Johannesburg – Things are heating up in the Bake Off tent with one of the toughest challenges yet that will see two bakers leave this week.
It’s meringue week on The Great South African Bake Off. Judges Shirley and Tjaart are looking for real talent, natural instinct and baking brilliance –but have all the ten remaining bakers got what it takes?
This week the bakers are tasked to produce a perfect japonaise cake for their signature bake. For some this three-layered nut meringue cake sandwiched with butter cream fillings seems a cinch – for others it’s not so straightforward!
The technical challenge is a South African favourite – the lemon meringue pie. While the short crust pastry base, lemon custard-filling and fluffy meringue topping seems familiar and easily achievable, some of the bakers find themselves up against it as the meringue bake becomes a leveller.
With everything to play for on showstopper challenge day, bakers are hell bent on achieving perfection with their macaron towers. Bakers are required to create a thirty centimetre tower comprising 36 perfect macarons with two varieties of sweet macarons and one variety of savoury macarons.
Watch a teaser here:
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See all the drama unfold tonight at 20:00 on BBC Lifestyle (DStv 174).
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