Great British Bake Off returns for a fourth series on 20th August 2013. Thirteen home cooks are set three weekly baking challenges and will battle it out to be crowned the UK's Best Amateur Baker. Judged by renowned cookery writer, Mary Berry and professional baker Paul Hollywood, the pressure is on to make sure there are no "soggy bottoms". Last year more than seven million people tuned in for the finals to see John Whaite win the ultimate prize.

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Final Recap

After nine weeks of entertaining baking, we were down to the final episode of Great British Bake Off. Nine million people were on the edge of their seats as the results were announced. Who would take home the prize & title of Britain's best amateur baker for 2013?

Week 9 Recap

It was all very French in the semi finals of Great British Bake Off. We saw creative canapes, beautiful bavarois and a showstopping Opera cake to finish! Discover who was Star Baker and who left in this important week.

Week 8 Recap

Baking “without” was the theme for week 8. We saw wheat free loaves, dairy free cakes, and perhaps the most humour free episode too! Discover what happened in the quarter finals.

Week 7 Recap

As the contestants entered the tent this week, there was a tense look about them all. One man left in the competition, hopes pinned on pastry. It was really all about Glenn from the start. Discover what happened in our recap

Week 6 Recap

Sweet dough was this week’s theme on Great British Bake Off with tea loaves, beautiful buns and brioche and a twirly whirly technical challenge in the form of an Apricot Couronne. Discover who was star baker and who had to leave the tent this week.

Week 5 Recap

A fantastic theme as we approach the halfway mark of the series - the good old fashioned traybake, beautiful biscuits and the technical challenge of making tuiles. How did the bakers fare?

Week 4 Recap

Just as the weather is getting colder, we have a tonne of on-screen inspiration for the ultimate comfort food – pies and tarts. Urvashi Roe, food writer and contestant from 2011, gives us the lowdown on this week’s show.

Week 3 Recap

This week's Great British Bake Off saw the focus on desserts, with perfect petit fours, terrific trifles and illuminating iles flottantes. There was also the question of whether we'd lose one or two bakers.

Week 2 Recap

Week two of Great British Bake Off saw the focus on bread, with dozens of bread sticks, mighty muffins and showstopper loaves. Urvashi Roe, food writer and contestant from 2011, gives us the lowdown on the second week.

Week 1 Recap

Tuesday nights are once again filled with baking pleasure as Great British Bake Off returned for a 4th series. Former BakeOff contestant, Urvashi Roe, will be blogging for us, but for now Mecca gives a run down of highlights of the first episode.

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Look out for weekly blog posts for Great British Chefs from series two contestant Urvashi Roe. In the meantime we review highlights of last year's Great British Bake Off and look ahead to what's in store for 2013

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RT @BritishBakeOff: Guess who's back? Back again. Bake Off's back. Tell a friend. Weds 6th August. #GBBO #BakeOffLyrics @BBCOne @heatworld



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@TommyReaney MT @BBCTwo: Jo Brand serves up the good, the bad &the soggy-bottomed in An Extra Slice. Fridays, 9pm 8 August. #GBBO

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