The theme of the show, which aired on September 19 on Channel 4, was Caramel Week – and the nine remaining bakers were faced with three sticky tasks.
Their ‘signature challenge’ was to create 18 identical millionare’s shortbreads, comprising three layers: soft shortbread, gooey yet firm caramel, and a thin chocolate coating on top.
Their ‘showstopper challenge’ was to make a one-tier caramel cake with three layers of sponge of any filling that featured ‘powerful’ decorations and some spun sugar.
But the ‘technical challenge’ proved most testing for the contestants. They were asked to bake a ‘Dutch treat’ of 12 stroopwafels. These are waffles made from two layers of baked dough with a thin caramel filling in the middle, which are popular in The Netherlands.
Each competitor was furnished with a turquoise waffle maker to complete this task. The product in question is the Vintage Tea Party Ice Cream Cone & Waffle Dish Maker (pictured) from Gourmet Gadgetry, which makes waffles in under two minutes.
Gourmet Gadgetry’s Vintage Tea Party Ice Cream Cone & Waffle Dish Maker