Bake Off: The Professionals: Episode 3 (Channel 4, 17 June 2024)

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Ellie Taylor and Liam Charles return to present the third episode of this fifth season of Bake Off: The Professionals, as pastry chefs from across the UK face intense challenges set by world-class pâtissier experts Benoit Blin and Cherish Finden.

In this episode, airing on Channel 4 on Monday 17 June, the four best teams from the previous round take on the delicate and demanding world of pastry. They must produce perfect viennoiserie and savoury treats, followed by an ambitious choux showpiece. The pressure is on as they aim for a place in the final six.

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The chefs first tackle viennoiserie, creating 18 cross-laminated pain Suisse and 24 savoury brioche doughnuts. This challenge tests their ability to work with precise techniques and create flawless results.

For the showpiece challenge, the teams embrace a circus theme. They must create a stunning choux showpiece featuring 160 individual choux buns. It’s a true test of their creativity and attention to detail as they strive for perfection.

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With each team aiming to impress and secure their spot in the final, the competition intensifies. Who will rise to the occasion and deliver impeccable pastry creations? And who will falter under the pressure?

Bake Off: The Professionals, Season 5 Episode 3 airs Monday 17 June 2024 at 8.00 pm on Channel 4.

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