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The Great British Baking Show Previous Broadcasts

Pies and Tarts (Episode #204H)

KQED Life: Mon, Nov 27, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

Watch the remaining bakers undertake double-crusted fruit pies, a challenge to even the most experienced bakers; English custard tart - a centuries-old recipe that causes a wobble for the contestants; and phyllo pie, with dough made from scratch.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Tue, Nov 28, 2017 -- 1:00 AM

Masterclass 4 (Episode #114H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Nov 23, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

Mary prepares lemon and raspberry eclairs, while Paul makes cherry and chocolate loaf. He explains how to make povitica and his showstopping raspberry and chocolate doughnuts. Mary finishes with elaborate double chocolate entremets.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Plus: Fri, Nov 24, 2017 -- 1:00 AM

The Final (Episode #410H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Nov 23, 2017 -- 3:00 PM

Find out who will be crowned the winner after the finalists wrestle with meringues, undertake a British classic with only one recipe instruction and no measurements, and tackle one of the most complex challenges ever seen on the series.

Patisserie (Episode #409H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Nov 23, 2017 -- 2:00 PM

Join the four remaining bakers in the semi-final as they bash and fold pastry to achieve perfect lamination; make yeast cake with a fruity top and delicate chocolate work; and prepare a multiple mini-cake bake. Which three will go to the final?

Tudor Week (Episode #408H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Nov 23, 2017 -- 1:00 PM

Follow the five remaining bakers as they attempt to re-create dishes fit for the Tudors. The signature is a savory stuffed pie; the technical is an unusual Tudor biscuit that has the bakers tied up in knots; the showstopper is a marzipan spectacle.

Desserts (Episode #407H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Nov 23, 2017 -- 12:00 PM

Learn why sweet challenges mean a bitter end for one baker as the six battle for a spot in the quarter final. The signature has them rolling out their skills; the technical is a tricky French dessert; the showstopper is a bit of a mousse marathon.

Botanical (Episode #406H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Nov 23, 2017 -- 11:00 AM

Monitor the remaining seven as they strive to give their bakes maximum botanical taste. The signature demands sharp citrus flavors; the technical, a leafy challenge; and the final, three tiers of flavored sponges and stunning floral designs.

Pastry (Episode #405H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Nov 23, 2017 -- 10:00 AM

See how eight bakers handle three types of pastry. For the signature, it's breakfast time, Danish style. Then, the technical is a classic British tart. The bite-size showstopper is a pastry notoriously difficult to make and even trickier to bake.

Batter (Episode #404H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Nov 23, 2017 -- 9:00 AM

Join nine bakers for the first-ever batter week. They prepare a British favorite that demands a uniform bake across the batch; a technical challenge that requires a perfect pastry, sweet filling and delicate icing; and a showstopping Spanish classic.

Bread (Episode #403H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Nov 23, 2017 -- 8:00 AM

See how the bakers tackle three of Paul's toughest challenges ever: preparing a sweet dough with a twist; avoiding a burnt bottom and a soggy top; and using three different flours to create a huge showstopper centerpiece.

Biscuits (Episode #402H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Nov 23, 2017 -- 7:00 AM

Follow the 11 remaining bakers tasked with making 24 elaborately decorated biscuits; a biscuit that requires perfect piping; and a biscuit structure that demands precision baking-and reveals a little more about each of the contenders.

Cake (Episode #401H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Nov 23, 2017 -- 6:00 AM

Meet the 12 bakers as they tackle a back-to-basics British classic, a popular cake with a fatless sponge and tricky chocolate work. The showstopper is sophisticated and high-end. With this cake, there's nowhere to hide.

Desserts (Episode #203H)

KQED Life: Mon, Nov 20, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

Follow the remaining 11 bakers as they deal with desserts: a trifle of biscuit, cake, jelly or custard in distinct layers; perfect Floating Islands; and a Showstopper of 24 petits fours. For the first time, there's a baking burglary in the tent!

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Tue, Nov 21, 2017 -- 1:00 AM

Masterclass 2 (Episode #312H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Nov 17, 2017 -- 2:00 AM

Paul demonstrates how to make soda bread and then bakes baguettes. Mary makes cappuccino creme brulees and Spanische windtorte. Paul shows how to decorate a pie and Mary makes checkerboard cake and a tiered white chocolate and raspberry cheesecake.

