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Despite pressure from Brexit, Britain’s bakers are feeling more positive about the future of the industry than they were 12 months ago.

Muffin Break introduces Hot Cross Muffin

Muffin Break has launched a new cinnamon and sultana Hot Cross Muffin.

Walkers Shortbread and Macphie praised as top rural employers

Walkers Shortbread has been crowned winner in the Rural Employer of the Year category at the Scottish Rural Awards, with ingredients manufacturer Macphie named runner-up.

Bread rolls only product type meeting salt reduction targets, finds CASH

Campaigners are urging health chiefs to set mandatory salt levels after a product survey found ‘bread rolls’ is the only one of 28 food categories set to meet 2017 salt reduction targets.

Pulsin unveils new look and packaging for 10th anniversary

Nutritional snacks brand Pulsin has unveiled a rebrand following the celebration of its 10th anniversary.

CSM refreshes Ancient Cereals bread mix with new name and packaging

CSM Bakery Solutions has refreshed its Pantique Ancient Cereals bread mix by changing its name to Ancient Grains Ultimate and introducing new packaging.

Finsbury Food Group to launch Mary Berry cakes

Finsbury Food Group has secured the licence to produce a range of Mary Berry cakes.

Whitworths launches bespoke snacking range into Poundland stores

Fruits, nuts and seeds supplier Whitworths has developed a snacking range for Poundland.

Panini’s launches gluten-free range following £200k bakery investment

Swansea-based independent bakers Panini’s has launched a range of gluten-free products following a £200,000 investment from Lloyds Bank that enabled the business to redevelop part of its bakery.

Square Pie launches new ‘Pick ‘n’ Mix pie bar in Bristol

Gourmet pie business Square Pie has launched a ‘Pick ‘n’ Mix pie bar kiosk as part of a renovated retail offering at Vue cinemas in Cribbs Causeway, Bristol.

Nairn’s extends gluten-free range with new products

Nairn’s is set to make larger pack sizes a permanent part of its gluten-free oatcakes range and has introduced new children’s gluten-free products called Astro Bites.

Café Brontë unveils Chocolate Choices biscuit range

Patterson Arran-owned biscuit brand Café Brontë has launched the Chocolate Choices crafted mini packs range.

GALLERY: architectural pastry by Dinara Kasko

Dinara Kasko is an architectural pastry chef from Ukraine. We’ve compiled a gallery of some of her amazing (and edible) works of art.

Clark’s Bakery bakes biggest-ever Dundee cake

Scottish 24-hour business Clark’s Bakery has claimed to have made the biggest-ever Dundee cake – weighing 26lb and with a diameter of 18 inches.

Hungry House research reveals the nation’s favourite pie

Steak & ale is Britain’s favourite pie, according to online food-ordering platform Hungry House.

Krispy Kreme launches limited-edition Mother’s Day range

Krispy Kreme has unveiled a limited-edition Mother’s Day gift box that features three new doughnuts.

CSM partners with Cadbury to launch new muffin and doughnut range

Bakery ingredients supplier CSM Bakery Solutions has partnered with Cadbury to launch a new range of muffins and doughnuts.

Finsbury Foods’ Kara brand launches brioche bun

Finsbury Food Group foodservice brand Kara has launched a Gourmet sliced chicken bun as part of its developing brioche range.

Krazibaker develops innovative twist on soda bread

Northern Ireland artisan bakery Krazibaker has linked up with one of the region’s emerging charcuterie producers Ispini Charcuterie to develop a soda bread with chorizo sausage.

Holland’s launches new Micro Pie range

Holland’s Pies has extended its frozen range after unveiling two brand new Micro Pies.

John Whaite bakes the nation’s ‘Smartest Pie’ for British Pie Week

John Whaite, winner of The Great British Bake Off’s third series, has created a pie celebrating the nation’s official top five favourite fillings and baked using energy-efficient tips during British Pie Week (6-12 March).

Ministry of Cake launches the Department of Traybake line

Dessert manufacturer Ministry of Cake has announced the opening of its new Department of Traybake production line for a brand new range.

Waitrose introduces Italian breads

Last year’s popular addition, colomba, has been reintroduced for Easter, alongside a hot cross bun panettone. 

Canadian triumphs at pasty champs

A Canadian baker has claimed the top title at the World Pasty Championships, using skills he learnt from his Cornish mother.

