Beca Lyne-Pirkis was a fan favourite and semi-finalist from series four of The Great British Bake Off in 2013. She stood out for baking the Welsh speciality bara brith.
What has Beca been up to since Bake Off?
The year after she was on Bake Off, Beca launched her own Welsh language cooking show called Becws (Welsh for Bakehouse) on S4C, based on her family’s favourite recipes. She now has a series on the same channel, Parti Bwyd Beca.
In November 2017, Beca published her first recipe book, Bwyd Beca/My Food, sharing a selection of family favourites.
Beca is also a regular chef at the Borough Market demo kitchen in London. She writes for the market’s website as well and contributes recipes.
On tonight’s show, the party has traveled east along the M4 to my foodie mothership @boroughmarket. @tomos_pp shows me to prepare vegetables on the BBQ and serves them with beautiful crab meat and I rustle up some salt beef on rye and beignets with blueberry sauce. Tune in from 9:30pm on @s4cymru – subtitles available! Ma swper heno yn un arbennig o Borough gyda help llaw @lisaangharad8 yn y gegin a digonedd o fwyd lysh. @becas4c @cwmnida
She is also a teacher at Seasoned Cookery School in Derbyshire and gives masterclasses to the apprentices at Jamie Oliver’s Fifteen restaurant in London.
The Great Christmas Bake Off will air on Monday 25th December at 7.40pm and Monday 1st January at 7.40pm – both on Channel 4