Week 6 Puddings Recap: The Great Wisconsin Baking Challenge

July 30, 2018

Last season, admittedly, we were a little hesitant about the, well, Britishness of some of these challenges. “They don’t want to use all that suet, do they?” we thought. “And where do you get treacle, anyway?” Wonder no more, friends; in Week 6, this pud’s for YOU! In the spirit of The Great British Baking Show,  The…

Week 4 Desserts Recap: The Great Wisconsin Baking Challenge

July 16, 2018

Last week showed off pastry prowess – and flavors that went flop. This week’s episode went from wobbly to wondrous, as bakers were asked to rise to the occasion in the Desserts challenge and tackle Torte Cake, Crème Caramel and a Four-Layer Meringue Dessert. In the spirit of The Great British Baking Show,  The Great Wisconsin Baking…

Week 3 Tarts Recap: The 2018 Great Wisconsin Baking Challenge

July 10, 2018

The Queen of Hearts indeed made some tarts, but our Wisconsin bakers staged a veritable overthrow of her crown as they whisked along with this week’s Great British Baking Show: TARTS! Devoted entirely to topless (gasp) pastry, Paul and Mary’s tent tormented contestants with a Classic French Tarte Tatin, Mary Berry’s (Very Own) British Treacle Tart…

Week 2 Bread Recap: The 2018 Great Wisconsin Baking Challenge

July 2, 2018

Last week was all about sweet, sweet cake! But this week’s episode got a little more savory as bakers were asked to rise to the occasion in the bread challenge and tackle Flatbread, an Eight-Strand Plaited Loaf AND 24 Bagels. In the spirit of The Great British Baking Show,  The Great Wisconsin Baking Challenge asked our bakers to…

Join the 2018 Great Wisconsin Baking Challenge

June 17, 2018

Bake along with Britain’s best – and add a Wisconsin twist! Share your results with each us each week to be featured on our website. Wisconsin Public Television’s second-annual Great Wisconsin Baking Challenge launches today – Sunday, June 17! Season 5 of The Great British Baking Show premieres across the WPT viewing area 6 p.m. Sunday, June 24, and…

The Final Recap: The Great Wisconsin Baking Challenge

September 5, 2017

In the beginning, there were 12. Now, only Andrew, Candice and Jane remain. The Final marks the end of an era in more ways than one, as the iconic show announced that its format will change drastically next season. But, for now, let’s bask in the glow – or the dough – of The Great…

Pie Week Recap: The Great Wisconsin Baking Challenge

August 28, 2017

It’s the semi finals, and there’s plenty of drama and plenty of bakes. But only four bakers remain! We broke from convention this time, transforming the week’s challenge from patisserie to pie.  Everyone loves pie – and we couldn’t bear the thought of going all summer without baking a whole bunch of pies. But don’t…

Wisconsin Week Recap: The Great Wisconsin Baking Challenge

August 21, 2017

And we’re back! After a three-week hiatus to allow for baking vacations and the Wisconsin Public Television summer fund drive (we welcome your support and donations anytime!), our Wisconsin Week challenge has finally concluded. Many of our local bakers really upped their game for Week 8, with impressive presentations and ambitious blends of local ingredients….