Great British Bake Off 2013 contestant Ruby Tandoh

Paul Hollywood denies favouring Great British Bake Off's Ruby Tandoh: 'I think Kimberley's far prettier'

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Whole roast chicken with new season garlic sauce and straw potatoes

Baked new season garlic sauce

Makes enough for 4

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Record numbers of people are enrolling on bread baking courses

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Crab-stuffed chilli peppers

Serves 4-6

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Serves 2

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Fish House burger

Serves 4

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The crispness of the savoury-battered flower is great with a duck egg, creating a simple but luxurious breakfast offering

Fried duck's egg with courgette flowers

Serves 4

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