Baking for the holidays? Put together a spread that Mary Berry would be proud of and Paul Hollywood would give you a handshake. PBS Passport members can watch this special collection of Christmas Masterclass episodes below or in the PBS app. Then, try your own hand at baking some classic holiday dishes with recipes written by Paul and Mary themselves.
Season 1 Christmas Masterclass
In the countdown to Christmas, Mary and Paul are getting festive in the kitchen. They have six brand new recipes to bake for the family this Christmas, inspired by rich traditions from all over Europe. Paul kicks off the baking with St Lucia buns which are saffron buns traditionally eaten throughout Advent in Scandinavia. He puts a twist on the traditional mince pie, making a mincemeat and marzipan couronne, while Mary makes a French Galette and offers alternatives to traditional Christmas Cake and Christmas pudding. She makes a fruit-filled Genoa cake and white chocolate and stem ginger cheesecake. The baking is topped off by Paul’s showstopping Kranskake, a spectacular tower of rings of delicate mixture that will bring everyone to the table.
Season 2 Christmas Masterclass
Get ready for Christmas with Mary and Paul as they plan their Christmas in this special one-off festive Masterclass. They will share their favorite recipes for Christmas classics such as Stollen, Mincemeat Streusel and a Gingerbread House that can be made with all the family, and some less well known bakes – Scottish Black Bun, Tunis Cake and Paul’s Hand-raised Boxing Day Pie – the perfect way to use up all the trimmings from the day before. Mary and Paul will show you what will last and what can be made in advance, to keep the festive baking season as strss-free as possible.
Season 3 Christmas Masterclass
After the drama and deliciousness of Baking Show much-missed Mary and Paul are back to bring a generous dollop of baking cheer to Christmas this year. Step by step they take us through stunning recipes that all the family can make during the festive season.
Mary kicks off with a pavlova wreath, and Paul makes a Chelsea bun Christmas tree. Mary makes a decadent trifle layered with fruit compote and Paul puts leftovers to irresistible use with his turkey and ham pie. Mary makes a truly beautiful Rosace A L’Orange and Paul closes the show with his magnificent towering pandoro.
Season 5 Christmas Masterclass
Join The Great British Baking Show judges, ‘Queen of Cakes’ Mary Berry and master baker Paul Hollywood, for a very special Christmas masterclass. Showcasing everyone’s festive favorites, Paul and Mary divulge in real detail how to make the perfect mince pies, Christmas pudding, and Christmas cake – as well as introducing some new tasty treats for the holiday season.