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Meet The Créme De La Créme Of The RAF

The team from RAF Odiham perfected their patisserie, refined their sugar work and mastered their chocolate moulds to win the BBC’s...

After a trio of RAF chefs won the toughest baking competition on television, 'Bake Off: Crème de la Crème', Forces News went to find out their recipe for success and how their military might helped them triumph.

The team from RAF Odiham perfected their patisserie, refined their sugar work and mastered their chocolate moulds to win the BBC’s professional baking competition.

They whisked their way past nine other teams of experienced pastry chefs to be crowned the champions.

But what was their secret ingredient? Team captain Cpl Liam Grime thought their military training was crucial:

"Being in the RAF has helped loads. They have given us the opportunity, they have provided us the skills and the mindset to be able to work the way that we work."

In the epic eight-hour finale, the chefs were tasked with producing eight different desserts and a sculpted centrepiece around a theme of their choice.

RAF Creme De La Creme

However, the team aren’t all about delicate desserts, as their day jobs are feeding the hungry men and women of their base, as well as teaching and training the next generation of culinary masters.

The RAF team still wants a slice of the patisserie competition action though, the trio hopes to go on competing and raising the standard of RAF cuisine.

Pictures courtesy of Love Productions.

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