Baking Archive

Demand grows for Bakeware due to ‘Bake Off’

An award-winning manufacturer of British-made bakeware has reported a surge in demand as the latest series of the Great British Bake Off drew to an exciting climax last week. The hit BBC TV show has been credited with sparking a revolution in home baking, inspiring viewers across to UK to don their aprons and rediscover

Stag Bakeries doubled year-on-year sales for the third consecutive year.

Stag Bakeries, the Stornoway-based family-owned bakery, has announced they have doubled year-on-year sales for the third consecutive year. Three years ago, Stag took to the decision to relaunch their ambient sweet and savoury biscuits. Significant investment was made. A new brand identity was adopted and new products were launched; based on time-honoured favourites that drew

Gluten-Free Bakery & Café Beyond Bread Opens in London

If a truly delicious, gluten-free sandwich, Danish pastry or mince pie is on your Christmas list; your wish is about to come true! Beyond Bread, a 100% gluten-free Bakery and Café, will open its doors to an eager and hungry crowd today from 11am. The Bakery is set to become the ultimate hangout for foodies

Winter Warmers from Fun Food Gadget Creators Gourmet Gadgetry

With a passion for fine dining and entertaining in style Gourmet Gadgetry are renowned for producing creative cookware electricals for the home. ‘Fun Food Gadgets’ make the perfect gift for those who like to have fun in the kitchen, host parties or are celebrating a special occasion. This innovative range of cookware appliances encourages it’s

OXO’s new Baker’s Dusting Wand For That Magic Touch

Everyone finds from time to time they could do with a little helping hand in the kitchen when it comes to baking; someone to spread a little magic as we create our beautiful bakes. With OXO’s latest kitchen gadget, the Baker’s Dusting Wand, you can wave your magic wand, effortlessly dusting your cakes and bakes

Cooking like a chef is easier than ever thanks to new recipe book

People are in for a treat this week as Ann Hood the former BBC MasterChef contestant and founder of the Smart School of Cookery will release her new book titled the Smart Book of Recipes and Tips. The book is a great collection of spicy and sweet recipes and each and every recipe clearly shows

Bonne Maman Makes Perfect Pancakes Every Time

Bonne Maman has a range of pancakes designed to create everyone’s favourite pancakes whether those happen to be chocolate infused, fruit infused, American styled, or crepes. The Confiture de Caramel, Conserves, Confiture de Caramel, and Marmalades are made to make sure everyone has perfect pancakes on Shrove Tuesday. For a fantastically child-pleasing pancake topping, smother

New Career for the New Year

For those people who are thinking of a change of career direction for 2014 and are perhaps more concerned about following their passion for food rather than the 9 to 5 grind may want to consider the UK’s leading School of Artisan Food which is in a position to provide a gateway that will give

Farmison & Co National Pigs In Blanket’s Day

Farminson & Co predict that over one hundred million of their pigs in blankets will be eaten on Christmas Day although much less are consumed during the rest of the year. In the US pigs in blankets are well known culinary ‘sides’, but up until now they have been largely ignored in the UK outside

Love isn’t all yule knead in the kitchen this Christmas

  Whether you are baking mince pies to leave out for Santa or Christmas cakes and pudding, the fast approaching festive season is the time when you will find even sporadic bakers in the kitchen creating tasty treats. The perfect gift for dedicated bakers is something that will lend a helping hand all year round,

Give a foodie their ideal gift this Christmas with a cookery course gift voucher

  If you stuck for ideas this Christmas as to what gifts to get a foodie then the highly esteemed Manna from Devon Cookery School could have the perfect answer. You can buy a loved one or friend a personalised gift voucher and give them a present they will never forget. You don’t have to

Schoolchildren enjoy a food and drink bonanza in Dartmouth

October 24th was a fun day out for the kids from five local schools in the Dartmouth area. The Royal Avenue Gardens was the host for this food and drink extravaganza that had lips smacking and stomachs filled to bursting. The Dartmouth Academy were the main organisers of the event again this year. Their teachers

New ‘Simply Novelli’ recipe book launched

Relish Publications has just launched the new book from super chef Jean Christophe Novelli’s entitled ‘Simply Novelli’. This latest offering boasts more than 100 classic dishes and Jean Christophe Novelli himself has said that the aim of this book is to banish the myth forever that classic French food can be both daunting and complicated

Thomas the Baker offer you the chance to bake like a pro

Wish you could bake like one of the pros on Bake-off but have no idea of how to even get started? Well according to Thomas the Baker all you have to do is take home a bake. Thomas the Baker is a group of Yorkshire bakers that have created a new range called ‘Bake at

