The Great British Bake Off
The Great British Bake Off is a British television baking competition first shown by the BBC on 17 August 2010. The judges are cookery writer Mary Berry and professional baker Paul Hollywood. Mel Giedroyc & Sue Perkins have presented all four series of the programme. The competition selects from amongst its competitors the best amateur baker.Having gained increasing popularity since the first series, it is credited with reinvigorating interest in baking throughout the UK and many of its participants, including winners, have gone on to start a career based on bakery.The Great British Bake Off has one or more episodes streaming with subscription on Netflix, available for purchase on iTunes, available for purchase on Google Play, and 4 others. It's a food and game show show with 124 episodes over 8 seasons. The Great British Bake Off is still airing with no announced date for the next episode or season. It has a high IMDb audience rating of 8.6 (2,393 votes).
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Season 1Netflix | Rent or Buy
Cake Twelve amateur bakers begin the competition with the challenge of creating a Swiss roll, Mary Berry's classic cherry cake and miniature British cakes.
Masterclass 1 In the kitchen, Mary shows what it takes to make Florentines and miniature coffee cakes, then Paul demonstrates the proper way to make a Swiss roll.
S01 E01Aug 17, 2010
Kingham, Oxfordshire - Cake Aug 17, 2010 This first show uncovers that Queen Victoria is responsible for Britain's wedding cake tradition, that the Puritans tried to ban cake because it was too pleasurable, and that cake baking contributed to women's liberation.The ten bakers tackle three increasingly difficult challenges as their cake-making ability is tested. They start with their signature bake – the cake they love that says something about them. Next up is the technical challenge – a blind recipe for Victoria sandwich that delivers drastically different results. Finally they tackle the ingredient even professionals fear – chocolate. Whose chocolate celebration cake will win the day? And which two bakers will leave the show at the end?
S01 E02Nov 19, 2016
Season 2 Masterclass (Part 2) Nov 19, 2016 Mary and Paul take us through some of the signature, technical and showstopper challenges which they set the bakers in Dessert and Pie weeks. Mary and Paul share all their tips and tricks to ensure the perfect results at home. Mary shares her family recipe for her Tipsy Trifle, Floating Islands and Wobbly Apricot Tart, whilst Paul takes us through his Custard Tarts and Spanakopita.
Biscuits The eleven remaining bakers must create biscuits to complement a cheese course, make Mary's Florentines and design a three-dimensional "showstopper."
Masterclass 2 Paul makes ciabatta as well as a Roquefort and walnut loaf and a chocolate lava cake, while Mary tackles a tiramisu and a show-stopping baked Alaska.
S01 E02Aug 24, 2010
Perth, Scotland - Biscuits Aug 24, 2010 Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins take the eight passionate home bakers who made it through the first round to Scone Palace near Perth to make biscuits and teatime treats.Judging their efforts are renowned baking writer Mary Berry and master baker Paul Hollywood.Over two days the home bakers are set three increasingly difficult challenges as they bake their signature biscuits, attempt many a baker's nemesis – scones – and finally a tower of petit fours with meringues, choux pastry and macaroons.As the bakers battle it out, Mel and Sue find out how the digestive became Britain's favourite biscuit; ask what's so Scottish about shortbread and discover why Sir Ranulph Fiennes has the world's most expensive biscuit.Which of the eight bakers will wow the judges with their originality and skill? And which two bakers will fail to make it through to the next round?
Season 2Netflix | Rent or Buy
S02 E01Sep 6, 2015
Cake Sep 6, 2015 Meet the 13 bakers who make simple sandwich cakes, angel food cakes and all things chocolate.
Masterclass 1 Mary and Paul present their recipes for the breads and cakes challenges, including Mary's spiced whole orange cake and Paul's olive bread sticks.
