FAB News

Unicorn cake

April 25th, 2017 by

The unicorn craze is going nowhere fast. It’s here. Fully bedded in. So we teamed up with the very excellent Lucy of Supergolden Bakes to bring you a grown up, sedate version of the unicorn cake. With four layers and a nude finish we think our unicorn cake is the answer to all your cake […]

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Life is better with bread

March 24th, 2017 by

Comedian Bella Younger, AKA Deliciously Stella, turns a mirror onto the ridiculous realities of a #cleaneating lifestyle. What’s a girl to have for breakfast if she can’t eat toast? Have a watch to find out and decide for yourself whether life if actually #BetterWithBread

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#BananaBreadDay

February 21st, 2017 by

Thursday 23 February 2017 will be #BananaBreadDay The history of banana bread is unclear. Some say it first became popular during the great depression in 1930s America when thrifty housewives wanted to use up over-ripe bananas. Others attribute its popularity to food companies: in the 1930s baking powder was a new product and to encourage people […]

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Even white bread has fibre

February 6th, 2017 by

All bread and flour products contain fibre – just in different amounts (you can check on the back of packets or online at company or supermarket websites). A seeded wholemeal loaf will typically contain the most fibre – just 2 slices can contain more than a third of your 30g recommended target. Brand Loaf Fibre […]

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Both men and women should be eating 30g of fibre a day

February 6th, 2017 by

This mean that, on average, men need to increase their consumption by 50% and women by a staggering 75%. Fibre can be found in foods such as cereal and grains, particularly wholegrains; and a vast array of fruit and vegetables. For more information on consuming a healthy balanced diet see information from Public Health England […]

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Dietary fibre has many health benefits

February 6th, 2017 by

Dietary fibre can help prevent coronary heart disease, diabetes and certain cancers. A study of 40,000 women in the US found that increasing fibre consumption was more important in preventing cardiovascular disease than increasing consumption of other foods, such as fruit and veg. Click here for more FAB Fibre Facts and watch our video for […]

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#FebFibreChallenge

January 31st, 2017 by

Most women need to increase their fibre intake by 75% to maintain good health. Find out how you can join in our #FebFibreChallenge to work toward this >>Find out more

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Fab Fibre

January 13th, 2017 by

The scientists who advise the UK government on what we should all be eating to maintain good health have concluded that we are not eating enough fibre. According to official figures men need to increase their fibre consumption by 50% and women by a staggering 75%. The recommended amount of fibre we should be eating […]

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Avo and walnut salsa

January 13th, 2017 by

The buzzy heat of chillies is a perfect antidote to cold mornings and you don’t get much more zingy that this delicious walnut salsa that I lovingly adapted from an Ottolenghi recipe. Sometimes I feel that life is too short for finely chopping, especially at breakfast time, so I use shop-bought purees for the chilli and garlic in […]

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Gingerbread Decorating Day, Saturday 10 December 2016

December 9th, 2016 by

Saturday 10 December is Gingerbread Decorating Day a day set aside for cooks, bakers, kids and parents to spend joyfully baking and decorating their gingerbread creations. The history of gingerbread is a long one. It was first brought Europe (France) over a thousand years ago in 992 by an Armenian monk, Gregory of Nicopolis, who had […]

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We love baking (and Lucy)

November 14th, 2016 by

We’ve all been guilty of falling foul of jumping on to Pinterest, finding the latest baking craze and ultimately ending up with an epic bake-fail. And that does not make for a happy or confident baker. If you’re looking for tried-and-tested, Instagram-worthy bakes then come this way. We have teamed up with baker extraordinaire, Lucy […]

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Baking with kids

October 25th, 2016 by

Autumn is a wonderful time of year. Bountiful harvests of earthy and vibrant veggies; bright sunny crisp days; leaves turning into dazzling gold and jewelled rubies; bright glistening conkers scatter the paths. Days out are now punctuated by hot chocolate rather than ice cream. The October half-term is our favourite holiday for baking. There isn’t the […]

