Johannesburg - Patience is the order of the day in episode 4 of The Great South African Bake Off.
It’s Bread Week, and with eight bakers remaining after the previous week’s double-goodbye to two bakers, those remaining are determined to prove themselves and rise to the occasion.
For their signature bake, judges Shirley Guy and Tjaart Walraven require bakers to produce a perfect Italian focaccia: well risen, with a thin crust and slightly chewy. With many of the remaining bakers expressing doubts about their ability in the bread department, the final products reflect a vast range of competence and experience.
If the focaccia proved to be a challenge, the technical bake takes things to a completely different level as bakers are tasked to produce a South African classic – mosbolletjie. While some bakers have an inkling of what they are to produce, others have simply never encountered nor heard of it!
To round off Bread Week bakers are faced with producing twelve sweet and twelve savoury rolls where uniformity, texture and lightness are key. As with all bread products, patience is the dominating factor.
With lengthy periods of dough proving, comedians Anne Hirsh and Donovan Goliath make the most of the ‘down time’ in this must-see episode!
Watch a teaser here:
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Watch it all go down tonight at 20:00 on BBC Lifestyle (DStv 174)!
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