With the standard increasing every year, series five proved to be one of the most exciting series yet, with the notorious bingate, a garish-green Swedish Princess Cake, and more eclairs than you can shake a spatula at. Our Bake Off expert, Urvashi Roe, takes us through the highs and lows.

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Great British Bake Off, 2014

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Strawberry mille feuille recipe
Great British Bake Off, 2014 - Patisserie week
Great British Bake Off, 2014 - Patisserie week
by Urvashi Roe
2 October 2014
The semi final of Great British Bake Off. Just four of the bakers are left and they all seemed to be feeling quietly confident though none of them were admitting to that except Chetna

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Great British Bake Off, 2014 Griotte cherry clafoutis
Great British Bake Off, 2014 - Advanced dough week
Great British Bake Off, 2014 - Advanced dough week
by Urvashi Roe
25 September 2014
For the quarter finals of Great British Bake Off we returned to dough. The remaining bakers tackled sweet fruit loaves, an Eastern European cross between bread and pastry and dazzling doughnuts as the show stopper.

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Great British Bake Off, 2014 Easy profiteroles
Great British Bake Off 2014, Week Six - Pastry Wee...
Great British Bake Off 2014, Week Six - Pastry Week
by Urvashi Roe
17 September 2014
Former GBBO contestant Urvashi gives her round up of pastry week, where savoury parcels, unpronounceable pastries and eclairs were the stars.

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Great British Bake Off, 2014 Warm savarin of English raspberries with mint syrup
Great British Bake Off 2014, Week Five - Euro Week
Great British Bake Off 2014, Week Five - Euro Week
by Urvashi Roe
11 September 2014
Half way through Great British Bake Off and half a dozen bakers left in the tent. It was European cake week this week and some very challenging desserts pushed all of the bakers' planning, timing and creative skills to the limit.

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Great British Bake Off, 2014 Homemade chicken pie
Great British Bake Off 2014, Week Four - Pies and ...
Great British Bake Off 2014, Week Four - Pies and Tarts Week
by Urvashi Roe
4 September 2014
After last week’s drama of #bingate, things were a little more sane on Great British Bake Off. There were pies and tarts a-plenty for this week's episode.

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Great British Bake Off, 2014 Chocolate fondant with nougatine biscuit and toffee sauce
Great British Bake Off 2014, Week Four - Dessert W...
Great British Bake Off 2014, Week Four - Dessert Week
by Urvashi Roe
28 August 2014
9 bakers. 3 challenges. 2 judges. 1 tent. Who would get their just desserts? And who wouldn't? Discover the drama in Great British Bake Off.

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Great British Bake Off, 2014