Monthly Archives: September 2011

The Art of Puddings

If you are looking for small intimate cookery classes in NW London the Art of Puddings could be perfect for you.

They offer small intimate classes which concentrate on making impressive and delicious desserts that you will want to repeat time and time again!!

Using only the finest ingredients sourced from specialist suppliers to make fabulous desserts – from classic puddings, cakes, tarts and flans to sorbets and mousses this course is bound to inspire any keen baker and offer a helping hand to those less confident. For more information click on http://www.theartofpuddings.com/

National Cupcake Week Competition Winners

We are please to announce the winners from competition last week to celebrate National Cupcake Week are:

Monday – Silver Spoon Create Vanilla Bean Paste

  1. Lucy Valasso
  2. Marylord Jones
  3. Rock Cakes
  4. Sharon Ronnie Harvey
  5. Amy Mottram
  6. Lyana White
  7. Claire Shaw
  8. Tanya Mahon
  9. Kate Austen
  10. Christine V Taylor
  11. Sam Webster
  12. Helen Ritchie
  13. Tracy Butler
  14. Samira Mohammed
  15. Emma Towle
  16. Sarah Clarke
  17. SilCakesetc London
  18. Julie Rudd
  19. Diane Pearce
  20. Marian Coburn

 Tuesday – Silver Spoon Create Chocolate Snowies

  1. Sara Waddington
  2. Christine V Taylor
  3. Lucy Birks
  4. Barbara Corbett
  5. Tracy Butler
  6. Dawn Goldsmith-Lamming
  7. Rosie Jones
  8. Carole Carr
  9. Kate Buckland
  10. Sherley Gelleburn
  11. Janice Papworth
  12. Julie Marney
  13. Helen Ritchie
  14. Sue Golden
  15. Marylord Jones
  16. Naomi James
  17. Tracey Edwards
  18. Katy Daly
  19. Cucina Italiana
  20. Emma Gilpin

 

Wednesday  – Silver Spoon Create Easy Melt Chocolate

  1. Sharon Catlow
  2. Katy Daly
  3. Heidi Douglass
  4. Liz Crook
  5. Kathryn Seddon
  6. Rebecca Wigham
  7. Donna Sargent
  8. Kaye Wemyss
  9. Lisa Tebby
  10. Andrea angelcakes Howatson
  11. Sarah Gilbert
  12. Lydia Jones
  13. Sue Golden
  14. Randi Nicole
  15. Tracy Butler
  16. Richard Tomtom Hayward
  17. Lucy Birks
  18. Safia Roxanna Haleem
  19. Dawn Jenner
  20. Emma Gilpin

 Thursday – Silver Spoon Create Orange Chocolate Buttons

  1. Nikki Hayes
  2. Kath Humphreys
  3. Rebecca Hodgson
  4. Safia Roxanna Haleem
  5. Helen Ritchie
  6. Lauren Leitch
  7. Beth Byett
  8. Angela Eckton
  9. Gem Melin X
  10. Sharon Clensy
  11. Sue Golden
  12. Lydia Gilbert
  13. Julie Marney
  14. Cucina Italiana
  15. Kelly Gaffney
  16. Rach A James
  17. Cheryl Marsh
  18. Divine Cake Design
  19. Jo Egan
  20. Heidi Douglass

 Friday – Silver Spoon Create White Chocolate Stars

  1. Heidi Douglass
  2. Leanne Farnell
  3. Kath Humphreys
  4. Laura Magnavacca
  5. Diane Pearce
  6. Emma Gilpin
  7. Lulu Osborne
  8. Lucy Gooding
  9. SilCakesetc London
  10. Twila Midgley
  11. Cucina Italiana
  12. Carole Carr
  13. Robyn Renren Shaw
  14. Janne-Marie Regan
  15. Lisa Tebby
  16. Rebecca Crowdey
  17. The Cupcake Queen
  18. Becca Ljungberg
  19. Jacintha Sugnaseelan
  20. Kathryn Seddon

Please could you make sure you send an email to info@bakingmad.com confirming your name and address. All samples will be sent out by 7th October. Address details must be submitted by Monday 26th September to ensure you receive your sample.

Twitter Easy Bake Yeast T&Cs

REGISTER NOW for your free sachet of Allinson Easy Bake Yeast!

