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THE GREAT BRITISH BAKING SHOW: Masterclasses 1-4

Judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood with frosted walnut cake. Watch as they take up the reins to revisit the signature, technical and show-stopper challenges that they set the bakers over the course of the series, and show us what they would have done had the roles been reversed in the tent.
Courtesy of Andy Devonshire / BBC / Love Productions 2015
Judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood with frosted walnut cake. Watch as they take up the reins to revisit the signature, technical and show-stopper challenges that they set the bakers over the course of the series, and show us what they would have done had the roles been reversed in the tent.

Airs Sundays, Sept. 11 - Oct. 2 , 2016 at 7 p.m. on KPBS TV

After ten weeks of baking mayhem, the winner has been chosen and calm finally descends on the Bake Off tent. Judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood take up the reins to revisit the signature, technical and show-stopper challenges that they set the bakers over the course of the series, and show us what they would have done had the roles been reversed in the tent. In a step by step guide, they demonstrate all the tips and tricks viewers at home need to know to get a perfect result every time.

EPISODE GUIDE:

Masterclass 1 airs Sunday, Sept. 11 at 7 p.m. - Learn from Mary how to make classic Madeira cake and frosted walnut cake. Paul makes hazelnut and orange biscotti and technically tricky arlettes. Mary closes the show with the retro classic Black Forest gateau.

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Paul and Mary in cake corner with Black Forest Gateau.
Courtesy of Andy Devonshire / BBC / Love Productions 2015
Paul and Mary in cake corner with Black Forest Gateau.

Masterclass 2 airs Sunday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m. - Back in the Bake Off tent Mary and Paul roll up their sleeves, baking the challenges that they set the bakers in Bread and Desserts weeks of the Great British Bake Off. Paul is in his element as he shows us how to make soda bread in under an hour and then bakes baguettes, perhaps the most iconic of all French breads.

Mary makes Cappuccino Crème Brulees without a blow torch and creates the classic meringue cake which foxed the bakers in week 4 - The Spanische Windtorte. Paul shows us how to decorate a pie, and Mary reveals her tip to making a Checker Board Cake before going on to bake a tiered White Chocolate and Raspberry Cheesecake.

Masterclass 3 airs Sunday, Sept. 25 at 7 p.m. - This week Mary and Paul recreate the bakes from the second half of the series and show us the skills, secrets and tips to ensure perfect results every time. Mary goes sugar free with her version of a sugar free carrot cake, before making an Apricot Frangipane tart. Paul shows us the correct way to make the Cypriot Flaounas, which left the bakers bewildered in the technical challenge from pastry week. He then makes a Game Pie with hot water crust pastry followed by a show stopping Lime and Passion Fruit Charlotte Russe.

Paul and Mary with Madeira cake and drinks in cake corner.
Courtesy of Andy Devonshire / BBC / Love Productions 2015
Paul and Mary with Madeira cake and drinks in cake corner.
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Masterclass 4 airs Sunday, Oct. 2 at 7 p.m. - In the final masterclass of the series, Mary and Paul heat up the ovens and get out the mixing bowls one last time to create the signature, technical and showstopper challenges from the last part of the Great British Bake Off.

Mary makes a Tennis Cake based on the 19th century recipe that was the technical challenge from Victorian week. Paul makes two types of Cream Horns - the first filled with a Mocha crème pat and the rest with a Limoncello Tutti Frutti Cream. Mary shows us how to be delicate, precise and perfect with her Mokatines and Paul gets to grips with an epic construction in choux pastry – le Religieuse a l’Ancienne.

CREDITS:

Love Productions for BBC. Series Producer is Samantha Beddoes, Executive Producer is Anna Beattie

WATCH ON DEMAND:

Did you miss Season 1, Season 2 and Season 3? Watch full episodes now available via KPBS Passport, video streaming for members using your computer, smartphone, tablet as well as Apple TV, Chromecast, Amazon Fire TV, Amazon Fire Stick and Roku.

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