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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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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 2

Sunday March 8 at 10:20

Series 2, Episode 1

Episode 1 | Series 2

The first Signature Bake demanded from bakers the perfect Glazed Madeira Loaf Cake. The Showstopper Challenge sees some beautifully executed Black Forest Gateaux.

Episode 2, Series 2

Sunday March 15 at 10:10

Series 2, Episode 2

Episode 2 | Series 2

It's Bread Week on the Bake Off as the Signature Challenge demands Quick Free Form Bread to be baked. The Technical Challenge asks bakers to make a perfect Ciabatta.

Episode 3, Series 2

Sunday March 22 at 10:05

Series 2, Episode 3

Episode 3 | Series 2

Tart Week dawns on the Great South African Bake Off. The Signature Bake requires bakers to create a perfect upside down Tarte Tatin.

Episode 4, Series 2

Sunday March 29 at 10:10

Series 2, Episode 4

Episode 4 | Series 2

The remaining nine bakers are tasked in their Signature Bake with creating delicious filled biscuits.

Episode 5, Series 2

Sunday April 5 at 09:55

Series 2, Episode 5

Episode 5 | Series 2

The Showstopper Bake challenges bakers to produce two types of twelve eclairs each and reflects some distinctly South African flavours.

Episode 1, Series 2

Monday April 6 at 06:00

Series 2, Episode 1

Episode 1 | Series 2

The first Signature Bake demanded from bakers the perfect Glazed Madeira Loaf Cake. The Showstopper Challenge sees some beautifully executed Black Forest Gateaux.

Episode 1, Series 2

Monday April 6 at 14:15

Series 2, Episode 1

Episode 1 | Series 2

The first Signature Bake demanded from bakers the perfect Glazed Madeira Loaf Cake. The Showstopper Challenge sees some beautifully executed Black Forest Gateaux.

Episode 2, Series 2

Tuesday April 7 at 06:00

Series 2, Episode 2

Episode 2 | Series 2

It's Bread Week on the Bake Off as the Signature Challenge demands Quick Free Form Bread to be baked. The Technical Challenge asks bakers to make a perfect Ciabatta.

Episode 2, Series 2

Tuesday April 7 at 14:15

Series 2, Episode 2

Episode 2 | Series 2

It's Bread Week on the Bake Off as the Signature Challenge demands Quick Free Form Bread to be baked. The Technical Challenge asks bakers to make a perfect Ciabatta.

Episode 3, Series 2

Wednesday April 8 at 06:00

Series 2, Episode 3

Episode 3 | Series 2

Tart Week dawns on the Great South African Bake Off. The Signature Bake requires bakers to create a perfect upside down Tarte Tatin.

Episode 3, Series 2

Wednesday April 8 at 14:15

Series 2, Episode 3

Episode 3 | Series 2

Tart Week dawns on the Great South African Bake Off. The Signature Bake requires bakers to create a perfect upside down Tarte Tatin.

Episode 4, Series 2

Thursday April 9 at 06:00

Series 2, Episode 4

Episode 4 | Series 2

The remaining nine bakers are tasked in their Signature Bake with creating delicious filled biscuits.

Episode 4, Series 2

Thursday April 9 at 14:15

Series 2, Episode 4

Episode 4 | Series 2

The remaining nine bakers are tasked in their Signature Bake with creating delicious filled biscuits.

Episode 5, Series 2

Friday April 10 at 06:00

Series 2, Episode 5

Episode 5 | Series 2

The Showstopper Bake challenges bakers to produce two types of twelve eclairs each and reflects some distinctly South African flavours.

Episode 5, Series 2

Friday April 10 at 14:15

Series 2, Episode 5

Episode 5 | Series 2

The Showstopper Bake challenges bakers to produce two types of twelve eclairs each and reflects some distinctly South African flavours.

Episode 6, Series 2

Sunday April 12 at 09:20

Series 2, Episode 6

Episode 6 | Series 2

It's Pastry Week for the six remaining bakers. For their Signature Bake, bakers need to create 6 identical savoury pies.

Episode 6, Series 2

Monday April 13 at 06:00

Series 2, Episode 6

Episode 6 | Series 2

It's Pastry Week for the six remaining bakers. For their Signature Bake, bakers need to create 6 identical savoury pies.

Episode 6, Series 2

Monday April 13 at 14:15

Series 2, Episode 6

Episode 6 | Series 2

It's Pastry Week for the six remaining bakers. For their Signature Bake, bakers need to create 6 identical savoury pies.

Episode 7, Series 2

Tuesday April 14 at 06:00

Series 2, Episode 7

Episode 7 | Series 2

It's Alternative Bake Week where the five remaining bakers on The Great South African Bake Off face three challenges which pull them right out of their comfort zones in a flurry of…

Episode 7, Series 2

Tuesday April 14 at 14:15

Series 2, Episode 7

Episode 7 | Series 2

It's Alternative Bake Week where the five remaining bakers on The Great South African Bake Off face three challenges which pull them right out of their comfort zones in a flurry of…

Episode 8, Series 2

Wednesday April 15 at 06:00

Series 2, Episode 8

Episode 8 | Series 2

It's a semi-final worthy of the name, because for tension, drama, and a good helping of stress, this semi-final episode has it all!

Episode 8, Series 2

Wednesday April 15 at 14:15

Series 2, Episode 8

Episode 8 | Series 2

It's a semi-final worthy of the name, because for tension, drama, and a good helping of stress, this semi-final episode has it all!

Episode 9, Series 2

Thursday April 16 at 06:00

Series 2, Episode 9

Episode 9 | Series 2

The Great South African Bake Off sees the three finalists give it all they've got in the final three challenges before one baker is crowned SA's Best Amateur Baker!

Episode 9, Series 2

Thursday April 16 at 14:15

Series 2, Episode 9

Episode 9 | Series 2

The Great South African Bake Off sees the three finalists give it all they've got in the final three challenges before one baker is crowned SA's Best Amateur Baker!

Episode 10, Series 2

Friday April 17 at 06:00

Series 2, Episode 10

Episode 10 | Series 2

Judges Shirley Guy and Tjaart Walraven take a walk down memory lane as they help viewers through an easy step-by-step process of how to produce some of those tricky bakes, including…

Episode 10, Series 2

Friday April 17 at 14:15

Series 2, Episode 10

Episode 10 | Series 2

Judges Shirley Guy and Tjaart Walraven take a walk down memory lane as they help viewers through an easy step-by-step process of how to produce some of those tricky bakes, including…

Episode 7, Series 2

Sunday April 19 at 09:30

Series 2, Episode 7

Episode 7 | Series 2

It's Alternative Bake Week where the five remaining bakers on The Great South African Bake Off face three challenges which pull them right out of their comfort zones in a flurry of…

Episode 1, Series 3

Monday April 20 at 06:00

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 1, Series 3

Monday April 20 at 14:15

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

Tuesday April 21 at 06:00

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

Meet the Judges and Presenters