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Professionals Group Spotlight: Commodity and Agriculture Policy The ABA Commodity and Agriculture Policy Professionals Group discusses pressing issues related to trade policy and its impact on the baking sector.

Marzipan Mousse with Candy Cane Almonds A topping of chopped Sconza Chocolate Candy Cane Almonds is the perfect complement and so season appropriate! You may remember earlier this year when I partnered with Sconza Chocolates to promote their delicious Lemoncello Chocolate Almonds. I was truly blown away by the quality and flavor of their products.

Chocolate Orange Fudge When it comes to festive flavours, there's a few that will always be iconic in my books. Gingerbread, peppermint and mixed spice to name a few; any recipe involving them and I need a Michael Buble playlist to accompany it. Along with those is of course chocolate orange and this Chocolate Orange Fudge is the perfect sweet Christmas treat!

Winter wonderland Christmas cake This recipe has been created in partnership with Tala, one of the UK’s oldest and best loved bakeware brands. It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas! This week we’ve put the tree up, I’ve started buying presents and decorating.

Cranberry Spice Cookies with Eggnog Icing These cranberry spice cookies combine cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom, and dried cranberries with buttery shortbread-like cookie dough. It's an easy cookie recipe prepared in 1 bowl with 9 simple ingredients. The creamy eggnog icing is optional, but I recommend it - it tastes divine with these festive spice flavors!

Gingerbread city unveiled by Museum of Architecture at Somerset House - British Baker The Museum of Architecture has unveiled a miniature city made entirely from gingerbread and confectionery. More than 100 of the UK's leading architects and designers worked on the project to create the futuristic city, which explores the theme of transport and how people will travel in years to come.

Tesco rolls out dog macarons for Christmas - British Baker Tesco has launched a pack of macarons for dogs in time for Christmas. The retailer's new Macarons for Dogs contain a dog-friendly yoghurt filling and cost £2.50 for a pack of eight. The macarons are small and suitable for dogs of all sizes, according to the supermarket.

Major Mini Chip Cookies These jumbo chocolate chip cookies are made with two bags of semisweet chocolate chips. Yes… so many mini morsels!

Chai Sugar Cookies Since I know that chai spices are a great substitute for cinnamon, I was inspired by snickerdoodle cookies to see what might happen if I flavored a chewy sugar cookie dough with chai spices. Spoiler: The result was amazing.

Whole Wheat Santa Sugar Cookies To make the Santas, you'll need a 3-inch teardrop-shaped cutter, or you can do as I did and bend a heart-shaped cutter into a teardrop. You'll also need a 1-inch round cutter, or a use a similar sized bottle cap. The little circles of dough cut in half will fashion 3D mustaches on the Santa faces!

Chocolate Gingerbread Sandwich Cookies My chocolate gingerbread sandwich cookies combine gingerbread cookies with thick and creamy chocolate ganache. These linzer-shaped Christmas cookies are extra flavorful, extra special and beyond festive for the holiday season! Happy National Cookie Day and day 3 in Sally's Cookie Palooza!!!

Poll: When should a bread be described as sourdough? We want YOU to tell us where you stand on the controversial issue of sourdough labelling and marketing. The submission of proposals for a code of practice on the labelling and marketing of sourdough bread and rolls has sparked debate in the industry.

St Pierre Groupe receives Queen's Award Manchester-based St Pierre Groupe has been awarded the Queen's Award for Enterprise for International Trade yesterday. The food manufacturer was presented the award this week by the Vice Lord-Lieutenant at its new offices in Didsbury. St Pierre Groupe's brand portfolio includes St Pierre, Baker Street and Paul Hollywood.

Brioche Pasquier rolls out new Valentine macarons Brioche Pasquier is to unveil a new range of macarons in the run up to Valentine's Day. Produced under the label Emotion, they are available in six flavours, including banana and coconut, lemon and lime, raspberry and redcurrant, blackcurrant, caramel biscuit and chocolate orange.

Butterscotch reindeer cupcakes - Ft Natures Charm The Little Blog of Vegan. From tasty homemade vegan recipes, to health advice and beauty reviews! The Little Blog Of Vegan.

American Bakers Association Announces Two New Government Relations Staff The American Bakers Association is happy to announce two new Government Relations staff members: Lauren Williams, Director of Government Relations and Zack Decker, Government Relations Manager. "Lauren Williams has wonderful professional experience that will enhance the government relations team's advocacy efforts on behalf of ABA's Members.

Chocolate Pocky Pops Advent candy chocolate cookies christmas holiday baking lollipops Bring the fun this holiday season with Chocolate Pocky Pops - a lolliop with an edible stick! Pocky is one of my favorite ready-to-eat treats, and I'm always looking for ways to incorporate it into my confectionery - cue these pops!

Chocolate Peppermint Thumbprints Combining chocolate cookies, chocolate peppermint ganache, and crushed candy canes, they're undoubtedly festive and bound to disappear off cookie platters. Welcome to day 2 in Sally's Cookie Palooza!

Hovis is first baker to sign TUC Dying to Work charter Hovis has signed up to a charter developed by the TUC to support employees with terminal illness. The Dying to Work charter is designed to make employers more aware of the impact of terminal illness, enabling them to support employees during an uncertain time.

JM Bakery wholesale and retail business up for sale Scottish business JM Bakery, which operates three retail sites, has been put on the market. The business comprises three high street retail locations - two leasehold and one freehold - in the seaside town of Carnoustie, Angus.

Sausage and Lentil Soup Sausage and Lentil Soup is thick and hearty, loaded with Italian sausage, lentils, and vegetables in a tomato-based broth. This is the comforting recipe you need this winter! You guys, I swear I say this every single year, but I am trying to get ahead and stay organized with my holiday shopping.

Easy No Cook Divinity Candy This no-cook divinity recipe takes the guess work out of making the classic Christmas candy. This year's advent of treats have an unintentional theme: Retro Sweets! It's a result of my recent thrift store find of someone's recipe box from 1950.

Homemade Butter Cookies Unlike the bland store-bought version you may be used to, these are soft in the center with irresistible buttery vanilla and almond flavors. Make lovely designs with a large piping tip and dip in chocolate and sprinkles for a festive touch!

Higgidy set to launch first vegan roll for Veganuary West-Sussex-based pastries supplier Higgidy is set to launch its first vegan roll ahead of Veganuary. The vegetarian pastry brand will be expanding its plant-based range this January to include the Miso Mushroom Vegan Roll and limited-edition Aubergine and Spinach Masala pie.

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