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THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW
Cakes

THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW: Cakes

 

Follow the trials and tribulations of passionate amateur bakers. Each week, they are tested for a different skill, the difficulty of which increases as the competition unfolds. Mary Berry, a leading cookbook writer, and Paul Hollywood, a top artisan baker, serve as judges. Together with hosts Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc, they search for the U.K.’s best amateur baker. In the first challenge, the 12 bakers tackle an upside down cake for the Signature bake. In the Technical, they undertake Paul’s recipe for rum babas. For the Showstopper, they attempt to produce a cake that
reveals a hidden design when sliced.

 

 

THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW
Bread

THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW: Bread

 

See how 11 bakers make 24 flatbreads for the Signature bake. The Technical challenge has them in a twist as they attempt an eight-strand plaited loaf. To stay in the tent, they must produce 12 sweet and 12 savory bagels for the Showstopper.

 

 

THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW
Christmas Masterclass I,II & III

GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW: Christmas Masterclass

 

Christmas Masterclass I
Sat., Dec. 23, 7:00 pm

 

In the countdown to Christmas, Paul Hollywood bakes St. Lucia buns and mincemeat and marzipan couronne. Mary Berry tackles French galette, Genoa cake, and white chocolate and ginger cheesecake. Paul’s showstopper kranskake is a spectacular tower of delicate rings.

 

GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW: A Gingerbread House

 

Christmas Masterclass II
Sat., Dec. 23, 8:00 pm

 

Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood share favorite recipes for Christmas classics like stollen, mincemeat streusel and a gingerbread house, along with some lesser-known bakes: Scottish black bun, Tunis cake and Boxing Day pie – the perfect way to use trimmings from the day before.

 

GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW: a Chelsea bun Christmas tree

 

Christmas Masterclass III
Sat., Dec. 23, 9:00 pm

 

Watch Mary Berry prepare a pavlova wreath; Paul Hollywood makes a Chelsea bun Christmas tree. Mary’s decadent trifle is layered with fruit compote and a rosace a l’orange. Paul puts leftovers to use in turkey and ham pie and closes the show with a towering pandoro.

 

THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW
Patisserie

THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW: Patisserie

 

The competitive baking show is back with 12 new contestants – amateur bakers who hope to be named Britain’s best. As judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood create 30 new challenges to test the bakers’ skill and creativity, advisers Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins are with the contestants every step of the way.

 

Patisserie
Join the four remaining bakers in the semi-final as they bash and fold pastry to achieve perfect lamination; make yeast cake with a fruity top and delicate chocolate work; and prepare a multiple mini-cake bake.

 

THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW
Tudor Week

THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW: Tudor Week

 

The competitive baking show is back with 12 new contestants – amateur bakers who hope to be named Britain’s best. As judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood create 30 new challenges to test the bakers’ skill and creativity, advisers Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins are with the contestants every step of the way.

 

Tudor Week
Follow the five remaining bakers as they attempt to re-create dishes fit for the Tudors. The signature is a savory stuffed pie; the technical is an unusual Tudor biscuit that has the bakers tied up in knots; the showstopper is a marzipan spectacle.

 

GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW
Desserts

GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW: Desserts

 

The competitive baking show is back with 12 new contestants – amateur bakers who hope to be named Britain’s best. As judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood create 30 new challenges to test the bakers’ skill and creativity, advisers Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins are with the contestants every step of the way.

 

Desserts
Learn why sweet challenges mean a bitter end for one baker as the six battle for a spot in the quarter final. The signature has them rolling out their skills; the technical is a tricky French dessert; the showstopper is a bit of a mousse marathon.

 

THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW
Botanical

 

The competitive baking show is back with 12 new contestants – amateur bakers who hope to be named Britain’s best. As judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood create 30 new challenges to test the bakers’ skill and creativity, advisers Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins are with the contestants every step of the way.

 

Botanical
The remaining seven strive to give their baking maximum botanical taste. The signature demands sharp citrus flavors; the technical, a leafy challenge; and the final, three tiers of flavored sponges with stunning floral designs.

 

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