New Waitrose range raises the profile of Crosta & Mollica breads

Now that more people are discovering the authentic tastes of the regional breads and snacks created by Crosta & Mollica, the Italian bakers have decided to introduce a new range of items. The range includes the following items and is available to purchase now from Waitrose. Savoury Tarallini with Pugliese Tomato 1.89 150g Building on

Winners are announced of the 2013 Cake Awards

*Event hosted by award winning Pâtissier and Chocolatier Will Torrent* *Cake of the Year revealed as Bakery Dunbar’s Dome Chocolat et au Praline Feuillete* *Morrisons, Yauatcha and The Half-Baked Cake Company amongst winners* The best cakes in the UK have been announced today at the first ever Cake Awards held at the Park Lane hotel

Scones – a tantalising treat that few can resist

There is nothing quite like a scone with a cuppa in the afternoon, fresh from the oven with butter, jam and perhaps cream, is a tantalising treat that few can resist. It is also, sadly, something few of us experience these days as despite scones supposedly being one of the easiest things to make, there

It’s now easier than ever to smoke your own food at home

If you always thought it was a real hassle to smoke your own food then its time to think again. The company behind the internationally famous Bradley Smoker are all set to revolutionise the smoking of food in the home by launching their brand new Bradley Counter Top Smoker. Selling at an RRP of £195,

Baking bread in a wood fired oven is a true art

Can there really be anything that can be more enjoyable and rewarding than getting stuck in and making your own bread? Using lots of time, the very best first class ingredients, and heaps of skill the folks at Manna from Devon Cooking School make bread as they believe it should be made. Now you can join

The Cake Awards team up with Fareshare

  The Cake Awards have announced that they are to team up with FareShare, the national charity which supports communities by relieving food poverty and actively preventing food waste by redistributing any surplus food to hundreds of other charities every day,. As Fareshare in the official charity partner of the event, they will will be working

The hole in the Nottingham food sector is filled by Bagel Nash

Bagel Nash, the food chain which is rapidly expanding, has selected Nottingham as their flagship location to spearhead their growth across the Midlands, and their city centre outlet will opening at the end of this month. The company sells a wide variety of coffee and bagels throughout its 14 stores, the majority of which are

Look out for The Bowler at this years festivals

Those who get around and visit different events and festivals around the UK may remember seeing a grass covered van show up at several events. Affectionately known as The Bowler by its own Jez Felwick, those who have tried the homemade goods that come out of the van can attest to the fact that Felwick

Yorkshire bakery prove to be a force to be reckoned with

Slices, bakes, sponges and Battenburg from the ProperMaid Yorkshire’s bakery have achieved this weeks stripes as they have been selected as one of the Navy Army  and Air Force Institutes’ “greatest of British” foods that are used to feed the forces. Soldiers serving overseas will be given a much missed slice of home sweet home

New study reveals the UK’s favourites when it comes to cakes and baking

New research has revealed that Mary Berry is the who most of the UK public would like to bake a cake with, and that more than 60% of the respondents get their inspiration for cakes from friends and family, closely followed by the huge current interest in cookery and baking TV shows, as well as

A delicious recipe to keep your New Year’s resolution on the right track

Once again that time of year is with us when its time to think of New Year’s resolutions, of which the majority are to lose weight after indulging in all the Christmas excesses. The problem is sticking to your resolution, as it doesn’t take long for cottage cheese and crisp breads to lose the little

Making the perfect quiche

Quiche can be a wonderfully light entree to serve for breakfast, lunch or dinner if you know how to make one, otherwise it can be a challenge to tackle.  However, the following instructions make it easy to prepare a perfect quiche in just over an hour. To start, preheat your oven to 350 degrees and

Spam create some great Christmas recipes to lessen your time in the kitchen

With the frantic period of Christmas and New Year getting ever closer, the last thing you want to be worrying about is food preparations. Thankfully, Spam have created a few simple recipes using SPAM® Chopped Pork and Ham, meaning you will be spending less time in the kitchen and more time having fun. Make your

New book takes the confusion out of cooking

A new book from Shirley Bond, entitled How Do You Measure Up? is based on the decades of experience the author has as a food writer, dietician and nutrition lecturer. This is a book that will be very useful for those who wish to cook without any confusion. The country’s top chefs have already heaped

Fudges bakery get set for a round the clock run up to Christmas

Christmas is set to come early this year for Fudges bakery, based in Dorset, as they are set to go into overdrive on their festive production which starts on Monday the 7th September. This family based firm are bucking the current trend and are set to work around the clock at their bakery in Stalbridge

Secrets To Making The Perfect Loaf Of Bread

Bread; there’s really nothing like it. Fresh from the oven, slathered in butter and jam, stuffed with a delicious filling like ham or roast beef, or dipped in rich olive oil and tart balsamic, bread comes in so many shapes, sizes, textures and tastes that it’s almost a whole food group in its own right.

