The BEST Episodes of Bake Off: The Professionals
Every episode ever - ranked by fan votes!
Last Updated: Jan 13, 2022
Network: Channel 4
Teams of professional pastry chefs do battle in the kitchen. Channel 4's replacement for BBC's Bake Off Crème de la Crème.
#1 - Miniature Classics & Black Forest Gateau
Season 1 - Episode 1 - Aired May 6, 2018
The teams compete to make perfect batches of miniature classics - 24 conversations and 24 tartes aux fruits - as well as a reinvented Black Forest gateau
#2 - Layered Slices & Croquembouche
Season 1 - Episode 2 - Aired May 13, 2018
The five teams take on a layered slices challenge including tiramisu. There's also a Showpiece of 36 servings of croquembouches. The lowest ranking outfit will be eliminated.
#3 - Chocolate Week
Season 1 - Episode 3 - Aired May 20, 2018
The four remaining teams are challenged to demonstrate their skills with chocolate, and for the first challenge, they must rely on their patisserie knowledge to succeed in a test where the recipe is a secret. They must then produce a showpiece on the theme of masked balls, which must incorporate two types of filled and moulded chocolates and a moving part.
#4 - Eton Mess & Mini Classics
Season 1 - Episode 4 - Aired May 27, 2018
Cherish Finden and Benoit Blin challenge the bakers to prepare two batches of perfectly uniform miniature classics - 24 pont neufs and 24 tartes au citron - in just three and a half hours. For the showpiece challenge, they must reinvent a classic Eton mess and turn it into a masterpiece of their own devising.
#5 - Roulade, Opera Slices & Religieuse
Season 1 - Episode 5 - Aired Jun 3, 2018
Liam Charles and Tom Allen present the halfway point of the patisserie contest, with the five remaining teams being challenged to prepare 24 opera slices and 24 exotic fruit roulades, before putting a modern spin on classic French pastry the religieuse. Judges Cherish Finden and Benoit Blin will then decide which duo is not going through to the next round.
#6 - Secret Recipe & Chocolate Showpiece
Season 1 - Episode 6 - Aired Jun 10, 2018
SUMMARY Liam Charles and Tom Allen put the remaining teams to the test with a secret recipe challenge, then gives them a chance to impress judges Cherish Finden and Benoit Blin with their showmanship by making a chocolate showpiece inspired by the theme of the four seasons.
#7 - Romance & Confectionery
Season 1 - Episode 7 - Aired Jun 17, 2018
Liam Charles and Tom Allen host the next stage of the patisserie contest, in which the three best teams from both sets of heats are brought together, facing new rivals and yet more demanding challenges as they strive to impress judges Cherish Finden and Benoit Blin. For their first task, the six teams must each prepare 24 classic croissants and 24 Viennoiserie in just four hours. The second challenge involves preparing a romantic sugar showpiece, which must incorporate two types of confectionery.
#8 - The Quarter Final
Season 1 - Episode 8 - Aired Jun 24, 2018
Liam Charles and Tom Allen host the quarter final, in which the five remaining teams must impress judges Cherish Finden and Benoit Blin in two challenges on the theme of childhood. The first task is to create a tiered macaron cake and two types of lollipops, before the bakers move on to create a fairytale showpiece combining sugar and chocolate.
#9 - The Semi Final
Season 1 - Episode 9 - Aired Jul 1, 2018
Liam Charles and Tom Allen host the semi-final of the culinary contest, in which the four remaining teams must take on a secret recipe challenge, create a three-tiered cake, and rise to the unusual challenge of `live plating' to impress judges Cherish Finden and Benoit Blin and win a place in next week's final.
#10 - The Final
Season 1 - Episode 10 - Aired Jul 8, 2018
Liam Charles and Tom Allen host the final of the patisserie competition, with the last three remaining teams of bakers pulling out all the stops to impress judges Benoit Blin and Cherish Finden and be crowned as the first champion of the professional series. The bakers face a marathon nine-hour challenge, during which they must create a lavish banquet display large enough to serve 80 people. Their creation has to combine four different types of dessert and a towering showpiece combining chocolate and sugar work. Last in the series.
