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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

Saturday November 2 at 11:00

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 2, Series 2

Saturday November 2 at 12:00

Series 2, Episode 2

Episode 2 | 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 3, Series 2

Saturday November 9 at 11:20

Series 2, Episode 3

Episode 3 | 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 4, Series 2

Saturday November 9 at 12:15

Series 2, Episode 4

Episode 4 | 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 5, Series 2

Saturday November 16 at 11:25

Series 2, Episode 5

Episode 5 | 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 6, Series 2

Saturday November 16 at 12:15

Series 2, Episode 6

Episode 6 | 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 7, Series 2

Saturday November 23 at 11:10

Series 2, Episode 7

Episode 7 | 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 8, Series 2

Saturday November 23 at 12:05

Series 2, Episode 8

Episode 8 | 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 2

Saturday November 30 at 11:15

Series 2, Episode 9

Episode 9 | 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 10, Series 2

Saturday November 30 at 12:10

Series 2, Episode 10

Episode 10 | 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 1, Series 3

Saturday December 7 at 11:30

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 December 7 at 12:25

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 3, Series 3

Saturday December 14 at 11:15

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 December 14 at 12:10

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…

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