 Click HERE to register for your free sample and don’t forget to mention in the ‘Recommended by a Friend Box’ TWITTER http://bakingmad.com/community/register/ 

“TWITTER” Promotion Terms & Conditions

Acceptance of the rules is a condition of entry and entry instructions form part of the rules. Your personal data will be held by Allinson.

We have 5,000 sachets of Allinson Easy Bake Yeast to giveaway.

The product is non-transferable. There is no cash alternative.

This competition is open to UK residents only aged 18 or over and excludes any person whom in the competition Organiser’s reasonable opinion, should be excluded due to their involvement or connection with this competition.

No purchase necessary for entry.

Entry indicates acceptance of the terms and conditions.

Baking Mad will stop recording new member sign-ups at immediately and end at midnight (GMT) 16th September 2011. New member sign-ups after this date will not receive any product.

Successful new members will be notified by e-mail and asked for their address details by 30th September 2011.     

Address details need to be completed by 7th October 2011.

Yeast issues will be sent out by 30th November 2011.

It is a condition of the entry that the competition winners agree to be available for, and participate in, any public relations activity arranged by the Organiser.

The Organiser’s decision in all matters relating to the competition is final and legally binding on all entrants and no correspondence will be entered into.

The Organiser reserves the right to alter, amend or foreclose the promotion without prior notice.

Organiser: Allinson Flour a part of British Sugar plc.

Events may occur that render the competition itself or the awarding of the prize impossible due to reasons beyond the control of the Organiser and accordingly the Organiser may at its absolute discretion vary or amend the promotion and the entrant agrees that no liability shall attach to the as a result thereof.

Entries not submitted in accordance with the rules, illegible, incomplete or altered will be disqualified.

The promotion and the website are subject to English law and the jurisdiction of the English courts.

Allinson and any associated or subsidiary company and their agents or subcontractors in any way connected to this site make no representation that the materials contained within this website are appropriate for any country outside the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, not that they comply with any local laws relating to advertising or this type of promotional activity.

Allinson Bread Stockist

 

Allinson Brown Batch with The Taste of Sourdough Bread is available from Tesco (from 19th September), ASDA (from 12th September), Sainsbury (from 2nd September), Morrisons (from 2nd September) and Ocado.

Allinson Sunflower and Pumpkin Bread is available from Tesco, ASDA, Morrisons and Ocado

Allinson Wholemeal Bread 800g is available from Tesco, ASDA, Sainsbury, Morrisons, Waitrose, Ocado, Iceland and some Convenience Stores.

Allinson Wholemeal Bread 400g is available from Morrisons, Iceland and some Convenience Stores.

Facebook Free Yeast New Members

REGISTER NOW for your free sachet of Allinson Easy Bake Yeast!

 Click HERE to register for your free sample and don’t forget to mention in the ‘Recommended by a Friend Box’ FACBOOK http://bakingmad.com/community/register/ 

“FACEBOOK” Promotion Terms & Conditions

Acceptance of the rules is a condition of entry and entry instructions form part of the rules. Your personal data will be held by Allinson.

We have 10,000 sachets of Allinson Easy Bake Yeast to giveaway.

The product is non-transferable. There is no cash alternative.

This competition is open to UK residents only aged 18 or over and excludes any person whom in the competition Organiser’s reasonable opinion, should be excluded due to their involvement or connection with this competition.

No purchase necessary for entry.

Entry indicates acceptance of the terms and conditions.

Baking Mad will stop recording new member sign-ups at immediately and end at midnight (GMT) 16th September 2011. New member sign-ups after this date will not receive any product.

Successful new members will be notified by e-mail and asked for their address details by 31st September 2011.     

Address details need to be completed by 7th October 2011.

Yeast issues will be sent out by 30th November 2011.

It is a condition of the entry that the competition winners agree to be available for, and participate in, any public relations activity arranged by the Organiser.

The Organiser’s decision in all matters relating to the competition is final and legally binding on all entrants and no correspondence will be entered into.

The Organiser reserves the right to alter, amend or foreclose the promotion without prior notice.

Organiser: Allinson Flour a part of British Sugar plc.

Events may occur that render the competition itself or the awarding of the prize impossible due to reasons beyond the control of the Organiser and accordingly the Organiser may at its absolute discretion vary or amend the promotion and the entrant agrees that no liability shall attach to the as a result thereof.

Entries not submitted in accordance with the rules, illegible, incomplete or altered will be disqualified.