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Yeo valley crab avocado crostini

October 1st, 2016 by

Simple, delicious and nutritious! In a bowl, combine the crab meat, 
chilli and crème fraîche. Slice the avocado into 15 thin slices, squeeze over the lime juice and toss 
with a pinch of sea salt. Drizzle the bread with a little olive oil and toast. Top each toasted baguette slice with a piece of avocado, […]

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Goats cheese and trout toasties

September 22nd, 2016 by

Impress your guests (or just yourself) with these easy and ever so yummy toasties! Preheat the oven to 200°C/400°F. Using a pastry cutter that is slightly larger than the goats’ cheese rounds, cut a circle from each slice of bread. Brush the bread rounds with a little olive oil, scatter with a few thyme leaves […]

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Mug cakes: friend or foe

August 29th, 2016 by

According to Google’s 2016 Food Trends report, the highest ranked search in the ‘bite-sized snack’ category is the mug cake. But a recent Buzzfeed article claims that they just don’t work. For a variety of reasons …. They explode; they turn into a molten lava of sugary egg; or just into a rubbery blob. And even when they do […]

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Reasons to love bread #8: Price

August 22nd, 2016 by

We are on a mission. To remind people of the health contributions bread makes to our diet. Bread has been stigmatised – said to cause everything from weight gain to bloating. People actively avoid bread because it is a source of carbohydrates or because it contains gluten. What many people forget is, that far from being an […]

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Tuna bruschetta

August 17th, 2016 by

Just 3 simple steps to a tasty light lunch! Drizzle 4tbsp of the reserved olive oil from the tuna over the slices of bread. Place under a preheated grill for 2 minutes or until golden brown and crispy Place the chopped tomatoes, garlic and basil into a bowl and mix together. Top the bread with the […]

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Foods you should never put in the fridge

August 15th, 2016 by

As the temperature rises it is tempting to store more food in the fridge to help it last longer. But there are certain foods that should NEVER be stored in the fridge, and according to a new guide by the Good Housekeeping Institute, bread is one of those. They say that far from extending its […]

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Great British Bake Off is Back

August 8th, 2016 by

Finally, the schedulers at the BBC have announced that the Great British Bake Off will start on Wednesday 24 August. We are so excited. Just the Olympics to get through, and three-days after the closing ceremony the best programme to grace our screens will return. After a summer of watching grown men kick a ball about; watching athletes jump […]

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Reasons to love bread #9: Taste

July 11th, 2016 by

We at FAB Flour are on a mission. We are sad that bread, once a staple of the British diet, has become demonised. People are actively avoiding bread, worried because it is a source of carbohydrates or because it contains gluten. What many people don’t seem to realise is, that far from being an unhealthy […]

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The scientific reason toast is so much more than bread

Hot buttered toast

June 28th, 2016 by

Bread is great – flavoursome, heady and great company for cheese . But toast, well toast is just better. The smell, the texture, the taste. It is so much more than a dried out charred bread. It is culinary heaven. And the reason why can be explained by science. Let us introduce the Maillard reaction. When […]

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Homemade chia and berry jam on toast

June 20th, 2016 by

DO NOT be put off by having to make your own jam – it takes less than half an hour and is totally deeelish Heat the berries in a small pan (frozen of fresh) for 5 mins until they are warm and have started to break down Add the chia seeds and maple syrup Simmer on […]

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Reasons to love bread #10: Choice

June 16th, 2016 by

We at FAB Flour are on a mission. We are sad that bread, once a staple of the British diet, has become demonised. People are actively avoiding bread, worried because it is a source of carbohydrates or because it contains gluten. What many people don’t seem to realise is, that far from being an unhealthy food […]

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Greek toast

June 7th, 2016 by

Houmous, black olives, rocket and sesame seeds on toast. A delightful way to remind you of holidays in the Greek Isles … even if you’ve never been! If you haven’t noticed, I have a slight obsession with houmous. It’s so versatile and can be filled with all sorts of flavours such as lemon, garlic, pepper […]

