Unifine celebrates

Unifine Food & Bake Ingredients will be celebrating its 10th birthday on 19 June. To celebrate, the firm will be sending a box of Belgian chocolates to customers ordering products this month. It will also be offering special deals including 11kg of SuCreme Nova Plus for the price of 10.

Dearest UK loaf claim

Hobbs House Bakery has claimed it sells the most expensive loaf in the UK, at £21 a pop if it’s sold in a gift box that is. Its Shepherds Loaf was created by Tom Herbert, a director at the Cirencester-based bakery, as part of the BBC 4 programme In Search of the Perfect Loaf, which aired in March this year. The 2kg spelt sourdough loaf sells for £12 in Hobbs House Bakery’s shops the equivalent of £4.80 for an 800g loaf.

Raisin the game

Entries for California Raisins Bread Competition 2010 need to be sent to Bako North Western by midday on 30 June, not Bako Northern as previously stated. Open to craft/artisan bakers, entrants could win a trip to IBIE in Las Vegas, followed by two days in Fresno to tour the California raisin industry and a further two days at the Culinary Institute of America. For details call 020 8741 8513 or email info@ukraisins.com.

Thoughtful move

Bristol-based eco-bakery The Thoughtful Bread Company has moved to a new purpose-built bakery at Farrington’s Farm Shop. The 1,200sq ft bakery, which is nearly three times the size of the company’s previous premises, was built as a partnership between the owners of the shop and the bakery. The collaboration means the shop has a regular supply of freshly baked bread and visitors can see the bakers working through a viewing window.