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Bake Off: The Professionals – Episode 8

We’re going back to childhood in this week’s episode of Bake Off: The Professionals with fairy tales, lollipops and, er… macaron cakes.

Social enterprise to open bakery in Nuneaton

A not-for-profit youth organisation is set to open a bakery in Nuneaton serving artisanal bread, cakes and pastries while giving young people the chance to acquire baking skills.

How scientists plan to boost fibre in white bread

Scientists investigating ways to create healthier white bread and wheat-based products have revealed plans to modify the starch in wheat.

Yorkshire bakery extends reach to M&S

A  West Yorkshire bakery is to supply baked items to more than 100 Marks & Spencer (M&S) stores.

Premier Foods boss facing pressure from shareholder

Mr Kipling and Cadbury cakes supplier Premier Foods has said one of its shareholders is to vote against the reappointment of chief executive officer Gavin Darby.

New appointment and vegan NPD for Higgidy

Premium pie and quiche brand Higgidy is targeting vegans and vegetarians with the launch of two meat-free parcels exclusively in Waitrose.

Waitrose cheesecakes get ‘veggie makeover’

Waitrose has launched two sweet vegetable cheesecakes, featuring beetroot and avocado, in what it claims is a first for a UK supermarket.

Warrens Bakery to expand with Ashford store

Warrens Bakery is to open its first store in Kent next week (27 June) as part of its rapid expansion across the UK.

Turkish pizza business to open second site in London

A London-based Turkish pizza restaurant is to launch a second site in the capital next month.

Warm weather set to take toll on EU wheat yields

EU crop yields have been revised downwards following unusually warm and dry weather in much of Europe.

Deliveroo creates bee-friendly picnic

Food delivery service Deliveroo has created what it claims is a bee-friendly picnic menu – complete with bread crusts that can be used to grow plants.

Kalsec’s boss to chair UK Flavour Association

Kalsec Europe managing director James Smith has been named chairman of the UK Flavour Association.

WJFG buys foodservice ingredients firm Wellocks

Jacksons Bakery owner William Jackson Food Group (WJFG) has acquired foodservice ingredients business Wellocks.

Revealed: five trends shaping bakery in 2018

Bakery supplier Puratos outlined some of the key trends shaping bakery in 2018 and beyond, as it celebrated the 25th anniversary of its Satin Crème Cake range last week (14 June).

Bavarian baker opens pretzel shop in Bolton

A self-taught artisan baker has opened a bakery in Greater Manchester after spotting a gap in the market for Bavarian baked goods including homemade pretzels.

Burton’s overhauls Minis to hit 100 calories per serve

Burton’s Biscuit Company is to reformat its core Minis product lines in support of the Public Health England’s (PHE) 100-calorie snack initiative.

Bake Off: The Professionals – Episode 7

Cue the madness – the craziness that Bake Off: The Professionals induces in its contestants and the musical stylings of Suggs and crew.

Finnish crops systems could boost UK farm efficiency

Adopting a min-till or no-till arable system – sewing onto residues of the previous crop without loosening topsoil – could help British farmers improve efficiency, according to AHDB.

Baked goods account for more of kids’ sugar intake than soft drinks

Cakes, biscuits and other baked goods account for almost a quarter of children’s sugar intake, according to government body Public Health England.

Pecan Deluxe Candy staff support cancer charity fund

Inclusions supplier Pecan Deluxe Candy has raised more than £3,500 for a cancer charity.

Do you have your tickets for bakery’s biggest night?

Make sure you’ve got your place booked for the biggest night in the baking industry calendar.

Does foodservice decline herald a new recession?

A drop in the foodservice market could be a sign of a new recession, analysts have warned.

Palethorpes Bakery opens £1.3m distribution centre

Chilled savoury pastry supplier Palethorpes Bakery has created 100 jobs with the opening of a £1.3m distribution centre at its site in Market Drayton, Shropshire.

Bread delivery triggers bomb scare at restaurant

Police descended on a London restaurant after a mix-up over a bread delivery sparked a bomb scare.

