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Muffin Break improves its menu and packaging

Artisan bakery Muffin Break has continued to expand its menu with a variety of seven premium toasties, as well as improving its packaging for the new range.

**Video** In conversation with Paul Rhodes at the Le Cordon Bleu bakery demonstration

Last week, British Baker visited Le Cordon Bleu in London to gain an insight into the company’s new diploma, the Diplôme de Boulangerie, and speak with guest chef Paul Rhodes who provided a bakery demonstration.

Schär launches NPD to bread portfolio

UK gluten-free brand Schär has added the new Wholesome Vitality Loaf to its gluten-free bread range.

GALLERY: Tesco’s new-look in-store bakery

There are 30 up and running, and five more being built each week. Take a look at Tesco’s new in-store bakery offering. 

Pidy launches ready-to-use sponge sheets

Pidy’s new handmade Technipat sponge sheets are aimed at the UK bakery and foodservice sectors, and are designed for Genoise and desserts.

Soreen’s Scream range brought back by popular demand

Malt loaf maker Soreen has announced that it has brought back its limited-edition Scream range for Halloween for the third consecutive year.

Liz Moskow: ‘We'll all be eating chocolate cake for breakfast by 2017’

Liz Moskow, culinary director of Sterling-Rice Group and food trend expert, has stated that people will be eating chocolate cake for breakfast by 2017.

Equipment supplier joins Greggs Breakfast Club in aid of local school

Guildford-based equipment supplier Manitowoc Foodservice has announced that it will join forces with Greggs Breakfast Club programme in aid of supporting Walkley Primary School, Sheffield.

**Video** In Conversation with Charles and William Eid from Signature Flatbreads

Last week, British Baker conducted an exclusive interview at the Signature Flatbreads factory in Dunstable, Bedfordshire, with joint MDs Charles and William Eid.

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Him! reveals continuing rise for food-to-go

The total food-to-go market is set to rise by an average rate of 4.4% over the next three years, according to MCA.

Wheat meeting bread quality requirements could hit 10-year high

The proportion of UK wheat hitting the high-quality bread specification is set to be the highest in 10 years, latest Agriculture & Horticulture Development Board (AHDB) figures have revealed.

Sweet Treats buck overall trend at Premier Foods

A sixth consecutive quarter of growth in its Sweet Treats division, at 6.4%, bucked the overall sales trend at Premier Foods, which reported a 5.4% fall in total group sales in its second quarter.

Speciality Breads rolls out local bread to new Waterstones café

Margate-based Speciality Breads has introduced its Kentish Huffkins to a new café situated in the bookshop Waterstones.

Thai’s the limit: public vote for winning pie flavour

Thai pork, lemongrass and coconut has been voted the winning pie flavour combination in a competition organised by the Pork Farms brand.

Crisp sandwich shop to cater for weddings

Keighley-based crisp sandwich business Mr Crisp has announced that it is going mobile by catering for weddings.

Gradz Bakery the pick of the bunch at World Bread Awards

London-based business Gradz Bakery has been crowned the Winner of the Speciality Savoury Category – and overall winner of the Tiptree World Bread Awards at St John’s Church, Hyde Park, London.

Muffin Break continues flavour expansion

Artisan bakery Muffin Break has announced the latest addition to flavours in its range: a Halloween-themed Chai-Spiced Pumpkin muffin.

Hovis set to collaborate with new DreamWorks movie

UK baking giant Hovis is set to team up with DreamWorks Animation’s latest film Trolls to give one shopper the chance to win a family holiday to visit the studio in Los Angeles.

Baker receives Corbyn-styled request for wedding cake

Manchester-based business Bakeorama has created a wedding cake featuring Jeremy Corbyn’s face.

Charity produces cakes for deprived children

A charity has been set up in Burton-on-Trent to offer free cakes for disadvantaged children.

Prewett’s scoops new product awards

Gluten-free brand Prewett’s has scooped both winner and highly commended gongs in The Grocer New Product Award 2016.

Asda recalls Tiger Sausage Rolls in allergen scare

Asda has recalled its six-pack of Tiger Sausage Rolls as they contain milk, which is not mentioned on the ingredients list.

Premier launches festive lines

Premier Foods has launched new Christmas products through its Mr Kipling and Cadbury’s Cakes brands.

New sourdough bread sheets

Foodservice supplier Coup de Pates has launched Sourdough Bread Sheets into the UK foodservice market.

Hershey’s makes biscuits

US confectionery giant Hershey’s has joined the UK biscuit category with new Reese’s Rounds.

