The Tarte Tatin has been given a twist with the new Normande version from Brioche Pasquier.

The Apprentice winner Alana Spencer is looking for a production pastry chef for her cake business Narna's Cakes.

Cronut inventor Dominique Ansel has unveiled his latest creation - the ChurroDuo made from interlocking pyramid-shaped black and white sesame churros.

Lantmännen Unibake UK has launched two new savoury crowns under its Schulstad Bakery Solutions brand.

VIDEO: Meet the UK Pastry Team

10 November, 2016

British Baker caught up with the UK Pastry Team ahead of the Coupe du Monde de la Pâtisserie – that’s the pastry world cup to you and I – and they might just win it!

The make-up giant is marking 25 years in business with an exclusive afternoon tea at Balthazar London brasserie in Covent Garden.

In-store bakery supplier Country Style Foods has acquired the former General Mills Jus-Rol factory in Berwick-upon-Tweed.

Pidy, the Belgian pastry products business, has unveiled the straight-sided Tellines to its range due to customer demand and current food trends.

Cathryn Dresser, GBBO series three contestant and baker extraordinaire, takes us through series 7 with an expert eye. She knows how to bake…well.

Ingredients supplier Dawn Foods has introduced a pistachio flavour it is range of fonds - cream stabilisers for a variety of dessert applications.

Classic Fine Foods and Valrhona Chocolate have launched a Christmas dessert competition, where pastry chefs can win a trip to New York. 

Bakery chain Greggs is introducing sourdough pasties with less than 300 calories and up to two-thirds less fat and saturated fat than its standard pasty.

Scotland-based pastry manufacturer Bells Food Group has completed the first part of a three-year £3.6m investment that will double its pastry production.

Pastry chef and Bake-Off Crème de la Crème judge Claire Clark is to open a new academy for pastry chefs in partnership with Milton Keynes College.

Pidy, the Belgian pastry products business, has been acquired by French operator Biscuits Bouvard Group. 

Belgian family food business Pidy has devised a new range of gluten-free pastry tartelettes.

Pastry Pro, a new baking equipment business, has launched in the capital, and hopes to attract national and international clients.

Last week Hackney-based Square Pie successfully predicted the EU referendum result through sales of its pies in a Brexit Bake Off.

Next month HRH Prince Edward will officially open The Chocolate & Pastry School, run by Chocolate Master Ruth Hinks.

Pidy, the Belgian pastry producer, has announced an exciting addition to its Trendy range, with the launch of Trendy Coco Shell Cases.

A new patisserie and macaron maker has opened in Ainsdale, Merseyside offering a range of homemade chocolates and pastries.

The BBC’s quest to find the country’s best pastry chefs has come to an end after Mark Tilling and his team triumphed in the Bake Off: Crème de la Crème final.

Aimed at chocolatiers and pastry chefs, the Chocolate Dessert of the Year competition is open now.

Ruth Hinks is the UK World Chocolate Master and entrepreneur behind the multi-award winning chocolatier and patisserie near Edinburgh, Cocoa Black. Alice Cooke caught up with her to talk all things chocolate.

Two of Addo Food Group’s brands, Wall’s Savoury Pastry and Pork Farms, are to be relaunched later this month.

Pidy, the ready-to-fill pastry specialist, has won an award for its recently launched gluten-free range.

Swedish bakery supplier Lantmännen Unibake UK has launched a Mini Signature Selection, made up of Danish pastries.

Stag Bakeries has launched a new range of biscuit-style snacks as the first stage of a new brand venture.

British consumers now prefer the straight variety of the breakfast pastry, and from today (19 February), Tesco will no longer sell curved croissants. 

Chunk of Devon, the artisan wholesale pastry manufacturer, has launched three new flavours of sausage roll to celebrate its 10th anniversary.

Celebrating the best in gluten-free, dairy-free, nut-free and all free-from foods, the 2016 shortlist is out now. British Baker picks out the bakery highlights.

The charity version of The Great British Bake Off, The Great Sport Relief Bake Off, launched last night, pitting celebrities against cake.

Claire Carter has been in the catering and hospitality business for over 24 years, and now runs her own pet treat business, Ollie’s Pet Pawtisserie.

