Episode 9: Patisserie
Premieres February 22 [check local listings]
It’s semifinals time and the tension is palpable as the bakers take on patisseries. First, they’re challenged with Signature baklava. Next is a most demanding Technical task — making the tricky German schichttorte, cooked in stages under a grill to create 20 layers. The Showstopper raises the bar even higher: the final four work non-stop to create two elegant entremets.
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Technical Challenge Recipe
Think you can hang with the contestants on the show? Here is the technical challenge recipe from the judges. Try it at home and see how well you can do.
For each episode, some of the contenstants have made their personal recipes available online. Unfortunately, not all recipes are available.
About the Bakers
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