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Ham and Swiss Dutch Baby It's filled with diced ham and Swiss cheese, and finished with a handful of fresh greens and cherry tomatoes. This dramatic-looking Dutch Baby is a complete one-skillet meal convenient enough for weeknight dinners. It's also been a weekday favorite when we need a quick lunch but want to eat well.

Baking Industry Awards 2019: Enter Now Entries for the Baking Industry Awards are now open, and we're proud to be sponsoring the 'Celebration Cake Business of the Year' category for the 15th year running. That's 15 years of celebrating the achievements of cake decorating businesses and sharing their inspirational work with the world.

Pistachio and strawberry macarons Tangy, fruity macarons are a joy to eat and this is one of my favourite macaron flavour pairings. This slideshow requires JavaScript. I haven't made macarons in a while, so I felt the need to make a batch using pistachios rather than the usual almonds in the shells!

PACCOR reaches ‘challenging milestone’ to produce 250,000 tons of rPET The company has invested over £10m in its UK branch to make changes in production and its technology. Ashley Jones, MD, PACCOR UK, said PACCOR UK is delighted to have achieved this milestone of manufacturing out of fully recycled materials on a large scale.

Bakery event aims to tackle period stigma Period-themed pancakes and tampon macarons are to be served at a London eatery, which is taking part in what has been dubbed the UK's biggest-ever brunch.

ABST reveals burger bun challenge winners The Alliance for Bakery Students and Trainees has revealed the winners of its burger bun innovation challenge. The challenge tasked entrants with creating two brand new burger bun recipes - one for a chicken burger and one for beef.

V&A celebrates Dior show with patisserie pop-up Benugo's Exhibition Road Café at the V&A has been styled to resemble a French patisserie in line with the Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams exhibition.

Chocolate Chiffon Cake This Chocolate Chiffon Cake still delivers plenty of chocolate flavor, but its light texture makes it a great cake for any occasion. Chiffon cakes also happen to be one of my favorite types of cake to bake, as I love both their fluffy crumb and their showstopping size.

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Peanut Butter Cupcakes The cupcakes are dense and dry out quickly. Many readers have commented with the same disappointing results. I knew I could do better. The cupcakes deserve it. And after a few cupcake experiments with many taste testers, I produced flavorful and soft peanut butter cupcakes.

Gail's unveils Brighton store and Kew Gardens biscuit Gail's Bakery is gearing up to open its 49th store this month. The North Road, Brighton-based premises is due to start trading on 28 February. It will serve Gail's signature French dark sourdough, baguettes, rye breads and fruit loaves, alongside soup, salads and cakes as well as a breakfast menu until 3pm each day.

Spar wholesaler rolls out meat-free sandwich line James Hall and Co, the North of England Spar UK wholesaler, aims to cash in on the meat-free trend with a new vegan and vegetarian-themed food-to-go range. Available now under the James Hall Great Northern Sandwich brand, the selection of sandwiches and wraps comprise:.

Faldo takes on technical director role at Edme Food ingredients firm Edme has named Renata Faldo as technical director. The promotion is Faldo's fourth since joining the Mistley-based company as a laboratory technician 10 years ago. The former quality controls and processes manager will now be responsible for ensuring the technical plan is aligned with the company's overall business strategy.

EHL Ingredients invests £1m in new 8,000 sq ft premises EHL Ingredients has expanded its premises, investing £1 million in a new 8,000 sq ft site in Stockport. The new premises joins EHL Ingredients' other two facilities on the Broadstone Industrial Estate, Reddish, Stockport, taking the total site space up to 40,000 sq ft.

Hovis launches bread bag recycling scheme Hovis has teamed up with recycling firm TerraCycle to help increase the amount of bread bags sent for recycling. The Bread Bag Recycling Programme aims to create a UK-wide network of public access recycling points.

125% Hydration Levain Ciabatta, 76% overall hydration Last time I made the Scott MeGee Ciabatta, but with a biga. Today, I converted it to a 125% hydration AP levain. Whereas the biga had 40% of the flour pre-fermented, I dropped this down to 20%, and also dropped the IDY by at least 2/3. The overall hydration stays at 76%.

Birthday Cake Slice Marshmallows These puffy marshmallows look just like slices of birthday cake! They'll make a fun addition to your party treats, or package them for take-home favors. My love for making homemade marshmallows begin back in 2013 when I first figured out how to make marshmallow ropes.

Pidy adds chocolate waffle basket to UK portfolio Pidy, the ready-to-fill pastry manufacturer, has unveiled a chocolate waffle basket ahead of Easter. Designed in the shape of a tulip, the bakery item is made of traditional waffle dough, with an inner chocolate coating. Sold in cases of 12, the basket can hold sweet fillings and be stored ambient or be used to dress up ice cream.

Honeybuns extends vegan cake offering Free-from bakery Honeybuns is to add three new variants to its vegan cake range next month, bringing the total number to five. Millionaire's Slice, Dark Chocolate Brownie and Oaty Raspberry Bar will make their debut at the International Food and Drink Event, at ExCeL next month.

Brace's Bakery unveils 'Welsh Legends' range Brace's Bakery has launched new range of bloomers and batch loaves called Welsh Legends. Featuring ingredients such as sourdough and quinoa, Brace's said each item in the new range has been 'carefully considered' before being given a name that celebrates Welsh culture.

Sainsbury's-Asda merger 'could push up prices' The proposed merger between Sainsbury's and Asda suffered a blow today as the Competition and Markets Authority found that it could push up prices and reduce quality.

HR & Safety Winter Webinar Speakers: OSHA Official, Regulatory Expert HR and Safety Winter Webinar is Thursday, February 27 from 2 - 4 pm. OSHA Deputy Assistant Secretary Loren Sweatt discuss the Administration’s priorities for workplace safety and Peter Susser, Shareholder at Littler, will present on the Trump Administration’s regulatory agenda.

Former Speaker of the House of Representatives John Boehner to Keynote American Bakers PAC Events at ABA 2019 Convention Speaker Boehner’s participation in this year’s PAC Dinner will give attendees a candid and engaging glimpse into how we can effectively enact positive change in today’s current political environment.”-MacKie.

American Bakers PAC Events Registration Packet Please click below to view/fill out the following:. Authorized Signature form. PAC Dinner with the Honorable John Boehner Invitation. PAC Dinner Events ticket order form. 2019 PAC Dinner Packet.

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