The Great British Bake Off

8:30pm Wednesday, November 21 on Prime

Lifestyle Series

Twelve of the Britain’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 Mary Berry and acclaimed Master Baker Paul Hollywood who are both on hand to judge and taste their efforts. Tonight, the twelve amateur bakers are 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 they must make a coffee and walnut battenburg cake from one of Mary Berry’s recipes that delivers drastically different results.

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