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The Great British Bake Off (series 1)

The first series of The Great British Bake Off, first aired on BBC Two on 17 August 2010. Ten home bakers took part in a bake-off to test every aspect of their baking skills as they battled to be crowned the Great British Bake Off's best amateur baker. Each week the nationwide tour saw keen bakers put through three challenges in a particular discipline. The rounds took place in various locations across the UK following a theme, for example, the episode on puddings would take place in Bakewell, bread baking would take place near Sandwich.[1][2] This first series had a voiceover by Stephen Noonan; for the subsequent series this role was taken by the on-screen presenters Mel Giedroyc and Sue Perkins. The competition was won by Edd Kimber.[3][4][5]

The Great British Bake Off (series 1)
Starring
Country of origin United Kingdom
No. of episodes 6
Release
Original network BBC Two
Original release 17 August (2010-08-17) – 21 September 2010 (2010-09-21)
Series chronology
Next →
Series 2

Contents

The BakersEdit

Baker Age Occupation Hometown
Annetha Mills 30 Single mother Essex
David Chambers 31 Entrepreneur Milton Keynes
Edward "Edd" Kimber 24 Debt collector for Yorkshire Bank Bradford
Jasminder Randhawa 45 Assistant Credit Control Manager Birmingham
Jonathan Shepherd 25 Research Analyst St Albans
Lea Harris 51 Retired Midlothian, Scotland
Louise Brimelow 44 Police Officer Manchester
Mark Whithers 48 Bus Driver South Wales
Miranda Gore Browne 37 Food buyer for Marks & Spencer Midhurst, West Sussex
Ruth Clemens 31 Retail manager/Housewife Poynton, Cheshire

Results summaryEdit

Elimination chart
Baker 1 2 3 4 5 6
Edd WINNER
Ruth Runner-Up
Miranda Third Place
Jasminder OUT
David OUT
Jonathan OUT
Annetha OUT
Louise OUT
Lea OUT
Mark OUT

Colour key:

     – Baker got through to the next round
     – Baker was eliminated
     – Baker was one of the judges' least favourite bakers that week, but was not eliminated
     – Baker was one of the judges' favourite bakers that week
     – Baker was the series runner-up
     – Baker was the series winner

EpisodesEdit

     Baker eliminated      Winner

Episode 1: CakesEdit

For the first challenge, the bakers were instructed to bake any cake they want using their creativity within 3 hours. it has to be evenly baked, evenly risen, and moist. For the technical challenge, the bakers were to make a Victorian Sandwich using Mary Berry's recipe. For the final challenge, the showstopper challenge, the bakers were required to make a Chocolate Celebration Cake, with perfect execution, original ideas/their own flairs.

Cotswolds

Baker Signature
(Cake)
Technical
(Victoria sandwich)
Showstopper
(Chocolate Celebration Cake)
Annetha Light Jamaican Black Cake
with Strawberries and Cream
2nd Chocolate with Cigarellos, Fresh Fruit, and Cream
David Chocolate Orange Cake 3rd Black Forest Floor Gateaux
with Chocolate Leaves, Fallen Fruit
and Chocolate Mushrooms
Edd Caramel Cinnamon and Banana Cake 1st N/A
Jasminder Fresh Mango and Passion Fruit Hummingbird Cake N/A N/A
Jonathan Carrot and Lime Cake with Lime and Cream Cheese Icing 9th Three-layer with Almond and Cherry
Lea Cranberry and Pistachio Cake
with Orange Flower Water Icing
10th Chocolate, Raspberries and Cream
with Fresh Fruit
Louise Carrot and Orange Cake N/A Never Fail Chocolate Sponge Cake,
with Fresh Fruit
Mark Sticky Marmalade Tea Loaf N/A Heart-shaped Chocolate and Beetroot Cake
Miranda Triple Layered Brownie Meringue Cake

with Raspberry Cream

8th Three Tiered Chocolate Fudge Cake
with Handmade Chocolate Button Decorations
Ruth Lemon Drizzle Cake
with Fresh Cream and freshly made Lemon Curd
N/A Classic Chocolate Sponge wrapped in a Chocolate Collar
topped with White and Dark Chocolate Truffles

