Over eight weeks – and after facing stiff competition from the nine other contestants – the 29 year old oncology research biobank technician was crowned by judges Mary Berry, Chris Bavin and Dan Doherty.
Head judge Mary Berry said: “It’s been a joy watching Pippa. She is a true home cook. She enjoys what she does and she just goes the extra mile.”
Talking to Pippa after the win, Mary added: “I think you’re an inspiration to all cooks at home.”
Pippa battled her way through to the final week with the two other finalists, as they each demonstrated s their culinary prowess, passion and expertise.
The final task was to prepare a two-course dinner. Pippa’s winning menu was an ox cheek massaman curry with jasmine rice, grilled prawns and a Thai herb salad, followed by a Mary Berry-inspired mango and raspberry cake.
Winner Pippa Middlehurst (centre) with judges and presenter Claudia Winkleman (second left)