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 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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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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Great British Bake Off episode 2 2014 - Biscuits Week

Great British Bake Off episode 2 2014 – Biscuits Week

Great British Bake Off episode 2 2014 - Biscuits Week: With cake week done, the remaining bakers must now prove themselves with biscuits. For the signature challenge, the bakers are given two hours to bake 24 identical biscotti of any shape, flavour or size. In the technical challenge, they are required to make eight arlettes, which are high-end light delicate cinnamon-flavoured biscuits, in two and a half hours. For the Showstopper, they must face the challenge of making 36 biscuits,…

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Read more about the article Great British Bake Off episode 1 2014 – Cake Week
Great British Bake Off episode 1 2014 - Cake Week

Great British Bake Off episode 1 2014 – Cake Week

Great British Bake Off episode 1 2014 - Cake Week: Follow 12 amateur bakers as they enter the competition tent for their first hurdle: cake. The Signature Bake requires a Swiss roll, a seemingly simple task fraught with risks. For the Technical Bake, bakers must duplicate Mary Berry’s classic cherry cake, to Berry’s exacting standard. In the Showstopper Bake, the competitors tackle classic British cakes — in perfect miniature — 36 of them.     Culinary competition in which amateur…

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