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The Great British Bake Off: Patisserie Week  Season 11, Ep 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 - 28 comments

The Great British Bake Off: Dessert Week  Season 11, Ep 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 - 46 comments

The Great British Bake Off: 80s week  Season 11, Ep 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 - 36 comments

The Great British Bake Off: Japanese Week  Season 11, Ep 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 - 28 comments

The Great British Bake Off: Pastry Week  Season 11, Ep 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 - 24 comments

The Great British Bake Off: Chocolate Week  Season 11, Ep 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 - 37 comments

The Great British Bake Off: Bread Week  Season 11, Ep 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 - 21 comments

The Great British Bake Off: Week 2: Biscuit Week  Season 11, Ep 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 - 29 comments

The Great British Bake Off: Week 1: Cake  Season 11, Ep 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 - 52 comments

The Great Canadian Baking Show: Season 3  Season 3, Ep 0

It's another baking show spin-off, this time in Canada! Do you long for the days of Mel and Sue? The old GBBO niceness? Praise instead of tears? Do you wish the judges had more adventurous palates? Do you miss the focus on technique? Then GCBS is for you! [more inside]
posted by schroedinger on Nov 9, 2019 - 4 comments

The Great British Bake Off: The Roaring Twenties  Season 10, Ep 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 - 38 comments

The Great British Bake Off: Bread Week  Season 10, Ep 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 - 26 comments

The Great British Bake Off: Danish Week  Season 9, Ep 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 - 27 comments

The Great British Bake Off: Spice Week  Season 9, Ep 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 - 19 comments

The Great British Bake Off: Dessert Week  Season 9, Ep 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 - 19 comments

The Great British Bake Off: Bread Week  Season 9, Ep 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 - 14 comments

The Great British Bake Off: The Final  Season 8, Ep 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 - 8 comments

The Great British Bake Off: Patisserie Week  Season 8, Ep 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 - 12 comments

The Great British Bake Off: Forgotten Bakes  Season 8, Ep 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 - 15 comments

The Great British Bake Off: Italian Week  Season 8, Ep 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 - 10 comments

The Great British Bake Off: Pudding Week  Season 8, Ep 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 - 14 comments

The Great British Bake Off: Tudor Week  Season 7, Ep 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 - 21 comments

The Great British Bake Off: Victorian  Season 6, Ep 7

In a Bake Off first, the entire episode is devoted to the period of history that gave birth to modern baking - the Victorian era [more inside]
posted by everybody had matching towels on Sep 17, 2015 - 13 comments

Silicon Valley: White Hat/Black Hat  Season 2, Ep 8

Pied Piper and EndFrame face off in a bake-off to compress InterSite's entire adult video catalog, while Richard has face-to-face meetings with his no-money money-guy Russ Hanneman and disgruntled EndFrame employee Seth. [more inside]
posted by joan cusack the second on Jun 1, 2015 - 22 comments

The Great British Bake Off: Class of 2013  Season 5, Ep 11

We catch up with last year's bakers, who have come a long way since their time in the tent. [more inside]
posted by mumkin on Oct 18, 2014 - 1 comment

The Great British Bake Off: Desserts  Season 5, Ep 4

It's dessert week in the Great British Bake Off tent. A meltdown is in store as the bakers attempt a Baked Alaska on the hottest day of the year. [more inside]
posted by dumdidumdum on Aug 28, 2014 - 10 comments

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