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Season 5, Episode 10: The Final

Premiered August 10, 2018 on PBS | check local listings 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 Merry 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 […]

Season 5, Episode 9: Patisserie

Premiered August 10, 2018 on PBS | check local listings 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 […]

Season 5, Episode 8: Biscuits

Premiered August 3, 2018 on PBS | check local listings It’s the biscuit-based quarterfinal, and Paul and Mary are taking the challenges to another level… To one of the most arduous ever seen on the Baking Show. The signature bake sees the bakers’ organizational and baking skills put to the test, as they attempt to deliver a huge batch of perfectly baked crispbreads. The bakers then throw away the baking rulebook, as time and temperature work against them to produce six perfectly tempered chocolate tea cakes for the technical challenge. […]

Season 5, Episode 7: Sweet Dough

Premiered July 27, 2018 on PBS | check local listings Last week, after an accident with a food processor lead to unprecedented decision, there are still seven bakers left in the tent – But tonight, two must go. Facing three sweet dough challenges, the bakers start their campaign by creating their Signature regional buns. Paul then opens his recipe vault for the Technical Challenge surprise recipe of Jam Doughnuts, and in a final bid to hang on to their place in the tent, the bakers produce a Showstopping enriched dough […]

Season 5, Episode 6: Puddings

Premiered July 20, 2018 on PBS | check local listings This week, it’s all about puddings. The bakers go all out to impress Mary and Paul with two types of delicious sponge puddings. The technical challenge sees them face a Queen Of Pudding, a recipe direct from the archives of the Queen of Bakes herself, Mary Berry. And finally, a Showstopping strudel that stretches the bakers to their limit.   Technical Challenge Recipe   Think you can hang with the contestants on the show? Try the technical challenge recipe from […]

Season 5, Episode 5: Pies

Premiered July 13, 2018 on PBS | check local listings This week, the bakers turn their attention to pies. For their first task, they must master a perfect Wellington. After they’ve recovered, it’s then straight into a fiendishly difficult Technical Challenge: hand raised pies. And as none of the bakers have used a pastry dolly before, it proves the downfall of many… With several bakers in the danger zone, everything rests on the Showstopper Challenge: American Pies. But who will be this week’s star spangled baker and who will be […]

Season 5, Episode 4: Desserts

Premiered July 6, 2018 on PBS | check local listings This week, the bakers get their just dessert as they face three challenges all designed for a sweet tooth. Starting off with a tempting array of decadently rich tortes, the bakers then face the technical challenge. This time, it’s a main stay of French baking, the crème caramel, and for some, there’s more wobble than expected. Proceedings are rounded off with a mammoth 6-hour challenge to produce a mighty showstopping layered meringue. But who will claim the accolade of Star […]

Season 5, Episode 3: Tarts

Things are heating up in the Great British Baking Show tent. In Episode 3, ten bakers do their best to wow Paul and Mary with some unusual flavor combinations for their tartes tartin. Continue

Season 5, Episode 2: Bread

Premiered June 22, 2018 on PBS | check local listings From the beginning, the atmosphere in the Baking Show tent is charged as 11 bakers attempt to make flatbread. Tempting Paul and Mary with two varieties, the bakers feel the pressure as they try to produce 24 flatbreads. The revered technical challenge has the bakers in a twist as they attempt to Paul’s recipe for the notoriously difficult eight-strand plaited loaf. And all hopes of staying are pinned on the showstopper challenge, where the bakers attempt the new technique of […]