Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood might not be lurking 'round your kitchen to call out your soggy bottoms—but you'll win star baker in our hearts when you try these recipes inspired by The Great British Baking Show. We're guiding you from cake week all the way to the show-stopping finale. Ready? Set... Bake!
Showstopper Challenge: Bake a flavorful cake and top it off your finest chocolate work.
This wins flavor marks for its has hints of vanilla and orange. Plus it's topped off with a mirror-like glossy chocolate ganache. Serve with fresh raspberries, and the whole tent will be in awe.
Signature Challenge: It's time to show the judges your finest biscuits—erm—we mean cookies. Bake two dozen perfectly-textured cookies that showcase your favorite flavors.
Paul will tell you that it's difficult to get the tea flavor into cookies, but this recipe does just the trick. Besides, how better to please our friends from across the pond than with a cup o' Earl Grey?
Showstopper Challenge: Bake an over-the-top sweet bread that'll wow the judges.
A good bake and an even swirl will have the judges grinning ear to ear. This bread’s sweet and tart flavors certainly shine through. It might just be worthy of a lingering handshake from Paul.
Signature challenge: Bake a double crust pie with your favorite fillings.
Go simple and sweet with this iconic apple pie. Sometimes it’s about substance over style. But watch out, extra moisture from fresh fruit can be tricky, so check to make sure there's no soggy bottom!
Technical Challenge: It’s time to master the macaron. Bake a batch starting with a simple flavored meringue.
The judges are looking for a crisp outsides and chewy insides with their french-style macarons. Follow this recipe and you'll come out in first place. Plus, learn the secret tips to making perfect meringue from scratch.
Showstopper Challenge: For the final test, make one over-the-top cake that shows off all your skills.
The tiers of cooked meringue, sponge and cranberry fluff will show off your baking chops. Get ready for your bouquet of flowers and commemorative cake stand, because this bake has champion written all over it.