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Was that the most stressful episode of Bake Off EVER? Viewers stunned by ‘intensive’ pastry week

Was that the most stressful episode of Bake Off EVER? Viewers stunned by Pastry Week as bakers tackle baklava in ‘impossible’ tech challenge and ‘intense’ terrine cake showstoppers

  • Great British Bake Off viewers were stunned by ‘most stressful episode ever’
  • During Pastry Week, bakers were tasked with making decorated chouxnuts
  • Meanwhile, they got an ‘impossible’ technical challenge to make baklava
  • Episode was crowned when the bakers made incredible cake show stoppers
  • Many of those who watched at home were left behind


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Viewers of the Great British Bake Off were left behind last night after the show’s ‘most stressful episode ever’.

This week’s pastry challenge proved to be a tough one for the bakers, as they were tasked with creating decorated chouxnuts in their signature, before making a terrine pie showstopper.

But many of the spectators were particularly stunned by the technical challenge, stating that it was “impossible” for the bakers to make baklava within the time limit.

Radio 1 presenter Nick Grimshaw tweeted: ‘I swear Bake Off used to be actually valium for the eyes…has it always been this stressful? The music! The cakes! I can not stand it!!’

Viewers of the Great British Bake Off were left behind last night after the show's 'most stressful episode ever' (pictured, Amanda tries to fix her broken showstopper cake)

Viewers of the Great British Bake Off were left behind last night after the show’s ‘most stressful episode ever’ (pictured, Amanda tries to fix her broken showstopper cake)

But many of the spectators were particularly stunned by the technical challenge, stating that it was 'impossible' for the bakers to make baklava within the time limit (pictured)

But many of the spectators were particularly stunned by the technical challenge, stating that it was 'impossible' for the bakers to make baklava within the time limit (pictured)

But many of the spectators were particularly stunned by the technical challenge, stating that it was ‘impossible’ for the bakers to make baklava within the time limit (pictured)

Another wrote: “I’ve seen less stressful horror movies.”

During the program, the bakers started Pastry Week by making two batches of chouxnut with intricate toppings.

Lizzie complained, “I feel like I’m having palpitations,” while Crystelle confessed that she was so stressed that she forgot to turn on the baking timer.

Judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith told her the profiteroles had “let her down a bit,” while saying Amanda’s were “too rosy and too sweet.”

Many of those who watched the program stated that it was “the most stressful episode of Bake Off they had ever seen.”

After Lizzie’s pastries were judged, she confessed to having “paniced” during the challenge.

And for the technical challenge, Paul and Prue gave the bakers the mammoth task of baking a baklava with filo dough, which they had to make from scratch.

It was the first time ever that bakers on the program were asked to make filo dough in a technical challenge.

Paul told the bakers, “This particular recipe will push you to the limit. Do not waste time.’

Judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith told her the choux had “let her down a bit,” while saying Amanda’s were “too rosy and too sweet” (pictured, Amanda with the judges)

The challenge soon turned into chaos, with some bakers fearing the worst.

Lizzie forgot to set her timer and finished in seventh place, while George was sixth and Amanda fifth.

Meanwhile, for their showstopper, the bakers were asked to make ornately designed terrine cakes.

Amanda and George both had a hard time making terrine pie. Both pies took too long to cook and ended up collapsing after being taken out of the oven.

Meanwhile, Paul and Prue gave the bakers the mammoth task of baking a baklava with filo dough, which they had to make from scratch (pictured)

Meanwhile, Paul and Prue gave the bakers the mammoth task of baking a baklava with filo dough, which they had to make from scratch (pictured)

Meanwhile, Paul and Prue gave the bakers the mammoth task of baking a baklava with filo dough, which they had to make from scratch (pictured)

Amanda couldn’t help but call the other bakers for help when her “fancy terrine pie” fell apart, leaving half of it in the tin as she tried to get it out.

Chigs rushed to help her save the cake, but the duo were unable to fix Amanda’s broken cake.

She eventually became the one who was sent and after her elimination said, “You have to go for a while, don’t you?”

Many viewers stated that the episode was one of the most stressful ever, commenting, ‘How is pie SO STRESSFUL? *looks behind a pillow.’

Amanda and George both had a hard time making a terrine pie for the Showstopper Challenge, with Amanda collapsing trying to get it out of the tin

Amanda and George both had a hard time making a terrine pie for the Showstopper Challenge, with Amanda collapsing trying to get it out of the tin

Amanda and George both had a hard time making a terrine pie for the Showstopper Challenge, with Amanda collapsing trying to get it out of the tin

The other bakers were stunned to see Amanda struggle to fix her showstopper cake during the final challenge (photo, Giuseppe)

The other bakers were stunned to see Amanda struggle to fix her showstopper cake during the final challenge (photo, Giuseppe)

The other bakers were stunned to see Amanda struggle to fix her showstopper cake during the final challenge (photo, Giuseppe)

Another wrote: ‘Who would have thought thunk pie week would be so stressful?’

A third commented: ‘This is the most stressful episode of #gbbo I’ve ever seen.

Myself and @jackpowerIT just wrote ‘NOOOOO!’ called. the past 5 minutes.’

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