The Great Canadian Baking Show

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Episode 8: Finale

WED DEC 20 The top three Bakers face off to see who will be declared the inaugural winner of The Great Canadian Baking Show! Watch 8pm (8:30 NT)

What the bakers of The Great Canadian Baking show make for the holidays

The bakers share their favourite holiday bakes and recipes.

I made the opera cake from The Great Canadian Baking Show

‘There’s a reason opera cake exists in the semi-finals.’ Anne T. Donahue struggles through this week's technical bake.
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How to make choux pastry

Judge Rochelle Adonis demonstrates step-by-step instructions on creating perfect, puffy choux pastry.

Episode 7: French Patisserie Week

WED DEC 13 Four semifinalists face French Patisserie Week, with three technically difficult challenges that will determine the final three Bakers.
Star Baker Recipe

Mille feuille two ways

These light, flaky French pastries are made with three layers of puff pastry and two irresistible fillings: nectarine cardamom and raspberry white chocolate.
Technical Bake

Opera cake

A complex dessert, made with joconde sponge, chocolate ganache, coffee buttercream and chocolate glaze — all in perfect even layers.
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Elegant French pastries from The Great Canadian Baking Show

The final four bakers wowed the judges with these delightful creations for French Patisserie week.

A gift guide for the aspiring star baker on your list

With the holidays right around the corner, we asked some of The Great Canadian Baking Show bakers for advice on useful gifts for the aspiring bakers in their lives.
Holiday Recipe

Struffoli: An Italian holiday favourite

Sabrina Degni makes this simple Italian dessert every year: fried balls of dough, covered with honey and sprinkles.
Holiday baking

Shortbread two ways: traditional and chocolate

Sinclair Shuit's holiday shortbread is a family favourite. With one simple twist, this super-easy recipe works for traditional shortbread AND chocolate shortbread!

I made the chocolate rugelach pastries from The Great Canadian Baking Show

Anne T. Donahue joins the festivities during Holiday Baking Week and creates her first-ever batch of rugelach pastries.
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How to make a jelly roll

A holiday classic, Chef Rochelle from The Great Canadian Baking Show shows you how to create a gorgeous jelly roll.
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Incredible gingerbread houses we just want to live in

The bakers showed off flair and creativity with these extravagantly-engineered gingerbread structures.

Episode 6: Holiday Baking Week

WED DEC 6 During Holiday Baking Week, the top five bakers celebrate and commemorate the season with three delectable holiday themed challenges.
Star Baker Recipe

Chocolate cherry bûche de Noël

This beautiful Bûche de Noël is soaked with Brandy syrup and filled with chocolate whipped cream and cherry jam.
Holiday Recipe

Chewy Ginger Molasses Cookies

"For me, the holidays have always been about cookies." Terri changes up the cookies in her holiday rotation ever year, but chewy ginger molasses cookies (inspired by her Nan's recipe) always make an appearance.
Technical Bake

Rugelach two ways: chocolate and apricot

Rugelach is a a Jewish favourite, traditionally enjoyed at Hanukkah. The sugar-free dough is soft, flakey and not-too-sweet.
Holiday Recipe

Grandma's Maple Fudge

Remember when Terri topped her Canada Week donuts with her Grandma's maple fudge? Turns out, maple fudge is also a big part of Terri's holiday baking tradition. Here's the recipe.

Episode 5: Best of Britain Week

WED NOV 29 The Best of Britain challenges the Bakers to replicate a trio of well-known British desserts.

My Newfoundland mom's bread recipe is beyond measure. Really.

"Homemade bread" is a thing we all grow up with in Newfoundland and it's not like any other bread I've had. The problem? No one from home believes in recipes.
Star Baker Recipe

Dhokla with coconut chutney

A savoury chickpea-based treat that's perfect for high tea.
Technical Bake

Brandy snaps

The trick to a perfect brandy snap is timing: if the biscuit is under- or over-baked, it'll be impossible to roll.
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12 beautiful cakes from The Great Canadian Baking Show

The bakers showed off flair and creativity with their cupcakes and chocolate layer cakes. Here are our favourites.
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How to make crème anglaise

Chef Rochelle shows us how to make a vanilla custard for pouring over spotted dick.