Great British Baking Show

S3: What is a Classic Mille-Feuille?

The season’s last technical challenge gives the bakers a last test of their pastry skills.

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Follow the trials and tribulations of passionate amateur bakers whose goal is to be named the U.K.'s best. Each week, the bakers tackle a different skill, the difficulty of which increases as the competition unfolds. Mary Berry, a leading cookbook writer, and Paul Hollywood, a top artisan baker, serve as judges. Together with hosts and comic foils Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc, Berry and Hollywood search for the country's best amateur baker by testing the competitors' skills on cakes, breads, pastries and desserts, crowning a winner after 10 weeks of competition.
Upcoming Air Dates
  • #205 — Biscuits and Traybakes |
    Thursday, Apr 27 at 7pm TPT LIFE
  • #205 — Biscuits and Traybakes |
    Friday, Apr 28 at 1am TPT LIFE
  • #206 — Sweet Dough |
    Saturday, Apr 29 at 1pm TPT 2
  • #206 — Sweet Dough |
    Thursday, May 4 at 7pm TPT LIFE
  • #206 — Sweet Dough |
    Friday, May 5 at 1am TPT LIFE
  • #205 — Biscuits and Traybakes
    Join eight bakers as they produce favorite traybakes, offering twists on everything from bakewells to banoffees and brownies. The Technical challenge is a French classic-tuiles. For the Showstopper, they construct biscuit towers of epic proportions.
    Thursday, Apr 27 at 7pm TPT LIFE
    Friday, Apr 28 at 1am TPT LIFE
  • #206 — Sweet Dough
    Watch the bakers work with sweet dough, making tea loaves that are connected to home, and 36 sweet European buns, from Swedish cinnamon buns to German schnecken and French brioches. They also face Paul's most twisted Technical challenge yet.
    Saturday, Apr 29 at 1pm TPT 2
    Thursday, May 4 at 7pm TPT LIFE
    Friday, May 5 at 1am TPT LIFE
  • #207 — Pastry
    View the competition among the remaining six bakers to update old- fashioned suet puddings, create perfect religieuses - delicate choux buns filled with creme patissiere - and make three different kinds of puffed pastries.
    Saturday, May 6 at 1pm TPT 2
    Thursday, May 11 at 7pm TPT LIFE
    Friday, May 12 at 1am TPT LIFE
  • #208 — Quarter Final
    This week, the five remaining bakers are tested on unconventional flours and unusual desserts. They must make a loaf using flours such as spelt, rye, potato or tapioca flours, master meringue and custard dacquoise and create novelty vegetable cakes.
    Saturday, May 13 at 1pm TPT 2
    Thursday, May 18 at 7pm TPT LIFE
    Friday, May 19 at 1am TPT LIFE
  • #209 — French Week
    Follow the four semi-finalists as they wrestle with three French bakes. First they have to produce three types of savory canapes, then a complex charlotte royale. The final is a truly iconic French patisserie: the opera cake
    Saturday, May 20 at 1pm TPT 2
    Thursday, May 25 at 7pm TPT LIFE
    Friday, May 26 at 1am TPT LIFE
  • #210 — The Final
    Learn which of the three finalists will emerge as Britain's best amateur baker. Each must create a technically difficult picnic pie, 12 perfectly shaped pretzels and the ultimate showpiece in a baker's repertoire: a three-tiered wedding cake.
    Saturday, May 27 at 1pm TPT 2
    Thursday, Jun 1 at 7pm TPT LIFE
    Friday, Jun 2 at 1am TPT LIFE
  • #211 — Masterclass 1
    Mary and Paul take over the tent for the ultimate baking masterclass, making Mary's whole orange cake and angel food cake, Paul's breakfast muffins and olive bread sticks, and the duo's showstopper chocolate cake.
    Saturday, Jun 3 at 1pm TPT 2


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