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Chetna Makan is a baker who appeared in series five of The Great British Bake Off.

Chetna Makan was born in India and trained as a fashion designer in Mumbai. She moved to Broadstairs, Kent in 2003 with her husband.

Her bakes blend flavors from traditional Indian and British recipes.

She has two children.

Chetna's first book 'The Cardamom Trail' was released in the UK on April 21st, 2016 and in the US on May 3rd, 2016.


Episode 1: Cakes

  • Signature (Swiss Roll): Cardamom, Pistachio and Coffee Swiss Roll
  • Technical Place (Cherry Cake): 3rd
  • Showstopper (36 Classic Miniature British Cakes): Tiered Victoria Sponges with Lemon Curd and Raspberry Cream

Episode 2: Biscuits

  • Signature (36 Savory Biscuits): Fenugreek and Carom Crackers
  • Technical Place (Florentines): 8th
  • Showstopper (3D Biscuit Scene): Day On The Beach

Episode 3: Bread

  • Signature (12 Rye Bread Rolls): Onion and Pine Nut Rolls
  • Technical Place (Ciabatta): 8th
  • Showstopper (Filled Centerpiece Loaf): Rolled and Filled Twin Loaf

Episode 4: Desserts

  • Signature (8 Self-Saucing Puddings): Strawberry, Rhubarb, Raspberry and Orange Puddings
  • Technical Place (Tiramisu Cake): 3rd
  • Showstopper (Baked Alaska): Mango, Raspberry and Coconut Baked Alaska

Episode 5: Pies and Tarts

  • Signature (Custard Tart): Rice Custard Tart with Mangoes and Raspberries
  • Technical Place (Mini Pear Pies): 2nd
  • Showstopper (Three-Tiered Pie): Fusion Tiered Pies

Episode 6: European Cakes

  • Signature (Yeast-Leavened Cake): Orange Savarin with Cinnamon Cream
  • Technical Place (Prinsesstårta): 2nd
  • Showstopper (Dobos Torte): Almond Liqueur Dobos Torte with Chocolate and Caramel Buttercream

Episode 7: Pastry

  • Signature (12 Savoury Parcels): Crispy Lentil Kachori
  • Technical Place (Kouign-Amann): 6th
  • Showstopper (24 Éclairs): Chocolate and Mango Éclairs, Lemon Meringue Éclairs

Episode 8: Advanced Dough

  • Signature (Fruit Loaf): Date and Walnut Swirl Bread
  • Technical Place (Povitica): 1st
  • Showstopper (36 Doughnuts): Chocolate Mousse Filled Doughnuts, Braided Doughnuts

Episode 9: Pâtisserie

  • Signature (24 Baklava): Chocolate and Orange Baklava, Masala Chai Baklava
  • Technical Place (Schichttorte): 4th
  • Showstopper (24 Entremets): Chocolate, Almond and Orange Entremets, Cappuccino Entremets

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