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Challah-loving Jurgen ready to dough battle on Great British Bake Off

German-born IT professional from Sussex is in the mix for new Channel 4 series which begins next week

Francine Wolfisz is the Features Editor for Jewish News.

One of this year’s Great British Bake Off contestants is hoping to wow the judges with his talent for making challah.

IT professional Jürgen, who is originally from the Black Forest in Germany, and now lives in Sussex with his wife and son, is one of 12 amateur cooks battling it out on the new series of the popular Channel 4 show, which begins next Tuesday.

Unable to find traditional German bread in his adopted home, Jürgen decided to bake his own – and his passion for baking has grown ever since.

He is particularly well-known for his challah and for the celebration cakes he loves to bake for friends and family.

Jürgen approaches baking like the physicist he is – making calculations that help to ensure the utmost precision and perfect results.

He is also an accomplished trombonist – a talent that he is proud to have passed on to his son.

Jurgen

Other contestants taking part this year include a Met Police detective, a vegan psychology student, a retired midwife – and a sales manager who took up baking as a new hobby during lockdown.

Jewish comedian and actor Matt Lucas returns to host alongside Noel Fielding, with Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith as judges.

Great British Bake Off returns on Tuesday, 21 September, 8pm on Channel 4.

 

 

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