Episode 2: BiscuitsEdit

For the signature bake, the bakers were asked to bake their Personality Biscuits within 2 hours. For the technical challenge, the bakers were asked to bake scones using Paul Hollywood's recipe within an hour. For the showstopper, the bakers were asked to bake Petit Fours; Meringues, Choux Pastry, and Macarons, within 4 hours.

Scone Palace, Perthshire

Baker Signature
(Biscuits)
Technical
(Scones)
Showstopper
(Petit fours; Meringues, Choux Pastry and Macarons)
Annetha Rose Petal Shortbread 7th Pink Swirl Macarons / Eclairs
David Cheddar Cheese and Fresh Rosemary Biscuits 8th Choux Pastry Swans
Chocolate Profiteroles
Edd Oatmeal Raisin Cookie 6th Pink Macarons
Jasminder Millionaires' Shortbread 2nd Meringues with Chocolate and Space Dust
Coffee flavoured Eclairs
Jonathan Honey and Candied Ginger Cookies 1st Meringues with Whiskey Cream
Louise Stained Glass Window Shortbread 4th Strawberry, Mint, and Cream Meringues
Chocolate Eclairs / Orange, Yellow and Pink Macarons
Miranda Fresh Vanilla Biscuits with Royal Icing 3rd Pistachio Macarons
Ruth Peanut Shortbread with
Salted Peanut Caramel
5th Almond Macaron with Violet Buttercream
Raspberries and Cream Eclairs

Episode 3: BreadEdit

For their signature bake, the bakers were asked to bake their signature bread within 3 1/2 hours. For the technical challenge, the bakers were asked to bake a cob using Paul's recipe within 2 1/2 hours. For the showstopper, the bakers were asked to bake 12 sweet rolls and 12 savory rolls. They can have at least 3 flavors and 6 hours.

Sarre Windmill, Kent

Baker Signature
(Breads)
Technical
(Cobs)
Showstopper
(12 Sweet and 12 Savoury Rolls)
David Chilli Bread 4th Walnut and Seed Roll

Red Berry and Almond Bun

Edd Olive Bread 1st Tomato and Mozzarella
Jasminder Focaccia 5th Mango and Sultana Buns

Pan au Chocolat with Mars Bars

Tutti Frutti Wheel with Jelly Tots

Jonathan Anchovy, Sweet Paprika and Oregano Bread 6th Sticky Lemon Honey Bun

Olive and Anchovy Roll

Sundried Tomatoes and Fresh Herbs Roll

Stilton, Walnut and Apple Roll

Cinnamon and Cardamom Chelsea Bun

Miranda Walnut and Apricot Bread 3rd Lemon Iced Buns

Chocolate and Orange Buns

Ruth Maple and Pecan Bread 2nd Chocolate and Orange Panettone

Cranberry Bagels

Episode 4: PuddingsEdit

For the first challenge, the bakers were asked to bake their own classic pudding, steamed or baked. They had 2 1/2 hours. For the technical challenge, the bakers were asked to bake a lemon souffle using Mary's recipe within 40 minutes. The bakers started to bake at different time intervals. For the showstopper, the bakers were asked to bake 3 puddings: crumble, bread, and suet, in 5 hours.

