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Strawberry Cake Mix Cookies Cake mix confetti sprinkles cookies heart quinns Valentine's Day These soft strawberry cookies are semi-homemade using a shortcut with boxed cake mix. Dress them up for Valentine's Day with colorful confetti sprinkles and heart quins. It's not often that I bake with prepackaged cake mixes, but I'm certainly not against using them.

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Simple Homemade Wedding Cake Recipe This simply decorated and elegant vanilla wedding cake has 2 tiers and comes with full assembly instructions. With the help of this carefully detailed post, this wedding cake recipe is perfectly manageable for any home baker. By the request of many readers, let me present you with a homemade 2 tier wedding cake recipe.

Tiffany & Co to open Europe’s first Blue Box Café in Harrods, London - British Baker Forget breakfast at Tiffany's, it's all about afternoon tea as Europe's first Tiffany Blue Box Café is due to open in Harrods, London this February. Located on the lower ground floor of the Knightsbridge store, the café's interior décor mirrors that found in the Blue Box Café in the Tiffany flagship store on New York's Fifth Avenue.

Hovis strike at Boucher Road, Belfast called off after improved pay offer - British Baker A planned all-out strike at Hovis' Boucher Road, Belfast facility has been suspended after the bread manufacturer "significantly improved" its pay offer.

Tipiak launches bite-sized canapés for the UK market - British Baker France-based Tipiak Traiteur Pâtissier has unveiled a selection of bite-sized canapés for the UK foodservice market.

Planet Doughnut expands into shopping centre site Planet Doughnut has opened a new retail site and revealed ambitions to grow its reach further afield. The specialist retailer, which was established as a home-based delivery business in 2017, has opened in Sherwood Square in Telford shopping centre. The opening follows the business launching its first shop and a kiosk in Shrewsbury.

Funnybones Foodservice launches savoury churros with cheese and chorizo - British Baker Hertfordshire-based Funnybones Foodservice has launched savoury churros. The mini savoury churros are made of choux pastry with a crispy outer shell and will be available in two flavours - melted Manchego Cheese and spicy Chorizo. Inspired by the popular deep-fried Mexican snack, consumers can serve them with a spicy tomato dip, said the company.

Burton’s Biscuit Co rolls out Maryland cookies and cream in supermarkets - British Baker Burton's Biscuit Company-owned Maryland has added a new variant to its portfolio. The new flavour, Cookies 'n' Cream, contains a rich dark cocoa dough and creamy white chocolate chips. The pack of 22 is described as an "incredibly moreish treat", which can be shared with the whole family, said the company.

Morrisons planning to ramp up number of bakery staff Morrisons is proposing to cull thousands of management roles across its stores and increase the number of staff working on the shop floor. The business has said that, under the proposals, many of the new jobs will be on its Market Street counters serving baked goods, meat and fish, and other fresh food.

Chocolate Cheesecake Bites Look at these little bites of thick, rich chocolate bliss. If you're a big chocolate lover, then I think you'll really enjoy these miniaturized cheesecakes. The crust is your basic Oreo variety, crushed into crumbs, mixed with sugar and butter and then pressed firmly into the bottom of a baking dish before baking.

ABA @ IBIE: Bakery Impact Check out ABA's highlights from the 2019 International Baking Industry Exposition.

Vegan bakery products from Pret, Tesco and Fry’s hit shelves for Veganuary - British Baker Veganuary is storming along, with bakeries, retailers and brands across the country launching meat-, dairy - and egg-free NPD to tap into the vegan boom.

Davina Steel gluten-free bakery has received SALSA accreditation - British Baker Essex-based Davina Steel Bakery has been awarded SALSA accreditation. The gluten-free bakery can now supply most retailers, foodservice companies and restaurants, which often require a SALSA or BRC food accreditation.

Kubaneh My husband requested a recipe I'd made a few years back of kubaneh from the cookbook Golden. Since I now know a bit more about bread, I decided to make some slight changes. I didn't have time to convert to sourdough, but I did add 10% sourdough starter and added some whole wheat.

Burmese fish curry This rather majestic and intensely fragrant Burmese fish curry, using common store cupboard spices, is very simple to make and does not take long at all. This is not a hot curry, chilli-wise; it has just a gentle heat. However, you can increase the chilli content or use a hotter chilli if you prefer.

Iced Finger Buns There's some bakes that are almost too simple to work but somehow they do. And not only that they are somewhat iconic. Iced Finger Buns are certainly one of those bakes! A classic sweet dough, topped with a layer of icing; talk about the simple pleasures in life!

Glenn Wheat trial loaf I bought some Glenn wheat berries from Kenter Canyon farm at the Atwater Village farmers market. It was $2 per pound, not cheap but not too outrageous. The Glenn wheat is grown in Santa Rosa, California. I'm currently buying hard red spring wheat from Montana Flour and Grains by mail, and I would like to transition to a more local supplier.

Burton’s Biscuit Company brand Maryland cookies to return to TV - British Baker Burton's Biscuit Company-owned Maryland is set to return to TV this February. The 'What would you do for a Maryland?' campaign, which cost £350,000, will premier during ITV's The Voice on Saturday 1 January in a 'prime time Saturday night' slot. It will also be supported by social media activity.

Hovis workers in Belfast vote to strike over pay - British Baker Employees at Hovis' site on Boucher Road, Belfast are set to go on continuous strike from Friday over a pay dispute. Members from Unite the Union and the Bakers, Food and Allied Workers Union voted in favour of strike action, with pickets due to go up at one minute past midnight on Friday.

Vegan webinar: plant-based bakery product development - British Baker Britain's food landscape is being transformed by the rise of veganism - and British Baker is hosting a webinar help you to ensure you are fully embracing the opportunity.

Snack it Right: DuPont launches research-based ASEAN campaign based on seven concepts The campaign, dubbed 'Snack it Right', was just launched today and will spread across all countries in the South East Asian region. The value of the region's snacking market is expected to hit US$22bn by 2023, from US$14bn in 2018.

IBIE Participants Get a Taste of ABA's Cookie & Cracker Academy Dave Van Laar, Senior Advisor to the President and CEO of the American Bakers Association, gave industry professionals a quick taste of the Cookie and Cracker Academy during a 2019 International Baking Industry Exposition education session at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Snickerdoodle Blondies Craving homemade snickerdoodles but don't have time or energy to roll a bunch of cookies? Try these Snickerdoodle Blondies! These bars are quick and easy to make, yet still packed full of that classic cinnamon flavor. I absolutely love my Easy Snickerdoodle Cookies recipe.

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