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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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Next On

Episode 2, Series 1

Tuesday February 26 at 08:30

Series 1, Episode 2

Episode 2 | Series 1

The remaining 11 bakers tackle a tray bake for their Signature Bake, an iconic South African scene for the Showstopper Bake, and a spirited Technical Bake of classic Brandy Snaps.

Episode 2, Series 1

Tuesday February 26 at 13:00

Series 1, Episode 2

Episode 2 | Series 1

The remaining 11 bakers tackle a tray bake for their Signature Bake, an iconic South African scene for the Showstopper Bake, and a spirited Technical Bake of classic Brandy Snaps.

Episode 2, Series 1

Tuesday February 26 at 17:25

Series 1, Episode 2

Episode 2 | Series 1

The remaining 11 bakers tackle a tray bake for their Signature Bake, an iconic South African scene for the Showstopper Bake, and a spirited Technical Bake of classic Brandy Snaps.

Episode 2, Series 1

Wednesday February 27 at 00:55

Series 1, Episode 2

Episode 2 | Series 1

The remaining 11 bakers tackle a tray bake for their Signature Bake, an iconic South African scene for the Showstopper Bake, and a spirited Technical Bake of classic Brandy Snaps.

Episode 2, Series 1

Wednesday February 27 at 04:35

Series 1, Episode 2

Episode 2 | Series 1

The remaining 11 bakers tackle a tray bake for their Signature Bake, an iconic South African scene for the Showstopper Bake, and a spirited Technical Bake of classic Brandy Snaps.

Episode 3, Series 1

Wednesday February 27 at 08:25

Series 1, Episode 3

Episode 3 | Series 1

The ten remaining bakers are tested by a Japonaise Cake Signature Bake, a Lemon Meringue Pie Technical Challenge, and a tall order in the Macaroon Tower Showstopper Challenge.

Episode 3, Series 1

Wednesday February 27 at 13:00

Series 1, Episode 3

Episode 3 | Series 1

The ten remaining bakers are tested by a Japonaise Cake Signature Bake, a Lemon Meringue Pie Technical Challenge, and a tall order in the Macaroon Tower Showstopper Challenge.

Episode 3, Series 1

Wednesday February 27 at 17:25

Series 1, Episode 3

Episode 3 | Series 1

The ten remaining bakers are tested by a Japonaise Cake Signature Bake, a Lemon Meringue Pie Technical Challenge, and a tall order in the Macaroon Tower Showstopper Challenge.

Episode 3, Series 1

Thursday February 28 at 01:10

Series 1, Episode 3

Episode 3 | Series 1

The ten remaining bakers are tested by a Japonaise Cake Signature Bake, a Lemon Meringue Pie Technical Challenge, and a tall order in the Macaroon Tower Showstopper Challenge.

Episode 3, Series 1

Thursday February 28 at 05:05

Series 1, Episode 3

Episode 3 | Series 1

The ten remaining bakers are tested by a Japonaise Cake Signature Bake, a Lemon Meringue Pie Technical Challenge, and a tall order in the Macaroon Tower Showstopper Challenge.

Episode 4, Series 1

Thursday February 28 at 08:15

Series 1, Episode 4

Episode 4 | Series 1

Patience is the order of the day in Bread Week, and with eight bakers remaining after the previous week's double-goodbye, those remaining are determined to rise to the occasion!

Episode 4, Series 1

Thursday February 28 at 12:50

Series 1, Episode 4

Episode 4 | Series 1

Patience is the order of the day in Bread Week, and with eight bakers remaining after the previous week's double-goodbye, those remaining are determined to rise to the occasion!

Episode 4, Series 1

Thursday February 28 at 17:25

Series 1, Episode 4

Episode 4 | Series 1

Patience is the order of the day in Bread Week, and with eight bakers remaining after the previous week's double-goodbye, those remaining are determined to rise to the occasion!

Episode 4, Series 1

Friday March 1 at 00:55

Series 1, Episode 4

Episode 4 | Series 1

Patience is the order of the day in Bread Week, and with eight bakers remaining after the previous week's double-goodbye, those remaining are determined to rise to the occasion!

Episode 4, Series 1

Friday March 1 at 04:35

Series 1, Episode 4

Episode 4 | Series 1

Patience is the order of the day in Bread Week, and with eight bakers remaining after the previous week's double-goodbye, those remaining are determined to rise to the occasion!