The promotion and the website are subject to English law and the jurisdiction of the English courts.

Allinson and any associated or subsidiary company and their agents or subcontractors in any way connected to this site make no representation that the materials contained within this website are appropriate for any country outside the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, not that they comply with any local laws relating to advertising or this type of promotional activity.

Thomas Allinson Victorian Recipes

Thomas Allinson is an important figure in the history of bread and flour in Britian. A pioneer of his time, in 1892 Thomas Allinson founded his famous mill making wholemeal flour (similar to that Allinson produce today) which bakers then crafted into wholemeal loaves. In 1982 Thomas Allinson was ridiculed for this beliefs that wholemeal was healthier for the British public but today we realise he was a genius of his time!!

Allinson Bread and Flour products follow similar ethics that Thomas Allinson held back in 1892. For example two slices of Allinson Wholemeal Bread topped with oat bran, made with 100% whole grain flour provides you with 100% of your daily whole grain! How great is that!

To celebrate this we have added some of Thomas Allinson recipes to Baking Mad.com exclusively for our lovely members to try! Please note however, we hold no fault for the outcome of these interesting  and eccentric baking ideas!! Hope you have fun with these Victorian classics including Almond Cheesecake, Apple Cake, and Coconut Rock Cakes

Upload your bread recipes onto Baking Mad’s facebook page Baking Mad UK between 16th October and 7th October to win an Allinson Hamper. 30 Runners Up will receive copy of Allinson Essays packed full of more information on the wonderful yet eccentric Thomas Allinson

Allinson Bread Baking and New Look

 At Baking Mad we love to make bread using the finest ingredients from Allinson Flour, but sometimes we understand when we are in a rush we need to use readymade bread. Also when we are baking our favourite recipes like summer fruits pudding or apple charlotte we won’t make bread specifically to then bake with it! That’s just silly!

When buying readymade bread we always choose Allinson Bread particularly the wholemeal topped with oat bran. Made with 100% whole grain flour and slowly batch baked for a softer texture its perfect for baking! What’s even better is that two slices of Allinson Wholemeal bread provides you with 100% of your daily whole grain – baking using a healthier option – what more could be better!

Other breads they have within the range include Sunflower and Pumpkin which combines white & wholemeal flours with crunchy sunflower & pumpkin seeds. Two slices of Allinson Sunflower & Pumpkin bread provides you with 40% of your daily whole grain! So what better excuse than to get baking with it!!

They have also launched a Brown Batch with the Taste of Sourdough which as all you bakers in the know will realise is bang on trend and again two slices of this bread provides you with 65% of your daily whole grain. If this new Allinson bread has inspired you to have a go at making your own sour dough bread why not have a go at making your own sour dough bread recipe.

You might notice Allison Bread has a new look in store to, the packaging now looks more like our favourite Allinson flour so will be easier to find for Baking Mad members! To celebrate this re launch the lovely people at Allinson Flour have given us some inside information on in store discounts for our very privileged Baking Mad members. The range is only £1 in the following stores:

Morrisions from now! (2nd September) for 4 weeks

Sainsbury from now! (2nd September) for 4 weeks

Asda from 12th September for 4 weeks

Tesco from 19th September for 4 weeks

You will also be VERY pleased to know this is the date that the special new Taste of Sourdough bread is available.

Happy Bread Baking!!

Jason Atherton- Top Ten of the new Good Food Guide

Jason Atherton, chef/owner of Pollen Street Social http://www.pollenstreetsocial.com/

Great news.  My restaurant is listed in the Top Ten of the new Good Food Guide – the UK’s bestselling restaurant guide.  Not only that, we also received an accolade for Best New Entry! http://www.thegoodfoodguide.co.uk/news/the-good-food-guides-top-10-restaurants-2012

Apart from the food, the décor and the ambience, it appears that my new dessert bar where customers can see our sweet creations made in front of them – much like a cocktail bar – is going down a storm

A combination of using the best ingredients – including  Billington’s unrefined sugars – and some inspired recipes such as candied beetroot, macerated yellow peaches, sweet carrot granita and tarragon ice cream, is keeping my desserts team very busy.  Have a go at some of my recipes  http://www.bakingmad.com/, or pop into the restaurant.

Pollen Street Social, 8-10 Pollen St, W1 (020 7290 7600), pollenstreetsocial.com