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The Great British Bake Off: The Final  Season 12, Episode 10

The last remaining bakers make a classic carrot cake and create a grand Mad Hatter's tea party banquet. Who will be crowned the winner of The Great British Bake Off 2021?
posted by ellieBOA on Nov 24 at 2:15 AM - 49 comments

The Great British Bake Off: Patisserie Week  Season 12, Episode 9

It's the Bake Off semi-final, and time to test the remaining bakers' abilities in patisserie. There's a delicate layered slice that demands precision, a regional French classic, and then the bakers must create an opulent entremets display.
posted by ellieBOA on Nov 17 at 7:13 AM - 47 comments

The Great British Bake Off: Free-from Week  Season 12, Episode 8

It's Free-From Week and a chance for the remaining bakers to explore alternative ingredients. The Signature challenges them to bake without dairy, there's a hearty vegan Technical, and showstopping celebration cakes that must be gluten-free.
posted by jeather on Nov 10 at 8:59 AM - 26 comments

The Great British Bake Off: Caramel Week  Season 12, Episode 7

The bakers put their twist on a classic caramel tart and produce a family favourite biscuit bar in the technical, before creating a showstopping dessert encased in a sugar dome.
posted by ellieBOA on Nov 3 at 8:25 AM - 13 comments

The Great British Bake Off: Pastry Week  Season 12, Episode 6

It's Pastry Week and the bakers tackle signature choux pastry doughnuts and a tricky Turkish technical, before making a savory, delicately designed showstopping pie packed full of flavor.
posted by ellieBOA on Oct 27 at 11:04 AM - 16 comments

The Great British Bake Off: German Week  Season 12, Episode 5

It's a Bake Off first, as the bakers make traditional German biscuits and a torte fit for a Prince, before rising to the challenge with a showstopping tiered cake using yeast.
posted by ellieBOA on Oct 20 at 12:16 AM - 20 comments

The Great British Bake Off: Dessert Week  Season 12, Episode 4

The cake layers stack up in an elegant and challenging bake for dessert week. There's also a spherical celebration cake and a technical where success lies in precise decoration.
posted by ellieBOA on Oct 12 at 11:02 PM - 30 comments

The Great British Bake Off: Bread Week  Season 12, Episode 3

Matt Lucas and Noel Fielding present as the amateurs demonstrate their bread-baking skills, putting their own twist on a classic Italian focaccia in the signature challenge and making a Greek-inspired snack in the technical. On day two, judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith task them with creating an artistic showpiece rendering decorative designs in milk bread. Who will be leaving the tent this week?
posted by ellieBOA on Oct 6 at 11:50 AM - 30 comments

The Great British Bake Off: Biscuit Week  Season 12, Episode 2

It’s crunch time for the bakers in Biscuit Week, as they put their twist on brandy snaps, make a jammy childhood favourite and create an interactive toy made entirely from biscuit.
posted by ellieBOA on Sep 29 at 7:29 AM - 17 comments

The Great British Bake Off: Cake Week  Season 12, Episode 1

Twelve new contestants make their way into the famous tent, hoping they have what it takes to bake their way to the final. They start off with cake week, and a signature challenge in which they must produce 12 mini rolls, before working out the recipe for a nostalgic teatime classic in the technical, and finally, a gravity defying showstopper.
posted by ellieBOA on Sep 23 at 12:16 PM - 25 comments

The Great British Bake Off: 2020 Holiday Specials  Season 11 (Specials)

These may have been seen in the UK earlier, but just made it to Netflix in the US. Episode 1: Briony, Yan, Terry and Tom make a sweet and savory return and tackle festive cake pops, sausage roll wreaths and gingerbread showstoppers. Episode 2: The fun-loving cast of "Derry Girls" wing it as they do their holly, jolly best to impress Paul and Prue with trifles, blini and 3D decade cakes.
posted by ShooBoo on Dec 17, 2020 at 8:32 PM - 12 comments