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Houmous, rocket and pomegranate on toast

June 1st, 2016 by

I originally saw this idea on Jamie Oliver’s Food Tube and at first and I wondered what all the fuss was about. However after trying it, it is my favourite small lunch to go to when in a hurry. Houmous, pomegranate and rocket are always a staple in my kitchen as they taste so fantastic together. Try […]

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Spiralised courgette, pesto and peas on toast

May 30th, 2016 by

Move over avocado, here are other luscious green wares to have on our toast …. Spiralize 1 courgette, sauté in a pesto sauce for around 3 minutes just to heat really. Then add fresh garden peas (or place frozen peas in a mug of boiling water while you sauté the courgette). It takes just minutes to […]

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Toast to fill you up

May 25th, 2016 by

Yet another brilliant combination of eggs and avocado on toast. This time from Sisley at Sew White. She sprinkles the finished affair with just a dash of chilli flakes for an extra kick. | This is sure to keep you going till lunch time (or dinner time!)

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Avocado, pomegranate, cucumber on toast

May 19th, 2016 by

What better way to start the day of off than with the classic avocado on toast. It seems every health fanatic and food blogger is going mad for avocado but with good reason! Packed with healthy fats, this green bombshell is a great way to fill yourself up. By ditching sugary breakfasts, and replacing it […]

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Sardines on toast

April 27th, 2016 by

There’s something a bit Second-World-War about sardines on toast. But the truth is: they’re delicious; they’re simple to make; they’re cheap; and they’re ready in 5-minutes. What’s not to love?

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Dragon eggs on toast

April 22nd, 2016 by

Bacon, black pudding, eggs (look at the box – we’re in Wales so these are Dragon eggs), rye toast & avocado. And all after a magic night’s sleep; mostly because when they woke, the children read their books in bed & didn’t wake us up (a first!). Hooray for us

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Crushed minty peas on toast

April 16th, 2016 by

While mushy peas might represent disappointing caravan holidays spent dodging the rain; a crushed pea dip is light and summery and reminds us that somewhere the sun is shining. A big thanks to April Bloomfield, chef at Spotted Pig, for her recipe that brings so much hope and promise.

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*THE* classic combo

April 12th, 2016 by

There are some things that can’t be messed with; some things that can’t be improved. And the classic combo of avocado, crispy bacon and runny fried egg all perched atop a golden slice of toast is one of them. Thanks delicious. magazine for reminding us!

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Greens on toast

April 7th, 2016 by

Forget avo on toast, that’s so last year. This year it’s all about using under-utilised ingredients such as radish leaves and using big bold flavours, such as pickled chili or aged butter, to liven them up. Watch the video from Bon Appetit and be the envy of your friends when you make some yourself.

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French Toast Skewers

April 4th, 2016 by

Wow! Make your French toast portable by popping chunks of it on a skewer, interspersed with slices of banana and drizzled in caramel sauce. Eating from a stick gives you a free hand to hold a cocktail. Bonus! The recipe, via The Kitchn, includes a recipe for homemade caramel sauce.

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One pan fry up

March 19th, 2016 by

Forget those expensive, gimmicky pans with separate compartments to cook all the different components of a fry-up. A bit of patience and a steady hand is all you need. Oh and a slice of crisp, buttery toast. Viva la weekend!

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Toasters through the ages

March 16th, 2016 by

The practice of toasting bread became popular in the Roman Empire. The word “toast” actually comes from the Latin “tostum,” which means “to burn or scorch.” The first electric toaster was invented in 1893 by Scotsman Alan MacMasters, but it wasn’t very popular. The iron wiring would often melt, creating a fire hazard. That was […]

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Avocado toast bruschetta

March 14th, 2016 by

Satisfying starter or light lunch, bruschettas offer endless possibilities. Avocado is king in my diet and this bruschetta celebrates it deliciously! Ingredients: 1 ripe avocado, cubed 2 slices of your favourite crusty bread a dozen cherry tomatoes, halved or quartered ¼ a red onion, diced ½ a lemon, juiced 2 tbsp olive oil salt & […]

