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Great Celebrity Bake Blog – Episode Three

Smash the patriarchy, not the cake. This week’s episode of The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up 2 Cancer was all about celebrating strong, independent women.

Great Celebrity Bake Blog 2019: Episode Two

This week’s episode of the The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up 2 Cancer was like a happy trip down memory lane for me.

Great Celebrity Bake Blog 2019: Episode One

Never have I heard the word “vagina” uttered on a non-medical TV show quite as frequently as it was in the Bake Off tent last night.

Great British Bake Blog: Episode 10

Do you have any idea how hard it is to avoid spoilers for the Bake Off final?

Cake artist creates bust of Lyle’s competition winner

Cake artist Lara Mason has unveiled a life-size cake of a baking fan who won a competition set by Lyle’s Golden Syrup.

Great British Bake Blog 2018: Episode nine

I like to challenge myself. How many biscuits can I eat in one sitting? How long can I sleep for at the weekends? Can I watch Bake Off in the office without crying?

Great British Bake Blog: Episode eight

Ok, I’ll just come out and say it: the wrong person went home last night.

Five facts you might not know about Danish pastries

In celebration of the first-ever Danish Week on the Great British Bake Off tonight, we’ve scoured the archives to find five interesting facts about Nordic pastries and rising trends.

Great British Bake Blog 2018: Episode seven

Bleeding vegans coming in here, ruining everything – that’s the vibe I got from the tent last night.

Great British Bake Blog 2018: Episode five

In the words of musical comedy duo Flight of the Conchords: I’m not crying, I’m just chopping onions… for a lasagne. That’s what I’m telling myself, anyway, because last night’s episode of The Great British Bake Off was emotional.

Great British Bake Blog 2018: Episode four

The Bake Off tent has been invaded by space turtles! No, this isn’t a crossover with Terry Pratchett’s Discworld – it’s Kim-Joy’s showstopper.

Great British Bake Blog 2018: Episode Three

Barely two minutes into this week’s Bake Off and I’m giggling like a school girl. Why? Because they’re making buns. And, as we learned last week, it’s impossible for me not to giggle at that word.

Great British Bake Blog 2018: Episode Two

You can take the innuendos out of Bake Off, but you wouldn’t have much of a show left. It’s no surprise that after a tame, and slightly dull, opening week the filth is back in force.

Great British Bake Blog 2018: Episode One

Has the world gone topsy turvy? Biscuits in week one of Bake Off? This is madness.

Bake Off champs create show-themed afternoon tea

The winning team from this year’s Bake Off: The Professionals have created an afternoon tea inspired by their time on the Channel 4 show.

Bake Off: The Professionals – Episode 9

If you like piña coladas you’re in for a treat this week as they feature in two of the contestants’ recipes on Bake Off: The Professionals.

Bake Off: The Professionals – Episode 8

We’re going back to childhood in this week’s episode of Bake Off: The Professionals with fairy tales, lollipops and, er… macaron cakes.

Bake Off: The Professionals – Episode 7

Cue the madness – the craziness that Bake Off: The Professionals induces in its contestants and the musical stylings of Suggs and crew.

Bake Off: The Professionals – Episode Six

This episode of Bake Off: The Professionals is brought to you by the letter ‘f’. What does ‘f’ stand for? Friendship, of course.

Bake Off: The Professionals – Episode 5

The judges aren’t messing about this week. Armed with a ruler, they are expecting nothing less than perfection. With their often unattainably high standards, they may be a little disappointed.

Bake Off: The Professionals – Episode 3

Forget Bake Off: The Professionals, it’s the Liam Charles show this week. I feel he has been overlooked in the previous two episodes, but this week his upbeat personality shone through.

Bake Off: The Professionals – Episode 2

Things are tense in the Bake Off kitchen this week – there’s swearing, a slew of criticism and even some tears.

Bake Off: The Professionals – Episode 1

Bake Off is back, although not how we remember it, for this is Bake Off: The Professionals.

Great Celebrity Bake Blog: Episode Five

The final episode of The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up to Cancer came with a life lesson from Sandi Toksvig: “If things are moving very fast don’t put your thumb in them.”

Great Celebrity Bake Blog: Episode Four

It was hard to tell whether I was watching The Great Celebrity Bake Off last night or Carry On Baking. With all the antics, the innuendoes and the buffoonery, I was surprised not to see Barbara Windsor make an appearance.

Great Celebrity Bake Blog: Episode Three

I was particularly excited about this week’s The Great Celebrity Bake Off for Stand Up To Cancer. Why? I freakin’ love Tim Minchin. The wild ginger hair, the accent, the attitude… it works for me.

