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The Great British Baking Show Previous Broadcasts

Final (Episode #110H)

KQED Life: Mon, Oct 30, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

Just three challenges lie between the three finalists and the trophy. And what a trio of challenges they are: mastery of a classic pastry technique that normally takes a day - in just three hours; a Technical test that requires mastering the basics - with no recipe; and a Showstopper that demands delivery of perfect sponge, caramel, choux pastry and petit four in the bakers' final five hours in the tent.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Tue, Oct 31, 2017 -- 1:00 AM

Patisserie (Episode #109H)

KQED Life: Mon, Oct 23, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

It's semi-finals time and the tension is palpable as the bakers take on patisseries. First, they're challenged with Signature baklava. Next is a most demanding Technical task - making the tricky German schichttorte, cooked in stages under a grill to create 20 layers. The Showstopper raises the bar even higher: the final four work non-stop to create two elegant entremets.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Tue, Oct 24, 2017 -- 1:00 AM

Masterclass 2 (Episode #212H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Oct 20, 2017 -- 2:00 AM

Mary and Paul tackle challenges they set the bakers in dessert and pie weeks. Mary shares her family recipe for tipsy trifle, floating islands and wobbly apricot tart, while Paul prepares custard tarts and showstopping spanakopita.

Masterclass 1 (Episode #211H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Oct 20, 2017 -- 1:00 AM

Mary and Paul take over the tent for the ultimate baking masterclass, making Mary's whole orange cake and angel food cake, Paul's breakfast muffins and olive bread sticks, and the duo's showstopper chocolate cake.

Masterclass 2 (Episode #212H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Oct 19, 2017 -- 8:00 PM

Mary and Paul tackle challenges they set the bakers in dessert and pie weeks. Mary shares her family recipe for tipsy trifle, floating islands and wobbly apricot tart, while Paul prepares custard tarts and showstopping spanakopita.

Masterclass 1 (Episode #211H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Oct 19, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

Mary and Paul take over the tent for the ultimate baking masterclass, making Mary's whole orange cake and angel food cake, Paul's breakfast muffins and olive bread sticks, and the duo's showstopper chocolate cake.

Advanced Dough (Episode #108H)

KQED Life: Mon, Oct 16, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

It's the quarter-finals of the competition and only five bakers remain. Mary and Paul up the ante to see which bakers will rise to the challenge. The competitors must make enriched sweet fruit loaves for their Signature, followed by a Technical challenge that stretches them to the limit. Finally, the bakers must make 36 showstopping doughnuts, demonstrating skills and ideas that take baking to a new level.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Tue, Oct 17, 2017 -- 1:00 AM

The Final (Episode #310H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Oct 13, 2017 -- 2:00 AM

Learn which of the three finalists will ace the Signature challenge - filled iced buns; conquer the Technical - pastry they've all struggled with; and master the Showstopper - a classic British cake in a multi-layered presentation.

Chocolate (Episode #309H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Oct 13, 2017 -- 1:00 AM

Follow the semi-finalists as they come to grips with chocolate, a temperamental ingredient. The Signature task is chocolate tart, followed by chocolate souffle in the Technical challenge. For the Showstopper, the bakers create chocolate centerpieces.

The Final (Episode #310H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Oct 12, 2017 -- 8:00 PM

Learn which of the three finalists will ace the Signature challenge - filled iced buns; conquer the Technical - pastry they've all struggled with; and master the Showstopper - a classic British cake in a multi-layered presentation.

Chocolate (Episode #309H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Oct 12, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

Follow the semi-finalists as they come to grips with chocolate, a temperamental ingredient. The Signature task is chocolate tart, followed by chocolate souffle in the Technical challenge. For the Showstopper, the bakers create chocolate centerpieces.

Pastries (Episode #107H)

KQED Life: Mon, Oct 9, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

Week seven in the tent sees the bakers tested on all kinds of weird, wonderful pastries. They're assigned Signature savory parcels, ranging from pasties to samosas. The Technical challenge throws them into uncharted territory with a pastry none has heard of ... the round and crusty kouign amann. Paul tests the bakers' patience in a challenge to create this multi-layered, buttery pastry. Finally, Showstopper eclairs will give five lucky bakers a spot in the quarter-finals.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Tue, Oct 10, 2017 -- 1:00 AM

Patisserie (Episode #308H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Oct 6, 2017 -- 2:00 AM

Watch the five remaining bakers work their way through patisserie. In the Signature, they're challenged to make cream horns. Then Mary sets a fiddly Technical task: mokatines. The Showstopper is a test of time and gravity: religieuse a l'ancienne.

Victorian (Episode #307H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Oct 6, 2017 -- 1:00 AM

Watch a full episode devoted to the Victorian age, which gave birth to modern baking. The Signature test is game pie, a stalwart of the era. The Technical recipe, fruitcake, dates to the late 1800s. And much-loved charlotte russe is the Showstopper.

Patisserie (Episode #308H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Oct 5, 2017 -- 8:00 PM

Watch the five remaining bakers work their way through patisserie. In the Signature, they're challenged to make cream horns. Then Mary sets a fiddly Technical task: mokatines. The Showstopper is a test of time and gravity: religieuse a l'ancienne.

Victorian (Episode #307H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Oct 5, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

Watch a full episode devoted to the Victorian age, which gave birth to modern baking. The Signature test is game pie, a stalwart of the era. The Technical recipe, fruitcake, dates to the late 1800s. And much-loved charlotte russe is the Showstopper.

Continental Cakes (Episode #106H)

KQED Life: Mon, Oct 2, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

And then there were six. The remaining bakers now face three European cakes. For the Signature, bakers are asked to make yeast-leavened cakes. Their work's cut out for them in the most demanding Technical challenge yet: they have two hours to make the 24-step Swedish Princess torte. And finally, for the Showstopper, they must create a contemporary version of the Hungarian Dobos torte.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Tue, Oct 3, 2017 -- 1:00 AM
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