The Great British Bake Off

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...

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.

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.

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...

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?

'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 ...

The REAL Reason Diana Quit 'Bake Off'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK Entertainment

'The Great British Bake Off' contestant Diana Beard has revealed the real reason behind her departure from the BBC baking competition after she found ...

Internet Reacts To 'GBBO' #Bingate

The Huffington Post UK | Matt Bagwell | Posted 29.08.2014 | UK Entertainment

We've never seen anything quite like it on 'The Great British Bake Off' before but this week's episode saw the baking show's first ever flounce and (p...

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.

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...

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).

10 Baking Tips From A Former Great British Bake Off Finalist

The Huffington Post UK | Rachel Moss | Posted 20.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle

On your marks, get set, bake! Season five of The Great British Bake Off is well under way, inspiring us to get creative in the kitchen ourselves. ...

Apple, Ginger and Maple Syrup Layer Cake Recipe

Holly Bell | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Bell

I wish, wish, wish I'd appreciated my body between the years 1996 to 2013. It really wasn't that bad. Yes, I often sported a few extra pounds, and no, I wasn't a size 10. But really, compared to now, I was in great shape... Here's a cake that almost includes one of your five a day.

Mel And Sue To Get Chatty In New Talk Show

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.08.2014 | UK Entertainment

We’ve got some pretty exciting news for ‘Great British Bake Off’ fans - it’s been confirmed that Mel and Sue have landed their own ITV Daytime...

Salmon and Asparagus Quiche

Holly Bell | Posted 10.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Bell

Here's a really lovely quiche recipe. It's not that hard, but if it's a bottle of wine day then maybe buy the pastry...

The Week In 50 Funny Tweets

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.08.2014 | UK Comedy

It was the week of the Scottish independence debate - viewed by 1.2m people in Scotland and nobody anywhere else because STV's online player crashed. ...

The Funniest 'Great British Bake Off' Tweets

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.08.2014 | UK Entertainment

'The Great British Bake Off' made a welcome return to our TV screens on Wednesday night and as the fifth series got underway in its new home of BBC On...

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...

'Bake Off' Contestants Warned About Online Trolls

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.08.2014 | UK Entertainment

Contestants on the new series of ‘Great British Bake Off’ have reportedly been warned by BBC bosses not to engage with online trolls, ahead of the...

Easy Cornish Ginger Fairings Recipe

Holly Bell | Posted 04.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Bell

My grandmother loved food but hated cooking, and saw it as unnecessary drudgery. Imagine my surprise after she died to find a well-worn recipe book in her house with this handwritten into it. Not once did she make these for me and yet they are wonderful! Here's the recipe translated into metric.

Easy Cherry and Banana No Churn Ice-Cream Recipe

Holly Bell | Posted 09.08.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Holly Bell

I'm not a Mum who treats sugar as the devil. I have a very sensible (well I think so) theory that by saying something's off limits you create all kinds of both negative and exciting connotations. Dieting, giving up smoking, stopping dating unsuitable men... by saying it's off limits all of a sudden we all want it more. So this recipe is a welcome surprise.

Simply Vegetarian Florentine Quiche Recipe

Holly Bell | Posted 24.05.2014 | 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 18.05.2014 | 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.

Sue Perkins: 'I Almost Turned Down The Great British Bake Off'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.03.2014 | UK Entertainment

Sue Perkins has admitted that she almost turned down the job of presenting 'The Great British Bake Off'. The comedian - who is one half of duo Mel ...

'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...