S02 E01Aug 16, 2011
Cupcakes Aug 16, 2011 Twelve of the country's best amateur bakers take part in the second series of The Great British Bake Off, hosted by Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins. Over eight weeks their cake-baking, pastry, bread-making and patisserie skills are tested to the limit as they are challenged to bake everything from the perfect tarte au citron to towers of macaroons, and iced fingers to family pies. All the challenges are devised by legendary cookery writer and baker Mary Berry and acclaimed master baker Paul Hollywood who are also on hand to judge and taste their efforts.This first show sees the twelve amateur bakers challenged to make 24 beautifully flavoured and decorated cupcakes in two hours and the stress of highly pressurised surroundings of the Bake Off's open plan kitchen soon shows. Next up, the technical challenge - to make a coffee and walnut Battenberg cake from one of Mary Berry's recipes that delivers drastically different results.Finally, for a place in the next round of Bake Off they have to make and bake a tiered showstopper cake. But whose cakes will have the wow factor and who will be the first to leave The Great British Bake Off?
S02 E02Sep 13, 2015
Bread Sep 13, 2015 Watch the 12 remaining contestants bake 36 perfectly thin and crispy bread sticks and technically tricky English muffins.
S02 E02Aug 23, 2011
Pastry Aug 23, 2011 The second round of The Great British Bake Off, hosted by Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins, continues in the search for Britain's best amateur baker. Eleven bakers remain and this time their pastry skills are scrutinised as the bakers tackle tarts. Over two days the bakers will face three increasingly complicated challenges whilst trying to avoid a soggy bottom.Judged by acclaimed master baker Paul Hollywood and legendary cookery writer and baker Mary Berry, the bakers start with a signature bake: a quiche that says something about them. Next is the dreaded technical challenge where they are faced with baking a classic tarte au citron. Finally, our bakers have to deliver in bulk as they are asked to deliver 24 show-stopping sweet miniature tarts.The pressure of pastry proves too much for some. Who will be named Star Baker and whose Bake Off journey will be over?
Masterclass 2 For the dessert and pie challenges, Mary shares her recipes for tipsy trifle and wobbly apricot tart, while Paul makes custard tarts and spanakopita.
S02 E03Sep 20, 2015
Desserts Sep 20, 2015 Follow the remaining 11 bakers as they deal with desserts.
Season 3Netflix | Rent or Buy
S03 E01Jul 1, 2016
Cake Jul 1, 2016 Season 3 kicks off with a new group of 12 bakers, each looking to impress Paul and Mary. The signature challenge is a Madeira Cake. Then the bakers tackle Mary's Frosted Walnut Cake. Finally, the Showstopper Challenge asks each baker to create their best Black Forest gâteau.
S03 E01Aug 14, 2012
Cakes Aug 14, 2012 Signature Challenge: Upside-down Cake. Showstopper Challenge: A cake, when sliced reveals a hidden design. Technical Challenge: Rum Babas.
S03 E02Aug 21, 2012
Breads Aug 21, 2012 Signature Challenge: 24 Flatbreads. Showstopper Challenge: 12 sweet and 12 savoury Bagels. Technical Challenge: Eight-strand plaited loaf.
S03 E02Jul 8, 2016
Biscuits Jul 8, 2016 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. In the technical challenge, they must make eight arlettes, which are light, delicate cinnamon-flavored biscuits. For the Showstopper, they must face the challenge of making 36 biscuits, presented in a homemade biscuit box.
S03 E03Jul 15, 2016
Bread Jul 15, 2016 See how the remaining 10 bakers prepare to brave bread.
S03 E03Aug 28, 2012
Tartes Aug 28, 2012 Things are hotting up in the Bake Off tent as the remaining ten bakers do their best to wow Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry with some unusual flavour combinations for their tartes tatin.
Desserts View the stiff competition among nine remaining bakers.
Season 4Netflix | Rent or Buy
S04 E01Aug 20, 2013
Cake Aug 20, 2013 The Bake Off returns and for the first time ever, the tent welcomes a baker's dozen to do battle. Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins coax them through their baking trials, all the while under the scrutiny of the inimitable judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood. With a range of baking styles and personalities, the Bake Off tent is packed with the best amateur bakers from around the country; from space engineer to student, teacher to dentist, psychologist to carpenter. But after ten weeks of whisking, crimping and piping, only one can emerge victorious. This time, nobody is safe because Mary and Paul may decide to lose not one but two bakers at any time.The judges set the signature challenges as true home baker staples so that they can immediately see the bakers' personalities and their range of skills and ideas, setting them apart from each other. The first challenge is a sandwich cake. While this might seem simple, there is a difficult choice to be made between going for the classic or being experimental. Something tried and tested might not stand out, but going for ambitious flavours and ideas could miss the mark.Mary's first technical challenge is for angel food cake, which is not the bakers' idea of heaven as they attempt to follow the bare bones of the recipe, which proves to be a recipe for disaster for some. The showstopper explores all things chocolate, and is their final chance to secure their place in the Bake Off and save them from being the first to leave the tent.