Baker has a bugbear over his cakes

Edinburgh-based baker Cyril Barthelme has revealed that the secret of his cake recipes is grinding insects into flour before making them into cakes.

Warburtons roars up a crumpet exhibit with Tom Fletcher

British baking company Warburtons has created a brand new dinosaur exhibit – made up of 2,500 of its giant crumpet range at the Natural History Museum in London to celebrate the launch of McFly band member Tom Fletcher’s new book The Christmasaurus.

Greggs says people don’t buy bread in bakeries anymore

Greggs chief executive Roger Whiteside has suggested that bread is being phased out in bakeries as consumers turn to supermarkets for their loaves.

World Scotch Pie Championships launched

Scottish Bakers has announced the dates for the 18th World Scotch Pie Championships.

Hilton launches cupcake competition

The golden ticket cupcake competition at Hilton London Bankside gives guests the chance to win prizes including spa breaks and hotel stays.

Artichoke sourdough set to raise funds for charity

London-based The Bread Factory has teamed up with executive chef Nieves Barragán Mohacho from Michelin-star restaurant Barrafina to develop an artichoke sourdough, with all profits to be donated to Action Against Hunger.

Award-winning sandwich-maker dishes out his top tips

One of the UK’s best sandwich makers, David Worthing, has offered some advice on how to make an award-winning sandwich.

Prime Minister reveals family recipe for scones

Prime Minister Theresa May has revealed her favourite family scone recipe in an interview with the Sunday Times.

Aunt Bessie’s expands hot dessert portfolio

The William Jackson Food Group brand Aunt Bessie’s has expanded its hot dessert selection with two new variant pudding pots.

Burton’s adds festive flavour to savoury snacks

Burton’s Biscuit Company has extended its savoury snacks portfolio with a festive option in the run-up to Christmas.

New Kingsmill Toasties ‘disrupt’ breakfast

Allied Bakeries is tapping into the increasing popularity of the breakfast market with the launch of Kingsmill Toasties, which it says will disrupt the market.

Kara brings new traybakes to foodservice arena

Finsbury Food Group’s foodservice brand Kara has introduced a new range of traybakes and mallow bombes to the market.

BIAs feature on BBC

Baker of the Year Dominic Salter of The Sandwich Box in Cheltenham and Salt Bakehouse has appeared on BBC Points West with his Baking Industry Award (BIA).

BB’s launches charity muffin with Ronan Keating

BB’s has launched Mrs Pink Muffin in aid of breast cancer charity The Marie Keating Foundation, founded by pop star Ronan Keating.

Délifrance partners Michelin Guide launch

The 2017 Michelin Guide for Great Britain & Ireland launches today in London, partnered by bakery Délifrance.

BSB vice-chairman visits UCB

The vice-chairman of the British Society of Baking (BSB), Paul Turner, met with students at University College Birmingham (UCB) to talk about the society’s autumn conference.

Bread used for marketing not eating?

Supermarkets deliberately bake too much bread in-store as a marketing tool to attract shoppers, according to food waste charities.

Bakkavör’s baking lesson for teenagers

Bakkavör, the fresh prepared food manufacturer, has hosted a cooking masterclass for young people from the Prince’s Trust to teach them how to bake cakes.

McVitie’s launches Hobnob Flapjack variety packs

United Biscuits-owned McVitie’s has announced the launch of the brand new multipack Hobnob Flapjacks with a selection of three different variants in the range.

Primary school catering manager crowned Big School Bake Off winner

Sarah Levenson, catering manager from Lordsgate Township CofE Primary school, has been crowned winner of competition the Big School Bake Off, organised by Unilever Food Solutions.

Macphie introduces 30% reduced sugar range

Food ingredients manufacturer Macphie has unveiled that it will cut out 30% of sugar in its latest range of cakes and frostings.

British Airways confirms partnership with M&S

Major airline British Airways (BA) has confirmed that it will scrap its free food and drink on its short flights and will offer passengers the Marks & Spencer snacks and sandwich range.

Le Chouxnut arrives at Selfridges

London-based Bijou Choux, creator of Le Chouxnut, an éclair-doughnut hybrid, has seen its products listed in the foodhall of upmarket UK retailer Selfridges this month.

High gluten consumption for babies could enhance coeliac disease risk

Babies who consume high amounts of gluten products before the age of two are at higher risk of developing coeliac disease, according to researchers.

Songbird Bakery brings Greggs-inspired cakes to Newcastle

Middlesbrough-based cupcake business, Songbird Bakery has baked cake versions of Greggs’-style pasties, sandwiches and sandwich rolls for Greggs’ head office.

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