An afternoon treat for Mothering Sunday

An afternoon treat for Mothering Sunday

An afternoon treat for Mothering Sunday

Beautiful cakes are a popular choice on Mother’s Day and at Kells, we can help you to create a range of delicious cakes that everyone will be proud to serve.

The Kells Crème Cake blends offer an exceptional selection of fantastic flavoured cakes including Lemon, Chocolate, Coffee, Elderflower and Raspberry and Cream to allow you to make your own fabulous cakes that you can decorate as simply or as elaborately as you choose.

Kells’ range also includes the 3206 Kells Complete Sponge and 3213 Kells Sponge Blend which deliver a lighter sponge cake and can be decorated with fresh cream and fruits.

If you’re planning to create a more elaborately decorated cake, the 3212 Genoese style cake blend gives a very strong and robust crumb that doesn’t crumble on cutting, making it ideal for specialist celebration cake work.

Whatever the occasion, Kells has a wide range to choose from and can make any type of cake achievable and profitable.

To help you build your range of cakes, just ask Kells for details or follow us on LinkedIn.      

The battle of the brans – why wheat bran is best!

The battle of the brans – why wheat bran is best!

The battle of the brans – why wheat bran is best!

Fibre is key to a healthy balanced diet, but most of us don’t eat enough of this important nutrient. The daily recommendation for adults is 30g of fibre a day, but most are only eating an average of 18g.1

By upping your fibre intake to just 25-29g it can potentially help to prevent a number of health issues including heart disease, type-2 diabetes and bowl cancer. It can also assist with the management of blood pressure, cholesterol levels2 and help to keep the digestive system moving and promote healthy gut bacteria.

The good news is that it can be relatively easy to add more fibre into the diet by simply eating more bread! All bread is a source of fibre but wholemeal bread is a particularly good source. At Kells, we have created a range of blends that use wheat bran – for added fibre. Wheat bran contains on average 40% fibre which is one of the highest levels of fibre of any cereal. When made into delicious breads, bakers can offer a high fibre claim to their customers – who are increasingly looking for breads with benefits.

These blends include:

3003 Hi Fibre Brown Soda Makes a bread high in Fibre
3008 Millers Munch Soda Bread Makes a bread high in Fibre
3009 Nore Soda Bread Makes a bread that is a fibre bread or Source of Fibre
3911 Kells Wholemeal Power Flour Bread (yeasted) Makes a bread high in Fibre

In addition, Kells have a wide range of bread blends and wholemeal flours, that are also sources of fibre, that bakers can use for their own recipes. Ask Kells for more information on their range of bread blends and to find out more about the additional health benefits they offer. You can also follow us on LinkedIn.

References

1. https://www.nhs.uk/live-well/eat-well/how-to-get-more-fibre-into-your-diet/
2. www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(18)31809-9/fulltext

Seasonal Treats – Easter 2020

Seasonal Treats – Easter 2020

Seasonal Treats – Easter 2020

After the festive period, Easter is the next big seasonal opportunity for bakers to optimise on sales of cakes and bakes, including the ever popular Simnel Cake. This delicious rich fruit cake has a layer of marzipan baked in the centre with another thin layer on top. It is then decorated with 11 small balls of marzipan that are evenly spaced around the outer edge of the cake, to symbolise the apostles.

Originally Simnel Cakes were presented by girls in service to their mothers on Mothering Sunday (their one day off!), which was usually the fourth Sunday in Lent. Today this iconic cake is served on Easter Sunday across Ireland.

Although this cake does look very impressive, by using 3207 Kells Farmhouse Blend it is actually really easy to make – and is guaranteed to be a popular line in the run up to Easter. Simply mix the batter according to the blend instructions, spoon two-thirds of it into the cake tin, and place a marzipan layer in the centre. Top with the remaining batter and bake. Once cooked and cooled, brush with jam glaze and top with a marzipan circle and balls.

Easter wouldn’t be Easter without Hot Cross Buns, which many bakers say is their most popular line over Easter – which means that to meet the demand, it’s important to have a fail-safe recipe that is quick and easy to make.

The 3901 Kells Bap Blend does exactly that – and can also be readily adapted so you can ring the changes to make a whole host of variations, from spicy to even chocolate Hot Cross Buns.

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For further details on our cake blends, just ask Kells. You can also follow us on LinkedIn to keep up to date on all our seasonal offerings.