Masterclass 1 (Episode #311H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Nov 17, 2017 -- 1:00 AM

Learn from Mary how to make classic Madeira cake and frosted walnut cake. Paul makes hazelnut and orange biscotti and technically tricky arlettes. Mary closes the show with the retro classic Black Forest gateau.

Masterclass 2 (Episode #312H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Nov 16, 2017 -- 8:00 PM

Paul demonstrates how to make soda bread and then bakes baguettes. Mary makes cappuccino creme brulees and Spanische windtorte. Paul shows how to decorate a pie and Mary makes checkerboard cake and a tiered white chocolate and raspberry cheesecake.

Masterclass 1 (Episode #311H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Nov 16, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

Learn from Mary how to make classic Madeira cake and frosted walnut cake. Paul makes hazelnut and orange biscotti and technically tricky arlettes. Mary closes the show with the retro classic Black Forest gateau.

Bread (Episode #202H)

KQED Life: Mon, Nov 13, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

Watch the 12 remaining contestants bake 36 perfectly thin and crispy bread sticks and technically tricky English muffins. The Showstopper features outrageous loaves of bread ... from a Christmas wreath to a proud peacock and a psychic octopus.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Tue, Nov 14, 2017 -- 1:00 AM

Masterclass 4 (Episode #214H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Nov 10, 2017 -- 2:00 AM

Watch Mary and Paul re-create bakes from the final weeks. Paul makes a wheat-free crusty rye loaf and sweet and savory pretzels. Mary makes Sussex Pond pudding and choux pastry religieuse, and puts her own twist on the classic opera cake.

Masterclass 3 (Episode #213H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Nov 10, 2017 -- 1:00 AM

Get Paul and Mary's tips for biscuits and pastry. Mary shares recipes for ginger spiced traybake and technically tricky tuiles with chocolate mousse, while Paul prepares iced tea loaf, sweet dough brioche tete and twisted apricot couronne.

Masterclass 4 (Episode #214H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Nov 9, 2017 -- 8:00 PM

Watch Mary and Paul re-create bakes from the final weeks. Paul makes a wheat-free crusty rye loaf and sweet and savory pretzels. Mary makes Sussex Pond pudding and choux pastry religieuse, and puts her own twist on the classic opera cake.

Masterclass 3 (Episode #213H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Nov 9, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

Get Paul and Mary's tips for biscuits and pastry. Mary shares recipes for ginger spiced traybake and technically tricky tuiles with chocolate mousse, while Paul prepares iced tea loaf, sweet dough brioche tete and twisted apricot couronne.

Cakes (Episode #201H)

KQED Life: Mon, Nov 6, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

Meet the 13 bakers who make simple sandwich cakes in the Signature challenge, angel food cakes in Mary's Technical challenge and all things chocolate in the Showstopper.

Repeat Broadcasts:

  • KQED Life: Tue, Nov 7, 2017 -- 1:00 AM

Masterclass 3 (Episode #113H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Nov 3, 2017 -- 2:00 AM

Mary makes chocolate and orange tart and the complicated Swedish Princesstarta. Paul uses pastry skills to make mini sausage plaits and de-mystifies the kouign amann that so baffled the bakers. Mary constructs a two-tiered dobos torte with caramel.

Masterclass 2 (Episode #112H)

KQED Plus: Fri, Nov 3, 2017 -- 1:00 AM

Paul makes ciabatta and his showstopping roquefort and walnut loaf. Mary prepares layered tiramisu cake from desserts week. Paul shows his saucy side with chocolate volcano fondant puds, while Mary finishes with flamboyant Neapolitan baked alaska.

Masterclass 3 (Episode #113H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Nov 2, 2017 -- 8:00 PM

Mary makes chocolate and orange tart and the complicated Swedish Princesstarta. Paul uses pastry skills to make mini sausage plaits and de-mystifies the kouign amann that so baffled the bakers. Mary constructs a two-tiered dobos torte with caramel.

Masterclass 2 (Episode #112H)

KQED Plus: Thu, Nov 2, 2017 -- 7:00 PM

Paul makes ciabatta and his showstopping roquefort and walnut loaf. Mary prepares layered tiramisu cake from desserts week. Paul shows his saucy side with chocolate volcano fondant puds, while Mary finishes with flamboyant Neapolitan baked alaska.

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