Image: Scones by William Drabble
The Great British Bake Off is a BBC television baking competition now in its third series.
Twelve home cooks are set three weekly baking challenges & will battle it out to be crowned The Great British Bake Off's Best Amateur Baker.
The judges are veteran cookery writer Mary Berry and professional baker Paul Hollywood, with presenters Sue Perkins & Mel Giedroyc. Each week the show traces the history of British baking by visiting local baking landmarks around the country, such as Bakewell to discover why people bake what they do today.
Great British Bake Off (GBBO) was a massive hit last summer prompting a revival in our love of bakery and retailers reported a huge rise in the sales of baking equipment as a result. More than five million people tuned in for the finals to see Jo Wheatley win the ultimate prize.
Rum Baba with Raspberries by Martin Wishart
Look out for our weekly blog posts below by former GBBO finalist, Urvashi Roe, who will report for Great British Chefs on the challenges, as the contestants set out to impress by making one of Mary Berry or Paul Hollywood's signature dishes (Week 1 was Rum Baba), complete an inventive technical challenge and flaunt their skills with a showstopper item in the "bake off tent".