Dawn Foods (Evesham, Worcs) has developed a cake mix that is free of hydrogenated and trans fats. “This mix is great because it produces an old-fashioned traditional teatime cake, while offering bakers the choice of producing a whole range of other tasty treats,” says Dawn Foods’ marketing director Maggie Dagostino.Another addition to the company’s range is a low-fat and low-sodium concentrate to meet the needs of an increasingly health-conscious consumer, says the firm. Developed to make 97% fat-free products and with a sodium content of less than 300mg per 100g serving, the concentrate enables bakers to produce a range of muffins to appeal, in particular, to female customers. Adding flour, sugar and water produces a soft, moist, textured product, with none of the rubbery mouthfeel often associated with low-fat goods, says the company. However, other inclusions need to be fat free so as not to compromise the total fat content of the finished product.A new improved Madeira cake pre-mix is another new offering from Dawn Foods. The Bakers Select cake mix produces a cake with a buttery flavour and moist close crumb structure, says the company. It adds that the mix produces consistently even product with little waste from each batch.“It has also been developed to produce an increased volume, ensuring that the baker can scale a lower weight to achieve the same sized baked product,” says Dawn.The Madeira mix can be used for loaf cakes, slab cakes, fairy cakes and fondant fancies, as well as Madeira cakes. The mix can incorporate fruit and other inclusions.
By signing up for National Doughnut Week, which starts on 5 May, craft bakers can help raise money for The Children’s Trust. This money will help change the lives of youngsters all over the UK with multiple disabilities.”Michelle is one of the many children who have benefited from the money raised from National Doughnut Week”, said Joanne Toner, corporate fundraiser at The Children’s Trust. “She was born with brain damage and with severely impaired eyesight. Because of her condition, her world can be very frightening and, understandably, she can become anxious and upset in unfamiliar situations.””Michelle was becoming closed off from anything new and I worried she would lock herself into her own world, stopping her from enjoying life”, her mother Debbie said. “What she needed was special help so that she could begin enjoying the learning and fun most children take for granted.””It was at St Margaret’s that we were able to unlock Michelle’s world,” said Toner. “St Margaret’s is an on-site residential school where we provide a stimulating and comforting environment for children with profound and multiple learning difficulties and complex health needs.”In class, Michelle benefits from a curriculum tailored specifically to her needs. Teachers and therapists encourage her to use her voice, facial expressions and body movements to express herself. Her new-found skills have helped her understand the idea of ’cause and effect’ for the first time. As a result, she understands that her actions give her control – for example, to use a switch to start music or turn lights on. The skills she has developed in school have now enabled her to cope with new experiences and to have fun with her schoolmates on trips out.”So why not help make this year’s National Doughnut Week (5-12 May) the best yet? To get on board, visit www. fundraising.thechildrenstrust.org.uk/nationaldoughnutweek.Alternatively, contact Christopher Freeman at Dunns Bakery on 020 8340 1614 or e-mail [email protected]
Ultrasonic cutting machine manufacturer Döinghaus, from Germany, has launched a cutter designed to cut slab products in or out of trays. It will cut triangles and portion round cakes. The unit incorporates a positioning device for accurate product placement and also has an integral cleaning system which uses UV light to kill bacteria.
Peter Smith, former owner of Kent bakery Week’s of Goudhurst, passed away on the 20th April. His wife and daughter were with him, writes bakery colleague Henry Jefferies.Peter Smith was a real character of the baking industry. He was a prominent member of the National Association of Master Bakers (NAMB) and a popular British Baker columnist.After army service, then a National Bakery School diploma course, Smith ran his father’s bakery in Frome where he met his wife Elizabeth. They opened a Wimpy bar, then Smith went to work for Hovis. After that, he worked for Key Markets, setting up in-store bakeries at the beginning of an explosion of the in-store industry.Smith took over Week’s of Goudhurst – turning it into a 12-strong chain of shops and an outside catering business. He became NAMB Kent President in 1983 and was a keen supporter of the NAMB conferences and council meetings.In 1985, he became president of London and South Eastern Region (LASER) and, as chairman of the committee, ensured it ran very efficiently. He then became a member of The Worshipful Company of Bakers.Peter loved sailing, and he entertained many of his baker friends on his first long-distance boat Ocean Pelican.The baking industry has been richer for his input and strong views. There is not enough space in this obituary to highlight all the worthwhile things that he brought to our industry.Peter’s memorial service will take place at St Mildred’s in Tenterden, Kent, on Friday May 9, at 12 noon. Everyone is welcome afterwards at the Garden House. Donations should be sent to the Jubilee Sailing Trust.
Administrators for Medway Foods are still looking for a buyer for the collapsed firm’s Isle of Sheppey plant. Medway, which supplied foodservice, retail, bakery and manufacturers, went into administration in February. The company had three plants, in Bridgend, Wales, and Whitstable and Isle of Sheppey in Kent.A team of former managers bought out its pastry business in Bridgend, but Medway’s Whitstable plant has been closed down due to lack of interest from buyers, according to a spokesman for administrators Deloitte. The Isle of Sheppey plant, meanwhile, is still up for grabs. Deloitte’s spokesman said: “We’re continuing to trade the Isle of Sheppey site while we look for a buyer. Hopefully, we will sell that as a going concern.”
