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Great British Bake Off 2014 Episode Blog - Week 8

Joe Rivers | Posted 26.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Joe Rivers

Making a sweet fruit loaf may not initially seem like the hardest task in the world, but we're at the quarter-final stage of this year's Great British Bake Off, and things aren't as simple as they first seem. So, not only do our five bakers have to make their loaves with enriched dough - notoriously tricky to work with - but also have only two and a half hours in which to complete the task...

GBBO: Final Five With Everything To Prove

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 24.09.2014 | UK Entertainment

We haven't seen one of Nancy's famous gadgets for a while, but she surpassed herself this week, using the microwave not once but twice, much to the co...

Why Mary Berry Bans Phones From The Dinner Table

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 22.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle

Mary Berry doesn't just dislike soggy bottoms and runny meringues, she's also not a fan of technology, specifically, when it's at the dinner table. ...

Great British Bake Off 2014 Episode Blog - Week Seven

Joe Rivers | Posted 19.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Joe Rivers

For the showstopper, or should I say, choux-stopper (totally copyrighting that pun), our brave, baking adventurers must make two dozen éclairs; twelve of one flavour and twelve of another. Kate, Luis and Chetna all decide to flavour their choux pastry, with Kate adding Greek basil to the dough that will form the base to her lemon meringue éclairs.

GBBO REVIEW: Last Night's Reminder Why This Show Is Unique

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 18.09.2014 | UK Entertainment

Do you know another TV show where rival contestants shout out for help from each other half-way through and, even more surprisingly, get it? 'Grea...

Great British Bake Off 2014 Episode Blog - Week 6

Joe Rivers | Posted 12.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Joe Rivers

Do you ever think that the people behind The Great British Bake Off might be running out of episode ideas? I only ask because episode six of the 2014 incarnation has as its theme 'European cakes', which sounds very much like a 5pm-on-a-Friday idea to me. Anyway, I can't be too concerned about that because my main concern is who is going to be my new baking hero following Norman's ignominious sortie last week.

'She Took It All In Good Humour. No Damage Done!'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.09.2014 | UK Entertainment

Danny Dyer “did not ‘manhandle’” ‘Great British Bake Off’ judge Mary Berry at the TV Choice Awards on Monday night, according to the magaz...

GBBO: This Week's Verdict Was (Almost) A Surprise

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Entertainment

So, for the first time ever, 'Great British Bake Off' sent no one home, with judges Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry disagreeing over their decision of w...

Mary Berry 'Manhandled' By Danny Dyer At TV Choice Awards

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.09.2014 | UK Entertainment

It turns out Danny Dyer’s lairy behaviour at the TV Choice Awards on Monday night wasn’t restricted to his expletive-laden acceptance speech - aft...

Great British Bake Off 2014 - Week Five

Joe Rivers | Posted 05.09.2014 | UK Entertainment
Joe Rivers

It's frantic at the end - some pies are burnt, some pies are under-done, and Norman's apparently put an entire field of lavender into his meringue, but who's going home? In fact, with Diana out of the picture, is anyone going home?

BAKE OFF: The Week It All Went Pear-Shaped

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 03.09.2014 | UK Entertainment

After the dramatics of last week, it was back to business as usual for the contestants in the Bake Off tent. The pies and tarts party provided lit...

'I Don't Want To Become A Burden In Old Age'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.09.2014 | UK Entertainment

'Great British Bake Off' star Mary Berry has revealed she doesn't want to live past 90 and would want her children to help her die. BLOG: What the ...

Now Diana QUITS 'Great British Bake Off'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.08.2014 | UK Entertainment

'The Great British Bake Off' will be missing TWO contestants in next week's programme, after the shock decision of Diana Beard to quit the show. T...

Great British Bake Off 2014 Episode Blog - Week 4

Joe Rivers | Posted 28.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Joe Rivers

Now, a man throwing a cake in the bin and walking out of a tent may not seem particularly momentous, but in the bunting-clad, cosy world of Great British Bake Off, this is big news. To us, this is our equivalent of Eric Cantona karate kicking a racist supporter at Selhurst Park in the mid-90s.

GBBO 'Cakegate': Sue Perkins, Paul Hollywood Defend Decision To Send Iain Home

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 28.08.2014 | UK Entertainment

Who'd have thought something as innocent as a Baked Alaska could divide the nation? But that's what's happened with the legions of 'Great British ...

Caroline Frost

TV REVIEW: Great British Baker Storms Off After Unjust Desserts! | Caroline Frost | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK Entertainment

Week 4 brought a surprise in the bakers' tent, with one of the contestants having a right royal flounce when his ice-cream was perfectly whipped… ou...

'GBBO' Continues To Bring Home The.. Erm... Buns?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.08.2014 | UK Entertainment

The decision to move ‘Great British Bake Off’ to BBC One for this year’s series is clearly paying off, as the show brought in a record number of...

Great British Bake Off 2014 Episode Blog - Week 3

Joe Rivers | Posted 21.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Joe Rivers

Bread week in the Bake Off tent means an array of yawnsome "rise to the challenge" puns and half the episode spent fretting over proving draws. The third episode of season five begins with the signature challenge of a dozen identical rye rolls (not "wry rolls", as I originally thought).

Mary Shares Her Thoughts On Paul's Marriage Issues

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Entertainment

Mary Berry has shared her thoughts on her fellow ‘Great British Bake Off’ judge’s marriage, revealing that she’s glad Paul Hollywood is back t...

Great British Bake Off 2014 Week 2

Joe Rivers | Posted 15.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Joe Rivers

Manly Richard (he's a BUILDER!) wins the technical thanks to Mary telling him his biscuits "have got a nice forking". Inexplicably, no-one collapses into giggles at this comment.

TV REVIEW: Great British Bake Off - Taking The Biscuit

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 13.08.2014 | UK Entertainment

This week, biscuits. 36 to be exact, followed by 18 florentines, and big old biscuit-scape to finish. Not just any old digestives, mind you, but on...

Great British Bake Off 2014 Episode Blog - Week 1

Joe Rivers | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK Entertainment
Joe Rivers

It's back! People kneeling next to ovens! Thinly veiled baking innuendo! Mary Berry going mad for any cake with a hint of alcohol in! Paul Hollywood's eyes staring through you into the depths of your very soul!

TV REVIEW: Back In The Bake Off Tent - Phew!

The Huffington Post UK | Caroline Frost | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK Entertainment

Phew, it's time to relax. The tent is billowing, the lambs are mewing, and the bakers are lining up to try their luck under the beady eye of Mary Berr...

First Look! Meet This Year's 'Bake Off' Contestants

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 29.07.2014 | UK Entertainment

The BBC have introduced the 2014 ‘Great British Bake Off’ contestants, who will be hoping to follow in the footsteps of last year’s winner Franc...

'Strictly Come Dancing' 2014: Who's Getting Their Dancing Shoes On?

Huffington Post UK | Rachel McGrath | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Entertainment

‘Strictly Come Dancing’ bosses have started confirming the 2014 contestants - but who could be joining the foursome who've already signed up? ...