BRITISH EGG WEEK OCTOBER 2016…

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It’s back again, and ran from 10-17th October British Egg Week in association with British Lion Eggs.

British Egg Week culminates with a celebration of World Egg Day at a #PutanEggonit street food event at Hawker House on 14th October.

The event, which has been created for key journalists and food bloggers, but is also open to members of the public, continued throughout Saturday 15 October.

The event featured Seb Holmes, street food pro and #PutanEggonit ambassador, cooking up two of his six British Egg Week recipes, an egg-topped smokey aubergine salad, and a wok fried egg and spicy minced pork with garlic and ginger, at a British Lion branded street food stand.

Top chefs have cooked up lots of egg-citing recipes for us to try – just visit the Egg Info website for the recipe details.

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# GREAT BRITISH BAKE OFF #TudorWeek…

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So we are fast approaching the end of the brilliant ‘Great British Bake Off 2016′,  boo hoo… I will be so sad when it comes to an end not just because it’s the end of this particular series but because it’s the end to the ‘Great British Bake Off’, as we know it.

A massive 3.5k of other peoples recipes have been added to their site so far. Tuesday nights will never be the same again. Tomorrow’s theme is #TudorWeek! in what looks like a very empty marquee. The question now is who is in the running to win this year’s Bake Off. Every week I seem to get a different idea of who I think will win and that person has sometimes been the one to be eliminated so I’m not holding my breath that I will get it right on the night.

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I guess it’s a bit like chocolate in that all good things have to come to an end.

NATIONAL BAKING WEEK 17th – 23rd OCTOBER, 2016…

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National Baking Week is 17th – 23rd October, 2016 and is to promote baking with the family.

There is no better time than during National Baking Week to set yourself a baking challenge and spend some Homemade Family Time with friends and family.

There’s such a variety of recipes available and they want you to try something new and tackle more challenging bakes. If you’re pushed for time why not search for a recipe that can be made in under 30 minutes? If it is something sweet you fancy why not search their range of tempting deserts? And for Homemade Family Time, look no further than their Baking with Kids recipe section, perfect to give you all the inspiration you and your family need to get into the kitchen!

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BRAMLEY APPLE PIE WEEK 3rd-9th OCTOBER, 2016…

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The Bramley Apple Pie Week is from 3rd – 9th October, 2016.

To celebrate Bramley Apple Week 2016, the top 1,200 chefs in the country, according to The 2016 Good Food Guide, were invited to show their support by sharing their signature Bramley recipes.

Recipes were shared by Michelin starred chefs including Mark Poynton, Galton Blackiston and Atul Kochher and award winning TV chef Cyrus Todiwala. These innovative and unique dishes showcased the versatility of Bramley and inspired people to get cooking.

A competition ran across owned social media channels, encouraging interaction from consumers. Cooks and fans were asked to post a picture of their favourite Bramley dish with the hashtags #LoveBramley and #BramleyAppleWeek, generating interaction around using Bramley in a wide variety of ways. A winner was chosen by Mark Poynton, Michelin starred chef/founder of Alimentumrestaurant, Cambridge.

Two high profile bloggers were also engaged in the activity: Holly Bell, Recipes from a Normal Mum, created a video for the Bramley YouTube channel for how to cook a Bramley apple and cinnamon crepe cake; Lavender and Lovage promoted Bramley Apple Week to her large following, creating a savoury sausage and sage baked apple with roast chicken. Both encouraged support of Bramley Apple Week across their social media channels. Lots more information on the Bramley Apple website.

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NATIONAL CUPCAKE WEEK IS 19th-25th SEPTEMBER, 2016…

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National Cupcake Week is 19th-25th September, 2016 but they already have their National Cupcake Champions.

On Wednesday 14th September at AB Mauri Centre of Excellence, 10 experts spent the day trying and tasting delicious little cakes of joy from 5 different categories. The cupcakes were individually rated by our experts to give a category winner. Each category winner was then judged to give your our cupcake champion!

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This event is brought to you by British Baker, the only industry title to cover the entire baking industry, including craft, ingredients, equipment, food-to-go, snacks, coffee shops, as well as plant bakery and supermarkets.

The week itself (19-25 September 2016) is designed to help promote the popularity of cupcakes in order to help bakery businesses boost their sales.

In addition to National Cupcake Week itself, they have an annual competition called the National Cupcake Championships, which serves to celebrate and reward the talent in the cupcake industry. In 2016, the competition’s eight year.

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British Baker is about the business, the people, and the community of bakery in the UK.

Trusted to deliver daily news via its website www.bakeryinfo.co.uk , and independent news and analysis in the fortnightly publication, British Baker is both challenging and reader-friendly.

Designed for the modern baking industry, its large glossy format includes everything from recipe ideas and new product developments, to regular pricing surveys, jobs and classified.

Suitable for all within the baking industry, from the home-based bakery business to multinational coffee chains or ingredients suppliers, British Baker’s ethos is to be authoritative, informative and useful to business across all bakery-related areas.

Head down to the National Cupcake Week website for lots of information on this very popular awareness day.

TWO REASONS WHY GOING GLUTEN FREE MAY NOT BE RIGHT FOR YOU…

 

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They say that about one in five people now regularly buy foods labelled ‘gluten free’., but did you know that unless you are someone who actually suffers from gluten allergies then it may even harm your health to eat those types of products.

Experts say you may develop iron and B vitamin deficiencies and also increase your calorie intake by choosing gluten free products.

Get your GP to send you for an allergy test first before you put them into your diet. Article found in Good Housekeeping Magazine.