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.

Miniature Classics & Black Forest Gateau

#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

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Layered Slices & Croquembouche

#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.

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Chocolate Week

#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.

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Eton Mess & Mini Classics

#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.

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Roulade, Opera Slices & Religieuse

#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.

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Secret Recipe & Chocolate Showpiece

#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.

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Romance & Confectionery

#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.

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The Quarter Final

#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.

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The Semi Final

#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.

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The 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.

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Tarts and Red Velvet Cake

#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.

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Fruit Cake and Éclairs

#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...

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Asia Week

#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.

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The Battenberg

#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

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Cheesecake Slices & Pear-Shaped Desserts

#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.

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Chocolate Week

#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.

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Sugar Showpiece

#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.

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Quarter Final

#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.

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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.

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The Final 2019

#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.

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Miniature Classics and a Towering Retro Favourite

#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.

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Millefeuille, Pièce Montée and Paris-Brest

#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

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Chocolate Week

#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.

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Tarte Chiboust Vallée d'Auge, Rice Puddings and Key Lime Pie

#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.

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Vegetable Cakes, Tomato Shaped Desserts and Pièce Montée

#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.

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