Bakewell, Derbyshire

Baker Signature
(Puddings)
Technical
(Hot Lemon Soufflé)
Showstopper
(3 Puddings; Crumble, Bread, and Suet)
David Pear and Walnut Pudding 5th Apple and Blackberry Crumble, Rhubarb and Orange Betty, Suet Pear
Edd Apple and Plum Pudding 3rd Apple and Cinnamon Crumble, Nutella Banana Brioche Bread Pudding, Rhubarb and Strawberry Suet Layer
Jasminder Sticky Toffee Pudding with Tropical Fruit & Toffee Sauce 2nd Bread & Butter Pudding, Treacle Suet Pudding, Apple and Pineapple Crumble
Miranda Sticky Toffee Pudding 1st Queen of Puddings, Chocolate Pear Roly Poly, Strawberry and Rhubarb Crumble
Ruth Peach and Blueberry Boy Bait 4th Apple & Ginger Crumble, Rhubarb Suet Crust, Cherry Queen of Puddings

Episode 5: PastryEdit

For the signature challenge, the bakers were asked to bake a savoury pie in 2 1/2 hours. For the technical challenge, the bakers were asked to bake 4 Cornish pasties in 4 1/2 hours. For the showstopper, the bakers were asked to bake 2 pastry platters; savory and sweet tartlets, in 5 hours.

Mousehole, Cornwall

Baker Signature
(Pies)
Technical
(Cornish Pasties)
Showstopper
(Tarts and Canapés)
Edd Chicken, Ham, Leek and Tarragon Pie 2nd Almond Sweet Pastry with Ginger and Chocolate
Raspberry Tart / Yorkshire Curd Tart
Chickpea and Salami, Red and Yellow Pepper,
Asparagus Gruyere Quiche Canapés
Jasminder Chicken and Mushroom Pie 4th Jaggery, Carrot, and Spiced Condensed Milk Tart
Fruit and Custard Tart
Thai Chili Red Onion, Duck in Plum Sauce, Salmon and Prawn Canapés
Miranda Summery Salmon, Cod and Prawn Fish Pie 1st Chocolate Pastry filled with Orange Cheesecake
Chocolate Pastry filled with Milk Chocolate Ganche
Strawberry Tart with Red Currant Glaze
Cheesy Crab, Broad Bean and Tomato, Pancetta Risotto Canapés
Ruth Minced Beef Pie 3rd Raspberry and Dark Chocolate Tart
Creme Patisserie and Cherry Tart
Citrus Curd Tart with Creme Brulee top
Tomato, Asparagus Twirl Canapés

Episode 6: Tea Party (Final)Edit

In the final, a baker was eliminated after the first bake, and only two bakers competed in the final day. For the first challenge, the 3 finalists were asked to bake 24 miniature cake in 2 1/2 hours. Only two can advance to becoming the winner of the Great British Bake Off. For the final challenge, the 2 finalists were asked to bake 24 miniature tarts, 24 scones, 24 choux buns, and 24 finger sandwiches in 5 hours.

Fulham Palace, London.

Baker Signature
(24 Professional Cupcakes)
Technical Showstopper
(Petit Fours)
Edd Cinnamon and Banana Cake N/A 24 Chocolate and Ginger Tarts

24 Lemon Scones with Passion Fruit Curd

24 Raspberry Choux Buns

24 Finger Sandwiches

Miranda Lemon Cupcake Eliminated after signature
Ruth Mint, Ginger and Blackberry Cake 24 Red Pepper and Cheese Quiche Tarts

24 Sultana Scones

24 Vanilla and Lemon Choux Buns

24 Finger Sandwiches

Post show careerEdit

After winning the competition, Edd Kimber is able to make his living from baking.[6] He worked in the pastry kitchen at Raymond Blanc's restaurant Le Manoir. He has written three books on baking, The Boy Who Bakes, Say It With Cake,[7] and Patisserie Made Simple: From Macaron to Millefeuille and More. He has taught macaron making classes in London, run a pop-up bakery in Fortnum & Mason, and appeared as a 'resident baker' on The Alan Titchmarsh Show.[8]

Ruth Clemens has written a number of books on cake making and baking, including Busy Girls Guide to Cake Decorating, The Pink Whisk Guide to Cake Making, The Pink Whisk Guide to Baking and Creative Éclairs.[9][10]

