'My cake exploded': This week's Life Edit podcast bakes the biscuit

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We all love a bit of baking, whether it's a feather-light Victoria sponge or a warming slab of bread and butter pudding. As The Great British Bake Off finally returns to Channel 4 this week, The Life Edit podcast asks why baking makes us happy - and whether anyone can whip up a showstopper.

Host Flic reveals her vegan cake disaster - "the whole thing exploded like a volcano" - while this week's star guest, shopping editor Sabrina Carder, talks us through the baking essentials to get us through winter.

Other key topics under discussion include, why baking is like maths, the magic of GBBO superstar Nadiya Hussein, and why Flic can't master brownies no matter what she does.

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Sabrina reveals her secret recipe for microwave mug cake ("Burning things is where I really excel") and they also ask why we all became obsessed with banana bread during lockdown.

For those looking to upgrade their baking equipment to keep pace with GBBO's aspiring oven-lovers, there's good advice on buying a new baking tray, and Flic shares her must-have baking essential; "a sort of whirly metal hook thing."

With over 10 million of us turning into last year's Great British Bake Off final, now is the time to brush up your skills - and that's why this week's episode is a must-listen for anyone who knows their bara brith from banana bread and their sourdough from their Sachertorte. 

The Life Edit drops a new episode every week, covering all aspects of lifestyle, from food to fashion and homes to health. 

It's funny, useful, chatty - and a 15 minute break in the day that feels like catching up with friends. 

Don't miss it. 

There's a new episode every Thursday - listen here.

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