The Great British Bake Off:discover the best recipes from the show to inspire future star bakers

As 12 more amateur bakers battle it out for this year's title, we look back on the best Great British Bake Off recipes from the series so far...

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Roll up your sleeves, dust off your apron and get ready to follow in the footsteps of the Great British Bake Off's most successful contestants.

Avoid the dreaded soggy bottom by taking top tips from baking legend Mary Berry, author of more than 70 cookbooks. This deliciously rich malted chocolate cake is a great tea time treat. The malt extract helps to add a lovely creaminess to the sponge, while the malteasers add some crunch.

Co-host Paul Hollywood may be famous for his innocent gags on the judging panel, but he's also a master baker. Proclaiming them to be the best chocolate chip cookies ever, these indulgent treats couldn't be simpler to make. The secret to the flavour is to use the best dark chocolate chips you can find.

After winning the show in 2015, Nadiya Hussain was given the privilege of baking the Queen's 90th birthday cake. Deciding to keep it simple, the Bedfordshire winner opted for a classic drizzle cake, but flavoured it with oranges rather than lemon.

She added the finishing touches by using a regal purple fondant and fresh white roses. Now you can try the royal recipe at home. 

For something a little different, try these Swedish cinnamon buns by 2014 winner Edd Kimber. Filled with cream and dusted with sugar, the traditional 'semla' sweet roll is eaten in Sweden leading up to and during Lent. 


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