The Great British Bake Off: The Final  Season 11, Episode 10

It's here! The final is here! Our three last bakers face down three more challenges in a bid to win the whole banana. If there were ever spoilers they are in this thread. [more inside]
posted by schroedinger on Nov 24, 2020 at 5:16 PM - 29 comments

The Great British Bake Off: Patisserie Week  Season 11, Episode 9

It's the semi-final and the bakers' patisserie skills are tested in a booze-soaked signature, a tricky technical and a delicate showstopper showcasing their finesse and precision
posted by jeather on Nov 17, 2020 at 5:00 PM - 28 comments

The Great British Bake Off: Dessert Week  Season 11, Episode 8

It's Dessert Week and the bakers tackle a miniature cheesecake signature, a 17th-century technical and a showstopping jelly art dessert cake, for a place in the semi-final
posted by jeather on Nov 11, 2020 at 6:00 PM - 44 comments

The Great British Bake Off: 80s week  Season 11, Episode 7

It's 1980s Week and the bakers put their twist on the quiche in the signature and tackle a retro treat in the technical. And can they keep their cool with an ice cream showstopper?
posted by jeather on Nov 4, 2020 at 4:13 PM - 36 comments

The Great British Bake Off: Japanese Week  Season 11, Episode 6

It's a Bake Off first - Japanese Week - and the bakers tackle steamed buns, a tricky, layered technical and a showstopper inspired by kawaii - the Japanese love of all things cute and adorable [more inside]
posted by jeather on Oct 28, 2020 at 5:40 PM - 26 comments

The Great British Bake Off: Pastry Week  Season 11, Episode 5

It's Pastry Week and the bakers put their stamp on a Cornish classic in the signature, go retro in the technical, and make a showstopping classic tart hidden within a cage made entirely from pastry
posted by bitteschoen on Oct 21, 2020 at 5:17 AM - 24 comments

The Great British Bake Off: Chocolate Week  Season 11, Episode 4

It's Chocolate Week and the bakers tackle a deceptively simple traybake signature, a technical packed full of chocolate and nuts, and a white chocolate celebration showstopper
posted by jeather on Oct 13, 2020 at 5:05 PM - 37 comments

The Great British Bake Off: Bread Week  Season 11, Episode 3

It's Bread Week, and the remaining bakers have a lot to prove in a sweet and savoury signature, a technical that honours the NHS, and an ambitious, artistic showstopper
posted by bitteschoen on Oct 7, 2020 at 4:10 AM - 21 comments

The Great British Bake Off: Week 2: Biscuit Week  Season 11, Episode 2

Matt Lucas and Noel Fielding present Biscuit Week. The Signature challenge involves a sophisticated combination of fruit, nut and chocolate, and the bakers must then produce two takes on a tropical Technical. For the Showstopper round, they are challenged to create an elaborate table setting made entirely from biscuits, before judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith decide who will be crowned Star Baker and who will be leaving the contest this week.
posted by jeather on Oct 1, 2020 at 8:54 AM - 29 comments

The Great British Bake Off: Week 1: Cake  Season 11, Episode 1

IT'S HERE! After six weeks in a bubble the beloved baking show is back with a brand new batch of bakers. Week 1 brings Battenbergs, Bromeliaceae, and . . . busts? Airs on Channel 4 in the UK on Tuesdays and on Netflix in the US on Fridays. [more inside]
posted by schroedinger on Sep 22, 2020 at 5:30 PM - 52 comments

The Great British Bake Off: Final  Season 10, Episode 10

The last three bakers face a signature, technical, and showstopper challenge, but one is named StarBaker of 2019. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on Nov 1, 2019 at 4:17 AM - 48 comments

The Great British Bake Off: Patisserie Week  Season 10, Episode 9

So pastry and patisserie are different now. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on Oct 25, 2019 at 5:22 PM - 34 comments

The Great British Bake Off: Pastry Week  Season 10, Episode 8

This week's challenges all features pies as bakers try to avoid soggy bottoms. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on Oct 18, 2019 at 1:15 PM - 38 comments

The Great British Bake Off: Festival Week  Season 10, Episode 7

The bakers face particularly complicated challenges linked to festivals. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on Oct 11, 2019 at 2:39 AM - 20 comments

