Comox, British Columbia resident Andrea Nauta’s plans went a-rye during Bread Week, as the 30-year-old became the third baker to leave the tent on this season of THE GREAT CANADIAN BAKING SHOW. Meanwhile Toronto, Ontario’s Colin Ascuncion was crowned Star Baker, making him the toast of the town. During Bread Week, the bakers faced a series of doughy challenges including putting their own spin on a classic European swirly bread, the Povitica, for the Signature Bake, followed by the blind-judged Technical Bake, which saw them tackle the trickily shaped Brioche à Tête. For this week’s Show Stopper each baker had to create a three-dimensional bread sculpture using at least two kinds of dough.
As Nauta leaves the tent, the following bakers remain:
● Colin Asuncion, 30, a marketing manager from Toronto, ON
● Liam Harrap, 29, a journalist from Revelstoke, BC
● Chris Koo, 30, a family physician from Edmonton, AB
● Jasmine Linton, 22, a university student from Richmond Hill, ON
● Jodi Robson, 33, a table games dealer from Regina, SK
● Nataliia Shevchenko, 33, an administrative assistant from Edmonton, AB
● Jay Smidt, 51, a government trade officer from Cantley, QC
In the next episode of THE GREAT CANADIAN BAKING SHOW, the remaining seven bakers will be transported back in time to recreate homey baked goods of the past during Old School Week. The baking continues next Wednesday, October 9 at 8 p.m. (8:30 NT) on CBC and the free CBC Gem streaming service.
THE GREAT CANADIAN BAKING SHOW brings together 10 amateur bakers from across the country to compete in a series of themed culinary challenges that celebrate their diverse backgrounds, families and communities. Each of the eight one-hour episodes features three rounds: the Signature Bake, the Technical Bake and the Show Stopper. After the baked goods are tasted and critiqued, the judges decide the week’s Star Baker, and who will be sent home. The final three bakers will compete for the Great Canadian Baking Show title.