For the final technical challenge Mary Berry asked the bakers to make this simple sponge with homemade jam and buttercream – without a recipe. For this recipe you will need two sandwich tins, an electric mixer and piping bag fitted with plain nozzle.
Great British Bake Off's scrumptious recipes for pies and pastries
Salt 'n' peppered sausage rolls The perfect picnic or party food, sausage rolls are incredibly easy to make, especially when using bought puff pastry. The-Great-British-Bake-s-scrumptious-recipes-Seven-savoury-pies-pastries-simply-try
Mary Berry Christmas recipes Cheese Topped Dauphinois Potatoes Cheesy, creamy, and deliciously moreish, these Dauphinois potatoes are a great alternative to the roast potato – ideal for serving with your Christmas turkey and all the trimmings.
If you know you are going to be pushed on Christmas Day, then it is possible to half-roast the potatoes the day before (see Preparing Ahead, below). On Christmas Day the potatoes just need to be re-roasted in a hot oven for about 20 minutes.
A lovely cherry sponge cake with a little extra texture from the ground almonds. Dusting the cherries with flour helps stop them sinking to the bottom of the cake. Great British Bake Off TV Show recipe 2014