Bread and wine have long been seen as a pretty decent pairing – not least since this coupling was cemented when it was put to good use at a certain dinner table some 2,000 years ago.But the biblical significance of this classic bakery and booze combo has escaped one church and its parishioners in London, who are attempting to block the opening of a bakery that sells wine.London’s Evening Standard reported this week that the Roman Catholic St Anselm and St Cecilia church is trying to block entrepreneur Jonathan Dalton from opening a nearby artisan bakery in Holborn, called the Fleet River Bakery, amid fears its plan to also sell alcohol would lead to “revelry”.They have hired a lawyer to fight the application and parish priest Father David Barnes was said to have met the alcohol licence application with “anxiety” and “horror”.Dalton, whose business would join the likes of bakery-restaurant St John’s Bread & Wine and Italian bakery Rocco Princi in offering alcohol in the capital, has already had one licence turned down in January and is planning to petition Camden Council over the issue.He is reported to have said: “It has been an absolute nightmare. I want to bring back artisan baking to central London and serve the odd glass of wine or organic cider. Unfortunately the church … sees alcohol as being evil. But there is a pub two metres from the front door of their annex, and they don’t object to that. We are not looking to be a late-night bar.”What next? A church objecting to the opening of a carpenter’s perhaps?
Raisins: With provisional prospects looking increasingly optimistic for both optimal Californian and Turkish new crops from August, raisin pricing over the next four to five months will be largely determined in California, by their ability or willingness to compete with Turkey.Sultanas: Recent weeks’ sales are some 30% lower than for the same period last year. Turkey is becoming increasingly aware that, despite the frost, they could very easily produce a new crop of well over 300,000 tonnes.Currants: With stiff competition from lower-priced sultanas and raisins, and while Greek quality has also been unpredictable, it is probably safe to say that currants are losing ground, reputation and market share with each passing season.Coconut: Prices have continued to firm. Reports that the major processors across both the Philippines and Indonesia are now fully booked on production this side of July mean that UK and European stock levels are rapidly depleting set against very limited replacement pricing.Apricots: The series of frosts in Malatya, Turkey, are reported to have been pretty disastrous. Three separate frosts in “apricot country”, appear to have hit the crop extremely hard, with reports varying from 50% to 80% damage. Predictably, prices have shot up dramatically.l Based on information provided by ingredients supplier RM Curtis
Facebook Wednesday, July 22, 2020 – Kosciusko County 10 a.m. – Noon EDTWHERE: Kosciusko County Fairgrounds, 1400 E. Smith Street (front parking lot), Warsaw, IN 46580 IndianaLocalNews Facebook Pinterest Previous articleWashington Park beach, zoo in Michigan City closed due to social distancing concernsNext articleIndiana and Michigan classrooms predicted to struggle with social distancing Brooklyne Beatty Google+ By Brooklyne Beatty – July 17, 2020 0 688 Google+ WhatsApp Friday, July 24, 2020 – Starke County 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. CDTWHERE: HealthLinc Knox, 104 E. Culver Road, Suite 106, Knox, IN 46534 (Photo supplied/Food Bank of Northern Indiana) The Food Bank of Northern Indiana has released next week’s mobile food distribution schedule.Monday, July 20, 2020 – Elkhart County 10 a.m. – Noon EDTWHERE: The Arena, 2401 Middlebury Street, Elkhart, IN 46516 Twitter Mobile food distributions offer fresh, perishable items and dry goods for free to those in need. Items are distributed on a first come, first served basis for up to 400 households.Food will be distributed drive-thru style, so remain in your vehicle and pop open your truck to receive your items. An area will be available to load items if your trunk does not open. Twitter TAGS20212223distributionElkhart CountyfoodFood Bank of Northern IndianafreejulyKosciusko Countymarshall countyscheduleSt. Joseph Countystarke county Pinterest Food Bank of Northern Indiana mobile food distribution schedule, July 20-24 Thursday, July 23, 2020 – Marshall County 10 a.m. – Noon EDTWHERE: Plymouth High School, 1 Big Red Drive, Plymouth, IN 46563 WhatsApp Thursday, July 23, 2020 – St. Joseph County 3 p.m. – 5 p.m. EDTWHERE: Food Bank of Northern Indiana, 702 Chapin Street, South Bend, IN 46601
(Source: https://goo.gl/3HHQ0V License: https://goo.gl/sZ7V7x) Dozens of stop signs were stolen over the weekend in LaPorte County.Thirty-six stop signs were taken from intersections in rural LaPorte County, the sheriff’s office tells WSBT-TV.Areas with stolen signs include County Road 150, Emory Road and the St. Joseph and La Porte County line.Crews are in the process of replacing the stolen signs.Derek Allen, LaPorte County sheriff’s administrative captain, tells WSBT: “It’s really frustrating. It creates a serious traffic hazard for the motoring public. Those signs are there for a reason: To regulate traffic and the flow of traffic.”If the department can find those responsible for stealing the signs, Allen says the people involved can be charged with theft. They could also face liabilities if a crash happened because of the missing signs. Twitter WhatsApp Previous articleRecall issued after glass, hard plastics bits found in Hot PocketsNext articleOscar Mayer Weiniemobile makes an appearance in South Bend Jon ZimneyJon Zimney is the News and Programming Director for News/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel and host of the Fries With That podcast. Follow him on Twitter @jzimney. Pinterest By Jon Zimney – January 18, 2021 0 239 Facebook Facebook WhatsApp Google+ Twitter Google+ Pinterest IndianaLocalNews Dozens of stop signs stolen in LaPorte County
