THE GREAT CANADIAN BAKING SHOW (8×60) is the new homegrown version of hit baking competition The Great British Bake Off. Based on the British format, the series will bring together 10 amateur bakers from across Canada to compete in a series of themed culinary challenges. In each episode, they’ll face three nail-biting rounds: the Signature Bake, the Technical Bake and the Show Stopper. Each week, the competitor who shows the most skill, creativity and finesse will be named Star Baker, while the weakest will be sent home until only three finalists are left vying for the Great Canadian Baking Show title.(Source CBC)
#2 – International Week
Season 2 – Episode 4
The seven remaining bakers push themselves with challenges that feature flavours, textures and techniques from around the world.
The episode was rated from 33 votes.
#3 – French Patisserie Week
Season 2 – Episode 7
The four remaining bakers must face French Patisserie Week, one of the most demanding weeks in the tent.
The episode was rated from 29 votes.
#4 – Finale
Season 1 – Episode 8
In the finale, the Top three Bakers face off to see who will be declared the inaugural winner of The Great Canadian Baking Show!
The episode was rated from 45 votes.
#5 – Pie Week
Season 3 – Episode 7
Only four bakers remain in Pie Week and they must excel with their pastry skills in three pie challenges to make it to the finale. The judges will select just three bakers to continue to next week’s finale.
The episode was rated from 22 votes.
#6 – Biscuits And Bars Week
Season 2 – Episode 2
It’s Biscuits and Bars Week! The bakers must show off their ability and creativity.
The episode was rated from 37 votes.
#7 – Chocolate Week
Season 2 – Episode 6
The five remaining bakers seize the opportunity to make a statement with delectable chocolate creations.
The episode was rated from 30 votes.
#8 – Dessert Week
Season 1 – Episode 3
It’s dessert week. Inherently, the judges are looking for spectacular looking bakes as desserts have to look inviting to be chosen from a dessert trolley. For the signature bake, the bakers are required to make an elegant looking sweet tart or pie with some sort of short crust pastry, where the fat, usually butter, is cut into the flour.For the technical challenge, the bakers are required to make one dozen fondant fancies in two hours. The judges will be looking for twelve identical looking fancies, with an emphasis on fancy for the decoration.For the showstopper, the bakers have three hours to make a pavlova, which needs to have the balance between the light meringue with the crispy exterior and soft interior, contrasting with the unctuousness of the whipped cream and the slightly tart topping comprised usually of fruit.
The episode was rated from 49 votes.
#9 – Holiday Baking Week
Season 1 – Episode 6
For the quarter finals, it’s holiday week, with the competition neck and neck as each of the remaining five bakers have each been named star baker once. For the signature challenge which they have two and a half hours to complete, they will be making a bouche de Noël. The cake must be light enough to be able to roll which means not overbaked, the spiral should be tight and there should be an appropriate ratio of cake to filling. For the technical challenge, the bakers have one and three quarter hours to make thirty-two rugelach, sixteen chocolate and sixteen apricot. The cookie portion should be tender and flaky but baked through, and the filling should not be spilling out of the cookie. For the showstopper, the bakers have four and a half hours to create a gingerbread structure. The design may be paramount in this challenge, but they must still produce a tasty gingerbread cookie.
The episode was rated from 42 votes.
#10 – Old School Week
Season 3 – Episode 4
Old School Week’s challenges transport the bakers back in time to recreate homey baked goods of the past. The judges skillfully select a star baker who has best honoured these old school classics, and determine the one baker who must leave the Baking Tent behind.
The episode was rated from 20 votes.