Recipes from 'The Great British Baking Show'

Daniel Hautzinger
Mary Berry, Paul Hollywood, Sue Perkins, and Mel Gideroyc. Photo:  Mark Bourdillon, © Love Productions
Photo: Mark Bourdillon, © Love Productions

The Great British Baking Show returns June 22 at 9:00 pm with a fifth (and final) season on PBS. Twelve new bakers assemble to take on Paul and Mary's challenges. If the beautiful cakes and pastries have you salivating, try some recipes from previous seasons of the show, courtesy of Mary, Paul, and contestants. 

Mini Victoria Sponges – Try a mini version of Queen Victoria's favorite dessert in a recipe from Mary Berry. 

Tennis Fruit Cake – Mary called this Technical Recipe "one of the most difficult challenges we've given our bakers," but draw on the inspiration of the fearless contestants and you can take it on.Tennis Fruit Cake from The Great British Baking Show. Photo: Love ProductionsPhoto: Love Productions

Raised Game Pie – This recipe of Paul's is for a quintessential British food: the savory meat pie. If game is not your cup of tea, try it with a more traditional meat filling.

Passion Fruit and Lime Charlotte Russe – Mel and Sue thought this classic dessert sounds "a bit like a film star from the 1980s." In fact, it's a custard surrounded by ladyfingers and topped with jelly.Charlotte Russe from The Great British Baking Show. Photo: PBSPhoto: PBS

Toffee Apple Doughnuts – Richard impressed both Mary and Paul with these delectable treats in season 1. Try them yourself.

Molten Chocolate and Salted Caramel Puddings – Kate's recipe from season 1 is for the British kind of pudding, which is a cake. But it's a "self-saucing" pud – it's filled with a chocolate and caramel sauce!

Savarin – A savarin, the technical challenge in the semi-finals of one season, is a yeasted cake soaked in liqueur. Try a citrus-flavored version garnished with fruit and Chantilly cream. 

Mary's Christmas Trifle – "Christmas is all about showing off," Mary says. While this Christmas trifle isn't quite as elaborate as some of the things she and Paul Hollywood make, it's still impressive, and delicious. 

Simple Scones – It's the ideal afternoon treat, light breakfast, or not-too-sweet dessert: the humble English scone. Simple as they may be, they're often made badly, too dry or gummy to be enjoyable. Try this recipe instead.