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The Great South African Bake Off

IT'S BAKE OR BREAK TIME

Show Synopsis

It’s the moment every cake, bread and pie lover has been waiting for.

Bake Off is back and this time, the search goes nationwide in a bid to find and crown South Africa’s best amateur baker.

Each week the bakers will be given a new technique to master that will stretch their baking skills as they race against the clock, and each other, to deliver a show-stopping, mouth-watering creation. However, after nine weeks of whisking and piping, only one can emerge victorious.

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It's the semi-final!

It's the semi-final!

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About The Show

The tent is up, the ovens preheated and 12 of the country’s best amateur bakers are ready to showcase their baking skills through a series of challenging tasks.

This creative competition show is sure to provide inspiration and delicious fun as the amateurs go all out to impress the judges with their originality and skill, ultimately hoping to bake their way to the final. No matter what the theme, all the bakers must deliver a showstopping, mouth-watering creation. But after nine weeks of whisking, crimping and piping, only one can emerge victorious.

There will be tears, there will be tension, and there may even be a soggy bottom or two.

On your marks... get set... bake!

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Episode 1, Series 3

Saturday March 3 at 09:20

Cakes

Episode 1 | Series 3

The first week is all about cakes. The technical bake is a Battenberg cake with its characteristic chequered inside, and there's disaster aplenty! 1/10

Episode 2, Series 3

Saturday March 3 at 10:20

Biscuits

Episode 2 | Series 3

Biscuit Week launches, and the bakers are tasked in their signature challenge with bringing their personality and unique twist to thirty-six identical savoury biscuits. 2/10

Episode 1, Series 3

Sunday March 4 at 01:20

Cakes

Episode 1 | Series 3

The first week is all about cakes. The technical bake is a Battenberg cake with its characteristic chequered inside, and there's disaster aplenty! 1/10

Episode 2, Series 3

Sunday March 4 at 02:15

Biscuits

Episode 2 | Series 3

Biscuit Week launches, and the bakers are tasked in their signature challenge with bringing their personality and unique twist to thirty-six identical savoury biscuits. 2/10

Episode 1, Series 3

Sunday March 4 at 04:45

Cakes

Episode 1 | Series 3

The first week is all about cakes. The technical bake is a Battenberg cake with its characteristic chequered inside, and there's disaster aplenty! 1/10

Episode 3, Series 3

Saturday March 10 at 09:25

Tarts and Pies

Episode 3 | Series 3

It's Pie and Tart week in the Bake Off tent and the ten remaining bakers tackle a Signature Bake, demanding a personal and South African twist - a new take on a short-crust nut tart…

Episode 4, Series 3

Saturday March 10 at 10:20

Desserts

Episode 4 | Series 3

A cloud darker than an over-baked sponge hangs over bakers in Dessert Week, because at the end of the week, not one, but two bakers will be leaving the Bake Off - it's all to bake for…

Episode 5, Series 3

Saturday March 10 at 11:15

Bread

Episode 5 | Series 3

Bread Week rises to a yeasty morning sun as the remaining seven bakers tackle a signature bake of a country loaf. The technical challenge gets bakers tied up and knotted as they tackle…

Episode 3, Series 3

Sunday March 11 at 00:20

Tarts and Pies

Episode 3 | Series 3

It's Pie and Tart week in the Bake Off tent and the ten remaining bakers tackle a Signature Bake, demanding a personal and South African twist - a new take on a short-crust nut tart…

Episode 4, Series 3

Sunday March 11 at 01:15

Desserts

Episode 4 | Series 3

A cloud darker than an over-baked sponge hangs over bakers in Dessert Week, because at the end of the week, not one, but two bakers will be leaving the Bake Off - it's all to bake for…

Episode 5, Series 3

Sunday March 11 at 02:05

Bread

Episode 5 | Series 3

Bread Week rises to a yeasty morning sun as the remaining seven bakers tackle a signature bake of a country loaf. The technical challenge gets bakers tied up and knotted as they tackle…

Episode 3, Series 3

Sunday March 11 at 03:00

Tarts and Pies

Episode 3 | Series 3

It's Pie and Tart week in the Bake Off tent and the ten remaining bakers tackle a Signature Bake, demanding a personal and South African twist - a new take on a short-crust nut tart…

Episode 4, Series 3

Sunday March 11 at 03:50

Desserts

Episode 4 | Series 3

A cloud darker than an over-baked sponge hangs over bakers in Dessert Week, because at the end of the week, not one, but two bakers will be leaving the Bake Off - it's all to bake for…

