HEREFORDSHIRE'S Saku Chandrasekara impressed on tonight's Great British Bake Off - winning the technical challenge. 

The 50-year-old intelligence analyst, who works for Herefordshire Council, caught the eye of judge Paul Hollywood with her Devonshire split bun with jam and cream inside. 

"The bun itself was excellent, you've got a nice tension in there and the flavour in the mouth was good," he said.

"I think you did really well."


Afterwards, Mrs Chandrasekara told the cameras she 'was so happy'.

It was another solid week for the baker, who is now through to week four of the competition. 

Tonight's episode was Bread Week, which traditionally has caused many difficulties for contestants over the years. 

The opening signature round involved the bakers making a cottage loaf, which Mrs Chandrasekara did well in - choosing orange and cinnamon as her flavours.

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Meanwhile, for the final showstopper round, bakers had to produce a 'visually stunning bread-plaited bun centrepiece'.

Mrs Chandrasekara used rosemary and garlic for her effort; however, Paul was unimpressed with how it looked.

I think it looks great, it's quite striking," he said. "But this is underproved - you can see that by the split all the way down the middle of it. It's a bit bland and dense."

Fellow judge Prue Leith added: "It's quite gluey in the mouth. You've certainly got the flavour but it's quite dry. I think it's really impressive bread art but it's a little bit disappointing to eat."

Tasha was this week's star baker, while Abbie was the latest contestant to leave the tent.