Costa releases rainbow cups to celebrate Pride

Costa Coffee is celebrating Pride across the UK with the release of its first-ever rainbow-coloured coffee cups.

Brioche Pasquier expands biscotte with new shapes

Two new shapes have been added to Brioche Pasquier’s range of premium biscottes.

Greggs revamps sandwich range and adds vegan wrap

Greggs has unveiled six additions to its sandwich range, including its first-ever vegan sandwich.

New fipronil contamination brings call for egg testing

UK egg processing trade body British Lion Egg Processors is urging for random testing of imported eggs and egg products in the wake of a new European fipronil contamination.

International space bread project now has UK partner

A project to bring fresh bread to those working in space has teamed up with Leicester University.

Central Foods appoints new development manager

Frozen food distributor Central Foods has appointed Richard Clegg as business development manager.

Kudos secures US deal for sodium bicarb replacer

Shropshire-based Kudos Blends is bringing its sodium bicarbonate replacement potassium bicarbonate to the US.

Yorkshire bakery raises £12k via crowdfunding

Malton-based Zuzu’s Bakery is set to expand its operations after raising more than £12,000 via a crowdfunding campaign.

Bake Off: The Professionals – Episode Six

This episode of Bake Off: The Professionals is brought to you by the letter ‘f’. What does ‘f’ stand for? Friendship, of course.

Border Biscuits is named SFDEA Business of the Year

Border Biscuits has been declared Business of the Year at the 2018 Scotland Food & Drink Excellence Awards – and also took the gong for Brand Success of the Year.

Whitworth Bros scoops Tanker Operator of the Year award

East Midlands flour miller Whitworth Bros has taken the top prize at this year’s Tip-Ex/Tank-Ex Show.

Nairn’s rolls out ‘Good Gut Feeling’ campaign

Oatcake producer Nairn’s has teamed up with four digestive health ambassadors to release the ‘Good Gut Feeling’ campaign.

Six-year-old designs gateau for Patisserie Valerie

Patisserie Valerie’s latest limited-edition gateau was conceived by the winner of its Junior Baker drawing competition.

Mrs Crimble’s launches biggest on-pack promotion

Gluten-free brand Mrs Crimble’s has launched its biggest ever on-pack promotion.

Ginsters boss on new look and sector challenges

Ginsters of Cornwall is launching a new look as part of plans to make savoury pastries more relevant to modern consumers.

Buckingham Palace seeks skilled pastry chef

Buckingham Palace is searching for a new pastry chef, who will oversee culinary operations for both individual family members and state events.

Tesco rolls out flamingo celebration cake

Tesco has jumped on the flamingo bandwagon with a new addition to its celebration cake range.

Manufacturers gear up for World Cup with bakery NPD

Bakery manufacturers are preparing for the World Cup to kick off with a host of footie-themed NPD.

Can apple by-product cut sugar and sat fat in cakes?

A Welsh consortium has secured £350,000 in funding for research into using an apple by-product to reduce levels of sugar and saturated fat in items such as cakes.

Ferrero launches Nutella piping bag for foodservice

Ferrero Foodservice is rolling out a 1kg Nutella Piping Bag for caterers and bakers.

Real Good Food aims to raise extra £1m funding

Renshaw and Haydens owner Real Good Food is hoping to raise £1m of extra working capital with an open share offer.

Brioche Pasquier rolls out six-strong macaron range

Brioche Pasquier has expanded its range of macarons for the foodservice industry with a six-strong ‘Notes Gourmandes’ collection.

Tell us about the stars of your Christmas range

We want to hear about the shining stars of your Christmas product range.

Pidy launches organic shortcrust pastry cases

Pidy is hoping to tap rising interest in organic food with the launch of organic shortcrust party tarts for the foodservice market.

Pictured at the new site are The Village Bakery directors Robin and Christien Jones
  (Photo: The Village bakery )

The Village Bakery to open £12m gluten-free factory

The Village Bakery is ramping up its presence in the burgeoning free-from market with the development of a new £12m gluten-free factory and the launch of its own brand.

Baileys profiteroles launch exclusively in Iceland

Iceland has expanded its pastry offer with exclusive Baileys-branded profiteroles.

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