This season, we welcome the tent’s youngest ever baker AND the oldest… All twelve of these amateur bakers will be challenged on their baking skills from every angle by judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood, all the while helped — or hindered — by hosts Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins. Meet each of the bakers below. Pick your favorite and see if they can prove their talent in the kitchen.

Read more about the article Great British Bake Off episode 7 2014 – Pastries
Great British Bake Off episode 7 2014 - Pastries

Great British Bake Off episode 7 2014 – Pastries

Great British Bake Off episode 7 2014 - Pastries: Week seven in the tent sees the bakers tested on all kinds of weird, wonderful pastries. They’re assigned Signature savory parcels, ranging from pasties to samosas. The Technical challenge throws them into uncharted territory with a pastry none has heard of: the round and crusty kouign amann. Paul tests the bakers’ patience in a challenge to create this multi-layered, buttery pastry. Finally, Showstopper éclairs will give five lucky bakers a spot…

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Read more about the article Great British Bake Off episode 6 2014 – Continental Cake
Great British Bake Off episode 6 2014 - Continental Cake

Great British Bake Off episode 6 2014 – Continental Cake

Great British Bake Off episode 6 2014 - Continental Cake: And then there were six. The remaining bakers now face three European cakes. For the Signature, bakers are asked to make yeast-leavened cakes. Their work is cut out for them in the most demanding Technical challenge yet: they have two hours to make the 24-step Swedish Princess torte. And finally, for the Showstopper, they must create a contemporary version of the Hungarian Dobos torte.     Culinary competition in which…

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Read more about the article Great British Bake Off episode 5 2014 – Pies & Tarts
Great British Bake Off episode 5 2014 - Pies & Tarts

Great British Bake Off episode 5 2014 – Pies & Tarts

Great British Bake Off episode 5 2014 - Pies & Tarts: Almost half-way through the baking competition, the remaining bakers face pies and tarts. Custard tarts are their Signature challenge, followed by mini pear pies — one of the more unusual Technical challenges in the competition tent. Finally, contestants battle their biggest bake yet: three-tiered pies. The Showstopper allows them only four hours to create a towering collection of pies.     Culinary competition in which amateur cooks compete in…

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Read more about the article Great British Bake Off episode 4 2014 – Desserts Week
Great British Bake Off episode 4 2014 - Desserts Week

Great British Bake Off episode 4 2014 – Desserts Week

Great British Bake Off episode 4 2014 - Desserts Week: The competition stiffens like whipped peaks. For the Signature, bakers must create so-called “saucy puds” — delicate cakes hiding a gooey filling or saucy surprise at the bottom. In the Technical, bakers take on Mary’s tiramisu. In the Showstopper, they have to beat the odds and the heat to make the perfect baked Alaska. Meltdowns ensue.     Culinary competition in which amateur cooks compete in a variety of culinary…

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Read more about the article Great British Bake Off episode 3 2014 – Bread Week
Great British Bake Off episode 3 2014 - Bread Week

Great British Bake Off episode 3 2014 – Bread Week

Great British Bake Off episode 3 2014 - Bread Week: It’s week three and the remaining 10 bakers get ready to brave bread. For the Signature, they must bake 12 perfect rye bread rolls, shaped as they prefer. The Technical calls for ciabatta loaves, using judge Paul’s recipe. For the Showstopper, the bakers have to make a filled centerpiece loaf with as much impact on a table as on the judges. Who will rise to the occasion?     Culinary…

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