The Great British Bake Off

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The Great British Bake Off

Season 1 (2010)

After baking cakes in the Cotswolds, the amateur cooks head for Perth, where they are challenged to bake biscuits, scones and petit fours with meringues, choux pastry and macaroons. Next up is a trip to Kent, where the remaining contestants try to bake the perfect loaf of bread. The fourth round comes from Derbyshire, where the five remaining challengers try to reinvent classics such as peach and blueberry, sticky toffee, and rhubarb and orange Betty puddings. Their pastry making skills are then put to the test in Cornwall, and in the final round of the competition, the three remaining contestants head for Fulham Palace in London for the grand final, where they are challenged to host a 19th-century-style tea party.

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The Great British Bake Off

Season 2 (2011)

In the first of 11 new editions, 12 competitors are challenged to make 24 decorated cupcakes in less than two hours, before being asked to bake a coffee and walnut Battenberg cake. As the series continues, the remaining contestants create a quiche that reflects their personalities, test their bread-making skills, make biscuits, create pork pies, rustle up cheesecake and chocolate roulade, and produce a dough capable of being used in three types of pastry or croissant. The final sees three competitors cooking for a street party attended by judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood, friends, family and former 'Bake Off' contestants. As the series draws to a close, Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood give two baking masterclasses. In the first one, Mary prepares a coffee and walnut Battenberg, a tarte au citron and brandy snaps, while Paul makes traditional Italian flatbread. In the second masterclass, Mary and Paul create pork pies filled with pork loin and quail's egg, chocolate roulade, traditional iced fingers and sachertorte. The final episode catches up with bakers who competed in series one to see what they are doing now.

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The Great British Bake Off

Season 3 (2012)

The bakers are challenged to make an upside down cake, prove their bread-making prowess, tackle three types of tart, make a show-stopping layered meringue and create hand-raised pies.

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The Great British Bake Off

Season 4 (2013)

As the contest unfolds, the hopefuls must bake a sandwich cake, prepare a batch of English muffins, create floating islands of meringues on creme anglaise and make double-crusted fruit pies.

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The Great British Bake Off

Season 5 (2014)

In Series 5, the amateur cooks are challenged to come up with a selection of cakes, breads, biscuits and desserts and create three-dimensional scenes made entirely from biscuits.

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The Great British Bake Off

Season 6 (2015)

In Season 6, the contestants are challenged to make a Madeira cake, Italian biscotti, baguettes, a three-tiered cheesecake stack, dairy-free ice-cream, vol-au-vents and sponge fingers.

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The Great British Bake Off

Season 8

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The Great British Bake Off

Season 2010

In the first series, there is a recipe for Victoria sponge, a tricky chocolate celebration cake, while the contestants are challenged to bake the perfect loaf of bread in Kent.

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The Great British Bake Off

Season 2011

The contestants bake 24 cupcakes and a coffee and walnut Battenberg cake, create a quiche that reflects their personalities, and are faced with cooking six individual pork pies.

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Season 2012

In the third series, bakers tackle an upside down cake, follow Paul's recipe for rum babas, and are challenged to create tortes, cremes caramel and layered meringues.

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Season 2013

In this fourth series, the contenders are challenged to make 36 bread sticks, prepare a batch of English muffins, and create a variety of bakewells, banoffees and brownies.

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The Great British Bake Off

Season 2014

In 2014, the hopeful contestants bake their signature savoury crackers for cheese, prepare Mary Berry's Florentines, and create European cakes, including a Swedish princess torte.

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Season 2015

In the 2015 series of teh show, the home-bakers are asked to prepare French creme brulees, an Austrian Spanische Windtorte, and pies, cakes and desserts from the Victorian era.

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The Great British Bake Off

Season 2016

The bakers are challenged to make a fatless sponge, their version of a Spanish classic, multi-bake, mini masterpieces, and the most complex showstopper ever featured on the show.

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The Great British Bake Off

Season 2017

The show moved to Channel 4 for the 2017 series, as new duo Sandi Toksvig and Noel Fielding take over presenting duties, with Prue Leith joining existing judge Paul Hollywood.

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The Great British Bake Off

Season 2018

The bakers are asked to make a 3D biscuit portrait and the largest bread sculpture challenge ever set in the tent. Plus, they face a test featuring tricky Arabian pastry.

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Season 2019

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