The thirds series of The Great British Bake Off saw contestants tackling everything from technical treacle tarts to show-stopping chiffon cakes, along with Paul Hollywood’s infamously tricky hand-raised pies. Previous contestant Urvashi Roe covers the high rises and floury flops.

Great British Bake Off, 2012

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Great British Bake Off, 2012 - Dipping Disasters and Chiffon Cake Creations
Great British Bake Off, 2012 - Dipping Disasters a...
Great British Bake Off, 2012 - Dipping Disasters and Chiffon Cake Creations
by Urvashi Roe
17 October 2013
After nine weeks of entertaining baking, we were down to the final episode of Great British Bake Off. For the first time ever there was an all male final and over 6.8 million people were on the edge of their seats as the results were announced. Former contestant Urvashi Roe has a round up of the show and reveals who would take home the prize & title of Britain's best amateur baker for 2012.

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Great British Bake Off, 2012 Great British Bake Off 2012, Week Nine - French
Great British Bake Off 2012, Week Nine - French
Great British Bake Off 2012, Week Nine - French
by Urvashi Roe
10 October 2012
Week nine of The Great British Bake Off and the semi-finals of the show. This week the contestants would take on some French cookery skills and try their hand at petits fours and choux gateaux. Former contestant Urvashi Roe, the Botanical Kitchen, watched the show and presents her thoughts as the four semi finalists become three for the finals.

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Great British Bake Off, 2012 Thyme crackers
Great British Bake Off 2012, Week Eight - Biscuits
Great British Bake Off 2012, Week Eight - Biscuits
by Urvashi Roe
3 October 2012
Week eight of The Great British Bake Off and the quarter finals of the show. The challenges were heating up with the bakers taking on biscuits: crispbreads, crackers, chocolate teacakes and show stopping gingerbread. Former contestant Urvashi Roe, the Botanical Kitchen, watched the show and presents her thoughts on the five remaining bakers.

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Great British Bake Off 2012, Week Seven - Sweet Do...
Great British Bake Off 2012, Week Seven - Sweet Dough
by Urvashi Roe
26 September 2012
Week seven of The Great British Bake Off saw the contestants and presenters grapple with sweet dough in the shape of buns, doughnuts and celebration loaves. After last week's episode when no one left the show, this week was going to see two of the bakers leave. Former contestant Urvashi Roe, the Botanical Kitchen, gave her thoughts on how the seven would turn to five.

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Great British Bake Off, 2012 Great British Bake Off 2012, Week Six - Puddings
Great British Bake Off 2012, Week Six - Puddings
Great British Bake Off 2012, Week Six - Puddings
by Urvashi Roe
19 September 2012
Week six of The Great British Bake Off saw the contestants grapple with puddings, strudels and the right royal Queen of Puddings. How did the remaining magnificent seven fare? Former contestant Urvashi Roe, the Botanical Kitchen, gives a run-down of last night's episode.

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Great British Bake Off, 2012 Great British Bake Off 2012, Week Five - Pies
Great British Bake Off 2012, Week Five - Pies
Great British Bake Off 2012, Week Five - Pies
by Urvashi Roe
12 September 2012
Last night's episode of Great British Bake Off saw the focus on pies, with weighty Wellingtons, perplexing hand raised pies and sweet American dessert pies. Urvashi Roe, food writer and contestant from last year's season, gives Great British Chefs the lowdown on this week's show

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Mini Pavlova with lime curd and fresh fruit
Great British Bake Off 2012, Week Four - Dessert W...
Great British Bake Off 2012, Week Four - Dessert Week
by Urvashi Roe
5 September 2012
Week four of The Great British Bake Off saw the contestants grapple with tortes, crème caramel and multiple layers of meringue in the dessert focus of Season 3. How did they fare? Here's Season Two contestant Urvashi Roe, the Botanical Kitchen, with the run-down of last night's episode.

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Great British Bake Off, 2012 Lemon tart
Great British Bake Off 2012, Week Three - Tart Wee...
Great British Bake Off 2012, Week Three - Tart Week
by Urvashi Roe
29 August 2012
The third episode of the third series of The Great British Bake Off aired last night and the nation tuned in to see amateur bakers from across the country compete in the infamous baking tent. Former contestant Urvashi Roe aka The Botanical Kitchen is back to give her views on the series from the other side of the screen. Let's see what she thought of week three.

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Great British Bake Off, 2012 Great British Bake Off 2012, Week Two - Dough Week
Great British Bake Off 2012, Week Two - Dough Week
Great British Bake Off 2012, Week Two - Dough Week
by Mecca Ibrahim
22 August 2012
It was ready, set, dough last night as The Great British Bake Off focussed on bread making in week two. The contestants had make flat breads, a six strand plaited loaf and the show stopper challenge of two dozen bagels. Discover who would "rise" to the occasion and who would fall flat.

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Great British Bake Off, 2012 Gluten-free chocolate cake recipe
Great British Bake Off 2012, Week One - Cake Week
Great British Bake Off 2012, Week One - Cake Week
by Urvashi Roe
15 August 2012
The third series of The Great British Bake Off started last night and the nation tuned in to see amateur bakers from across the country compete in the infamous baking tent. We're delighted that a former contestant Urvashi Roe aka The Botanical Kitchen will be watching each week's bake-offs and giving her views on the series from the other side of the screen. Let's see what she thought of week one.

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