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The Great British Bake Off effect

There's a resurgence in home baking and more people want to become pastry chefs

Preparing a Victoria sponge cake, one of the classic desserts repopularised thanks to The Great British Bake Off.


IN a big white tent nestled in the green fields of the English countryside, six bakers were putting their signature spin on dinner rolls.

They fretted over rising times and knelt, prayer-like, in front of their portable ovens, hoping to avoid the dreaded soggy bottoms the...