Only one baker will be crowned the Best Baker in America. Next category for the bakers to tackle is café classics, crème brulee and Opera cake.
So far, the bakers on Best Baker in America have made delicate meringues, impeccable pastry and perfect cakes. On this week’s episode, the bakers take on café classics. While coffee has already been featured as a flavor, these desserts aren’t about a cup of coffee. The bakers face a more impressive challenge.
According to the Food Network, this week’s café classics episode features the following:
"Five bakers are left, and for the Skills Challenge, they tackle the deceptively simple creme brulee. For the Master Challenge, the task is to bake up their take on the complex and beautiful opera cake, a six-layer masterpiece said to evoke the tiers of the Paris Opera House, which must feature the flavor of hazelnut. One baker is given his or her marching orders by judges Jason Smith and Marcela Valladolid and host Adam Rapoport."
Crème brulee is a common dessert on restaurant menus. Some crème brulee desserts are a luscious bite. From the crack of the burnt sugar to the smooth crème, you want to lick the bowl clean. But, when a crème brulee goes wrong, you want to just cry in despair. Don’t be tricked by a bad crème brulee. Search for a good one and you will taste the difference.
One of the biggest parts of Best Baker in America is its Master Challenge desserts. These desserts definitely separate the bakers from the fakers. This week’s opera cake challenge is a huge test. The layers of an Opera cake are very specific. Are they level? Are the similar? Is there a balance between cake and cream? Hopefully all the bakers hit a high note in this Opera cake challenge.
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Will these café classics have the judges sing the baker’s praises or will the desserts fall flat? Check back for our Best Baker in America recap.