Warings Bakery to feature in new Heston series

01 November, 2012

Warings Bakery is set to appear on Heston Blumenthalís new Channel 4 television series Hestonís Fantastical Food this month.

The bakery business, based in Reading, Berkshire, will be appearing in the new show, due to air next Tuesday (6 November) at 9pm, which will see the celebrity chef recreating British food traditions on a monumental scale.

Daniel Carr from Warings Bakery, told British Baker: ďWe were originally contacted by the production company to help with the baking of some oversized products, as they didnít have the oven size and space to make Hestonís creations. They initially found us on the internet through our website and liked what they saw Ė a small independent family-run bakers with the skill and expertise to help with baking. This, paired with the equipment we could provide, product knowledge and, of course, our enthusiasm to help, meant the partnership was forged instantly.Ē

Warings Bakery, which is based near Blumenthalís famous restaurant The Fat Duck in Bray, was filmed for two episodes, during one of which members of staff were tasked with shaping and baking a giant version of a famous brand biscuit.

For a separate episode, the firm had to bake giant bread, which was delivered by Waring Bakeryís managing director Janet Carr and director Alan Waring to Londonís Richmond Cricket Ground and Legoland Windsor.

The bakery business worked with JC Engineering Products to help make specialist trays and tins for the oversized bakery goods.

Hestonís Fantastical Food will be showcasing the revival of other British food traditions, such as ice cream vans, as Blumenthal aims to create the worldís largest 99 Flake, as well as the tea break, which will be served up with gigantic biscuits and the worldís largest pyramid tea bag.

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