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The Great British Bake Off

Premier :: 2010-08-17

Airs :: Wednesday 20:00 on BBC One

Genre :: Food

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The Great British Bake Off sees ten passionate home bakers take part in a bake-off to test every aspect of their baking skills as they battle to be crowned the Great British Bake Off's best amateur baker. Each week the nationwide tour sees keen bakers put through three challenges in a particular discipline. The competition kicks off with cake in the Cotswolds, then moves to Scotland to tackle biscuit baking, then Sandwich in Kent for bread, Bakewell in Derbyshire for puddings, Mousehole in Cornwall for the pastry challenges, and London for the grand final. Judging the baking are renowned baking writer Mary Berry and professional baker Paul Hollywood; presenting the show are Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins, who trace the very particular history of British baking by visiting local baking landmarks and discovering why people bake what they bake today.

Latest Episode

Series 5 - Episode 7 - Pastry
Aired - 17 September 2014

Episode summary:

Presenters Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins set the remaining contestants three tasks involving pastry, beginning by asking them to make signature savoury parcels. For the technical challenge, they must prepare a cake that hails from the Brittany region of France - the kouign amann, which none of the bakers has ever heard of - before creating two different types of eclair in the showstopper round. Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood judge the hopefuls' efforts before deciding who is star baker and who is going home.

Watch Episodes Online - Episode Guide

+ Series 5

+ Episode - 11 Aired - 15 October 2014
+ Episode - 10 Aired - 08 October 2014
+ Episode - 9 Aired - 01 October 2014
+ Episode - 8 Advanced Dough Aired - 24 September 2014
+ Episode - 7 Pastry Aired - 17 September 2014
+ Episode - 6 European Cakes Aired - 10 September 2014
+ Episode - 5 Pies and Tarts Aired - 03 September 2014
+ Episode - 4 Desserts Aired - 27 August 2014
+ Episode - 3 Bread Aired - 20 August 2014
+ Episode - 2 Biscuits Aired - 13 August 2014
+ Episode - 1 Cake Aired - 06 August 2014

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