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Ricotta toast four ways

March 11th, 2016 by

Who knew that whipped and salted ricotta, slathered on toast and crowned with vibrant toppings could taste so good? Using an electric whisk or a wooden spoon beat 200g of ricotta with a pinch of salt, leave in the fridge to thicken, overnight or for as long as you have the patience for, then garnish […]

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Breakfast bagels

March 7th, 2016 by

Fed up of the same old breakfasts? Why not try out some new breads AND some new toppings with this range of bagel inspo by those breakfast experts at Shake Up Your Wake Up

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Toast and soldiers

March 7th, 2016 by

What a delightful way to present a boiled egg and toast. Add some super scrummy seasonings like celery salt or sweet paprika. It’s a winner and bound to bring a smile to anyone’s face.

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Avocado and slow-roasted tomatoes on toast

February 22nd, 2016 by

Jamie Oliver’s take on Australian cafe-food is a perfect breakfast idea for a special occassion (Mother’s Day is coming up folks!)  |  You can slow-roast the tomoatoes in advance  |  Why not make a big batch and keep some in the fridge to scatter over salads and add to pasta sauce.

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A country kitchen classic

February 3rd, 2016 by

You can’t beat homemade jam on toast. Suzanne told us: My homemade damson jam is the perfect topping for toast, along with a bit of butter. Every year I forage a few pounds of fruit and make enough to keep me supplied for the year and give a few to family and friends. Toastastic! Our […]

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Nutty twice over

February 2nd, 2016 by

We all feel a bit nuts sometimes don’t we? Claire shares her post for crunchy peanut butter on toast smothered with nutella. Nut-tastic Suzanne.

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Star of toasts

January 25th, 2016 by

Metal cookie-cutters can take your breakfast to another level.  You can use them to cut your bread or as a mould to fry eggs in. Toasted sandwich thins, bacon, red sauce and top with the star of the show … a star-shaped fried egg!

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Breakfast week

January 24th, 2016 by

23-30 January 2016 is National Breakfast Week, designed to remind people of the wonderful foods produced by UK farmers; the health benefits of eating breakfast; along with some ideas and inspiration of great breakfast options to suit your lifestyle, budget and tastes. To celebrate Breakfast Week we’re running a competition. Simply tell us about your […]

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Next level avo on toast

January 24th, 2016 by

*THE* perfect breakfast for a cold day.   Toast, avocado, poached egg and toasted pumpkin seeds.   Think of all that fibre and all those great natural oils. Shiny hair here we come!

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Curly kale on toast

January 24th, 2016 by

See, you don’t need a nutribullet to eat curly kale!  Saute it and enjoy it on toast with sunblush tomatoes. Accompanied here with toast and Manchego cheese and toasted black sesame seeds. Delish

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Breakfast bruschetta

January 24th, 2016 by

Sourdough toast, oven-roasted cherry tomotoes, bacon all topped with a poached egg. Divine You can also rub the toast with garlic before layering the rest of the ingredients.

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Bread inspiration

August 20th, 2015 by

Have you been inspired by this year’s Great British Bake Off to give making your own bread a go? We hope so. Have a look at our section on the pitfalls of what could go wrong to save you from a baking fail. We even have a video of Paul Hollywood himself passing on his […]

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Top 10 facts about bread

July 16th, 2015 by

In July, wrapped and sliced bread celebrated its inception. Initially there was an outcry – the bread would go stale more quickly, people wanted the right to choose how to slice their loaf. Soon though it won favour. And when it was stopped during the second World War to conserve the metal for the war […]

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The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread

July 9th, 2015 by

Apparently the phrase ‘the best thing since sliced bread’ is a hangover from World War II when, in an effort to save much needed metal, the US Government stopped bakeries from using machines to slice bread and instead reverted to selling unsliced loaves. This was so unpopular with the nation that after just 2 months […]

