The Great British Bake Off is back!
Paul, Prue, Noel and Sandi will all be back on our screens for a tasty Christmas special on December 25th.
Jane Beedle is one of four Bake Off contestants returning for a festive baking showdown.
So, who is Jane?
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Jane Loves Spaniels
From the looks of Jane’s Instagram, she had to say goodbye to her pet spaniel, Rosie, in April 2018.
Now she has two super cute cocker spaniel puppies named Minnie and Florence.
And they’re settling in just fine!
The Great British Bake Off finalist has two children.
Her daughter, Amy, is a doctor.
Jane’s son, Henry, is vegetarian and also has a degree.
Henry often features on Jane’s Instagram page helping out in the kitchen and learning some baking tricks.
How Big is Her Family?
As well as her two children, Jane has a husband, Ray, and a brother who lives in Norway.
It looks like baking runs in the family as Jane posted this Insta pic hailing her dad’s Viennese finger recipe that came from her grandad’s bakery!
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Tea and #biscuits anyone? I've lost my Dad's recipe for these #vienniese finger biscuits and have been trying to replicate it. His recipe came from my Grandad's bakery and was perfect. Almost there but the mixture still doesn't hold its shape very well even after chilling. #delicious tho! Sandwiched together with a little #Nutella and dipped in #chocolate they just melt in the mouth. I'm going to carry on tweaking the recipe and of course tasting!
Jane Hates Waste
One quick glance at the baking extraordinaire’s social media and it’s very clear that she does not waste a thing.
Jane can take 600 ml double cream and make a delicious pot of salted caramel sauce like it’s nobody’s business.
She also manages to transform leftover ingredients into soda bread, soup, omelettes and more.
Jane even makes her own vodka at home!
How Old is Jane?
The Great British Bake Off season 7 runner-up is 63 years old.
She lives in Kent where she has run her own gardening company ‘Mulberry Garden Design’ for the last 17 years.
Not only has Jane mastered the art of baking, but she also spends her days tending to the gardens of Kent and the surrounding areas.
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One of the joys of working outside at this time of year, even if it is very chilly, is coming across some of the wonderful winter flowering plants, many of them beautifully fragranced. This iris unguicularis was poking through some old oak leaves, isn’t it pretty? The garden is a really optimistic place to be in January, so many signs of new life. 😀 #garden #flowers #cheerful
WATCH THE GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF CHRISTMAS SPECIAL TUESDAY DECEMBER 25TH AT 8 PM ON CHANNEL 4.