There’s always time to create a loaf with our range of mixes!

12 August, 2015

With the Bake Off heading into its sixth series and Craft Bakers’ Week celebrating its seventh year, the team at BAKO NW wanted to celebrate the skill that goes into every humble loaf.

Bread is one of the most traditional bakes, but over the years craft bakers have reinvented the tradition to bake more modern and elaborate flavour combinations. From a technical ciabatta to a show stopping centrepiece, next week bakers will try and prove their worth to Mary and Paul once again as they go head to head for the star baker title.

While bread in its simplest form is not too tricky to make, baking the perfect loaf can be a real labour of love, so for those who don’t have the time to prepare everything from scratch, BAKO stock a huge range of bread and bun mixes to make things simple. Why not add some interesting flavours to these mixes and see what your customers think?

Puratos Easy Ciabatta

Originating from Italy, ciabatta has many variations from a crisp crust with a soft porous texture, to a firmer crust and dense crumb. Puratos Easy Ciabatta powder concentrate containing dried sours helps to create an authentic ciabatta and other Italian speciality breads. Try serving stuffed with delicious cured meats to give your customers a real taste of Italy on the move or slice up and use an alternative to bruschetta for a tasty starter.

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 Bakels Mediterranean Bread Mix

Renowned for their sumptuous flavours, from sundried tomato and mixed herbs, to olive and cheese infused bakes, Mediterranean breads are hard to resist. Bakels Mediterranean Bread Mix is ideal for creating a range of bread, rolls and pizza bases, all from one mix. Why not try impressing your customers with a molten cheese filled calzone or try your hand at recreating last year’s GBBO contestant @RichardPBurr‘s pesto pinwheel?

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Ireks Multiseed Bread Mix

Multiseed bread is a delicious yet healthier darker style bread with extra bite and a coarse, open texture. The combination of seeds creates an extra tasty loaf that is sure to keep your customers fuller for longer. Ireks Multiseed Bread Mix is ideal for the production of multiseed bread and rolls, giving you time to focus on the delicious fillings that your customers will want sandwiching in between them. How about serving them as burger buns at your next BBQ event?

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Ireks Spelt & Honey Bread Mix

A true artisan creation, spelt bread is known for its distinctive nutty flavour. Combined with sweet honey, Ireks Spelt and Honey Bread Mix really couldn’t make things any easier when it comes to impressing your customers. You can experiment with all sorts of additions from nuts such as almonds, walnuts and pistachios, or compliment the subtle sweet honey with dried fruits like apricots, dates and raisins. Although simply served toasted with lashings of butter would be enough.

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These are just a handful of the many bread mixes which BAKO NW stock. If you’re planning on serving up a loaf to celebrate Bake Off bread week, then we’d love to hear from you on Twitter.

Crown your #BAKOChocolate winner!

5 August, 2015

This July, BAKO NW teamed up with expert chocolatiers Callebaut to bring our Twitter followers an exciting competition.

We asked our followers to simply tweet a picture of one of their chocolate creations using the hashtag #BAKOChocolate for the chance to win a luxury hamper of Callebaut products to use in their baking.

In addition to claiming the amazing chocolate prize the most popular bake will also be invited to have their winning recipe created into an infographic; so we’re putting our six favourite chocolate bakes to a Twitter community vote, so that you can decide the winner!

Vote for your #BAKOChocolate winner below!

Test your technical baking knowledge in our Guess the Technical Bake quiz!

4 August, 2015

As the biggest baking competition of the year is set to return and the contestants are about to be pushed to their limits for flavour, precision and overall bake, the team at BAKO North Western thought we would challenge our baking community to test their technical ability.

Could you impress Mary Berry with your showstoppers? Paul Hollywood with your technical bakes? Now’s the time to impress us beyond your skills and show us your true baking knowledge for the chance to be crowned our ‘Technical Baker of the Month!’

Simply enter our quiz below and put your baking know-how to the test to reveal your baking expertise!

Why not share this quiz with your customers on Twitter too?

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