#11 - Tarts and Red Velvet Cake
Season 2 - Episode 1 - Aired Apr 30, 2019
The toughest Bake Off on TV returns, inviting teams from top hotels and restaurants to do battle. This time, the first six teams tackle Linzer tortes, Bakewell tarts, and a red velvet cake.
#12 - Fruit Cake and Éclairs
Season 2 - Episode 2 - Aired May 7, 2019
The five teams of pro pastry chefs make layered fruit cake slices, lemon-shaped desserts and an éclair tower. But one team's patisserie journey is about to come to an end...
#13 - Asia Week
Season 2 - Episode 3 - Aired May 14, 2019
It's Asia Week and things are getting tougher for the teams with an unseen secret recipe challenge and a magnificent showpiece featuring moving parts.
#14 - The Battenberg
Season 2 - Episode 4 - Aired May 21, 2019
The remaining teams bake two dozen gateaux Basques and tartes Tatin, before reinventing teatime classic the Battenberg Cake - where only the extraordinary will do
#15 - Cheesecake Slices & Pear-Shaped Desserts
Season 2 - Episode 5 - Aired May 28, 2019
The remaining teams feel the heat rising as they must produce pristine, perfect cheesecake slices, pear-shaped desserts, and a themed pièce montée with two different flavours of choux buns.
#16 - Chocolate Week
Season 2 - Episode 6 - Aired Jun 4, 2019
Chocolate Week features a secret recipe challenge, and a Showpiece in which the teams have five hours to produce a magnificent sun, sea and sky-themed extravaganza with three types of chocolates. Their creations must demonstrate a mastery of chocolate, consummate technical ability, artistic flair - and a moving part.
#17 - Sugar Showpiece
Season 2 - Episode 7 - Aired Jun 11, 2019
The remaining teams make brioches Polonaises and savoury Danish pastries, and a jaw-dropping sugar Showpiece with fruit pastilles, fudge, and marshmallows.
#18 - Quarter Final
Season 2 - Episode 8 - Aired Jun 12, 2019
In the quarter-final of the competition, the teams are challenged to prepare 24 ice-creams and 24 doughnuts in just four hours, before creating a spectacular Showpiece incorporating confectionery, sugar work and chocolate. The lowest-ranking team must leave the competition, whilst the remaining four secure their place in the semi-final.
#19 - Semi Final
Season 2 - Episode 9 - Aired Jun 13, 2019
Just four teams remain for the semi-finals, with challenges including the creation of an impressive tower of tarts and a spectacular piece of gourmet theatre known as live plating. At the end of the challenge, the teams are given three minutes to transform their table - and their cake - into a gastronomic work of art, with three of them securing their places in the grand final.
#20 - The Final 2019
Season 2 - Episode 10 - Aired Jun 14, 2019
Three teams fight to be crowned the winners of 2019 as they create a stunning afternoon tea and mind-blowing wedding feast.
#21 - Miniature Classics and a Towering Retro Favourite
Season 3 - Episode 1 - Aired May 26, 2020
The toughest Bake Off on TV returns. The six teams tackle two miniature classics, strawberry tarts and fruit salad, before reinventing the retro pineapple upside-down cake.
#22 - Millefeuille, Pièce Montée and Paris-Brest
Season 3 - Episode 2 - Aired Jun 2, 2020
The five remaining teams make the classic layered dessert millefeuille, master the art of illusion, and create a bird-themed pièce montée adorned with Paris-Brest
#23 - Chocolate Week
Season 3 - Episode 3 - Aired Jun 9, 2020
It's chocolate week, and the remaining teams are pushed to their limits with a secret, never-before-seen challenge, before creating firework-themed explosive chocolate showpieces.
#24 - Tarte Chiboust Vallée d'Auge, Rice Puddings and Key Lime Pie
Season 3 - Episode 4 - Aired Jun 16, 2020
Six new teams make tarte chiboust vallée d'Auge and rice puddings, before reinventing the Key lime pie, complete with breathtaking towering edible sculptures, for their showpiece.
#25 - Vegetable Cakes, Tomato Shaped Desserts and Pièce Montée
Season 3 - Episode 5 - Aired Jun 23, 2020
The five remaining teams in this heat make layered vegetable cake slices and tomato shaped desserts, before creating an allotment-themed pièce montée made from 160 choux buns.