5 ‘Great British Baking Show’ Recipes to Try at Home

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The Great British Baking Show is a great British binge for those stuck at home with various recipes and challenges explored in the familiar competition format. The show — which hails from the U.K. — airs on PBS and is currently streaming on Netflix, allowing viewers to watch at their “stay-at-home” leisure.

If watching the show isn’t enough to satisfy your hunger for the Great British Baking Show, and you’re looking for some tangible satisfaction from the baking process, then there’s always the possibility of testing the recipes for yourself.

In a time where some fans may be looking for challenges of their own, what better way to push yourself than seeing if you have what it takes to flawlessly execute the expert and baker recipes, many of which are available with the click of a button. There is one drawback for stateside fans though, as most recipes are provided with metric measurements.

Luckily, PBS has shared some conversions on their page for the series which includes various baking recipes. Below, we’re rounding up a few of the quintessential and tantalizing dishes for you to whip up at home

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Mini Victoria Sponge cakes
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Mini Victoria Sponge Cake

This recipe is a classic British desert prepared in bite-size portions as jam and cream are sandwiched between two mini sponge cakes.


– (1lb 2oz) Strawberries, hulled and halved
– (1lb 2oz) Jam Sugar
– (6 oz) Unsalted Butter at room temperature, plus extra for greasing
– (6 oz) Caster Sugar (a.k.a. confectionery sugar)
– 3 Free Range Eggs, beaten
– (1 tsp) Vanilla Extract
– (6 oz) Self-Raising Flour
– (10.5 fl oz) Double Cream
– Icing Sugar, for dusting

Equipment Required:

– Mini Cake Tin
– Piping Bag

Find the directions here.

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Olive Breadsticks

Looking for something to enjoy with the quarantine happy hour wine? Try these snaky savory treats out.


– (2lb 2oz) White Bread Flour, plus extra for dusting
– (¾oz) Salt
– (¾oz) Instant Yeast
– (1½ pints) Tepid Water
– (4 tbsp) Olive Oil, plus extra for oiling
– (2lb 2oz) Jar of Pitted Green Olives, drained
– Fine Semolina, for dusting (optional)


– Baking Trays

Test the recipe here.

The Great British Baking Show biscotti
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Hazlenut and Orange Biscotti

If tea time is in your repertoire or you’re into a nice cup of coffee while tuning into the show, perhaps biscotti is the bake for you.


– (9oz) Flour, plus extra for dusting
– (½ tsp) baking powder
– (9oz) Caster Sugar (confectionery sugar)
– 3 Free-Range Eggs, beaten
– (7oz) Hazelnuts, chopped
– Zest of 1 Orange


– Baking Tray

You can test the snack’s recipe here.

Great British Baking Show Scones
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Tea Time Scones

What’s more English than some scones with jam and clotted cream? Not much when it comes to baked treats, which is what makes this dish a perfect challenge for fans.


– (9oz) Self-Raising Flour
– (1 tsp) Baking Powder
– (1½oz) Butter, softened
– (1oz) Caster Sugar (confectionery sugar)
– 1 Free-Range Egg
– (3½fl oz) Milk


– Baking Trays

If you think you’re up for the challenge, check out the directions here.

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Choux Buns Religieuse

If you’re an ambitious baker, perhaps this chocolate covered cream puff dessert is just your thing. Requiring technique and concentration, this recipe is the perfect treat for the home chef with time on their hands.


– (2¼oz) Butter, cubed
– (2½oz) Flour
– 2 Free-Range Eggs, lightly beaten
– (18fl oz) Whole Milk
– 1 Vanilla Bean Pod, seeds only
– 6 Free-Range Egg Yolks
– (2½oz) Caster Sugar (a.k.a. confectionery sugar)
– (¾oz ) Cornflour
– (1oz) Flour
– (5fl oz) Double Cream
– (7oz) Chocolate (36% Cocoa), broken into pieces
– (5fl oz) additional Double Cream


– Piping Bag

Find out if you have what it takes to make the special dessert by checking out the directions here.