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RACA Awards of Excellence pastry finalists announced

The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts (RACA) has announced the Awards of Excellence (AAE) 2017 finalists.

Wall’s launches £5k community campaign

Dorset-based Wall’s Pastry has launched The Wall’s Helping Hand campaign, which will fund a regeneration project for one UK community.

Dominique Ansel creates St George’s Day pastry

Exclusive to his London bakery, Cronut inventor and pastry chef Dominique Ansel has created a limited-edition St George’s Day pastry.

Dominique Ansel named The World’s Best Pastry Chef

Cronut inventor and world-renowned pastry chef Dominique Ansel was given the award at The World’s 50 Best Restaurants 2017.

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.

GALLERY: Ansel turns pastries pink for Valentine's

To mark his first Valentine’s Day in London, Cronut inventor Dominique Ansel has turned his pastries pink.

Pastry chefs encouraged to enter MCA Awards

The Royal Academy of Culinary Arts (RACA) has launched the eighth Master of Culinary Arts (MCA), aimed at pastry chefs, head chefs and restaurant managers.

VIDEO: UK triumphs at Coupe du Monde de la Patisserie

The UK pastry team won the Best Sugar Piece prize and placed eighth overall at the Coupe du Monde de la Patisserie - and British Baker was there to watch the action unfold.

UK pastry team wins international sugar prize

The UK pastry team has won the Best Sugar Piece prize and placed eighth overall at the Coupe du Monde de la Patisserie.

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GALLERY: Day one of the Finale Coupe du Monde de la Patisserie

The UK Pastry Team competed in day one of the finals of the biannual Coupe du Monde de la Patisserie in Lyon, France – and British Baker was there to watch the action unfold.

New tart for Brioche Pasquier

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

Apprentice winner Alana Spencer seeking pastry chef

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

Dominique Ansel reveals his new creation – the ChurroDuo

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

New savoury crowns for Lantmännen

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

VIDEO: Meet the UK Pastry Team

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!

GALLERY: Bobbi Brown marks 25 years with cakes galore

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

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Country Style Foods acquires General Mills Jus-Rol factory in Berwick

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

Pidy takes straight-sided option in latest range

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

The Great British Bake Off 2016. Episode five: pastry

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

Dawn adds pistachio to fonds range

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

Christmas competition for pastry chefs launched

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

Greggs introduces a lower-calorie, lower-fat sourdough pasty

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.

Bells Food Group completes first phase of investment

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.

Bake-Off judge to open pastry academy

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.

Biscuits Bouvard acquires Pidy

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

Pidy produces gluten-free pastry tartelettes

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

New baking equipment company sets up in London

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

Square Pie predicted Brexit

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

Royal opening for pastry school

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

Pidy adds to Trendy range

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

New patisserie for Ainsdale

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

Squires Kitchen tutor leads team to Bake Off victory

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.

Chocolate Dessert of the Year competition launched

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

Choc full of ideas: Ruth Hinks interview

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.

Addo Food Group to remarket brands

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

Pidy’s gluten-free range wins award

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

New mini pastry collection

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

Stag Bakeries launches Sweet Straws

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

Tesco says Brits prefer their croissants straight

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 releases new sausage rolls

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

The 2016 FreeFrom Awards Shortlist

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.

Bake Off Blog: Sam Cam scoops first challenge title

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

Pastry chef launches pet treat business

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

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

Dominique Ansel. Credit Thomas Schauer
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Dominique Ansel to open London bakery

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, winner of Classic Fine Foods’ Christmas Log Contest
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Harrods pastry chef wins Christmas log competition

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

Innovative AAK scores double FiE win

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

Nadiya Hussain, this year's Great British Bake Off winner
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Bake-Off turns professional in new series

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

Pieminister intends to open four restaurants by the end of 2016
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Pieminister reveals 2016 expansion plans

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

Florian Poirot with the sculpture which won him the UK Pastry Open 2015
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UK World Pastry Cup team announced

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

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

Gerhard’s blog: A French farce

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.

Mikael Bougault
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Ask the Expert: GBBO does patisserie

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

Pastry firm revamps canapés range

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

Gerhard’s Blog: Stayin’ Alive

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.

Tonight GBBO does desserts including vol-au-vents and frangipane

Ask the Expert: GBBO does pastry

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. 

Sourdough starters prove versatility

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

Pastry and sandwiches outlet added at The Savoy

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

CMA gives provisional clearance for Pork Farms merger

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

Eclairs
Some of the eclairs on offer at Maître Choux
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Three-Michelin starred pastry chef opens London patisserie

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

L-R: Christoper and Lewis Freeman by the bakery display in Crouch End Budgens
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Budgens favours greater bakery selection in new concept stores

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

Pidy
Pidy launches new products including mini vol au vents
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Pidy launches retail pastry products

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

Bridor
Michel Roux and Frédéric Lalos partner with Bridor
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Bridor partners with Michel Roux Jr for bread line

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

Deli Santé will look to expand this year
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Waitrose pastry supplier seeks to extend business

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

The new factory will open Bodmin in June
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Proper Cornish gets set for new plant opening

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

Cameron halts pasty eating habits
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PM’s diet sees pasties ditched alongside bread

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

Javier Mercado, Martin Chiffers, Barry Johnson and Andrew Blas (L to R)
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UK team comes 6th in 2015 World Pastry Cup

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.

Javier Mercado hard at work at the World Pastry Cup 2015
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UK takes on World Pastry Cup challenge

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

Competition authority moves to phase two on Pork Farms/Kerry deal

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.

NO.G quiches now stocked in Sainbury's
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Gluten-free win for NO.G at awards

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

The Topping Pie Company
The Topping Pie Company will supply to cruise ships
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Pie firm steps aboard cruise lines

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

The festive éclair will raise money for Text Santa
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PAUL UK gets involved in ITV charity drive

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

Pie firm strikes Ocado supply deal

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

Stephen McAllister:
Current 'world champion' for his Scotch pies
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World Scotch Pie Championships 2014 open

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:
The chef is set to open it's second stand alone London boutique
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Pierre Hermé to open London boutique bakery

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

Goodfellows: delighted to be let off tax charge
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Scottish baker reverses 'pasty tax' charge

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

Pidy launches lighter pastry in response to demand

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

Tesco: introduced a Polish deli at Ealing Broadway metro
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Tesco introduces Polish bakery to C-store

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

Pasty maker:
Rowes bakery shows smoke damage and scorch marks
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Bakery confirms electrical fault causes fire

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. 

Speciality Desserts goes French

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

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