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Healthy and balanced diets

Sliced bread with caution tape

July 1st, 2015 by

The plethora of dietary advice is overwhleming. There’s sugar-free; wheat-free, gluten-free, dairy-free, carb-free; casein-free to name but a few. And even within the same publication – often in the same issue – the advice can be contradictory. So what is a girl to do? We want to be healthy – take care of our bodies […]

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Warning over home allergy kits

IBS and bloating

June 17th, 2015 by

Leading scientists have warned that many over-the-counter allergy kits – including food allergy kits – are not reliable.  Stuart Jones – principal biochemist at King George Hospital, London – has called for more regulation of the sector. Allergies, and the harmful effects of allergies, have increased over the years.  For example UK hospital admissions for […]

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M&S to add vitamin D to its packaged bread

June 9th, 2015 by

Fortification of all UK produced flour (except wholemeal) became a legal requirement soon after the Second World War. At this time of food shortages the population were missing out on essential nutrients and vitamins. The Government wanted to improve the health of the nation so decided that, by law, flour should include added vitamins and […]

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Skipping meals linked to abdominal weight gain

June 5th, 2015 by

New research from the Ohio State Univesity has found that skipping meals sets off a series of metabolic miscues that can result in abdominal weight gain. Mice who were given all their calories in one meal were compared with mice who had free access to food and their weight-loss and subsequent weight gain was measured […]

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#BREADbyGeorgia

May 2nd, 2015 by

Reality star, Georgia Kousoulou, has come out in support of bread – all bread. She has joined the UKs flour millers and bakers in their efforts to get young women to re-evaluate bread.  Typically it is one of the first foods shunned by those looking to lose weight. Health professionals warn against eliminating food groups […]

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Busting bread myths …

September 29th, 2014 by

Bread busting myths #1: Does it really make you fat? NO! (although women still steer clear) A new Australian study of over 1,000 women found that eating bread does not cause weight gain, yet 43% of women avoid bread when trying to lose weight and 20% of women feel guilty after eating bread. Leading nutritionist, […]

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Bringing bread back into fashion

September 16th, 2014 by

The fashion world is making way for a new star in town this season – the lunchbox. With a debut appearance at London Fashion Week 2014, the original designer bag combines the everyday with the high end, in a bid by British Bakers to encourage women to love their lunch. Readers are being offered a […]

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Boots for toast soldiers

June 10th, 2014 by

Eating toast can keep you well. Toast is a major source of energy as well as vital vitamins and minerals – all of which help keep you fit and healthy. To recognise and reward the stirling job of toast, the nation’s bakers created sets of plastic boots to stand your toast soldiers in. Sadly these […]

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Boots for toast soldiers

Slice of life campaign

June 10th, 2014 by

Eating toast can keep you in good health. It is a major sources of energy, protein and vital vitamins and minerals. To reward and reinvent the humble toast soldier, we have created a set of print-and-stick boots and bearskins to adorn your toast giving the pride of place it deserves on your breakfast table.  See […]

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Bread does NOT cause bloating

Coeliac desease

April 10th, 2014 by

Bread, often maligned, for causing bloating may not be to blame so says a panel of experts. Ayela Spiro, of the British Nutrition Foundation (BNF) told a London conference of dieticians and nutritionists discussing bloating this month at King’s College London. She also cited a new (as yet unpublished) study from the University of Bristol, […]

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UK bread prices remain low

April 1st, 2014 by

UK bread prices were among the cheapest countries in the world last year, according to data from the  Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU), with the average price of bread in London standing at £1.63 per kilo (not per loaf). The EIU check bread prices in 124 world cities, inlcuding Tel Aviv, Tokyo, Lisbon, London and Toronto. […]

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Well-packed lunchbox

March 27th, 2014 by

THE nation’s bakers have taken a bold new approach to promoting the benefits of bread with the launch of a tongue-in-cheek guide to packing a lunchbox. Bread has faced various challenges over the past few years so The Federation of Bakers – the organisation behind the video – wants to remind young women of the […]

