So I am a little bit late to the excitement this year, but the wonderful Great British Baking Show is currently MUST SEE viewing on Friday evenings! This season began July 1, but there are still plenty of bakers vying for the weekly title of Star Baker, as well as the overall crowning glory of winning the entire thing! The finale was the most-watched program in the UK in 2015, so you know you don't want to miss it!
Judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood have to once again put the amateur bakers through their paces as they tackle such challenges as cakes, breads, biscuits (cookies to you and me) and desserts. Each episode gives the contestants 3 chances to prove their skills (or fail miserably!). First is the Signature Challenge, where the bakers are making usually tried and true recipes that they are familiar with. Next is the Technical Challenge, which tests the contestants' abilities to figure out how to make the recipe with only the vaguest of instructions. Finally, the Showstopper usually features creations of jaw-dropping complexity and appearance.
If you miss an episode or need to catch up will be available to stream each morning after broadcast at http://www.pbs.org/show/great-british-baking-show/. It will also be available on PBS station-branded digital platforms, such as ROKU, Apple TV and Google Chromecast, and on PBS iPad and iPhone apps. Throughout the season, fans can visit PBS Food to learn more about the contestants and get exclusive recipes, photos and video clips from the program. If you want to discuss the program with your fellow enthusiasts online, use the hashtag #PBSBakingShow.
Check your local listings, but most areas are seeing The Great British Baking Show on PBS Fridays at 9:00 pm. Now, am I brave enough to test out any of the recipes? I must be sure and test my fire extinguisher and smoke detectors before I begin!