The Great British Bake Off: Dessert Week  Season 10, Episode 6

After two weeks featuring brand-new themes, the GBBO returns to a well-worn classic: Desserts Week. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on Oct 4, 2019 at 1:51 PM - 45 comments

The Great British Bake Off: The Roaring Twenties  Season 10, Episode 5

The challenges inspired by the roaring twenties include a slapstick Signature and a tiered Showstopper special (Channel 4 description). [more inside]
posted by PearlRose on Sep 26, 2019 at 2:16 PM - 38 comments

The Great British Bake Off: Dairy Week  Season 10, Episode 4

In the first ever Dairy week, the bakers face challenges that include a historical pastry and Indian milk sweets. [more inside]
posted by miss-lapin on Sep 20, 2019 at 5:12 PM - 37 comments

The Great British Bake Off: Bread Week  Season 10, Episode 3

The bakers tackle a signature bake designed to be shared; a deceptively simple summer staple in the Technical; and an ambitious Showstopper (Channel 4 description). [more inside]
posted by PearlRose on Sep 12, 2019 at 9:02 AM - 26 comments

The Great British Bake Off: Biscuit Week  Season 10, Episode 2

It's crunch time with Biscuit Week, starting off with a luxurious chocolate coated signature bake, then a snack with family significance for Paul and an eye-catching showstopper
posted by Anonymous on Sep 4, 2019 at 7:24 AM - 34 comments

The Great British Bake Off: Cake Week  Season 10, Episode 1

This series kicks off with cake week, with challenges including a retro classic technical that demands precision and intricate decoration, and a showstopper birthday cake, taking the baker's dozen back to their childhoods.
posted by Anonymous on Aug 29, 2019 at 4:45 AM - 41 comments

The Great British Bake Off: Bread  Season 3, Episode 2

On Netflix and PBS as The Great British Baking Show: The Beginnings, s1e2 In two days of breadmaking, the bakers produce a dozen flatbreads, eight-strand plaited loaves, and, for the first time ever on the show, bagels.
posted by bunderful on Dec 4, 2018 at 12:14 PM - 3 comments

The Great British Bake Off: Cakes  Season 3, Episode 1

On Netflix and PBS as The Great British Baking Show: The Beginnings, s1e1 Upside-down cakes, rum babas and cakes with hidden designs.
posted by bunderful on Dec 1, 2018 at 9:48 AM - 4 comments

The Great British Bake Off: The Final  Season 9, Episode 10

Three bakers. A scorchingly hot tent. Three last challenges to see who of Kim-Joy, Rahul or Ruby will be 2018 Bake-Off winner. First, doughnuts - actually, British-style filled doughnuts and US-style ring donuts. Not that Rahul has had either before - will his imagination get the better of him? Then a technical challenge that surprises the bakers as much as it does us. Finally, a show-stopper bake where our final three get to show us their best. Needless to say, discussion involves mention of the winner. [more inside]
posted by Major Clanger on Oct 30, 2018 at 4:35 PM - 24 comments

The Great British Bake Off: Pâtisserie  Season 9, Episode 9

Semi-final week: only three out of Briony, Kim-Joy, Rahul and Ruby can go through to the final. Firstly, our bakers must go in search of lost time the approval of Prue and Paul with madeleines, then they must attempt one of the most complicated technical challenges ever, the Torta Setteveli, before producing 12 each of three different types of pastries: choux pastry, pate sucree and puff pastry Mille-feuille. [more inside]
posted by Major Clanger on Oct 24, 2018 at 11:49 AM - 31 comments

The Great British Bake Off: Danish Week  Season 9, Episode 8

Velkommen! In the Tent's first Danish Week (a theme apparently suggested by host Sandi Toksvig) the five semi-finalist bakers kick things off by making rye bread in the Signature, which is then used to produce two Smørrebrød. For the Technical, bakers were asked to produce fourteen Æbleskiver. Lastly, in the Showstopper, the challenge was to create the traditional Danish birthday treat, Kagemand.
posted by PearlRose on Oct 17, 2018 at 7:05 AM - 27 comments