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British Pie Week

pastry

March 3rd, 2014 by

British Pie Week starts today and runs until March 9 2014.  If you fancy giving homemade pastry a go to mark the occassion but have been frightened off by an earlier failure, FEAR NOT. Help is at hand. You can make perfect pastry every time if you follow our step-by-step guide full of tips of […]

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All sugars are NOT equal

Lemon Bread

February 28th, 2014 by

Recent media attention has focused on removing added sugar from manufactured foods to reduce obesity. The main target is sugary drinks, but bread has also come under attack. Bread is not normally made with sugar. “Sugars” appear on the label, but these are at a low level, naturally present, and mainly in the form of […]

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National Toast Day

Fried-egg-on-toast

February 25th, 2014 by

Today is National Toast Day; and it’s official! Toast has been scientifically proven to be the UK’s feel good food and Britain’s most loved food smell.   Professor Tim Jacob, School of Biosciences at Cardiff University has found that the smell of toast triggers memories of happiness. And a survey by the Flour Advisory Bureau found […]

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Types of flour

November 1st, 2013 by

Today the range of flours available is wider than ever before. Find out more about some of the commonplace and more unusual flours available >>more

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White sauce

November 1st, 2013 by

Step-by-step guide showing you how to make perfect white sauce from scratch. Instructions and stunning photography >>more

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Baking beats the blues

October 28th, 2013 by

According to an article in the Independent on Sunday (27 October 2013), new research has found that baking can help beat depression. You can lose yourself in the therapuetic rhythm of kneading dough. Feeling it transform beneath one’s fingertips from a bumpy lump to a silky smooth dough which glistens as you work it. And […]

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15 of the web’s best bread pudding recipes

October 1st, 2013 by

With the autumn drawing in so one’s thoughts turn to warm, homely puddings. The LA Times has put together a comprehensive list of the web’s best bread puddings – including savoury versions with cheese, bacon and dandelion greens. The article can be found here.

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Pastry

October 1st, 2013 by

A step-by-step guide with stunning photography and helpful instructions so that you, too, can get perfect pastry every time >>more

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Eau de toast

September 17th, 2013 by

“Unfashionable” toast fights back Created by the country’s bakers to remind women who skip breakfast just what they’re missing out on, the limited edition fragrance ‘Eau de Toast’ is putting bread back on the catwalk this London Fashion Week. The limited edition scent was created by The Federation of Bakers to challenge the fashion for […]

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Baking bonanza

September 10th, 2013 by

Baking appeals to a simple human instinct – to make things and then share them One of the most cheering trends of recent years has been the renaissance in home baking. Retailers such as Lakeland report that baking kit – piping bags, muffin cases, non-stick mini-morsel trays – is flying off the shelves as never […]

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What went wrong?

September 1st, 2013 by

You’ve just spent 2 hours in the kitchen, then look into the oven and … …ooops! Now what? We’ve made a list of things that can go wrong, so they won’t happen in your kitchen again. EVER

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Bread baking

September 1st, 2013 by

Whether you’re a novice or expert bread baker… …have a look through the process step by step, or read some baking hints and tips to help you bake the perfect loaf.

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Conversion charts

September 1st, 2013 by

It is not always easy to get the measurements right if they are not shown … …in the way you are used to. That is why we have created  conversion charts for your convenience.

