LiveBake Off live blog, backing Brighton's Kate Henry

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  • Episode 5 of series 5 of the Great British Bake Off on BBC One Kate Henry, of Brighton, takes on pies and tarts with the rest of the bakers


Kate says winning star baker sends "shivers down your spine, fantastic, especially in pie week." She jokes that Luis said no southerner should ever win pie week and she said: "I am as southern as they get!" Good luck next week Kate when you take on European cakes.


And Norman is out of the Great British Bake Off


Kate is this week's star baker of the Great British Bake Off and remains in the competition. Go Kate!


Paul and Mary now need to make their decision. They praise Kate for her efforts. Fingers crossed she is in the clear and gets star baker. Go Kate! They discuss is anyone should leave if Diana has pulled out sick.


Praise for most of the bakers, some concerns on Norman's "Pieful tower" but Martha is praised for her pies and filling flavours, despit the bottom pie being overbaked


Kate has made rhubarb, prune and apple pork pies. Paul says nice strong colour, good texture and flavour, good bake on first two pies and they taste very good. Mary says they are delicious with a lovely crisp pastry. Kate decorated the pies with flowers.


One of Martha's pies has a problem with liquid fat seeping out the bottom and the bakers have ten minutes left


Norman is making a Burns night themed pie with haggis


Kate is filling her first pie with prune


Paul warns Nancy against "fat bottoms" on her pies


The bakers have to make a show stopper pie which has three tiers minimum and is sweet or savoury. They have four and a half hours. Kate is making pork pies each filled with different fruit coulis such as prune with a hot water crust pastry. She says it's a nice pastry to work with. Paul says he is looking for themes in the challenge.


Paul says Kate is one of the bakers doing well as the competition gets to its half way point.


Paul says "not bad" to Kate who comes third to Martha in first place for the technical bake


Kate looks hurt as Mary says her pear pies are "acceptable"


Luis' didn't have long enough in the oven while Chetna is praised for her pastry's "flake"


Richard's are described as a "mess"


Kate gives her pears one last check before submitting them for judging


Richard says the pastry has already fallen off his pears


Other bakers including Richard and Luis have the same problem


Kate says she is rushed for time and will turn up the oven to help her complete the challenge and bake the pears on time


Bakers face challenge of wrapping poached pears in thin strips of pastry at right temperature or it could not bake properly


The bakers let eachother know exactly where their pastries are chilling in the fridge to avoid anyone moving them.


Kate looks calm as she says she'll follow the recipe in making a "quick" puff pastry


Paul says he wants to test their timing skills and multi-tasking


Kate and the bakers have to make mini pear pies in the technical challenge. They have two hours to poach the pears and wrap in a delicate puff pastry.


The bake off is educating viewers about the historic "bride pie" to encourage a "fertile wedding night" which can include lamb testicles. While Kate make a signature pie for Brightonians due to wed?


Perhaps Luis and Richard are the ones to beat? Many calling for Kate in the final to go head-to-head with them


Kate is praised by the judges for her rhubarb and custard tart. Mary said it was a "lovely pastry, beautiful decoration and well-flavoured custard." Paul says you get the tang from the rhubarb, but flavour of the custard.


Odds on Kate according to Ladbrokes at the moment: 5/1 to win, 8/1 to leave next What do you think?


Kate is relieved as her tart bakes perfectly and it is ready to present. What will the judges think?


She now helps Martha separate her tart from the base as she got into a tricky situation


Kate is unsure about how long to leave her tart in the oven - she is planning to turn up the heat as she is short on time.


Kate carefully decorates her tart with a red swirl of flavour, puts it back in the oven, and then collapses on her bench with relief!


Kate says it is a "recipe for disaster" to fill the tart whole before placing in the oven. She reccommends filling half way, putting in the oven, and then filling the rest.


The bakers are deciding if they are a "pie" or a "tart". Nancy and Mel say they are tarts. Wonder what Kate is?


Kate is making a "simple" custard tart but she is putting a swirl in the tart mid-bake. Doesn't sound simple at all! Nice to hear Kate loves this dessert


Sad news about Diana, but great to hear Kate is still in an "sprucing up" her favourite custard tart


Doesn't everyone love a bit of bake off drama?


One minute before the Bake Off begins! What will Kate make this week? And what will the fall out of #bingate be?


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