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The Great British Baking Show

The Great British Baking Show

Follow the trials and tribulations of passionate amateur bakers whose goal is to be named the U.K.'s best. Each week, the bakers tackle a different skill, the difficulty of which increases as the competition unfolds. Mary Berry, a leading cookbook writer, and Paul Hollywood, a top artisan baker, serve as judges. Together with hosts and comic foils Sue Perkins and Mel Giedroyc, Berry and Hollywood search for the country's best amateur baker by testing the competitors' skills on cakes, breads, pastries and desserts, crowning a winner after 10 weeks of competition.

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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/YgTIem-23BRgoC3_I9ozjA==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Mary and Paul demonstrate step by step baking tips for a handful recipes. This Masterclass features Rum Baba, Eight-Strand Plaited Loaf, Treacle Tart, Crème Caramel, Spun Sugar, and Hand-Raised Pies. /episodes/get/88177 /episode/88177 Masterclass, Part 1 /episode-player/88177

It's the calm after the Season 5 baking storm, and Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry take over the Baking Show tent to show how the technical challenges should really be done. Free from the frenzy of whipping, piping, and kneading, Mary and Paul tackle treacle tarts, rum babas, creme caramels, hand-raised pies, and Paul's infamous eight-strand plaited loaf. Going through every step of the first five technical recipes of the season, they show exactly how to avoid the mistakes some of the bakers made.

Air date:
Sat, 12/15/2018 - 02:00
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After weeks of pastries, cakes, and bread, three bakers have made it to the Final. But they face the last and most demanding of challenges yet as every aspect of their baking skill is scrutinized. To prove themselves to judges Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry, the finalists attempt pastry perfection with a signature Pithivier. Then, on to one of the most intricate technical challenges ever devised - Fondant Fancies. It all comes down to their final ever Showstopper, creating a masterpiece with a notoriously difficult Chiffon sponge.

Air date:
Fri, 08/17/2018 - 04:30
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/5V76y8Fo_YvP0BbDcQJmZA==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false There are only four bakers left vying for a place in the much sought after final. It’s possible to hear a pin drop in the kitchen as the bakers pull out the stops for their showstopping choux gateaus. /episodes/get/83866 /episode/83866 Patisserie /episode-player/83866

There are only four bakers left vying for a place in the much sought after final of The Great British Baking Show, and the weight of the occasion is getting to even the most unflappable of the bakers. Each baker frantically works against the clock to deliver petits fours to Paul and Mary's exacting standards, and one of the hardest technical bakes ever seen on the Baking Show finds two of the bakers left watching their fraisier cakes collapse. It's possible to hear a pin drop in the kitchen as the bakers pull out the stops for their showstopping choux gateaus.

Air date:
Fri, 08/10/2018 - 04:30
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/fo8oOAb-ykjjKoPjtOCBpQ==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false It’s the biscuit-based quarter final, and the challenges are on another level. A place in the semifinal will be hard earned, as the final challenge tests not only the quality of the bake, but how well it works as a building material. /episodes/get/83725 /episode/83725 Biscuits /episode-player/83725

It’s the biscuit-based quarter final, and the challenges are on another level.

Air date:
Fri, 08/03/2018 - 04:30
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/UHJg6Xz7D5oyeT-8GsYZ3A==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false Facing three sweet dough challenges, the bakers start their campaign with Signature buns. Who will make it through to the quarterfinals? /episodes/get/83645 /episode/83645 Sweet Dough /episode-player/83645

Last week, after a food processor accident led to an unprecedented decision, there are seven bakers left to prepare regional buns in the Signature, jam doughnuts in the Technical and an enriched dough loaf in the Showstopper. TWO bakers must go.

Air date:
Fri, 07/27/2018 - 04:30
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//player.pbs.org/partnerplayer/lBRdcyo4MLlJlLwYhjhR3Q==/?topbar=false&end=0&endscreen=true&start=0&autoplay=false This week, it’s all about puddings. The bakers go all out to impress Mary and Paul with two types of delicious sponge puddings. /episodes/get/83442 /episode/83442 Puddings /episode-player/83442

For their Signature challenge, the bakers go all out with two types of sponge puddings. In the Technical, they face Queen of Pudding, a recipe direct from the archives of Mary Berry. A Showstopper strudel stretches them to their limits.

Air date:
Fri, 07/20/2018 - 04:30
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