The Great British Bake Off: Vegan  Season 9, Episode 7

A first for GBBO: Vegan week! No butter, no eggs, no milk, not even any honey. The six remaining bakers have to start with savoury vegan tartlets, then make a pavlova using aquafaba rather than egg whites for the meringue, and finally produce an impressive celebratory cake using only vegan ingredients. [more inside]
posted by Major Clanger on Oct 10, 2018 at 10:56 AM - 15 comments

The Great British Bake Off: Pastry  Season 9, Episode 6

After last week's double elimination, the tent is down to seven bakers. This week their challenges start triangular (samosas), go round for the technical (puits d’amour) and then go spectacular for the show-stopper (a shaped pie fit for a banquet centrepiece). [more inside]
posted by Major Clanger on Oct 2, 2018 at 2:28 PM - 18 comments

The Great British Bake Off: Spice Week  Season 9, Episode 5

Say you'll be there for the halfway mark, which features the return of Terry and too much spice. This week's signature had the bakers spicing up a classic ginger cake, while the technical was a Middle Eastern pastry, Ma'amoul. Finally, we said goodbye to two bakers this week after a showstoppper challenge that involved a hanging biscuit chandelier.
posted by PearlRose on Sep 26, 2018 at 7:30 AM - 19 comments

The Great British Bake Off: Dessert Week  Season 9, Episode 4

It's dessert week! This week, our bakers tackle Meringue Roulades in the signature, attempt to create Raspberry Blancmange with 12 Langues de Chat biscuits in the technical, and wrap this sweet week up with a Melting Chocolate Ball dessert showstopper.
posted by PearlRose on Sep 19, 2018 at 6:47 AM - 19 comments

The Great British Bake Off: Bread Week  Season 9, Episode 3

It's that dread week, Bread Week on the third episode of this season's Great British Bake Off. Our bakers begin with a Chelsea Bun Signature Challenge, tackle Garlic Naan for their Technical Challenge, and vie for the top spot with spectacular Korovai Show Stoppers.
posted by halation on Sep 11, 2018 at 10:10 PM - 14 comments

The Great British Bake Off: Cake Week  Season 9, Episode 2

It's Cake Week, with a Tray Bake Signature Challenge, Le Gateau Vert Technical Challenge, and a Chocolate Collar Showstopper
posted by damayanti on Sep 4, 2018 at 5:02 PM - 39 comments

The Great British Bake Off: Biscuit Week  Season 9, Episode 1

Back for its ninth season, and its second after moving from the BBC to Channel 4. Twelve new bakers face, unusually for week 1, challenges based not on cakes but on biscuits. Technical Challenge: Wagon Wheels.
posted by Major Clanger on Aug 29, 2018 at 7:17 AM - 35 comments

The Great British Bake Off: The Final  Season 8, Episode 10

Twelve bakers started, just three remain. Who will succeed with the demanding final challenges, including a high-end patisserie showstopper, to be crowned winner of The Great British Bake Off 2017? (Channel 4 description.)
posted by PearlRose on Nov 1, 2017 at 6:24 AM - 8 comments

The Great British Bake Off: Patisserie Week  Season 8, Episode 9

It's the semi-final and the last four bakers are three patisserie challenges away from the biggest day in their baking lives. But first up, there's no business like choux business (Channel 4 description).
posted by PearlRose on Oct 24, 2017 at 6:50 PM - 12 comments

The Great British Bake Off: Forgotten Bakes  Season 8, Episode 8

Our five bakers are stepping back in time and using unfamiliar recipes for Forgotten Bakes week. There's a sweet and savoury signature challenge and Prue sets a boozy technical (Channel 4 Description).
posted by PearlRose on Oct 18, 2017 at 7:50 PM - 15 comments

The Great British Bake Off: Italian Week  Season 8, Episode 7

The bakers face a Sicilian signature, a deceptively tricky technical, and a fiddly showstopper in the hottest temperatures ever recorded in the tent (Channel 4 description).
posted by PearlRose on Oct 11, 2017 at 7:10 PM - 10 comments

