Biscuits

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Duration: 1 hour

The Great British Bake Off sees passionate home bakers take part in a bake-off to test every aspect of their baking skills as they battle to be crowned the Great British Bake Off's best amateur baker. Each week the nationwide tour sees keen bakers put through three challenges in a particular discipline.

Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins take the eight passionate home bakers who made it through the first round to Scone Palace near Perth to make biscuits and teatime treats.

Judging their efforts are renowned baking writer Mary Berry and master baker Paul Hollywood.
Over two days the home bakers are set three increasingly difficult challenges as they bake their signature biscuits, attempt many a baker's nemesis – scones – and finally a tower of petit fours with meringues, choux pastry and macaroons.

As the bakers battle it out, Mel and Sue find out how the digestive became Britain's favourite biscuit; ask what's so Scottish about shortbread and discover why Sir Ranulph Fiennes has the world's most expensive biscuit.

Which of the eight bakers will wow the judges with their originality and skill? And which two bakers will fail to make it through to the next round?

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Credits

Presenter
Mel Giedroyc
Presenter
Sue Perkins
Executive Producer
Anna Beattie
Executive Producer
Richard McKerrow

Broadcasts

Recipes from the series

Recipes

Fancy trying your own bake-off at home? See all the recipes from this series on BBC Food.

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Gingerbread house recipe

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