Peter Sawkins is the winner of The Great British Bake Off 2020.
With his parents and brother, Edinburgh-born Peter grew up feasting on his mum’s home cooking. But it was Bake Off that inspired him to start baking for himself – he has watched every series since the first and has been baking seriously since he was only 12 years old. He loves to honour his homeland in his cooking, using Scottish ingredients – including berries, whisky, oats and honey – whenever he can.
When he’s not baking, he is either upholding the family’s love of numbers by studying Accounting and Finance at university, or demonstrating his competitive streak on the badminton court – he has been playing badminton for a decade and has represented his county in the sport since 2012.
Peter loved every part of his Bake Off experience, from learning new skills and techniques from the judges, to perfecting new flavour combinations and, of course, making friends for life. Peter can’t wait to see where this baking journey takes him next.
Peter's first book, 'Peter Bakes' was released in October 2020 to fantastic reviews. His much demanded second book, 'Peter's Baking Party: Fun and Tasty Recipes for Future Baking Stars! was released in October 2022.