The Great British Bake Off: Pastry Week  Season 8, Episode 6

The bakers face a tough triple challenge with a savoury signature, a multi-layered technical, and an ambitious traditional pie that pushes them to the edge (Channel 4 description).
posted by merriment on Oct 3, 2017 at 7:35 PM - 9 comments

The Great British Bake Off: Pudding Week  Season 8, Episode 5

Prue and Paul are seeking perfection in pudding week, with a staggering technical challenge and a multi-layered showstopper that's not to be trifled with (Channel 4 Description).
posted by PearlRose on Sep 28, 2017 at 8:05 AM - 14 comments

The Great British Bake Off: Caramel Week   Season 8, Episode 4

Things get sticky in the tent as the bakers attempt to impress Pru and Paul with perfect millionaire's shortbread, crisp stroopwafels, and beautifully decorated caramel cakes.
posted by merriment on Sep 20, 2017 at 9:21 AM - 16 comments

The Great British Bake Off: Bread Week  Season 8, Episode 3

Teacakes, cottage loaves, and multi-color bread sculptures (using only natural food coloring) challenge the bakers this week.
posted by merriment on Sep 12, 2017 at 6:35 PM - 17 comments

The Great British Bake Off: Biscuit Week  Season 8, Episode 2

Sandwich Biscuits, Fortune Cookies and a Biscuit Board Game!
posted by GuyZero on Sep 5, 2017 at 9:57 PM - 20 comments

The Great British Bake Off: Cake Week  Season 8, Episode 1

Cake Week sees the bakers take on a fruity challenge. Prue sets her first technical - a kids' party favourite. Plus, the trickiest showstopper ever set in the first week of Bake Off: an illusion cake. [more inside]
posted by everybody had matching towels on Aug 29, 2017 at 7:01 PM - 20 comments

The Great British Bake Off: 2016 Christmas Specials: Episode 1  Season 8, Episode 1

The tent has been decorated and the invitations have been sent out for two very special Christmas episodes of The Great British Bake Off. Eight bakers of Bake Off past return to the tent to compete once more. In this first episode there's another chance to see Mary-Anne from Series 2, Ali from Series 4, Cathryn from Series 3 and Norman from Series 5. [more inside]
posted by metaBugs on Dec 26, 2016 at 3:38 PM - 4 comments

The Great British Bake Off: The Final  Season 7, Episode 10

The three finalists face their three last challenges before one is crowned champion.
posted by Diablevert on Oct 26, 2016 at 4:04 PM - 23 comments

The Great British Bake Off: Patisserie  Season 7, Episode 9

It is the Bake Off semi-final, and it is Patisserie Week, with just four bakers remaining. [more inside]
posted by merriment on Oct 20, 2016 at 11:11 AM - 9 comments

The Great British Bake Off: Tudor Week  Season 7, Episode 8

This week we are stepping back in time for a Bake Off first - Tudor Week. Mary and Paul have set three new challenges that embrace a time when Henry VIII reigned and a time of flamboyant banquets and impressive centre pieces that were Tudor showstoppers.
posted by Diablevert on Oct 12, 2016 at 5:21 PM - 21 comments

The Great British Bake Off: Dessert  Season 7, Episode 7

Week seven of The Great British Bake Off is Dessert Week - three sweet challenges which will mean a bitter end for one of the six remaining bakers as they battle for a place in the quarter-final. [more inside]
posted by everybody had matching towels on Oct 5, 2016 at 6:18 PM - 8 comments

The Great British Bake Off: Botanical  Season 7, Episode 6

It's week six of The Great British Bake Off and just seven bakers remain. This week, for the very first time on Bake Off, it's Botanical Week. [more inside]
posted by everybody had matching towels on Sep 28, 2016 at 5:55 PM - 22 comments

The Great British Bake Off: Pastry  Season 7, Episode 5

Mary and Paul set three challenges to test the bakers on three different types of pastry, including a technical challenge that sees them baking a classic British tart. [more inside]
posted by everybody had matching towels on Sep 21, 2016 at 6:35 PM - 27 comments

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