S04 E02Aug 27, 2013
Bread Aug 27, 2013 One week down and the remaining 12 bakers have 9 weeks and 27 gruelling challenges to get through before they can be crowned Winner of the Great British Bake Off. But having survived cake, now they battle bread.Knowing that Paul will be watching their every move and prove, they must bake 36 perfectly thin and crispy signature bread sticks, a technically tricky English muffin, and the most outrageous showstopping loaves of bread ever seen on television... from a Christmas wreath to a proud peacock and a psychic octopus.As the bakers try to perfect their breakfast muffins, we explore their rise in popularity in Georgian England, initially distributed by a network of muffin men, now immortalised in the famous nursery rhyme.Mel and Sue try to help but instead leave chaos in their wake, as Mary and Paul use the challenges to find out what type of bakers they are and exactly how far they can push their baking skills. They are looking for real talent and natural instinct, creativity and baking brilliance.At any time, two bakers might be asked to leave, making this year tougher than ever before... nobody is safe.
S04 E03Sep 3, 2013
Desserts Sep 3, 2013 It's week three, and the heat in the kitchen is already too much for some, as the remaining 11 bakers get ready to deal with desserts.Mary and Paul are upping the ante. Having survived cake and bread, this is the first week we see the bakers having to multi-task across several different baking skills at the same time; a signature trifle combining biscuit, cake, jelly or custard in perfectly distinct layers; a technically difficult task of making floating islands, which result in various forms of unrecognisable landmass by the end of the bake and a showstopper that pulls out all the stops, getting the bakers to juggle 24 petit fours that the judges might finally deem acceptable. They are taking no prisoners, and for the first time ever, there's a baking burglary in the Bake Off tent and it becomes a crime scene.Mel explores the origins of the trifle and discovers how it was transformed in the Georgian era from an elitist dessert for the aristocracy to a dish that was accessible to the masses.
S04 E04Sep 10, 2013
Pies and Tarts Sep 10, 2013 It's week four in the tent and the baking is getting serious, as the remaining bakers put on their pinnies to pimp up pies and tarts.From the country's oldest known cookbook, we discover the almost 700 year old history of the English custard tart. It might once have been popular at the decadent court of King Richard II but it is now a technical challenge in the Bake Off tent, one which causes more than the intended wobble for the bakers.Starting with what should be a home baker staple, their signature double-crusted fruit pies present a challenge to even the most experienced bakers, let alone the one baker who has a deep-hatred of all things fruit, and the showstopper sorts the bakers from the boys, as they set about making a filo pie centrepiece. Mel and Sue come to their aid as the bakers' nerves are stretched tighter than the filo pastry they are making from scratch.
S04 E05Sep 17, 2013
Biscuits and Traybakes Sep 17, 2013 Almost halfway through the Bake Off and the remaining eight bakers are faced with biscuits and traybakes.First up, a Signature Challenge that requires them to do something apparently simple - produce their favourite traybake. The bakers offer Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood their twists on everything from bakewells to banoffees and brownies.Next they face the thinnest Technical Challenge ever devised on Bake Off - the French classic tuiles, biscuits formed into fragile rolls and decorated with delicate designs of piped chocolate.And finally, a Showstopper of epic proportions as the bakers make 'biscuit towers'. Mel and Sue follow the trail of biscuit crumbs as the bakers produce architectural feats inspired by everything from ancient Japanese civilization to one of time travel's most feared enemies.Meanwhile, we discover how the Tottenham Cake, a pink, iced traybake produced by the Quakers of North London, became a match day treat at White Hart Lane.
