The Great South African Bake Off


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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GSABO - S3 - Semi Finalists

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 5, Series 3

Saturday December 21 at 11:30


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 December 21 at 12:25


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 December 28 at 10:45


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 December 28 at 11:35


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 January 4 at 11:10


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 January 4 at 12:05

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…

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