New Chocolate Delight courses could be the golden ticket to a career in chocolate

Many people consider pursuing a career in making chocolate as a fantasy, but an event that has been organised by the events company Chocolate Delight is going to allow guests the opportunity to learn the fundamentals about creating chocolate. It is a two-day course that is going to be perfect for anyone who is thinking about

Red Tractor logo more prevalent than ever in UK stores

A new report on the Red Tractor labelling reveals that retailers are now using the Red Tractor logo on a much higher proportion of British products than they did last year, with an increase from 66% to 70%. Building on the success they achieved with their inaugural report in 2011, Red Tractor Assurance have launched

The Cake Store offer numerous tasty treats for the Jubilee

The now famous Diamond Jubilee Queen Cake, that appeared on the ITV show This Morning with Phil and Holly, at the Ideal Home Exhibition and on the Graham Norton Show has finished its travels and is now back at home in Sydenham, London where it can be seen in The Cake Store’s fantastic cake showroom. The

Mother’s Day Sunday 18 March try this recipe

Mother’s Day is Sunday 18 March and this recipe from Loseley is ideal for all the family to make. Cooking supplies: • 6-7 eggs • 1/4 cup of pineapple orange banana juice • 1 cup of flour • 3/4 stick Loseley Summer Meadow butter • 1 cup of milk • 1/2 cup of sugar •

Seasonal baking with Light Muscovado

Billington’s have teamed up with Eric Lanlard, the master patissiers, to create a specially limited edition of Billington’s Orange and Cranberry mini Christmas Loaf. After adding a festive twist to the pairing of these seasonal flavours, the loaves are available in Lanlard’s South West London luxury cake boutique, Cake Boy. Topped with glistening orange zest

Cooking with Kids

Many of today’s great chefs and cooks, when asked how they started cooking, pay tribute to the times when, as youngsters, they helped their mum or grandma in the kitchen. Baking with your kids can be so much fun and yes, it can get messy, but encouraging a child from an early age to help

5 Of The Best Eric Lanlard Recipes As Featured On Channel 4’s Baking Mad

A Featured Advertorial Channel 4’s Baking Mad with Eric Lanlard gives amateurs and pros the chance to bake incredible recipes that give the taste buds something to remember. Eric’s recipe ideas are simple to follow and look fantastic. Beginners will appear as if they have been baking for years, while pros can experiment and show

Are cooking classes for you?

Should one decide to attend a cooking school there are first a few questions that one my ask oneself. The most important question is: What do you want to cook? Do you want to cook the food of a specific region such as Italian or Greek? Do you want to cook stews, pastas or stir

Hovis know that great baking is all about getting the basics right

Advertising feature for Hovis Here’s a fascinating fact. Did you know that there are around 100,000 people in the UK with the surname Baker? The name is one of Britain’s oldest, dating back to the 8th Century and deriving from those who had special responsibilities for looking after the baking ovens in castles and monasteries.

Snake Cake wins Gold in Cake International exhibition

Coventry based cake artist Laura Edwards won Gold for her Snake Cake, in the sculpted novelty cake category, at last weekend’s Cake International exhibition at the NEC. The cake (named Eric), which was made from vanilla madeira sponge, was sculpted into the shape of a corn snake.  This was the first major competition that Laura,

Natalie Imbruglia Limited Edition Eco Shopping Bag now available

Her super-slim figure is the envy of many, but Natalie Imbruglia has more than hinted at one of her favourite foods, and it’s not low calorie. In fact, she has a penchant for cupcakes – if the image she has designed for a new £4 cotton eco-shopping bag is anything to go by. The X

Cairnsmhor win Great Taste Awards for their biscuits

Cairnsmhor products, a range of hand baked biscuits, oatcakes and crackers, has won seven gold awards at the prestigious Great Taste Awards. These included four 2-star gold awards and three 1-star gold awards for products including their Haggis Flavour Oatcakes, Lemon Shorties and Wholegrain Mustard Crackers. The Great Taste Awards are considered the most important

Home Baker of the Year 2010 Competition – Enter Your Recipes

There is still tiem to enter the Home Baker of the Year compeition. The first 100 recipes will receive a pair of tickets to the Ideal Home Show and the chance to attend a champagne reception on March 25th at the Ideal Home Show. Furthermore, the best 5 recipes will be decided by our panel