S04 E06Sep 24, 2013
Sweet Dough Sep 24, 2013 It is week six in the tent and time for sweet dough week - but will it prove bittersweet for the bakers?They kick off with a signature tea loaf. Most of the bakers choose to make something connected to home, so Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood are presented with everything from locally sourced loaves from Yorkshire and Oxford to Devonshire-inspired panettone and Welsh bara brith.Meanwhile we explore the history of the Sally Lunn, and the story of the torta negra - the well-travelled tea loaf that creates a taste of Wales in the middle of Patagonia.The bakers face Paul's most twisted Technical Challenge yet and a Showstopper that draws on all of Europe for inspiration, creating 36 sweet European buns - from Swedish cinnamon buns to German schnecken and French brioches.Over halfway through and the stakes are high... but will their dough rise too?
S04 E07Oct 1, 2013
Pastry Oct 1, 2013 With only six bakers left in the tent the stakes are getting higher and this week they face pastry.The remaining bakers bring the old fashioned suet pudding bang up to date, banishing nightmares of stodgy school dinners for good with their range of creative signature suet puds, from 'spotted dick with a kick' to fig roly-poly. Delving further into the history of suet takes us to the Isle of Mull, where the clootie dumpling has been at the heart of the community for centuries.The technical challenge this week proves to be hell on earth, as the bakers are set one of Mary's choux pastry recipes and they must make eight perfect religieuse. These are delicate choux buns filled with crème patissiere, topped with shining ganache and balanced delicately one on top of the other.As they reach the end of their pastry marathon, the bakers reach the showstopper and must make three different types of perfectly puffed pastries. One type must be filled, another must be iced and the third is up to them. From palmiers to cream horns, they have just four hours to impress the judges.On your marks...get set...BAKE!
S05 E01Aug 6, 2014
Cake Aug 6, 2014 The baking challenge is back, welcoming the tent's youngest-ever baker and the oldest.
S05 E02Aug 13, 2014
Biscuits Aug 13, 2014 The remaining 11 bakers are challenged to create three-dimensional biscuit scenes.
S05 E03Aug 20, 2014
Bread Aug 20, 2014 In week three, the remaining ten bakers get ready to brave bread.
S05 E04Aug 27, 2014
Desserts Aug 27, 2014 As week four begins, the bakers must multitask across several baking skills at once.
S05 E05Sep 3, 2014
Pies and Tarts Sep 3, 2014 Almost half way through the Bake Off and the remaining bakers are facing pies and tarts.
S05 E06Sep 10, 2014
European Cakes Sep 10, 2014 Past halfway in their baking marathon and the remaining six bakers face three European cakes. For their signature challenge the bakers are asked to bake yeast-leavened cakes; a tricky cross between cake and bread that sees some of the bakers opting out of Europe... Mary sets the bakers their most demanding technical challenge yet in which they must make a Swedish princess torte. With 24 different stages and only two-and-a-quarter hours to do it in, the bakers have their work cut out for them, while Sue explores the events that led to the huge array of Danish cakes and pastries in the Danish cake table tradition.And finally, a showstopping finale that puts the hungry into Hungary... The bakers must make their own contemporary version of the dobos torte. Traditionally a multi-layered Hungarian cake, the bakers must go one step further and make a two-tiered dobos torte with an emphasis on all things caramel in every way they can imagine... but whose Bake Off will come to a sweet but sticky end? On your marks, get set... bake!
S05 E07Sep 17, 2014
Pastry Sep 17, 2014 Presenters Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins set the remaining contestants three tasks involving pastry, beginning by asking them to make signature savoury parcels. For the technical challenge, they must prepare a cake that hails from the Brittany region of France - the kouign amann, which none of the bakers has ever heard of - before creating two different types of eclair in the showstopper round. Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood judge the hopefuls' efforts before deciding who is star baker and who is going home.
S06 E01Aug 5, 2015
Cake Aug 5, 2015 The 12 new bakers don their aprons and head for the iconic tent for cake week.
S06 E02Aug 12, 2015
Biscuits Aug 12, 2015 With cake week over, the remaining bakers must prove themselves with biscuits.
S06 E03Aug 19, 2015
Bread Aug 19, 2015 The ten remaining bakers tackle quick breads, baguettes and 3D bread sculptures.
S06 E04Aug 26, 2015
Desserts Aug 26, 2015 Three baked cheesecakes make up the showstopper.
