Nadiya wins 2015 Great British Bake Off final

Nadiya Hussain was crowned winner of ‘The Great British Bake Off’ on BBC One last night (Wednesday October 7).

Three finalists were asked to make iced buns for the signature bake and raspberry millefeuille for the technical challenge. For the showstopper, the amateur bakers were asked to create a classic British cake with at least three tiers.

Nadiya, 30, from Leeds, baked a “big fat British wedding cake” adorned with jewels from her own wedding day. Born in Luton to a Bangladeshi family, Nadiya has been baking for 10 years. She has become the sixth winner in the show’s history.

Spin-off show ‘The Great British Bake Off: An Extra Slice’ will feature judges Mary Berry and Paul Hollywood, along with Nadiya and fellow finalistsTamal and Ian, as guests on BBC Two at 9pm tomorrow (Friday October 9)  – along with comedian Roisin Conaty and host Jo Brand.

Applications are now open for contestants to take part in the seventh series of ‘The Great British Bake Off’. Mary and Paul are seeking to find the best amateur bakers in the country; testing them on cakes, breads, pastries and desserts of all kinds, to see who will be crowned the winner of The Great British Bake Off 2016.

Applicants must be 16 years of age and over as of February 1 2016 and residents of the UK (including the Isle of Man and Channel Islands). They cannot have ever worked full-time as a baker, cook or chef and their main source of income must not derive from commercial baking in a professional environment.

‘The Great British Bake Off’ is produced for the BBC by Love Productions. To apply to be a contestant, go to www.bbc.co.co.uk/bakeoff and download and complete the application form, or email baking@loveproductions.co.uk or write to: The Great British Bake Off, Love Productions, 43 Eagle Street, London WC1R 4AT. The closing date is Sunday January 10.

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