With chocolate being a hit at Easter time, Bakehouse (Bagshot, Surrey) has developed the Triple Chocolate Danish, with a filling of soft, dark chocolate with white and milk chocolate drops, encased in a traditional plait of flaky Schulstad Danish pastry and topped with real chocolate pieces.Bakehouse has used its new patented ReadyGlazed technology to coat the pastry during manufacture and melt during baking.Available from wholesalers in cases of 48 pieces, the Triple Chocolate Danish bakes from frozen in only 18 minutes.
Market research firm Technomic says that 57% of around 3,500 respondents to a survey “had never been to a bakery cafe restaurant” in the US. Staggeringly, 28% of those non-customers don’t visit bakery cafés because they are “not familiar with what food items the concept offers”. THEY DON”T KNOW WHAT A BAKERY OFFERS?!? And we thought our UK industry had it tough.
The bakers at the William Saddler bakery in Forfar, Scotland, are a happy bunch, especially since they no longer have to work night shifts. Not only can they enjoy a better social life, but also, they can integrate more fully with their colleagues.Double D Food Engineering didn’t set out to manufacture a product that would have such a positive effect on employee morale but, by default, this is what the company’s Humidair retarder prover has done, according to Saddler’s managing director, Michael Saddler.”There’s always been a bit of a ’them and us’ situation between the night and day shift workers, as we hardly ever see each other,” he says. “Eliminating the night shift will improve team work and overall communications, which can only be a good thing. Of course, the Humidair retarder prover will also allow us to maintain and, in some cases, improve on the quality of our products, so that they’re ready to bake whenever we are.”A fourth-generation family business, Saddler’s produces a range of traditional baked goods, savouries and patisserie products for its two town-centre retail outlets. The product range is all handmade from recipes that have been handed down since Michael’s great-grandfather founded the business in 1898.Technicians from Double D, which has recently expanded its customer training programmes, demonstrated how staff can get the best results from the retarder prover, which is fully programmable for temperature and humidity.”Our main trialling was with soft white rolls, as we normally produce around 1,000 a day,” says Michael. “The balanced airflow system and controlled humidity produce an even proof and a consistent dough piece across each tray, and from top to bottom on the rack. Handmade products can sometimes be a bit temperamental, but we are now assured excellent consistency.”According to Double D, the secret is the gentle recovery stage – typically, a rise of 20 degrees over six hours to reach a proof temperature of 36?C at 80% relative humidity – which helps to preserve the product quality. The micro processor controller can then be set accurately and, when the holding pattern kicks in, it drives it down to 20?C at a relative humidity of 85% and holds it for at least two hours.
North-west bakery chain Sayers and Hampsons has decided to celebrate National Cupcake Week, not with an attempt to make the largest cupcake, but by creating the smallest!Sayers said the Guinness Book of Records entry for the World’s Smallest Cupcake has never been recorded, so it is hoping its mini baked good will be a worthy contender. The cake itself only took one egg and 30 minutes to make. It measures 3cm in height and 1.5cm in diameter.In addition to its mini cupcake creation, Sayers and Hampsons will celebrate the Week by launching its full-size cupcakes across all stores, available in four different varieties. The miniature cupcakes will not be for sale. A spokesperson for the bakery added that the firm is “proud to break the mould” for its small creation. “It should create some healthy competition, so next year we’ll go microscopic.”
Allied’s Tear DropsAllied Bakeries has invested in aerodynamic delivery trucks for Kingsmill, which help reduce fuel consumption. The company has introduced 23 ’Tear Drop’ trucks and two EcoStream delivery trucks to its fleet, which will carry the strap-line ’Kingsmill, on the road to slicing emissions’.Gluten-free growthThe global gluten-free market is set to grow by $1.2bn during the next five years to $4.3bn predicted Datamonitor, which said the UK’s gluten-free market would be the most valuable in Europe at $374.2m, growing at one of the highest rates, second only to Germany. It said celebrities have helped to make gluten-free high-profile.Chef acts for WaitroseWaitrose has been working with chef Heston Blumenthal on a range of 20 products, including bakery, to be introduced in October this year. A further 30 products in the new ’Heston from Waitrose’ range are scheduled to launch in April 2011.Rock for Wrap firmWrap firm Mission Foods has teamed up with the hit West End Musical We Will Rock You for its latest on-pack promotion. The wraps will offer consumers a guaranteed two-for-one ticket with every pack and the chance to win prizes, including luxury weekend theatre packages. A digital media campaign will also offer the chance to win a walk-on part in the show.Doctors call for obesity actionThe Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health has called for the government to introduce new measures to combat obesity, including banning fast food outlets from opening near schools and restricting advertising of so-called junk food.