Doughnut Time partners with GBBO star for new store opening

Australia’s Doughnut Time has partnered with Great British Bake Off finalist Steven Carter-Bailey ahead of the opening of its third store in Notting Hill this Saturday (27January).

Great British Bake Blog: Episode 10

And the winner is… Liam. Ok, that’s just wishful thinking on my part (and that of hundreds of Twitter users). But I am willing to concede the actual champion ultimately deserved to win.

Great British Bake Blog: Episode Nine

There was a surprising lack of innuendos in this week’s episode of The Great British Bake Off. Perhaps patisserie isn’t very sexy. Or, far more likely, Noel was asked not to mention what Prue’s necklace really looked like. I was given the same instructions.

Great British Bake Blog: Episode Seven

It’s hard to imagine the sweltering temperature inside the Bake Off tent on Italian week, particularly when you’re watching it from the sofa in your polar bear PJs under a blanket.

Great British Bake Blog: Episode Six

It’s pastry week in The Great British Bake Off tent, leading Brits everywhere to question why anyone would bother to make puff pastry. I certainly don’t know anyone that does. Although I take this opinion of many of the technical challenges… quit faffing and just pop to the shops!

Great British Bake Blog: Episode Five

Emotions were running high in this week’s Bake Off. Towards the end of the episode, the jovial frolicking from earlier episodes was but a distant memory as more despondent emotions set in. 

Great British Bake Blog: Episode Four

After last night’s episode of The Great British Bake Off, I’m convinced that caramel is, in fact, the nectar of the gods. This tempting, silky, golden brown delight was poured, drizzled and smothered on everything in sight, as was to be expected in the first-ever caramel week.

Great British Bake Blog: Episode One

Bake Off is back! And, just in case you’ve been living under a rock for the past year, it’s now on Channel 4 with a fresh line-up of presenters alongside the blue-eyed male judge, Paul Hollywood.

VIDEO: How to bake off the perfect cinnamon swirl

Bakery supplier Lantmännen Unibake shows us how to bake off cinnamon swirls exactly right.

Frances Quinn makes record-breaking jaffa cake

GBBO 2013 winner Frances Quinn has made a 4ft-wide version of a jaffa cake with Hambleton Bakery, which has broken the world record by over a foot.

Hambleton Bakery signs up GBBO winner

The 2013 Great British Bake Off (GBBO) winner Frances Quinn has created a range of different flavoured jaffa cakes for Rutland-based Hambleton Bakery.

Bake Off’s Flora Shedden to open Dunkeld bakery

Flora Shedden, runner-up in the BBC’s The Great British Bake Off in 2015, has started work on a new bakery in her home town.

How Queen Victoria really was partial to a Victoria sponge

Hot on the heels of the Bake Off finale, University of Warwick food historian Professor Rebecca Earle investigates the history of the Victoria sponge.

The Great British Bake Off. Episode ten: The Final

Cathryn Dresser, GBBO series three contestant takes us through series 7 with an expert eye... Who was crowned champion? Who made a right pavlova of it? Oh... AND SHE'S WRITTEN A SONG ABOUT IT! 

The Great British Bake Off. Episode eight: Tudors

Cathryn Dresser, GBBO series three contestant and baker extraordinaire, takes us through series 7 with an expert eye. Prepare thine lute and ruffle, and see which bakers escaped with their heads.

The Great British Bake Off 2016. Episode seven: dessert

Cathryn Dresser, GBBO series three contestant and baker extraordinaire, takes us through series 7 with an expert eye. It's getting tense in the tent, but who will get their just desserts?

Ask the expert: GBBO does desserts

Patissier Charlotte Marrifield has catered for Her Majesty The Queen, but how would she cook for the king and queen of Bake Off Paul and Mary? We ask for her top tips for the bakers, as tonight they will tackle desserts.

Lidl now sells the pizza in its in-store bakeries for 59p
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Lidl expands ISB range

Lidl has expanded its in-store bakery (ISB) range to include products like pizza and goat’s cheese focaccia, made with “high- quality” ingredients.

Gerhard Jenne

Gerhard’s blog: Halloween on the horizon

Gerhard Jenne enjoys the delights of bakery in the lush valleys of south Wales… then returns to a full inbox and the prospect of Halloween just around the corner

The Great British Bake Off:
The bakers await to hear their fate
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GBBO: European inspiration and Star Baker predictions

Our reporter Bronya Smolen talks transfering skills from building to baking, and the benefits of taking inspiration from outside Britain in this weeks GBBO blog. 

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Former Bake Off winner brings out second title

John Whaite, winner of the third series of The Great British Bake Off, has released his second book: John Whaite Bakes At Home.

Former GBBO finalist to launch first book

Former Great British Bake Off (GBBO) finalist Ruby Tandoh will release her first recipe book, Crumb, in September.

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