The difference malt can make

The difference malt can make

The difference malt can make

Kells use malt in many of their bakery blends and applications. It can bring additional flavour, colour and texture to new products which really sets them apart. Kells have been agents for Munton Malts in Ireland for over 20 years and have developed a wide knowledge of malt products during this time.

Muntons manufacture a comprehensive range of malted ingredients developed specifically to meet the needs of food and beverage customers. They offer a wide range of liquid and dried malt extracts; malt flours and flakes and a selection of their products are made with diastatic malt for a softer crumb and a darker crust. All are made at their Stowmarket plant using their own malts made from top quality, locally sourced malted barley.

For further details visit Muntons new website www.muntons.com/food-beverage-ingredients/ or contact Kells.
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Enjoy bread as part of a healthy, balanced diet

Enjoy bread as part of a healthy, balanced diet

Enjoy bread as part of a healthy, balanced diet

Whether it is a New Year resolution to eat more healthily or a desire to lose a few pounds picked up over the holidays, many people change their usual eating habits at this time of year. Sometimes people cut out bread from their diet, mistakenly thinking eating less bread is a healthy choice. However, bread is low in fat and sugar and experts recommend following a balanced diet, with one third of our food coming from starchy carbohydrate foods like bread, as well as eating lots of fruit and vegetables, drinking plenty of water and doing regular exercise.

Most people don’t eat enough fibre and all bread is a source of this. Advice from the Food Safety Authority of Ireland in their publication ‘Advice for Health Professionals and Health Educators on Healthy Eating and Active Living in Ireland’ and the ‘Healthy Ireland Food Pyramid’ identifies that fibre-rich breads have an important part to play in a healthy, balanced diet. Wholemeal and wholegrain breads, especially, are not only a source of energy, but a good source of fibre.
Kells stock a range of blends that carry a fibre claim:

3003 Kells Hi Fibre Brown Soda Blend Hi fibre
3008 Kells Millers Munch Soda Bread Blend Hi fibre
3009 Kells Nore Soda Bread Blend Fibre bread or Source of fibre
3910 Kells White Power Flour Bread Fibre bread or Source of fibre
3911 Kells Wholemeal Power Flour Bread Hi fibre

 

In addition to being sources of fibre, some Kells blends are also high in protein, for maintaining bone health and muscle mass:

3910 Kells White Power Flour Blend

3911 Kells Wholemeal Power Flour Bread Blend

All these Kells bread blends are easy to use and make great tasting loaves that can be used to make sandwiches or toast as well as rolls and flatbreads.

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.

Expand your treat range with cobble combos

Expand your treat range with cobble combos

Expand your treat range with cobble combos

We’ve taken two of our cake blends and combined them to create a new eye-catching and tasty versatile treat to offer your customers. Cobble combos are ideal for serving with coffee or afternoon tea, as an after-school snack for the kids or a lunchbox treat. You can make individual cobbles, traybakes for portioning or a whole cake.

For a classic Chocolate Cobble use 3811 Kells Sydney Doughnut Blend or 3901 Kells Bap Blend and 3210 Kells Chocolate Cake Blend.

To make different flavoured cobbles simply swap the Chocolate Cake Blend for any of the Kells Crème Cake blends:

For Red Velvet Cobble use 3334 Kells Red Velvet Cake Blend instead of 3210 Kells Chocolate Cake Blend

For Lemon Cobble use 3215 Kells Lemon Crème Cake Blend instead of 3210 Kells Chocolate Cake Blend

For Toffee Cobble use 3222 Kells Toffee Crème Cake Blend instead of 3210 Kells Chocolate Cake Blend

For Coffee Cobble use 3252 Kells Coffee Crème Cake Blend instead of 3210 Kells Chocolate Cake Blend

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Make soda bread a festive treat this party season

Make soda bread a festive treat this party season

Make soda bread a festive treat this party season

As Christmas and New Year rapidly approaches, many bakers would have finalised plans for their seasonal cakes and sweet treats, but in the next few weeks as the party season is in full swing, why not look at a few ideas to extend the options for customers with the ever popular Kells Nore Soda Bread blend. You can create:

  1. Cheese and onion soda bread
  2. Mixed pepper, tomato and cheese mini breads
  3. Cheese and bacon breads

This blend allows you to make a full loaf that can be sliced and served on Christmas day or smaller ‘rock cake’ sizes to split and fill and use as a new twist for party food.

Simple and easy variations allow for exciting new premium savoury options for your customers.

3009 Kells Nore Soda Blend

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Porter cake, an Irish classic for a special occasion

Porter cake, an Irish classic for a special occasion

Porter cake, an Irish classic for a special occasion

At this time of year, when family and friends get together to celebrate, why not offer your customers a well-known traditional Irish cake? It’s the perfect opportunity to share this classic Irish treat.

Porter cake is a moderately fruited celebration cake enriched with spices, treacle and porter or stout and is very much a traditional Irish flour confection for special occasions.

3207 Kells Farmhouse Cake Blend makes an excellent Porter cake regardless of the size of cake you want to make, from individual unit cakes to large slab or celebration cakes.

The same Kells blend can also be used to make a fabulous Christmas cake for traditional use, or for slab cakes and tray bakes.

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