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Getting back to baking - a simple mixed flour bake It's been quite a while since I posted except for the CB earlier this week. I pulled my starter out of the fridge on Sunday and did one refresh. Then 9:15 pm mixed the levain. 9 g starter + 44 g water + 44 g flour and left on the bench over night. Monday am popped it in the microwave to warm up as room temp was only 12°C, brrrrr.

Great British Bake Off 2019: meet the contestants The Great British Bake Off is set to return to the nation's screens on Tuesday 27 August, bringing with it 13 brand new contestants. Joining Paul, Prue, Noel and Sandi in the tent this year are amateur bakers with a range of backgrounds, including a fashion designer, a vet and an identical-twin.

St Pierre Groupe appoints UK commercial director St Pierre Groupe, which earlier this year rebranded from Carrs Foods, has appointed Chris McLaughlin as UK commercial director. McLaughlin previously worked for All About Food, which specialises in licensing restaurant brands such as Nando's, Pizza Express and Wahaca and taking them into retail.

SSP may open further Paul Hollywood Knead stores Food-to-go business SSP has said it may open further Knead outlets in partnership with Paul Hollywood despite the closure of the debut site. SSP, which operates brands including Starbucks and Upper Crust at travel locations, opened the first Knead - a new bakery concept - at Euston station in 2017.

Receive KSU Continuing Education Credits at TechCon 2019 New this year, the American Bakers Association is offering Kansas State University Continuing Education Units credit for select breakout sessions at TechCon. Students can add the nominal credit fee to their registration. The credit requires a short quiz after attending the session.

Easy Biscoff shortbread bars recipe Tag me on social media using the hashtag #Blogofvegan #thelittleblogofvegan All of my social media links are in the side bar…come and say Hi Tasted and written for you by The Little Blog of Vegan on August 20, 2019 Hi, my name is Holly Jade and welcome to 'The Little Blog of Vegan'.

IBIE: What to Know Before You Go With so much to see and do, be sure to think ahead and take note of these expert tips that will help you make the most of your time at the show…. Navigate IBIE 2019 easily when you download the IBIE Mobile App in iTunes or Android app stores.

A New & Improved Method Since I started working with white dough, I've come to recognize the importance of gluten development in bread. Whole grain dough tends to be stiffer even when fully hydrated, which gives a delusion that dough mixing is neglectable. Wrong. I was so wrong!

Study calls for mandatory vitamin D flour fortification Fortifying flour with vitamin D would save the UK £65m a year, according to a new study. Mandatory addition of vitamin D to wheat flour would prevent a quarter of the 40 million new cases of vitamin D deficiency predicted in England and Wales over the next 90 years, said researchers at the University of Birmingham.

We will bounce back from fire, pledges bakery boss Village Bakery managing director Robin Jones has said the business will be "stronger than ever" as it looks to rebuild following this week's devastating blaze. Pictures taken by the North Wales Fire and Rescue Service have revealed the extent of the damage at the bakery on Wrexham Industrial Estate.

Sweet Little Cherry Hand Pies Handy dandy and delicious, these little cherry pies are as good as they are cute.

Jo Jo Potato Wedges Jo Jo Potato Wedges are thick and satisfying! They're crisp on the outside and fluffy on the inside and they're sure to become your new favorite side dish. I can’t believe it’s already back-to-school week. And while I know some of you mamas are ready for a break, this mama is super sad about it.

Coconut Chip Chocolate Chunk Cookies These Coconut Chip Chocolate Chunk Cookies are a current favorite of mine that pair well with both coffee and milk, and if you like coconut and chocolate, you're sure to enjoy these. The cookie dough is easy to make and includes a generous amount of coconut chips and chocolate chunks.

3rd time's the charm honey oat porridge bread I used the Honey Spelt Oat recipe from Sourdough by Sarah Owens. I followed her ingredients exactly, except I swapped out the spelt for whole wheat. The loaves in her book are a little small for my liking, but given my poor prior attempts with this recipe, I was happy to make less dough.

Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal Cups Using a few simple ingredients and 1 bowl, throw these healthy apple cinnamon baked oatmeal cups in the oven. They're ready in about 30 minutes. My whole family, toddler included, loves them. Try the other flavors listed, too! Even though Noelle isn't in school yet, we're gearing up for a new routine.

Pinkmans doughnuts and buns to go on sale in Japan Bristol bakery Pinkmans is to sell doughnuts and savoury buns at two Japanese fairs. The bakery has been selected to represent Britain at 'Best of British' fairs, being held by high-end department store Hankyu in Tokyo and Osaka.

Fire breaks out at Village Bakery factory in Wrexham A major fire has broken out today at The Village Bakery factory in Wrexham. At least eight fire-fighting vehicles from North Wales Fire and Rescue Service have attended the blaze at the factory on Coed Aben Road, on an industrial estate in Wrexham, Wales, after the alarm was raised at 8.41 this morning.

Christmas 2019: Eight bakery brands roll out NPD The ringing of Christmas bells is getting louder as bakery brands begin unveiling their festive selection. We've already seen a host of trend-led NPD from most of the supermarkets, with Tesco, Asda and Ocado first, closely followed by Co-op, Fortnum and Mason and Waitrose and, lastly, Aldi and Booths.

Gluten-free chapati flour launched by Eurostar Eurostar Commodities has expanded its line-up with gluten-free chapati flours. Produced by Eurostar Commodities' technical development team, the product offers the softness and flexibility required for producing consistent results and handles like a traditional flour, said the supplier.

Luxury foodie cruise orders boatload of Greggs grub A luxury cruise ship hosting a 10-day culinary and cultural tour of Northern Europe has stopped off to pick up a Greggs order. Cruise ship Azamara Journey has today docked at the Port of Tyne, near Newcastle upon Tyne, and taken on Greggs Sausage Rolls, Vegan Sausage Rolls and Stottie Cake, a traditional north-eastern bread.

Sunday Brunch Focaccia Lucy was thrilled to make 2 breads in one week for a change and she really came up with a dusey too - a Lebanese, Greek, Italian and Mexican Focaccia. This one was made with 10 g of half year old NMNF rye starter used to make a 10% pre-fermented whole rye levain at 100% hydration that was retarded for 24 hours.

Back to basic bread, 65% Whole wheat Been baking so many breads with lots of add ins, back to basic but keeping my new favorite wheat germ parmesan crust. I got a new lame finally, oh it made a world of a difference! Cutting through dough like butter, I'll so try the double slash again. Nothing beats the 50% einkorn in the whole grain hearty department.

Artisan Bread School 5-day course in Lyman Maine, USA The next course in the USA will be in late 2020.

Ricotta Rye Onion Bread This is a 45% rye bread made with fresh milled rye sifted so it's close to a medium grind rye flour. The ricotta cheese resulted in a nice moist crumb and the onions just go perfect with rye of course. I added a little balsamic vinegar which added a little sweetness.

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