Miranda Gore Browne wrote a book, Biscuit, published on 5 April 2012.[11] Her second book Bake Me a Cake as Fast as You Can was published in August 2014.[12]

Jonathan Shepherd left his job in the pharmaceutical company and launched a new business, The Pudding Stop, in St Albans.[13] It started as a portable street-food vendor and a supplier of puddings to restaurants.[14] Shepherd has since also opened a shop, also in St Albans.[15][16]

The Great British Wedding CakeEdit

In this one-off special edition on the series, the three finalists from series one (Edd, Ruth and Miranda) returned once more. Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry set them the ultimate challenge, to make and bake two spectacular Wedding Cakes each in just 16 hours, one being traditional and the other contemporary. Paul and Mary explore the history of the Great British Wedding Cake, looking at the dramatic changes through the eras; from the Tudors and the Victorians, wartime Britain and the eighties to the present day. Although Paul and Mary judged the results, no individual winner was declared.

RatingsEdit

Official episode viewing figures are from BARB.[17]

Episode
no.
Airdate Viewers
(millions)
BBC Two
weekly ranking
1 17 August 2010 (2010-08-17) 2.24 7
2 24 August 2010 (2010-08-24) 3.00 3
3 31 August 2010 (2010-08-31) 3.00 2
4 7 September 2010 (2010-09-07) 2.60 4
5 14 September 2010 (2010-09-14) 3.03 1
6 21 September 2010 (2010-09-21) 2.75 1

SpecialsEdit

Episode
no.
Airdate Viewers
(millions)
BBC Two
weekly ranking
The Great British Wedding Cake
20 April 2011 (2011-04-20) 1.60 19

ReferencesEdit

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  2. ^ Sarah Stephens (14 Aug 2012). "Behind the scenes at the Great British Bake-Off". The Daily Telegraph. 
  3. ^ Sarah Rainey (9 December 2011). "Edd Kimber: the great British baker". The Daily Telegraph. 
  4. ^ Aisha Iqbal (23 September 2010), "Leeds man wins BBC's Great British Bake-Off", Yorkshire Evening Post 
  5. ^ Emma Clayton (23 September 2010), "Thackley baker Edd Kimber wins BBC TV's Great British Bake Off", Bradford Telegraph and Argus 
  6. ^ "Edd Kimber and Jo Wheatley: Great British Bake Off changed our lives". Metro. 28 August 2012. 
  7. ^ Daisy Wyatt (22 October 2013). "Great British Bake Off winners: Where are they now?". The Independent. 
  8. ^ Jess Denham (7 October 2014). "Great British Bake Off 2014: What past winners are doing now from Edd Kimber to last year's Frances Quinn". The Independent. 
  9. ^ "Poynton Mum in the Spotlight – Ruth Clemens – The Pink Whisk!". Mums in the Know. 2 December 2012. Archived from the original on 12 April 2015. 
  10. ^ "Interview with Ruth Clemens, The Pink Whisk". The Diary of a Cake Maker. 7 March 2014. 
  11. ^ "Interview & cookbook giveaway: Miranda Gore Browne, Great British Bake Off". Peach Trees and Bumblebees. 13 June 2013. 
  12. ^ Carolyn Hart (11 September 2014). "Cookbook of the Week: Bake Me A Cake As Fast As You Can". The Daily Telegraph. 
  13. ^ Charlotte Morgan (9 September 2010). "St Albans baker takes the plunge with puddings". The Herts Advertiser. 
  14. ^ Monique Hall (8 October 2012). "St Albans' Pudding Stop shortlisted for award". The Herts Advertiser. 
  15. ^ Charlotte Morgan (19 August 2014). "Great British Bake Off: where are they now?". 
  16. ^ "The Pudding Stop". 
  17. ^ "Weekly Top 30 Programmes". Broadcasters' Audience Research Board. Retrieved 16 September 2015.