Episode 5, Series 1

Friday March 1 at 08:35

Series 1, Episode 5

Episode 5 | Series 1

The Bake Off tent bursts with sweetness as Dessert Week takes bakers on a stormy ride of melt-downs and triumphs. The dishes include a popular classic - a baked cheesecake.

Episode 5, Series 1

Friday March 1 at 12:55

Series 1, Episode 5

Episode 5 | Series 1

The Bake Off tent bursts with sweetness as Dessert Week takes bakers on a stormy ride of melt-downs and triumphs. The dishes include a popular classic - a baked cheesecake.

Episode 5, Series 1

Friday March 1 at 17:30

Series 1, Episode 5

Episode 5 | Series 1

The Bake Off tent bursts with sweetness as Dessert Week takes bakers on a stormy ride of melt-downs and triumphs. The dishes include a popular classic - a baked cheesecake.

Episode 5, Series 1

Saturday March 2 at 01:00

Series 1, Episode 5

Episode 5 | Series 1

The Bake Off tent bursts with sweetness as Dessert Week takes bakers on a stormy ride of melt-downs and triumphs. The dishes include a popular classic - a baked cheesecake.

Episode 5, Series 1

Saturday March 2 at 04:45

Series 1, Episode 5

Episode 5 | Series 1

The Bake Off tent bursts with sweetness as Dessert Week takes bakers on a stormy ride of melt-downs and triumphs. The dishes include a popular classic - a baked cheesecake.

Episode 4, Series 1

Sunday March 3 at 07:15

Series 1, Episode 4

Episode 4 | Series 1

Patience is the order of the day in Bread Week, and with eight bakers remaining after the previous week's double-goodbye, those remaining are determined to rise to the occasion!

Episode 5, Series 1

Sunday March 3 at 08:10

Series 1, Episode 5

Episode 5 | Series 1

The Bake Off tent bursts with sweetness as Dessert Week takes bakers on a stormy ride of melt-downs and triumphs. The dishes include a popular classic - a baked cheesecake.

Episode 6, Series 1

Monday March 4 at 08:15

Series 1, Episode 6

Episode 6 | Series 1

Only six of South Africa's most passionate amateur bakers remain in the Bake Off tent and the stakes are high as two bakers will be asked to leave the contest after Pie Week.

Episode 6, Series 1

Monday March 4 at 12:45

Series 1, Episode 6

Episode 6 | Series 1

Only six of South Africa's most passionate amateur bakers remain in the Bake Off tent and the stakes are high as two bakers will be asked to leave the contest after Pie Week.

Episode 6, Series 1

Monday March 4 at 17:30

Series 1, Episode 6

Episode 6 | Series 1

Only six of South Africa's most passionate amateur bakers remain in the Bake Off tent and the stakes are high as two bakers will be asked to leave the contest after Pie Week.

Episode 6, Series 1

Tuesday March 5 at 01:05

Series 1, Episode 6

Episode 6 | Series 1

Only six of South Africa's most passionate amateur bakers remain in the Bake Off tent and the stakes are high as two bakers will be asked to leave the contest after Pie Week.

Episode 6, Series 1

Tuesday March 5 at 04:45

Series 1, Episode 6

Episode 6 | Series 1

Only six of South Africa's most passionate amateur bakers remain in the Bake Off tent and the stakes are high as two bakers will be asked to leave the contest after Pie Week.

Episode 7, Series 1

Tuesday March 5 at 08:20

Series 1, Episode 7

Episode 7 | Series 1

Judges Shirley and Tjaart set the bar high for this crucial semi-final. Petit fours, a traditional Milk Tart and sweet and savoury Danish pastries will sift out three finalists.

Episode 7, Series 1

Tuesday March 5 at 12:50

Series 1, Episode 7

Episode 7 | Series 1

Judges Shirley and Tjaart set the bar high for this crucial semi-final. Petit fours, a traditional Milk Tart and sweet and savoury Danish pastries will sift out three finalists.

Episode 7, Series 1

Tuesday March 5 at 17:30

Series 1, Episode 7

Episode 7 | Series 1

Judges Shirley and Tjaart set the bar high for this crucial semi-final. Petit fours, a traditional Milk Tart and sweet and savoury Danish pastries will sift out three finalists.

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