CBC Whips Up The Best Amateur Bakers in the Country

Watch The Great Canadian Baking Show every Wednesday at 8 p.m.

Watch The Great Canadian Baking Show every Wednesday at 8 p.m.

Over the course of eight episodes, this group of diverse bakers from across the country will whip, whisk, ice and knead their way through a series of culinary themed challenges. Each week, they will compete against themselves to achieve their personal best in baking, while hoping to last through the series in order to take the Great Canadian Baking Show title. 

Join us to cheer on Alberta grandmother Linda Longson who goes through at least 4 pounds of butter a week! 

Hometown/Currently Resides In: High River, AB
Occupation: Payroll Supervisor
Baking Style: Simply elegant   
Butter Tarts, with raisins or without: Without

Linda is a devoted grandmother to eight grandkids; she has lovingly baked every cake for each of their birthdays for the last 20 years — that's 160 cakes if you're counting! An everyday baker, she goes through at least four pounds of butter a week and is constantly pushing herself in the kitchen. Having perfected many classics, she now loves to experiment with new recipes. Ultimately, Linda is happiest entertaining her large family and many friends, sharing great food and happy memories.

How to watch


Check the CBC Program Guide for local listings.  


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