Great British Bake Off

Introducing... A Culture of Kindness in TV and Film

Caroline Frost | Posted 17.04.2014 | UK Entertainment
Caroline Frost

Does TV and film influence us more than we realise? Probably. Are our brains being shaped by the violence, sex and nastiness we see on a daily basis? Most possibly. Is there a way we can stand up and shout when we see positive, surprising, heartwarming stuff on the screen as an antidote to all of the above? Yes, there is! Read on, and prepare to join in from the comfort of your favourite armchair.

Easter White Chocolate and Cranberry Hot Cross Buns Recipe

Holly Bell | Posted 08.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Bell

Hot cross buns aren't necessarily hard to make, they're just a little time consuming. The yeasted dough likes to sit about, lazily getting fatter and fatter until it's knocked back down ready for it's second growth. Don't let the hands off time put you off, just choose a day when you're in the house anyway.

Easy Banana and Toffee Muffin Recipe

Holly Bell | Posted 01.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Bell

I often listen to Radio 4 at my desk, with a hot cup of tea. Is it wrong to be mourning these daily treats already? I'm not naive. I know it'll be mighty busy but do you think there might be time for half an hour a day? Perhaps with one of these muffins? Who am I trying to kid...

Simply Vegetarian Florentine Quiche Recipe

Holly Bell | Posted 25.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Bell

Is quiche not the perfect, universal crowd pleaser? It seems whenever I make it for a gathering it's Hoovered up way before everything else. I think it satisfies the angel and devil in all of us. Egg rich protein guaranteed to fill us up until the next available meal slot, combined with decadent cheese and cream.

Easy Gluten-Free Chocolate Cake Recipe

Holly Bell | Posted 18.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Bell

I really do love this cake, it's almost damp, which isn't an adjective you'll find me use very often, but it is correct. It also has a crunchy meringue like crust that's addictive.

Easy Cadbury Creme Egg Chocolate Flapjack Recipe

Holly Bell | Posted 14.03.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Bell

If I see one more creme egg brownie picture in my facebook feed I'll scream. It's time to break out, try something new. I know they're good, I know. But a change is as good as a rest. And these babies are a little less guilt inducing. They've got oats in them for goodness sake. Slow release carbs combined with an Eastery sugar fix.

'Strictly' 2014: Mary Won't Be Getting Her Dancing Shoes On

Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

Mary Berry has declared that she definitely won’t be getting her dancing shoes on for the upcoming series of ‘Strictly Come Dancing’. The ...

TV Tonight: Bake Off Gets Festive, Lockerbie Remembers

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.12.2013 | UK Entertainment

I always enjoy the way that every Christmas, year in, year out, TV chefs assume that no one in the land has access to a) recipes that have been handed...

'Bake-Off' Star Admits To Smacking Children

Posted 10.12.2013 | UK Entertainment

'The Great British Bake-Off' judge Mary Berry has spoken of her belief in smacking children. The baking star revealed that she regularly dicipline...

Why All the Fuss About Doctor Who?

Robin Lustig | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Entertainment
Robin Lustig

Is there anyone else out there? Or am I the only living being in the entire galaxy who's been left totally unmoved by the current outbreak of Doctor Who-steria? Don't get me wrong: I have nothing against the good Time Lord... It's just that I don't get it (him).

'Having An Affair Was The Biggest Mistake Of My Life'

Posted 31.10.2013 | UK Entertainment

'Great British Bake Off' judge Paul Hollywood has finally admitted to having an affair with his US co-presenter and says it was the 'biggest mistake o...

How the Great British Bake Off Called Time on Reality TV Rudeness

Matt Clough | Posted 29.12.2013 | UK Entertainment
Matt Clough

There is absolutely nothing malicious in any facet of Bake Off. The contestants all seem to get along swimmingly, warmly congratulating each other on successes and commiserating with evictees rather than bounding off stage toward the next round, fists pumping.

Bookies Suspect 'Bake Off' Foul Play

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.10.2013 | UK Entertainment

A bookmaker has reportedly been left scratching its head over 'The Great British Bake Off' after a flurry of bets were placed on outsider Frances Quin...

The Week In Funny Tweets

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.10.2013 | UK Comedy

It was the week of the society event of the autumn (for 22 people) and the celebrity event of the autumn (Kim and Kanye's engagement), but more dramat...

News Punch: Bake Off, Baldness and Ferguson's Bio

Marc Paterson | Posted 24.12.2013 | UK Comedy
Marc Paterson

Aah, baking. A thoroughly British sport. If things like baking, card making and tutting at queue jumpers were allowed in the Olympics well...

WATCH: The Great British Bake Off - An Alternate Ending

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.10.2013 | UK Comedy

In which the folks at Turtle Canyon Comedy imagine how things might have turned out for this year's contestants... ...

Baking Is Bad

Philip Dundas | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Philip Dundas

Call me a curmudgeon, but I have never been able to fathom the baking craze. Not that I don't hold in high esteem the skill and talent required. But behind this refined, sugary, lardy, high-carb cooking spree that has become our national obsession, all these floury delights and their cheap mass production imitations are making everyone bigger.

'I'd Rather Eat My Own Foot'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.10.2013 | UK Entertainment

'Great British Bake Off' finalist Ruby Tandoh has revealed she's fed up of being accused of flirting with show judge Paul Hollywood. The 21-year-ol...

'Bake Off' Winner Admits 'There Was Some Flirting,' But Not You Know Who...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.12.2013 | UK Entertainment

'The Great British Bake Off' winner Frances Quinn has dismissed talk of any flirtation between judge Paul Hollywood and contestant Ruby Tandoh. Fr...

Caroline Frost

REVIEW: 'Great British Bake Off' Final - Did The Right Baker Win? | Caroline Frost | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Entertainment

It's been a long ten weeks before this grand 'Great British Bake Off' final and, while some things were different, other things were satisfyingly the ...

'The Great British Bake Off' Named Best Soap Opera At Soap Awards

The Huffington Post UK | Andrea Mann | Posted 22.10.2013 | UK Comedy

'The Great British Bake Off' was the surprise winner of Best Soap at a British soap awards ceremony last night. The show was praised for its dramat...

What Are You Doing, Raymond?

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK Entertainment

Raymond Blanc has got himself into a pickle by apparently "announcing" the winner of the Great British Bake Off – a day before the final is televise...

BAKE OFF: Oven Gloves Are Off For All-Women Final - Who's Your Baker?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 21.12.2013 | UK Entertainment

And then there were three. After nine long weeks inside the tent, there can be only one Great British Baker, and that person will be crowned on Tu...

REVIEW: Bake Off - And All Eyes On Any Buttering Up!

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 15.12.2013 | UK Entertainment

It's as those 'British Bake Off' types hear us talking. The week after they got told off for blubbing, there was barely a sniff, and this week, after ...

'Kimberley Is Far Prettier Than Ruby'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 15.10.2013 | UK Entertainment

'Great British Bake Off' judge Paul Hollywood has dismissed claims he gives contestant Ruby Tandoh preferential treatment because some viewers believe...