It's the semi-final and Mary Berry, Dan Doherty and Chris Bavin continue to test the last four home cooks. The semi-finalists have two and a half hours to prepare their ultimate drinks party with a selection of four savoury canapes, one sweet canape and a drink designed to showcase their individual personality. Then it's the cooks' challenge which tests their inventiveness and creativity with a key ingredient. The cooks with the most perfect drinks parties from challenge one determine the key ingredient choice between orange or ginger. In the morning the cooks return, and in just one hour must win over the judges and avoid the elimination round. Based on their performance in these two challenges, the judges decide who deserves to be in the final and who must cook again. The judges have chosen a classic Italian dish that requires precision, care and skill. At the end one cook must part from the group, leaving just three finalists in contention for the title of Britain's best home cook.