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What’s the next bakery sensation?

No one may have seen the sourdough or banana bread explosion of 2020 coming, but we’re confident these five ingredient trends will dominate the bakery category in 2021: 1. Probiotics in bakery Most probiotics are sensitive to heat, historically limiting their applications to the supplements and chilled dairy aisle. As consumers seek to introduce more … Continued

Recipes
Blueberry Coconut Lemon Trifle

A refreshing dessert that is perfect for spring and summer with multiple layers of delicious sponge biscuits covered in lemon curd and fresh blueberries. It is then topped up with whipped cream and toasted almond flakes. This recipe can either be used to make 1 big trifle in a large glass bowl or smaller, individual … Continued

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Christmas Yule Log (Bûche de Noël)

Symbolising the Medieval tradition of burning a yule log at Christmas time for good luck, the Yule Log Cake, or Bûche de Noël, is a festive, delicious treat for chocolate lovers that’s easier to make than it looks! Our version is a springy chocolate sponge cake filled with hazelnut chocolate cream and covered in dark … Continued

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Celebrating Global Baking Opportunities

World celebrations are one of the key drivers of the bakery products market and the competition for creating sought-after items for sharing and gifting is fierce! From decadent Hot Cross Buns, to delicate Mooncakes, baked items are at the heart of many celebrations and religious holidays. Symbolising gratitude, offering hope for the year ahead or … Continued

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Scrambling to manage costs? Is egg powder the answer?

“Bakeries operate on pretty thin margins at the best of times,” says Kieran Wollin, Technical Advisor and Product Developer for Bakery Craft and former baker himself.  “They are always on the lookout for ways to manage costs – without risking quality,” he says. When an outbreak of avian flu threatened egg and poultry farms in … Continued

Recipes
Kardemummabullar (Swedish Cardamom Buns)

Even though we add a good dose of sourdough starter, these buns are not very sour. The Muscovado sugar and fresh ground cardamom lend a citrusy, spicy and herbal note to this very hygge treat! If your starter is not especially vibrant and bubbly, then adding the yeast will help with leavening. Makes 10 – … Continued

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Sourdough Pancakes

An excellent way to use up your left-over starter on a lazy Sunday morning. It is also a perfect breakfast in bed for Mother’s Day. The fermented flour adds a great complexity of flavour to a simple pancake recipe. They’re great with some deliciously ripe pear or persimmon and velvety Greek yogurt doused in maple … Continued

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Baking booms in lockdown

As the world screeched to a halt this year, millions of quarantined, self-isolating and lockdown communities sought out new hobbies. Comforting indoor pastimes such as knitting and jigsaw puzzles boomed, but the most popular trend of all was surely baking. Cooking your way through anxiety is nothing new – but with millions confined to their … Continued