Episode 5, Series 3

Sunday March 11 at 04:40

Bread

Episode 5 | Series 3

Bread Week rises to a yeasty morning sun as the remaining seven bakers tackle a signature bake of a country loaf. The technical challenge gets bakers tied up and knotted as they tackle…

Episode 6, Series 3

Saturday March 17 at 09:20

Chocolate

Episode 6 | Series 3

For the first time in a Great South African Bake Off season, it's Chocolate Week, and bakers get the judges' taste buds dancing with their signature bake offerings - twelve chocolate…

Episode 7, Series 3

Saturday March 17 at 10:15

Retro

Episode 7 | Series 3

This week on The Great South African Bake it's Retro Week and for their signature bake, the remaining five bakers tackle grandma's favourite - the Swiss roll! 7/10

Episode 8, Series 3

Saturday March 17 at 11:10

Semi-final

Episode 8 | Series 3

It's the semi-final, and four bakers are battling it out for a spot in the finale. What better way to up the ante than with a Showstopper of epic proportions - a Croquembouche creation…

Episode 6, Series 3

Sunday March 18 at 00:20

Chocolate

Episode 6 | Series 3

For the first time in a Great South African Bake Off season, it's Chocolate Week, and bakers get the judges' taste buds dancing with their signature bake offerings - twelve chocolate…

Episode 7, Series 3

Sunday March 18 at 01:15

Retro

Episode 7 | Series 3

This week on The Great South African Bake it's Retro Week and for their signature bake, the remaining five bakers tackle grandma's favourite - the Swiss roll! 7/10

Episode 8, Series 3

Sunday March 18 at 02:05

Semi-final

Episode 8 | Series 3

It's the semi-final, and four bakers are battling it out for a spot in the finale. What better way to up the ante than with a Showstopper of epic proportions - a Croquembouche creation…

Episode 6, Series 3

Sunday March 18 at 03:00

Chocolate

Episode 6 | Series 3

For the first time in a Great South African Bake Off season, it's Chocolate Week, and bakers get the judges' taste buds dancing with their signature bake offerings - twelve chocolate…

Episode 7, Series 3

Sunday March 18 at 03:50

Retro

Episode 7 | Series 3

This week on The Great South African Bake it's Retro Week and for their signature bake, the remaining five bakers tackle grandma's favourite - the Swiss roll! 7/10

Episode 8, Series 3

Sunday March 18 at 04:40

Semi-final

Episode 8 | Series 3

It's the semi-final, and four bakers are battling it out for a spot in the finale. What better way to up the ante than with a Showstopper of epic proportions - a Croquembouche creation…

Episode 9, Series 3

Saturday March 24 at 09:25

Final

Episode 9 | Series 3

After twenty-four gruelling challenges, the Bake Off competition is down to the final three. A choux creation is filled with pitfalls, many of which the bakers fail to heed, resulting…

Episode 10, Series 3

Saturday March 24 at 10:20

Celebrity Special

Episode 10 | Series 3

The Bake Off tent welcomes some brand new celebrities, but can they bake well enough to impress judges Zola and Tjaart, who set an intriguing Signature Challenge where the stars must…

Episode 1, Series 2

Saturday March 24 at 11:15

Series 2, Episode 1

Episode 1 | Series 2

The Bake Off comes to South Africa. Join a host of amateur bakers as they compete to be named South Africa's best home baker, where thrills, spills and shortcrust await.

Episode 9, Series 3

Sunday March 25 at 00:20

Final

Episode 9 | Series 3

After twenty-four gruelling challenges, the Bake Off competition is down to the final three. A choux creation is filled with pitfalls, many of which the bakers fail to heed, resulting…

Episode 10, Series 3

Sunday March 25 at 01:15

Celebrity Special

Episode 10 | Series 3

The Bake Off tent welcomes some brand new celebrities, but can they bake well enough to impress judges Zola and Tjaart, who set an intriguing Signature Challenge where the stars must…

Episode 1, Series 2

Sunday March 25 at 02:05

Series 2, Episode 1

Episode 1 | Series 2

The Bake Off comes to South Africa. Join a host of amateur bakers as they compete to be named South Africa's best home baker, where thrills, spills and shortcrust await.

Episode 9, Series 3

Sunday March 25 at 03:00

Final

Episode 9 | Series 3

After twenty-four gruelling challenges, the Bake Off competition is down to the final three. A choux creation is filled with pitfalls, many of which the bakers fail to heed, resulting…

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