What week is it on Bake Off? Caramel theme for week 7 explained, what will contestants make, and time it’s on

The competition is heating up (to approximately 160-182C) as the final six bakers try their hand at caramel

Week seven is Caramel themed (Picture: GBBO/Twitter)

The Great British Bake Off is now in week seven, with only half of the original bakers dozen left in the competition.

The contestants have served up tasty signature bakes, tackled tricky technicals and presented stunning showstoppers.

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Each week, Paul and Prue judge bakes based on different types of baking techniques and styles - so far the bakers have whisked up everything from cakes to bread, desserts and pastries.

So, what week is it this week - and what can we expect the bakers to produce? Here’s everything you need to know about week six on the Bake Off 2021.

What week is it on Bake Off? 

This week the bakers will tackle caramel.

The sweet, sticky, golden treat can be formed into various different baking ingredients - from hard candy to oozing caramel sauce.

In previous years, bakers have been asked to produce decadent millionaire’s shortbread, Dutch Stroopwafels and caramel loaded cakes.

This week could be particularly tricky - as caramel requires a high melting temperature of up to 180C, meaning bakers will need to be quick but steady to avoid burning their ingredients, or themselves.

What challenges will bakers face in Pastry week?

This week’s episode will see the remaining bakers produce some iconic British biscuits, tackle tarts and put the ‘dough’ in dome.

This week’s challenges are:

  • Signature caramel tarts
  • Technical Twix bars: or “caramel chocolate shortbread fingers” for copyright reasons
  • A showstopping dessert encased in a sugar dome.

The top five successful bakers will then proceed to the quarter-finals!

What bakers are still in the show?

  • Jürgen, 56, an IT professional from Sussex
  • Chigs, 40, a car production operative from Liverpool
  • George, 34, a Shared Lives coordinator from London
  • Crystelle, 26, a client relationship manager, of London
  • Giuseppe, 45, a chief engineer from Bristol
  • Lizzie, 28, a car production operative from Liverpool

So far, Freya; Maggie; Rochica; Jairzeno and Tom have been axed from the iconic tent.

What time is Bake Off on TV tonight?

Week six of The Great British Bake Off will air on Tuesday 2 November at 8pm on Channel 4.

GBBO episodes are also available to watch on All4, shortly after broadcast.