Hopping into Spring… or we should be!

Right about now, I should be penning the words “Spring has sprung!” However, this year Spring seems to be taking it’s time a little…

Not to be deterred by the lingering wintry weather, Bakers seem to have a ‘spring in their step’ and I am buoyed by the many images of Mother’s Day bakes and Easter treats that I am seeing as I scroll through social media.

With Easter now only a few weeks away, the industry is busy baking Hot Cross Buns and Simnel Cake in abundance.

With this being our Spring issue, we have some fun stuff to look forward to over the coming weeks…

Once again, it’s “Time To Raise That Dough!” as National Doughnut Week is fast approaching. In association with CSM Ingredients, Bakers will be raising money for the amazing Children’s Trust. From 20th – 28th May, social platforms, websites, and Bakery shop fronts will be alive with displays of delicious Doughnuts.  To find out how to get involved, please turn to pages 34-35 or check out our website to register.

To accompany National Doughnut Week, we have the ever popular Doughnut feature on pages 16-21, where Sophie Carey looks at Doughnut trends and why this staple of sweet bakery continues to be a firm favourite.

Bread! On pages 26-29 we hear from the industry as to why Sourdough is no longer a trend but very firmly here to stay!

Also in this issue, pages 12-13, Tiggy Elwes interviews Father and Daughter team – Bowla, an innovative and fun new Bakery starting its journey in Swansea Indoor Market.

As always, we have our regular pieces including, Ingredients Index, Legal and Health & Safety.

I would also like to remind you all, that the British Society of Baking (BSB) 2023 Spring Conference. will be taking place on Wednesday 19th April, at the Tythe Barn, Bicester. Please head to their website to find out how to attend.

On a final but very important note, please be aware that we have had to change the date of the National Bakery Awards 2023.  The event will now take place on 12th July 2023. And most excitingly – we will be announcing the County Winners in the coming weeks on our website and printing the details in the May issue of Bakery Business.

In the meantime, I wish you all a very happy and prosperous Easter!