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Breads and sweets from around the world

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Pa de pagès / typical Catalan bread. This is a kind of rustic bread that has been eaten in Catalonia since the Middle Age. You buy it in 500 gr or 1 kg size. It contains solid sourdough (15-20% of the total amount of flour). Hydration between 60 and 70%. A pinch of yeast is admited. Long conservation. Crunchy crust,… Read more »

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The UK: the country that really loves bread

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While in many other European countries craft bakeries still dominate the market, the biggest share of the bakery industry in the UK belongs to the sliced and wrapped bread made by large plant bakers. Bread is one of the nation’s undisputed staple foods, with a matching packaging and design industry wrapping up its brands.

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Italian dessert ‘Bethlehem bread’ to debut

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Alongside Italy’s traditional cakes ‘panettone’ and ‘colomba’, the Bread of Bethlehem will soon debut. This cake will vie to become a gastronomical specialty of the Christian Palestinian city visited each year by hundreds of thousands of pilgrims crowding the Church of the Nativity. This cake is Italian as it was created by Cesare Lazzini, a patissier from the Tuscan town… Read more »

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UK: market for bread and bakery products grew by 3,4%

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According to «Bread + Bakery Products», a new Market Update from market intelligence provider , retail sales of bread and bakery products in the UK increased in value by 3,4 percent in 2013. This growth is impressive considering the long-term decline of bread consumption in the UK.

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European bread trends 2012

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Every day Europeans eat more than 80,000 tons of bread. But what do we know about consumers’ attitudes and buying habits when it comes to bread? New European survey provides interesting insights. For instance consumers show strong interest in wholegrain and nutritional quality.

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Bread enzyme gives softness, better sliceability and longer shelf life, says DSM

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An extension of the Panamore enzyme blend product range improves the freshness of breads and is particularly suited to low sugar and low fat recipes, claims developer DSM Food Specialties.

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