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  • Opinion

    Gerhard’s Blog – GBBO goes Victorian

    2015-09-17T00:00:00Z

    I’m not surprised that The Great British Bake Off (GBBO) went back to the Victorian age for its latest round. So much of our baking is rooted in this era of enormous change. From new ingredients to production processes, this was a time so fast-moving, comparable to changes in computerisation and information technology during the modern Elizabethan age.

  • Blog: Is The Great British Bake Off good for the industry? Give us your view
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    Blog: Is The Great British Bake Off good for the industry? Give us your view

    2015-09-14T00:00:00Z

    If you type The Great British Bake Off (GBBO) into Google you get a staggering 21 million hits. There can be no doubt the show is a media phenomenon. 

  • Gerhard’s Blog: Stayin’ Alive
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    Gerhard’s Blog: Stayin’ Alive

    2015-09-10T00:00:00Z

    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.

  • Ask the Expert: GBBO does pastry
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    Ask the Expert: GBBO does pastry

    2015-09-09T00:00:00Z

    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. 

  • Queen’s cake slice sells for £500
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    Queen’s cake slice sells for £500

    2015-09-04T00:00:00Z

    A 68-year-old slice of the Queen’s wedding cake has been sold at auction for £500.

  • Opinion

    Gerhard’s Blog – GBBO: Free From

    2015-09-03T00:00:00Z

    The popularity of The Great British Bake Off is unquestionable, and has brought baking to the water coolers (or coffee machines) of the nation. Staff in our local nursery not only love watching it, after each episode they re-bake one of the challenges with the kids – surely this will help secure some future baking pros! 

  • Ask the Expert: GBBO does alternatives
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    Ask the Expert: GBBO does alternatives

    2015-09-02T00:00:00Z

    With free-from foods in growth, The Great British Bake Off (GBBO) contestants take on the challenge of baking with alternative ingredients. Gregg Woodhead, product development manager at British Bakels, passes on his words of wisdom in our Ask the Expert blog.

  • Radio interview for Cupcake Championship finalist
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    Radio interview for Cupcake Championship finalist

    2015-08-27T00:00:00Z

    A finalist in the National Cupcake Championships 2015 has revealed business plans live on the radio as we gear up for the final. 

  • Gerhard’s Blog: Spanische Windtorte
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    Gerhard’s Blog: Spanische Windtorte

    2015-08-27T00:00:00Z

    Hot on the heels of last week’s Great British Bake Off (GBBO) Baguette challenge came the news from Paris that it is actually very difficult to lay your hands on a genuine French baguette this summer. 

  • Blogger Blackmail: should bloggers be paid for their posts in product?
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    Blogger Blackmail: should bloggers be paid for their posts in product?

    2015-08-27T00:00:00Z

    A macaron war between a food blogger and Kensington bakery hit headlines recently, over the issue of bloggers getting product for free.

  • Ask the expert: GBBO does desserts
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    Ask the expert: GBBO does desserts

    2015-08-26T00:00:00Z

    Patissier Charlotte Marrifield has catered for Her Majesty The Queen, but how would she cook for the king and queen of Bake Off Paul and Mary? We ask for her top tips for the bakers, as tonight they will tackle desserts.

  • Somerset cake factory struggles to recruit workers
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    Somerset cake factory struggles to recruit workers

    2015-08-21T00:00:00Z

    Ministry of Cake managing director Chris Ormrod has blamed good employment rates and the stereotype against factory work for ongoing vacancies at the company. 

  • Gerhard’s Blog: Mais non, Mary!
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    Gerhard’s Blog: Mais non, Mary!

    2015-08-20T00:00:00Z

    This week’s biggest faux-pas on The Great British Bake Off (GBBO) was served up by none other than Mary Berry, when she accidentally gave away who was going to leave the Bake Off before the show had even aired. 

  • Ask the expert: GBBO does bread
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    Ask the expert: GBBO does bread

    2015-08-19T00:00:00Z

    It’s bread week on the Great British Bake Off (GBBO), so who better to speak to for our #AskTheExpert blog than master baker Wayne Caddy.

  • Revealed: Cupcake Championship 2015 finalists
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    Revealed: Cupcake Championship 2015 finalists

    2015-08-19T00:00:00Z

    Stop what you’re doing - we have our finalists in the National Cupcake Championships 2015! 

  • Gerhard’s blog: Biscuit town
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    Gerhard’s blog: Biscuit town

    2015-08-13T00:00:00Z

    Gerhard Jenne takes a look at the latest Great British Bake Off episode... and remains unconvinced. 

  • Ask the expert: GBBO does biscuits
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    Ask the expert: GBBO does biscuits

    2015-08-12T00:00:00Z

    Tonight the Great British Bake Off (GBBO) contestants enter the tent with a biscuity challenge on their hands - the key to winning, says The Biscuiteers, is all in the preparation.

  • Somewhere west of Madeira
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    Somewhere west of Madeira

    2015-08-07T00:00:00Z

    You’ll know where to find me on Wednesday evenings in the weeks to come, says British Baker Blogger Gerhard Jenne. Yes, the Great British Bake Off is back, with a set of new bakers and 30 challenges to find this year’s champion.

  • Ask the expert: GBBO does cake
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    Ask the expert: GBBO does cake

    2015-08-05T00:00:00Z

    The Great British Bake Off (GBBO) is back for series six – with ‘cake’ taking centre stage on BBC1 tonight. But how can the contestants succeed? We spoke to expert Chris Ormrod of Ministry of Cake.

  • Blog: how to take heart from SACN
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    Blog: how to take heart from SACN

    2015-07-17T00:00:00Z

    Martyn Leek, British Baker editor, breaks today’s SACN report down in a way that bakers can take heart from its dietary recommendations.