S06 E05Sep 2, 2015
Alternative Ingredients Sep 2, 2015 The remaining bakers must bake without sugar, gluten or dairy.
S06 E06Sep 9, 2015
Pastry Sep 9, 2015 The bakers prove their pastry skills, making frangipane tarts, flaounes and vol-au-vents.
S06 E07Sep 16, 2015
Victorian Sep 16, 2015 Season 6, Episode 7
S07 E01Aug 24, 2016
Cake Week Aug 24, 2016 Twelve new amateur bakers enter the iconic tent and take on three cake-making challenges.
S07 E02Aug 31, 2016
Biscuit Week Aug 31, 2016 The remaining bakers face three biscuit challenges. Who will see their dreams crumble?
S07 E03Sep 7, 2016
Bread Week Sep 7, 2016 The bakers face an ovenless technical challenge and a three-flour showstopper.
S07 E04Sep 14, 2016
Batter Week Sep 14, 2016 Mary and Paul have set three challenges to test the bakers on some store cupboard classics.
S07 E05Sep 21, 2016
Pastry Week Sep 21, 2016 It is Pastry Week, and with just eight bakers left, Mary and Paul are looking for perfection. They have set three challenges to test the bakers on three very different types of pastry. For the signature challenge it is breakfast time, Danish style.
S07 E06Sep 28, 2016
Botanical Week Sep 28, 2016 Mary and Paul set three challenges inspired by nature for Botanical Week.
S07 E07Oct 5, 2016
Dessert Week Oct 5, 2016 The bakers face three sweet challenges, including a mousse marathon showstopper.
S08 E01Aug 29, 2017
Cake Aug 29, 2017 For the first challenge, the bakers were instructed to make a fruity cake using fresh fruit, with no dried fruit permitted. For the technical challenge, the bakers were instructed to make 12 chocolate mini rolls using Prue's recipe, which contains peppermint cream. The showstoppers challenge the bakers were instructed to make an illusion cake: a cake that appears to be some other object.
S08 E02Sep 5, 2017
Biscuit Week Sep 5, 2017 It's week two, and the sandwich biscuit signature challenge sees bakers trying to blend biscuit and filling. There's a technical task set by Paul Hollywood that no one has tried before. And a final showstopper challenge that takes the biscuit and is literally game changing. Paul and Prue Leith cast a critical eye over the contestants' efforts, while new hosts Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding settle into their roles. As ever, it remains to be seen which of the unlucky bakers will be shown the door.
S08 E03Sep 12, 2017
Bread Week Sep 12, 2017 It's Bread Week and the ten remaining bakers have a lot to prove to Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith. This time they've been set three tough challenges: a teacake signature, where they must rise to the challenge; a two-tiered technical that's back to basics; and the most ambitious sculpture showstopper ever set in Bread Week. Only one can claim star baker; while another will leave the tent for good.
S08 E04Sep 19, 2017
Caramel Week Sep 19, 2017 Nine bakers remain and for the first time it's caramel week. Prue Leith and Paul Hollywood have set the contestants three sticky challenges - a super sweet signature with a rich teatime favourite, a double Dutch technical, and a caramel showstopper. The three tasks will result in one star baker, while another will leave the tent for good. Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding lend a hand with pep talks and shoulders to cry on.
S08 E05Sep 26, 2017
Pudding Week Sep 26, 2017 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.
S08 E06Oct 3, 2017
Pastry Week Oct 3, 2017 In week six there's a savoury signature, where contestants must impress judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith with style and substance. There's also a multi-layered technical, and an ambitious final challenge, in which the bakers make a traditional pie. Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding are with the contestants every step of the way, ready with a pertinent pep talk or just a sympathetic shoulder to cry on. Also, Sandi heads abroad to discover how some unusual habits have inspired a classic pastry treat.
S08 E07Oct 10, 2017
Italian Week Oct 10, 2017 The amateur cooks take part in Italian week, which culminates in a fiddly showstopper in the hottest temperatures ever recorded in the tent. Before that, under the ever watchful gaze of judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith, the contestants dish up a Sicilian signature that gets them all hot under the collar and a deceptively tricky technical. Noel Fielding and Sandi Toksvig are on hand to keep the bakers in line as the pressure of reaching the final stages of the competition intensifies