Who is the best holiday baker? That question will be answered as the Season 3 premiere of Holiday Baking Championship returns to Food Network. In celebration of the Season 3 return, you can watch all of Holiday Baking Championship Season 2 on TV or streaming live on your favorite mobile device on Wed. Nov. 9, beginning at 12 p.m. ET. The Season 3 premiere aired on Nov. 6 but will repeat on Nov. 9 after the marathon ends. If you missed the Holiday Baking Championship Season 3 premiere, you may watch it on Nov. 9 at 10 p.m., ET. Holiday Baking Championship will air new episodes every Sunday at 9 p.m. ET and 8 pm. CT. You may watch a playlist of past Holiday Baking Championship episodes in the video player above.
— Duff Goldman (@Duff_Goldman) November 7, 2016
Paula Deen’s son, Bobby Deen, hosts Holiday Baking Championship and the reality-based game show consists of three judges and eight contestants. The contestants compete in holiday-themed, baking challenges and through the process of elimination, a winner is named. The grand prize for winning the show is $50,000. The judges are Duff Goldman, Nancy Fuller, and Lorraine Pascale. The Season 2 marathon includes the full eight episodes. They are “We’re Nuts for the Holidays, “Holiday Craftiness,” “Stuffing is the Best Part,” “Thanksgiving’s Just Around the Corner,” “Ginger and Spice and Everything Nice,” “World Class Classics,” “Re-Gifting” and “Holiday Hoopla.” The Season 3 premiere episode is “Signs of the Season.” Season 3 consists of seven episodes. The episodes are as follows: “Signs of the Season,” “Grandma’s Thanksgiving Favorites,” “Thanksgiving Joy,” “Heart and Home,” “Sweet Surprises,” “Christmas Morning,” and “Live From the North Pole.”
— Jamie & Bobby Deen (@thedeenbros) November 6, 2016
Holiday Baking Championship is a family friendly show that everyone can enjoy. Not only does the program get you into the holiday spirit but the official website includes plenty of recipes and tips for those embarking on their holiday cooking endeavors. Whether young or old, everyone can take the baking fun into their own kitchens and watch as they improve and develop their own holiday skills. The website has general holiday baking tips and recipes, but you’ll also find recipes specific to each episode. Here are some super easy recipes from the site and infographics for those making their own holiday classics this year, as well as a link to all recipes from the show.
- Hot Chocolate Cheesecake (infographic)
- Eggnog Meltaway Cookies (infographic)
- Apple-Vanilla Mini Muffins (infographic)
- How to Make a Lattice on a Pie (video)
- All Holiday Baking Championship Recipes
The premiere episode “Signs of the Season” featured one recipe that is shared on the official site. Duff Goldman provides the recipes for Holiday Baking Championship Season 3. The featured recipe for the episode “Signs of Season” is Rompope-Filled Churros. The second episode will be “Grandmother’s Thanksgiving Favorites” and features the recipe Decorated Pumpkin Pie. The pumpkin pie is beautifully decorated and instead of a straight lattice design, features an intricately detailed pumpkin vine that swirls over the top of the pie. There is no question that any baker who masters this recipe will wow friends and family with their finished pies. The recipes are all free and the finished baked goods make wonderful holiday gifts.
There are three recipes included with the third episode “Thanksgiving Joy.” These recipes include Bacon Cornbread Cupcakes with Honey Butter, Stuffing Cupcakes and Spinach Cupcakes. The episode “Hearth and Home” features one recipe: S’mores Through the Roof.
“Sweet Surprises” includes the recipe Entremet Giftbox. This is a beautiful chocolate mousse and cookie enclosed in a gorgeous entremet box. You can save time and work buying an already made box, or you can make it yourself. There will be four contestants left in the “Christmas Morning” episode and there are two recipes featured. They are Pate-a-Choux Waffles and Pate-a-Choux Breakfast Sliders. The final episode is “Live From the North Pole” and during this episode, the $50,000 grand-prize winner will be revealed. There is one recipe from this episode and it is Yellow Cake with Swiss Buttercream.
— Jay C ???? (@AhLiaisons) November 6, 2016
The public is showing great excitement regarding Holiday Baking Championship’s return. Many fans are sharing tweets on Twitter regarding the premiere episode, the contestants and judges and how they love the holiday theme and feel of the show. Here are some viewers’ comments and responses to the premiere episode “Signs of the Season.”
Holiday baking championship is finally on and I'm very excited ????????????????
— kathy k (@katborski) November 8, 2016
Holiday Baking Championship is back on @FoodNetwork. I am so excited!
— Meri Kate Mollitor (@mollitorm) November 8, 2016
Holiday Baking Championship…. I'm so obsessed.
— Sarah Grimbly (@sarahgrimbly) November 8, 2016
Wouldn't a muffin with buttercream on it be a cupcake? #HolidayBakingChampionship
— Alex Fiasco Gahan (@FiascoAlexG) November 8, 2016
— Jamie & Bobby Deen (@thedeenbros) November 5, 2016
On Holiday Baking Championship, a judge just described a cake as “surprisingly bland, even though it’s full of bourbon.” My new Twitter bio?
— Noel Murray (@NoelMu) November 8, 2016
The Food Network has several holiday-themed shows, but none have a comprehensive approach like Holiday Baking Championship. Cake Wars: Christmas focuses solely on cakes and Cupcake Wars is about cupcakes. With Holiday Baking Championship, contestants face a wide array of differing challenges.
Are you a fan of holiday baking shows? Are you going to watch the Season 2 marathon, catch up on the Season 3 premiere and watch throughout the holiday season? Have you baked anything from the show’s recipes?
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