Dawn launches coconut compound

Dawn Foods has expanded its range of concentrated flavour pastes with the introduction of an all-natural Coconut Compound addition.

Metal contamination fear sparks Lotus Bakeries Biscoff biscuit spread recall

Lotus Bakeries has recalled selected batches of its Biscoff Crunchy Biscuit Spreads as they may contain small pieces of metal.

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Baker spends over £1,500 on tattoos of pastries

Lancashire pastry chef Michael Lambert has spent more than £1,500 on tattooing his patisserie creations on to his right arm.

Pork pie sales on the rise with UK consumers

UK consumers spend more than £1bn on pies every year, according to statistics from Mintel.

Pidy extends choux range

Belgian pastry products business Pidy has extended its choux range with the introduction of the Paris Brest.

M&S launches savoury hot cross buns

The high street retailer said it was ‘pushing the boundaries’ this year with the cheese and onion addition to its hot cross bun line-up.

Pettigrew Bakeries offers free bread for a year

Cardiff-based Pettigrew Bakeries is celebrating its first anniversary by offering one customer free bread for a year.

Pieminister creates bug-inspired product for British Pie Week

Pieminister has unveiled its latest addition to its range - the Hopper, which will be available from the start of British Pie Week (6-12 March).

Pre-selection competitors announced for Chocolate Masters

In October, six of the nation’s finest chocolatiers, pâtissiers and chefs will compete in the UK and Ireland World Chocolate Master pre-selections.

Speciality Breads secures first export deal

Kent-based Speciality Breads has signed its first export deal with Malta-based supply chain Shoprite Malta.

British Biscotti invests in automation after rise in demand

Dorset-based business The Great British Biscotti’s rise in demand for its new range of biscuits has resulted in the installation of a PFM Pearl entry-level flow-wrapper.

Christine Cooke scoops top honour at Canadian Maple syrup competition

Christine Cooke has been crowned winner of the Pure Canadian Maple syrup competition, which was held at the University College Birmingham.

BB’s raises over £12k for Marie Keating Foundation

Coffee shop chain BB’s (short for bakers and baristas) has raised more than £12,000 for the Marie Keating Foundation through its first ever Mrs Pink muffin campaign.

Village Bakery becomes biggest producer of Welsh cakes

Wrexham-based business Village Bakery claims to have become the world’s largest producer of Welsh Cakes as St David’s Day (1 March) approaches.

Is bread helping to destroy the planet?

Scientists have published research that claims a single loaf produced in the UK contributes as much to global warming as more than half a kilogram (kg) of carbon dioxide.

Dawn supplies new coconut range

Dawn Foods has launched a seasonal range of finished and part-finished coconut bakery products.

Dawn launches competition for bakers

Dawn Foods has launched a promotion across some of its top products that will see hundreds of prizes given to high street bakers.

Finsbury introduces new Batman, Paw Patrol and My Little Pony cakes

Finsbury Food Group has introduced three new licensed character cakes from Batman, Paw Patrol and My Little Pony.

Carrs Foods adds rye bread duo to Baker Street range

Carrs Foods has added two new rye breads into its Baker Street range - a Seeded Rye Bread and Rye & Wheat Bread.

Bosch launches packaging site for bakers

Bosch Packaging Technology has rolled out a microsite designed to help producers find the right machinery systems. 

Baravelli’s commissioned by Harrods for Easter Egg range

Conwy-based chocolatier Baravelli’s has been approached by Harrods to produce a dozen handmade Easter eggs.

Packaging provider to benefit from £2m investment

Thermoformed packaging product provider DMD 2000 is to continue its expansion following a new £2 million investment.

Food industry ‘being sacrificed to keep prices low’

Food safety expert professor Chris Elliott has called for a new approach to food at The City Food Lecture 2017.

Coeliac UK to share gluten-free pancake recipes for Shrove Tuesday

Coeliac UK is sharing its ‘tried-and-tested’ gluten-free pancake recipes for Shrove Tuesday (28 February).

Queen’s wedding cake saved by 3D scanning technology

A replica of one of the wedding cakes presented to Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip in 1947 has been repaired using 3D technology, developed by the University of Warwick.

Brownings the Bakers ends trademark row with Kilmarnock football club

Brownings the Bakers has ended its trademark disagreement with Kilmarnock Football Club.

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