The Great British Baking Show season 4 episode 4 live stream: Watch ‘Batter’ online


The Great British Baking Show has a new theme for its fourth week of competition this season. How will batter play a role in the three challenges?

The Great British Baking Show probably seemed like a limited idea early on. How many different things can you really bake, after all? But the show keeps rolling on, bringing in new ideas every season. Sure, the past three episodes’ themes — cakes, cookies, and breads — are pretty par for the course when it comes to the competition.

But this week is batter week, of all things. Now, the batter can make or break a bake. If it’s not mixed well, it can ruin the texture. If it’s not balanced in its ingredients, it can alter how the bake turns out.

Of course, PBS’ official synopsis isn’t much help here:

"“Join the nine remaining bakers as they battle the batter.”"

Can you fault PBS for going for the alliterative route there? How much do you want to bet that Mel and Sue will say something along those same lines? Seriously, what kind of silly puns and accents will they come up with?

But “battle” is a pretty interesting choice of words. Last week’s episode saw the bakers facing a bread gauntlet. Things will only get harder from here, and the bakes, one has to presume, will only become more and more spectacular. In the preview, we spotted pancakes of all things, so don’t contain your guesses to the more standard ideas. (Oh, the puns that Mel and Sue can make with that … especially since they’re lace pancakes, not the more standard discs. Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood will not eat your normal pancakes. They must have special ones.)

Date: Friday, June 30
Start time: 9 p.m. ET
Episode: “Batter”
TV Channel: PBS
Live Stream: Stream 1 | Stream 2

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