New Year’s Bake Off
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.
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.
2016 Christmas Specials – 2
The tent has been decorated and the invitations have been sent out for a very special Christmas episode of The Great British Bake Off, featuring returning contestants from previous years. A festive welcome awaits four more returning bakers, as we welcome back Chetna from Series 5, Howard from Series 4, James M from Series 3 and and Janet from Series 2.The judges have set three festive challenges, starting with a savoury signature to get the Christmas party started. In the technical, Paul has a gifted them a bread challenge that’s not for the faint hearted. The final challenge, the showstopper, is huge, as the judges lay the festive gauntlet and ask the bakers to make a trio of Christmas favourites. But who will hold their nerve, and produce the perfect desserts?
2016 Christmas Specials – 1
The tent has been decorated and the invitations have been sent out for a very special Christmas episode of The Great British Bake Off. Eight bakers of Bake Off past return to the tent to compete once more. In this first episode we get another chance to see Mary-Anne from Series 2, Ali from Series 4, Cathryn from Series 3 and Norman from Series 5.The bakers face three festive challenges, starting with the signature challenge. Paul and Mary want them to make some highly decorative Christmas bakes that require intricate icing.For the technical challenge, Mary has a special present of mystery ingredients and a recipe which, if the bakers follow correctly, will produce a stunning bake, decorated with chocolate snowflakes.And finally there is the showstopper, for which the bakers must produce a festive masterpiece with Christmas theme.