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Coconut Chip Chocolate Chunk Cookies These Coconut Chip Chocolate Chunk Cookies are a current favorite of mine that pair well with both coffee and milk, and if you like coconut and chocolate, you're sure to enjoy these. The cookie dough is easy to make and includes a generous amount of coconut chips and chocolate chunks.

3rd time's the charm honey oat porridge bread I used the Honey Spelt Oat recipe from Sourdough by Sarah Owens. I followed her ingredients exactly, except I swapped out the spelt for whole wheat. The loaves in her book are a little small for my liking, but given my poor prior attempts with this recipe, I was happy to make less dough.

Apple Cinnamon Baked Oatmeal Cups Using a few simple ingredients and 1 bowl, throw these healthy apple cinnamon baked oatmeal cups in the oven. They're ready in about 30 minutes. My whole family, toddler included, loves them. Try the other flavors listed, too! Even though Noelle isn't in school yet, we're gearing up for a new routine.

Pinkmans doughnuts and buns to go on sale in Japan Bristol bakery Pinkmans is to sell doughnuts and savoury buns at two Japanese fairs. The bakery has been selected to represent Britain at 'Best of British' fairs, being held by high-end department store Hankyu in Tokyo and Osaka.

Fire breaks out at Village Bakery factory in Wrexham A major fire has broken out today at The Village Bakery factory in Wrexham. At least eight fire-fighting vehicles from North Wales Fire and Rescue Service have attended the blaze at the factory on Coed Aben Road, on an industrial estate in Wrexham, Wales, after the alarm was raised at 8.41 this morning.

Christmas 2019: Eight bakery brands roll out NPD The ringing of Christmas bells is getting louder as bakery brands begin unveiling their festive selection. We've already seen a host of trend-led NPD from most of the supermarkets, with Tesco, Asda and Ocado first, closely followed by Co-op, Fortnum and Mason and Waitrose and, lastly, Aldi and Booths.

Gluten-free chapati flour launched by Eurostar Eurostar Commodities has expanded its line-up with gluten-free chapati flours. Produced by Eurostar Commodities' technical development team, the product offers the softness and flexibility required for producing consistent results and handles like a traditional flour, said the supplier.

Luxury foodie cruise orders boatload of Greggs grub A luxury cruise ship hosting a 10-day culinary and cultural tour of Northern Europe has stopped off to pick up a Greggs order. Cruise ship Azamara Journey has today docked at the Port of Tyne, near Newcastle upon Tyne, and taken on Greggs Sausage Rolls, Vegan Sausage Rolls and Stottie Cake, a traditional north-eastern bread.

Sunday Brunch Focaccia Lucy was thrilled to make 2 breads in one week for a change and she really came up with a dusey too - a Lebanese, Greek, Italian and Mexican Focaccia. This one was made with 10 g of half year old NMNF rye starter used to make a 10% pre-fermented whole rye levain at 100% hydration that was retarded for 24 hours.

Back to basic bread, 65% Whole wheat Been baking so many breads with lots of add ins, back to basic but keeping my new favorite wheat germ parmesan crust. I got a new lame finally, oh it made a world of a difference! Cutting through dough like butter, I'll so try the double slash again. Nothing beats the 50% einkorn in the whole grain hearty department.

Artisan Bread School 5-day course in Lyman Maine, USA The next course in the USA will be in late 2020.

Ricotta Rye Onion Bread This is a 45% rye bread made with fresh milled rye sifted so it's close to a medium grind rye flour. The ricotta cheese resulted in a nice moist crumb and the onions just go perfect with rye of course. I added a little balsamic vinegar which added a little sweetness.

Chocolate chip cookie fault line cake - Ft DeDietrich The Little Blog of Vegan. From tasty homemade vegan recipes, to health advice and beauty reviews! The Little Blog Of Vegan.

Chewy Oatmeal M&M Cookies These soft and chewy cookies have mega mass appeal. Each bite is filled with brown sugar, cinnamon, butter, and vanilla flavors. We're using my favorite oatmeal cookie base and filling them with colorful milk chocolate M&Ms. This is what I call a perfect stack!

Fresh-Milled Corn and Wheat Sourdough Tortillas If you skip the sourdough starter, you will need 10-20g more water. If you don't have a home mill, you can use fine cornmeal or masa harina. In either of these scenarios, add water slowly and aim for a kneadable hydration. Be sure to still let the dough rest and hydrate at least 30 minutes before rolling.

Black Sheep Coffee opens in former Patisserie Valerie Black Sheep Coffee has opened a new site on Manchester's Deansgate today. The new store, which is the brand's third in Manchester, has opened in what was previously a Patisserie Valerie.

RGF reveals plans to grow cake decorations business Real Good Food is set to shake up its cake decorations range as part of the development of its new streamlined business structure. RGF has shed many of its businesses in the past 18 months, and now comprises a Cake Decoration division made up of Renshaw and Rainbow Dust Colours, and a Food Ingredients division comprising Brighter Foods.

'Gay cake' legal row going to Court of Human Rights A customer whose request for a cake supporting gay marriage was refused is taking his case to the European Court of Human Rights. The incident has already prompted a string of legal battles, most recently in the Supreme Court, which last year ruled Belfast-based Ashers Baking Company did not discriminate against gay rights activist Gareth Lee.

Blueberry Walnut Streusel Pie Blueberry Pie with Walnut Streusel. I did use a deep 9 1/2 inch pie plate from Mauviel, and if you are using a 9-inch plate, make sure it is deep enough for all the filling and streusel.

Private label pretzel maker adds industry vets and factory space Has hired two R&D leads and one board member with plenty of pretzel experience as it continues a 120k-square-foot expansion of its manufacturing facility in Plymouth, Indiana.

Dark Chocolate Mousse Cake This super moist dark chocolate mousse cake combines unsweetened natural cocoa powder and dark cocoa powder for an extra rich flavor. Fill the cake with a simplified chocolate mousse and cover the whole dessert with semi-sweet chocolate ganache. If needed, you can prepare the ganache and mousse ahead of time.

Papa don't shish: Madonna inspires Fanny's Kebab NPD London-based Fanny's Kebabs has teamed up with Deliveroo to create a limited-edition kebab in celebration of Madonna's 61st birthday this Friday. Named 'Papa Don't Shish' the kebab has slaw, salad, houmous and peppers alongside either chicken, lamb, halloumi or avocado, wrapped in a flatbread with an image of the singer on it.

Quarter of savoury picnic foods high in salt, says AOS One in four savoury picnic foods, such as sausage rolls, pasties and quiches, are high in salt, according to research from campaign group Action on Salt.

Online sales and NPD drive growth at Paul UK Turnover at bakery and café brand Paul UK has risen 7.4% in the past year as the business benefits from new product development and improved technology. Group turnover increased from £35.4m in 2017 to £38m in the year to 31 December 2018, the company has reported.

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