The British Society of Baking’s (BSB) annual autumn conference will play host to a series of talks including: ’50 years of the Chorleywood Bread Process’, by BakeTran director Stan Cauvain; ’High speed mixing machines’, by Steve Philpott of Baker Perkins; and ’Some facts on acrylamide’ by Andrew Curtis, scientific & regulatory affairs manager, European Snacks Association.The event, which takes place from 4-5 October at the Ardencote Manor Hotel, Claverdon, War-wick, will also feature talks on allergen management, by Dr Chun-Han Chan, senior scientific officer, Food Standards Agency; maintaining sales and profitability by John Waterfield, Waterfield’s bakery; traditional baguettes and other product ideas by Wayne Caddy, Essential Bakery Consul-tancy; and benefits of functional milk protein in bakery products by John Gelly, sales manager Europe (bakery), Arla Foods.For details call 01869 247098/277094, or send an email to [email protected]
Source: Benjamin C. M. BackhouseLondon-based Hummingbird Bakery has teamed up with publisher Penguin Random House to launch a limited-edition cake collection based on the Funnybones book series.The Hummingbird Bakery x Funnybones collection, which features cupcakes and layer cakes, was created to mark the 40th anniversary of the children’s book. The range is available to order online as of today (26 October).Published in 1980, Funnybones was created by Janet and Allan Ahlberg. The story follows a big skeleton, little skeleton and dog skeleton living in the dark cellar of a dark house on a dark hill. Puffin, an imprint of Penguin, has rolled out an upsized edition for Halloween, with a glow in the dark cover.The collection comprises:Funnybones Cupcakes are available in vanilla and chocolate variants for an rsp of £3.45 each to take away. They are stocked at the bakery’s six London branches until 1 NovemberThe Funnybones Cupcake Selection Box (£19.95/pack of six) comprises vanilla and chocolate flavours topped with swirls of frosting. Consumers can order online for delivery or collect in-store from 27 OctoberThe 8” Vanilla Cake (£54.95) features freshly baked vanilla sponge layers and a smooth vanilla buttercream frosting. It is available to order online only.All three feature pictures of the Funnybones skeletons as well as an edible moon, stars and bones.They are available to order via the Hummingbird Bakery website for delivery to selected London postcodes or collection from 27 October – 1 November.
By Tapan MohantaKolkata, Nov 19 (PTI) The visible discomfort of their own batsmen on a seaming track made them over-excited which is the reason for leaking way too many runs on the third day, feels seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar.India conceded a 122-run first innings lead with the likes of Umesh Yadav bowling too many loose deliveries.”We were all excited to bowl on that wicket, having seen the way Sri Lankan pacers performed. But the wicket changed totally. Yes, we could have stopped a few runs. The only thing we could have tried was that we could have a bit more patient,” Bhuvneshwar admitted the mistake made by the bowlers on the third afternoon.Conceding that they were “off target” he said: “We could have stopped the lead under 60-70 runs. The high humidity made us tired and we bowled a few bad balls. We could have improved on that.”Asked whether adjustment from white to red ball was a problem he said: “Umesh and Shami are coming from playing Ranji Trophy. I dont think we had any problem as its just about adjusting your line and length. I got my rhythm and will look to continue in coming matches.”Bhuvneshwar was the pick of Indias bowler with 4/88 but it was Shami who recovered from a cramp yesterday to return with figures of 4/100.”Shami was a bit unlucky yesterday and had a cramp. He bowled brilliantly, it was amazing to see him bowl like that.”Having conceded 122-run lead, India rode on a 166-run opening stand by Shikhar Dhawan (94) and Lokesh Rahul (73 batting) to get past in the second essay and stretched their overall lead to 49 runs after bad light called off day four at 39.3 overs.advertisement”I would not say we are completely satisfied but the way we started and wicket got better and now we are happier. Its evident from the way our batsmen are batting.”Questioned if there is a chance of sporting declaration, Bhuvneshwar said:”It depends how captain and coach plan tomorrow. I cant really say that thing now. It depends how we play the first hour, then see how thing goes.”On Dhawans stellar knock after a first innings eight, he said: “Its unlucky the way he got out. It was a tough wicket to bat. He batted well in second innings and put us in a good position.”The India pacer further hailed Rangana Heraths 67 for making the difference in giving them a 100-plus lead.”He played really well. It was crucial knock. We should have restricted the lead to within 70 runs but he batted really well. He played all the shots he wanted, thats how you bat on this wicket.” PTI TAP KHS KHS