Google+ Pinterest Google+ CoronavirusIndianaLocalNews Facebook Facebook Twitter WhatsApp (Brooklyne Beatty/95.3 MNC) The piano man will have to wait another year to perform at Notre Dame Stadium.The Billy Joel concert that was originally scheduled for June 20 has been postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic.The concert will now take place on June 26, 2021, the university has announced.Tickets that were purchased for the 2020 concert will be honored on the rescheduled date.Refund options will be available via Ticketmaster for anyone who is unable to attend in 2021. By Jon Zimney – May 7, 2020 0 742 Twitter WhatsApp Billy Joel concert rescheduled to June 2021 at Notre Dame Stadium Pinterest Previous articleNotre Dame enrollment doing well amid pandemicNext articleIHSAA: There will be high school football in Indiana this fall Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney.
Pinterest WhatsApp (Jon Zimney/95.3 MNC) Notre Dame has found a new home for this college football season.The Atlantic Coast Conference released a plan for its schools to play ten conference games in 2020, and have included the Fighting Irish in the schedule.Notre Dame will have five ACC games at home, including against Clemson, Duke and Louisville.The Irish are usually not affiliated with a conference when it comes to football, but because numerous conferences have announced plans to only play conference games in 2020 due to the coronavirus pandemic, it meant some opponents had to cancel their games against Notre Dame. Notre Dame finds a home with the ACC for football this season By Network Indiana – July 30, 2020 1 352 Google+ Facebook Twitter WhatsApp Google+ Twitter Previous articleIndiana GOP reaching out to minorities for supportNext articleI.U. Health says Indy 500 should happen without fans Network Indiana Pinterest IndianaLocalNewsSports Facebook
WhatsApp Braun wants answers from Biden about his plans for China By Network Indiana – August 17, 2020 2 224 Facebook Pinterest Google+ Twitter IndianaLocalNews Twitter Google+ WhatsApp Facebook (Photo supplied/Indiana Senate Republcians) U.S. Senator Mike Braun of Indiana is wanting a straight answer from Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on what he plans to do with China should he win the election in November.Braun said whatever Biden decides to do about China could have a big impact on Indiana workers, especially those in the steel industry.“I come from main street where probably as much as any senator knows how good the economy has been and part of it is due to the fact that President Trump stood up to China,” said Braun on Fox News over the weekend.Braun said tariffs imposed on China by the Trump Administration have worked and are still working in hold China to account for not being fair trading partners in several industries such as steel and aluminum.“Biden will have to (take on China),” he added. “Years ago, he seemed to reflect that point of view. Now, I think they have backpedaled, and not only on this issue but a lot of others. He’s going to need to give American workers and the public straight answers.”Braun said China’s trading practices are not something the world can live with and that it has been those within the Trump Administration “that have held them accountable.” Previous articleCulver man dies in Fulton County crash SaturdayNext articleGas prices up, then down again, in Indiana Network Indiana Pinterest
Facebook Google+ By Jon Zimney – December 3, 2020 2 237 More Hoosiers needed for Notre Dame COVID-19 Registry survey WhatsApp Google+ WhatsApp Pinterest (Photo supplied/Centers For Disease Control and Prevention) Researchers at Notre Dame still need Hoosiers to take part in a study regarding COVID-19 and how it’s affected their lives and livelihoods.The Indiana COVID-19 Registry is a research project that provides real-time information on the spread of the virus, as well as who is being affected, and how.Questions range from health to personal-wealth and include whether you’ve been tested for the virus, possible side-effects, and whether the pandemic has affected your job, paycheck or mental health.The data gathered will stay private and, though the results will be published, names won’t be attached.The survey takes about 10 minutes to complete online.Click HERE for the survey. Facebook IndianaLocalNews Previous articlePreventing bullying in Michigan: “Adults have to do more”Next articleO’Brien Fitness Center undergoing renovations Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. Pinterest Twitter Twitter
(Photo supplied/Marissa Zimney) The Generations Adventure Plex in Mishawaka was cleaning up Friday after being hit with graffiti.The owners of the arcade told WSBT that they don’t hold any ill will toward those who did it. The staff was working hard to clean and sanitize the place and the owners said they weren’t planning on filing a police report. WhatsApp Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp IndianaLocalNewsSouth Bend Market Twitter Google+ Facebook Arcade vandalized in Mishawaka By Tommie Lee – March 26, 2021 0 295 Pinterest Google+ Facebook Previous articleOne dead, one badly injured after crash on DragoonNext articleEli Lilly COVID treatment distribution stopped by federal government Tommie Lee