Pinterest How to avoid a heart attack while dealing with wet, heavy snow WhatsApp Google+ Facebook By 95.3 MNC – January 31, 2021 0 294 Pinterest Twitter Previous articleAt least two suspects arrested after break-in at Ace Hardware store in St. Joseph TownshipNext articleBill proposes Indiana school year should start after Labor Day 95.3 MNCNews/Talk 95.3 Michiana’s News Channel is your breaking news and weather station for northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan. Google+ Twitter (Sam Householder/The Elkhart Truth) With snow predicted to fall across large portions of Indiana this weekend, the American Heart Association encourages Hoosiers to protect their hearts while shoveling snow and to seek immediate treatment if they experience any signs or symptoms of a heart attack.“Shoveling snow can be a very vigorous activity, and you’re basically doing it ‘in a freezer,’” says Dr. William Gill, a cardiologist who is president of the American Heart Association board of directors in Indianapolis. “Those conditions can very quickly lead to stress on the heart.”To help make snow removal safer, the American Heart Association suggests:Give yourself a break. Take frequent rest breaks during shoveling so you don’t overstress your heart. Pay attention to how your body feels during those breaks.Don’t eat a heavy meal prior or soon after shoveling. Eating a large meal can put an extra load on your heart.Use a small shovel or consider a snow thrower. The act of lifting heavy snow can raise blood pressure acutely during the lift. It is safer to lift smaller amounts more times, than to lug a few huge shovelfuls of snow. When possible, simply push the snow.Learn the heart attack warning signs and listen to your body, but remember this: Even if you’re not sure it’s a heart attack, have it checked out (tell a doctor about your symptoms). Minutes matter! Fast action can save lives — maybe your own. Don’t wait more than five minutes to call 9-1-1Don’t drink alcoholic beverages before or immediately after shoveling. Alcohol may increase a person’s sensation of warmth and may cause them to underestimate the extra strain their body is under in the cold.Consult a doctor. If you have a medical condition, don’t exercise on a regular basis or are middle aged or older, meet with your doctor prior to the first anticipated snowfall.Be aware of the dangers of hypothermia. Heart failure causes most deaths in hypothermia. To prevent hypothermia, dress in layers of warm clothing, which traps air between layers forming a protective insulation. Wear a hat because much of your body’s heat can be lost through your head.It’s also critical for people to recognize the signs of a heart attack and to call 9-1-1 immediately if they experience any of those signs.“I can’t stress enough the urgency of getting proper treatment for a heart attack,” Dr. Gill says. “Don’t die of doubt – whether that is doubting your symptoms could be a heart attack or whether you have doubts about going to the hospital during the COVID pandemic. Hospitals are safe and offer life-saving treatment.”Heart Attack Warning SignsSome heart attacks are sudden and intense — the “movie heart attack,” where no one doubts what’s happening. But most heart attacks start slowly, with mild pain or discomfort. Often people affected aren’t sure what’s wrong and wait too long before getting help. Here are signs that can mean a heart attack is happening:Chest discomfort. Most heart attacks involve discomfort in the center of the chest that lasts more than a few minutes, or that goes away and comes back. It can feel like uncomfortable pressure, squeezing, fullness or pain.Discomfort in other areas of the upper body. Symptoms can include pain or discomfort in one or both arms, the back, neck, jaw or stomach.Shortness of breath with or without chest discomfort.Other signs may include breaking out in a cold sweat, nausea or lightheadednessAs with men, women’s most common heart attack symptom is chest pain or discomfort. But women are somewhat more likely than men to experience some of the other common symptoms, particularly shortness of breath, nausea/vomiting, and back or jaw pain.Calling 9-1-1 is almost always the fastest way to get lifesaving treatment. Emergency medical services (EMS) staff can begin treatment when they arrive — up to an hour sooner than if someone gets to the hospital by car. EMS staff is also trained to revive someone whose heart has stopped. Patients with chest pain who arrive by ambulance usually receive faster treatment at the hospital, too. It is best to call EMS for rapid transport to the emergency room. If you can’t access EMS, have someone drive you to the hospital right away. IndianaLocalNews WhatsApp Facebook