The Great British Bake Off

10 Best Episodes of The Great British Bake Off


Written by Sophie and last updated on feb 08, 2023.

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#15 - Biscuit Week (Season 6 - Episode 2)

It's Biscuit Week, and the bakers kick off with illusion macarons in the Signature, before producing a fruity favourite in the Technical. And in the Showstopper, they put their creativity to the test by making a 3D mask entirely from biscuits.

The episode was rated 7.81 from 27 votes.

#14 - Festival Week (Season 3 - Episode 7)


The bakers draw inspiration from around the world, including something deep fried and Italian, and a spectacular Indonesian celebration cake

The episode was rated 7.83 from 145 votes.

#13 - Pastry Week (Season 3 - Episode 8)

The remaining bakers have their knowledge of pastry tested to the max with a savoury take on a French classic, a multi-layered Moroccan Technical, and a towering Showstopper

The episode was rated 7.84 from 140 votes.

#12 - Cake Week (Season 3 - Episode 1)


The series gets underway with cake week - during which two of the bakers will be sent home. The first stage of the challenge features a fruit cake, while the technical is a retro classic that requires intricate decoration. Finally, for the showstopper, the contestants must create the birthday cake they wish they had received as a child.

The episode was rated 7.84 from 179 votes.

#11 - Bread Week (Season 2 - Episode 3)

It’s Bread Week, and the ten remaining bakers have a lot to prove with three tough challenges set by judges Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith. There is a teatime fruity favourite Signature; a deceptively simple time-test of a Technical with an international flavour; and an ambitious Showstopper that’s the largest bread sculpture challenge ever set in the tent. Only one can claim Star Baker, while one of them will leave the tent for good.

The episode was rated 7.84 from 193 votes.

#10 - Biscuit Week (Season 3 - Episode 2)


It's crunch time with Biscuit Week, starting off with a luxurious chocolate coated signature bake, then a snack with family signifiance for Paul and an eye-catching showstopper

The episode was rated 7.86 from 165 votes.

#9 - Patisserie Week (Season 4 - Episode 9)

It's the semi-final. The bakers' patisserie skills are tested in a booze-soaked signature, a tricky technical and a delicate showstopper showcasing their finesse and precision.

The episode was rated 7.86 from 146 votes.

#8 - Patisserie Week (Season 5 - Episode 9)


It's the semi-final and the bakers' patisserie skills are tested as they make delicate layered slices, a French classic and opulent entremets displays. Who will make it to the final?

The episode was rated 7.87 from 102 votes.

#7 - Cake Week (Season 4 - Episode 1)

It's Cake Week and the bakers put their twist on the classic Battenberg, face a turning-out technical challenge and pay tribute to their heroes in the showstopper

The episode was rated 7.88 from 153 votes.

#6 - Pastry Week (Season 5 - Episode 6)


It's Pastry Week and the bakers tackle choux pastry doughnuts and a tricky Turkish technical, before creating a savoury, delicately designed showstopping pastry pie packed full of flavour

The episode was rated 7.88 from 103 votes.

#5 - The Final (Season 1 - Episode 10)

Twelve bakers started, just three remain. Who will succeed with the demanding final challenges, including a high-end patisserie showstopper, to be crowned winner of The Great British Bake Off 2017?

The episode was rated 7.90 from 230 votes.

#4 - The Final (Season 2 - Episode 10)


Three bakers remain but only one can be crowned winner; Paul Hollywood and Prue Leith set three challenges that will test every aspect of the bakers' skills.

The episode was rated 8.06 from 179 votes.

#3 - The Final (Season 3 - Episode 10)

The stakes couldn't be higher as Paul and Prue set three challenges that test every aspect of the bakers' skills. Who will be crowned 2019's Bake Off champion?

The episode was rated 8.15 from 132 votes.

#2 - The Final (Season 4 - Episode 10)


The finalists pull out all the stops in a set-custard and puff pastry signature, a choccy-nut technical and a magnificent dessert tower showstopper. Who will be crowned the winner of Bake Off 2020?

The episode was rated 8.22 from 133 votes.

#1 - The Final (Season 5 - Episode 10)

The last remaining bakers make a classic carrot cake and create a grand Mad Hatter's tea party banquet. Who will be crowned the winner of The Great British Bake Off 2021?

The episode was rated 8.29 from 101 votes.

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