Bakery manufacturer and foodservice provider Delice de France has launched its new spring/summer catalogue, featuring several new additions.

Its new sweet and savoury bakery range includes Apple Caramel Pie, featuring shortcrust pastry, layered with vanilla custard, Bramley apples and caramel, topped with a buttery crumble; Lemon Meringue Pie; and a Red Velvet Bundt Cake a dark red-coloured chocolate sponge studded with Belgian chocolate, coated with a white chocolate ganache and a raspberry crumb.

The firm said the inspiration between a number of its new launches was the theme of ’quintessentially British’, with strawberries featuring in products including the introduction of a Strawberry Tartlet, and Strawberries and Cream Flowerpot Muffin.

The firm has also aimed to meet the needs of the growing food-to-go market in the new catalogue, with products such as a limited edition Pork and Chilli Roll. Its traditional thaw-and-serve sandwich rolls now include a new white 12-inch sub roll and healthier option brown 12-inch sub roll. "We have researched what is going on in the market and used our insights to develop products which meet consumer expectations, in particular the growing trend for home-style desserts that provide comfort and nostalgia in the current challenging economic climate," commented Ian Toal, managing director of Delice de France UK and Ireland.