Pidy launches spicy macarons

22 January, 2016

Pidy, the ready-to-fill pastry specialist, has launched one of the first ever spicy and curry flavoured macarons. 

The pastry chef who invented the Cronut and is best known for his Dominique Ansel Bakery in New York, is now bringing the concept to the UK.

Maxime Michelot, a pastry chef at Harrods, beat off competition from 24 other UK-based chefs to win Classic Fine Foods’ Christmas Log Contest.

AAK, the Swedish fats and oil ingredients manufacturer, has scooped a double award at the Food ingredients Europe Innovation awards in Paris.

Professional pastry chefs are going to get their own show in a spin-off from The Great British Bake Off.

Gourmet pie and mash restaurant Pieminister intends to open four new restaurants in 2016, including a flagship venue in Nottingham.

The UK team for the 2017 Pastry World Cup has been announced at an exclusive afternoon tea at The Berkeley Hotel, London.

10 patisseries YOU must visit

06 November, 2015

With Marc Patisserie opening in Selfridges, British Baker looks at 10 other great patisseries located throughout the UK to inspire you.

I’m currently in the TV-free depths of the Brecon Beacon and could only watch The Great British Bake Off (GBBO) by leaning out of the window. Bandwidth is scarce here - I might as well be on Mont Blanc.

Featherweight sponges, airy creams and crisp pastry – it could only be Pâtisserie Week on The Great British Bake Off.

Pidy, the ready-to-fill pastry specialist, has relaunched its Trendy range with a new recipe in time for Christmas. 

A whiff of the 1970s was in the air on last night’s Great British Bake-Off (GBBO) but also at the British Baker’s Baking Industry Awards (BIA) in London.

There are plenty of shop-bought shortcuts that can be taken when it comes to baking pastry – but not for the seven bakers who remain. 

Chefs around the UK are finding alternative uses for their sourdough starters- creating ice-creams, pasta, chocolates and pastries.

The ninth food and drink outlet at the Savoy has opened, selling sandwiches and pastries with a focus on éclairs.

The Competition & Markets Authority (CMA) has provisionally cleared Pork Farms Group’s acquisition of chilled savoury pastry business Kerry Foods.

Specialist patisserie Maître Choux has opened today in South Kensington, London. 

Budgens has added its first patisserie counter to its third concept store following a major refit.

Pastry manufacturer Pidy is adding six retail products to its portfolio. 

French bakery specialist Bridor has developed a range of gluten-free products and joined forces with restaurateur Michel Roux Jr for a bread range. 

Waitrose pastry products supplier, Deli Santé is looking for a national distributor to extend its customer base.

Pasty company Proper Cornish is to open its new £6.5m factory in Bodmin this June.

The Prime Minister David Cameron has given up the Cornish Pasty, just weeks after he announced his decision to stop eating bread.

The team representing the UK in the Coupe du Monde de la Patisserie - the World Pastry Cup - has placed sixth in the competition, despite their ice sculpture breaking in half.

A UK team is competing in the World Pastry Cup today (26 January) in Lyon, France.

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) has confirmed it will launch a phase two investigation into the acquisition by Pork Farms of the chilled savoury pastry business of Kerry Foods Limited.

Gluten-free bakery, No.G, has scooped the top prize for top free-from food product.

Doncaster-based family bakery The Topping Pie Company has struck a deal to supply into the cruise-line market. 

Paul UK, the artisan bakery, has created a Christmas éclair to be sold in aid of ITV’s Text Santa charity campaign.

Doncaster-based The Topping Pie Company has signed to supply online grocery supermarket ocado.com.

The entries for the 16th World Scotch Pie Championships have opened, with butchers and bakers getting ready to battle it out for the top spot.

Pierre Hermé, French pastry chef, is to open a stand-alone boutique in London, located in the Seven Dials area.

Scottish craft baker Goodfellows and Steven has been let off a £65,000 HMRC ‘pasty tax’ charge.

Pastry manufacturer Pidy has launched a range of lighter pastry bases in time for Christmas.

Tesco has launched a Polish deli counter and bakery in its Ealing Broadway metro shop.

WC Rowe's Bakery has confrimed an electrical fault as the cause of a factory fire, which tore through its Falmouth premises late Friday evening. 

Wellingborough-based Speciality Desserts has been sold to French manufacturer Européenne des Desserts (EDD).

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