Sandi Toksvig replacement Lucas settles in (very well, actually) there is raw dough, a classic technical challenge, and a catastrophe caused by carelessness at the gingham altar. And yes, of course there are tears.
The elder statesman of Bake Off, Paul is the only member of the team who has been with the show since its very beginning, originally judging alongside Mary Berry until the move to Channel 4 in 2017. Paul also hosts the US version of the programme, The American Baking Competition and has served as head baker at a number of hotels in the UK and abroad, after first beginning his career at his father’s bakery when he was still in his teens.
Although it was Bake Off that really made Paul a household name, he had made some other TV appearances beforehand on shows including The Heaven and Earth Show and This Morning, while since making his name as a judge he has appeared on a number of programmes including his own show Paul Hollywood’s Pies and Puds.
Paul is known for his often harsh comments and for setting frequently challenging tasks in the signature challenge, while his coveted “Hollywood handshakes” reserved for the very best bakes have become a popular feature of the show.