The Great British Baking Show

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  • TV-PG
  • 2014
  • 9 Seasons
  • 8.6  (9,088)

The Great British Baking Show is a competition for bakers based in the United Kingdom. This highly popular competition has also been shown on public television stations all across the Untied States. Contestants are invited by the show's producers each season to demonstrate their skills to the judges. At the end of each episode, one person is declared the Star Baker while another person is eliminated and sent home. The show ends when a final winner is chosen from the contestants by the judges. Each episode of The Great British Baking Show begins with an initial competition. Contestants are asked to bake a given item such as gluten free rolls or sweet petit fours that can be served to a crowd. Contestants are watched by the audience as they work through the process of creating a particular kind of dessert. Viewers are shown the details of the dessert each particular baker is creating including the basic flavors of the product such as honey and strawberry and then given a drawing of what the baker hopes the end product will look like once the product is finished. Bakers are shown commenting on the process of baking certain items and telling the viewer what they hope the end product will ultimately look and taste like. During the episode, blind judging takes place. Judges are given a number for each contestant. Viewers listen as the judges comment on the product they are given to sample. Comments typically include commentary on the texture of the item as well as the overall look and whether or not the baker has used the proper baking techniques to create the desired end result. Each baked item is ranked and each baker given feedback about the product before they are kept or sent home.

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Seasons
The Final
10. The Final
November 23, 2021
And then there were three, tackling deceptive carrot cakes, baffling Belgian buns and fanciful Mad Hatter's treats. Victory has never tasted so sweet.
Patisserie Week
9. Patisserie Week
November 16, 2021
Who'll finesse the semifinal - and nab a handshake? Make way for luscious layered slices, fruity sablé Breton tarts and eye-popping entremet displays.
Free From Week
8. Free From Week
November 9, 2021
Dreamy dairy-free ice cream sandwiches, flaky vegan sausage rolls and ambrosial gluten-free celebration cakes inspire the hopefuls to freely innovate.
Caramel Week
7. Caramel Week
November 2, 2021
Pure sugar, meet sheer terror. Pretty tarts, perfect biscuit bars and sweet spectacles enclosed in spheres show off caramel's delights
Pastry Week
6. Pastry Week
October 26, 2021
Will weird, wonderful chouxnuts drive the bakers bonkers? A filo first stretches the competitors, who stress to impress with intricate terrine pies.
German Week
5. German Week
October 19, 2021
A certain Teutonic baker looks to snag a star. But dueling biscuits, stately prinzregententorte and deliriously ornate yeast cakes may even the odds.
Dessert Week
4. Dessert Week
October 15, 2021
It's dessert week and the bakers put their twist on the classic pavlova, take on a toffee technical and create a delicate dessert wrapped in sponge for an intricate showstopper.
Bread Week
3. Bread Week
October 8, 2021
These home cooks knead to rise above to create crusty open-crumb focaccia, olive-and-cheese ciabatta breadsticks, and uncanny milk bread tableaux.
Biscuit Week
2. Biscuit Week
October 1, 2021
Perfection - it's a snap. The bakers try their hand at kicky brandy snaps and tricky jammy biscuits. These 3D toy showstoppers won't be child's play.
Cake Week
1. Cake Week
September 24, 2021
Kick out the jams and roll with the sponges as 30 new tests await. Time to tackle elegant mini rolls, rich malt loaves and heavenly gravity-defiers.
Description

The Great British Baking Show is a competition for bakers based in the United Kingdom. This highly popular competition has also been shown on public television stations all across the Untied States. Contestants are invited by the show's producers each season to demonstrate their skills to the judges. At the end of each episode, one person is declared the Star Baker while another person is eliminated and sent home. The show ends when a final winner is chosen from the contestants by the judges.

Each episode of The Great British Baking Show begins with an initial competition. Contestants are asked to bake a given item such as gluten free rolls or sweet petit fours that can be served to a crowd. Contestants are watched by the audience as they work through the process of creating a particular kind of dessert. Viewers are shown the details of the dessert each particular baker is creating including the basic flavors of the product such as honey and strawberry and then given a drawing of what the baker hopes the end product will look like once the product is finished. Bakers are shown commenting on the process of baking certain items and telling the viewer what they hope the end product will ultimately look and taste like.

During the episode, blind judging takes place. Judges are given a number for each contestant. Viewers listen as the judges comment on the product they are given to sample. Comments typically include commentary on the texture of the item as well as the overall look and whether or not the baker has used the proper baking techniques to create the desired end result. Each baked item is ranked and each baker given feedback about the product before they are kept or sent home.

The Great British Baking Show is a series that is currently running and has 9 seasons (99 episodes). The series first aired on December 28, 2014.

Where to Watch The Great British Baking Show

The Great British Baking Show is available for streaming on the PBS website, both individual episodes and full seasons. You can also watch The Great British Baking Show on demand at Apple TV+, Amazon Prime, Netflix, Amazon, Vudu, Google Play, Hoopla, Apple TV and PBS.

  • Premiere Date
    December 28, 2014
  • IMDB Rating
    8.6  (9,088)