MasterChef 2013 finalists (from left to right): Larkin Cen, Natalie Coleman and Dale Williams

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Gizzi Erskine: 'My background is in butchery; I don't get the same thrill from baking'

I cooked from a young age My mum was single parent, so she'd use us in the kitchen like little slaves, peeling the vegetables and doing the washing up. She had a lot of dinner parties for which she needed a lot of help with complicated food. I got a thrill from cooking things such as whole salmon.

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Paul Hollywood in his new BBC Two show 'Bread'

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Pizza with taleggio

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TV Baftas set for Olympic battle between Opening Ceremony, Strictly and Great British Bake

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Wheat-free chocolate and Guinness cake

Wheat-free chocolate and Guinness cake

Makes 1 medium cake

Mark's Easter egg is like a Scotch egg without the Scotch bit

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Serves 4

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My life in food: Paul Hollywood

Hollywood has dough in his veins. His grandfather was head baker at the Adelphi Hotel in Liverpool and his father ran a bakery business. After a stint at the family firm, he worked at a serious of hotels, including The Dorchester and Cliveden. After appearing on a number of cookery shows he became a star  of The Great British Bake Off. His own show, Paul Hollywood’s Bread, is currently on BBC 2 and he will be be appearing at The Cake & Bake Show at Manchester Central 5-7 April. thecakeandbakeshow.co.uk

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Great British Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood: 'I'm no sex symbol, I'm quite shy'

The Great British Bake Off judge Paul Hollywood admits he is no sex symbol at home - where he likes to lounge around in his slippers and dressing gown.

Spelt, cheese and spring onion tatie scones

Spelt, cheese and spring onion tatie scones

Serves 4-6

Smoked haddock spelt arancini

Smoked haddock spelt arancini

Makes 15-20

Paul Hollywood wins role on American version Great British Bake Off

The Great British Bake Off star Paul Hollywood has landed a role as a judge on the US version of the hit show.

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