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Eating breakfast helps weight loss

August 12th, 2013 by

Weight maintenance relies on a balance between energy in and energy out – so the equation for weight loss is equally simple – eat less and move more. But according to a new study in the journal Obesity when calories are eaten can also have an effect. The most successful eating pattern for weight-loss is […]

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Egg mayo voted Britain’s favourite sandwich

August 6th, 2013 by

It topped a poll to find the 10 most popular sarnies, winning a quarter of the vote. Another classic, the cheese sandwich, took second place with 21 per cent. Ham was third with 17 per cent and chicken fourth on 13 per cent. There was a tie in fifth place between tuna and bacon, lettuce […]

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Loaf fat diet

August 5th, 2013 by

A mum who struggled with her weight all her life has shed nine stone to get her dream figure — by eating bread. She lost almost half her body weight by eating slice after slice of wholemeal bread. Jo Chamberlain, 53 said, “Every diet I read frowned on bread, but I couldn’t understand why. I […]

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Facts about flour

August 1st, 2013 by

Flour is one of the most important ingredients in the UK and we use it more than you might think. Find out more about this versatile ingredient here.

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Storing flour

August 1st, 2013 by

Most starchy foods, including flour, desiccate – they dry out as they age. Find out some great tips for making your flour last longer >>more

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Heeeeelp ………

August 1st, 2013 by

After all your hard work; your bake didn’t turn out as expected. Don’t worry, help is at hand with our What went wrong section. From pastry to pancakes we have help at hand.

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Move over cronut … meet the townie

July 9th, 2013 by

Mmmmmm: Londoners are drooling over pastry mash-up the Townie – a delicious cross between a brownie and a tart The half-tart, half-brownie created by the Standard and a London baker has taken the capital — and now America — by storm. The story of how our hybrid pastry crushed the cronut via Victoria Stewart and […]

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National craft baker week: 7-13 October 2013

July 8th, 2013 by

The organisers of National Craft Bakers’ Week have announced their plans for this year, which include an integrated consumer PR campaign; a new website; and the support, for a second year, from the Fabulous Baker Brothers. National Craft Bakers’ Week is funded and supported by the National Association of Master Bakers and Scottish Bakers and […]

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Salt reductions in UK bread meet 2012 targets

June 24th, 2013 by

The Federation of Bakers has noted the research published in the BMJ Open and is pleased to see that the very significant reduction in salt in UK bread has been acknowledged. However, the information in the BMJ report is already out of date as 2012 targets have now been met across all branded bread produced […]

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Why we should be eating bread

June 10th, 2013 by

Bread often comes under fire, especially when we’re trying to lose weight, but a brand new campaign, The Slice of Life is a programme launched by the Federation of Bakers to promote bread and the benefits of it in everyday life. Exactly what we like to hear: why we should be eating bread. Supporting the […]

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Pastry

June 1st, 2013 by

A step-by-step guide with stunning photography and helpful instructions so that you, too, can get perfect pastry every time >>more

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Get involved with Slice of Life!

Don't feed the ducks

May 10th, 2013 by

The Slice of Life campaign has been created by The Federation of Bakers and the Flour Advisory Bureau, to help remind people of the benefits of eating bread and dispel common bread myths. Bread is regularly the first food that is excluded when dieting despite its nutritional benefits, and has been unfairly demonised by fad […]

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Making bread?

How to make bread

April 30th, 2013 by

Whether you’re a novice or expert bread baker… …have a look through the process step by step, or read some baking hints and tips to help you bake the perfect loaf.

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Oh noooo!

April 30th, 2013 by

You’ve just spent 2 hours in the kitchen, then look into the oven and … …ooops! Now what? We’ve made a list of things that can go wrong, so they won’t happen in your kitchen again. EVER

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Conversion charts

April 30th, 2013 by

It is not always easy to get the measurements right if they are not shown … …in the way you are used to. That is why we have created  conversion charts for your convenience.

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Sodium or salt

March 13th, 2013 by

What is the difference between sodium and salt? Sodium is the part of salt (also known as sodium chloride) that is bad for you if you consume too much. Why does the body need salt? Read more.

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Carb energy

March 13th, 2013 by

Why do our bodies need carbohydrates? Carbohydrates in food are converted into glucose, a form of sugar which is transported in the blood to cells for energy. Read more.

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Clever calcium

March 13th, 2013 by

What is calcium and why do we need it? Calcium is a mineral that builds strong bones and teeth, regulates muscle contraction and makes sure your blood clots normally. Read more.

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