Kate Bohdanowicz

Bake Off’s new judge grabs the baton and passes it along

The ‘next Mary Berry’, Prue Leith, returns to college to share her wisdom with the next generation of bakers

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Prue Leith has accepted defeat. Despite vowing not to eat anything in her bid to lose half a stone before she starts filming The Great British Bake Off, she has been worn down by the irresistible selection of colourful cakes and perfectly baked scones sitting in front of her.

Leith is enjoying afternoon tea as guest of honour at the opening of the BR6 Bakehouse, the new student-led eatery at London South East Colleges (LSEC) in Orpington, Kent, which sells light lunches, breads, cakes and pastries – all baked by teenagers. It’s an extension of BR6 Restaurant next door, which has been serving ...

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