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Craft Bakers’ Week 2015 – Our Favourite Moments

October 9th, 2015|

Craft Bakers’ Week came to a close at the end of last week, and we want to say a huge thank you to every bakery who registered this year and helped us to make it such a great week!
We’ll let you know soon how much money was raised for Make-A-WishUK, but every little bit will […]

Robinsons – Manchester’s oldest bakery

September 30th, 2015|

Having visited Robinsons Failsworth bakery, earlier this month,   I can quite see why their customers voted them the Most Loved Bakery in the North West.  As soon as I walked through the door of this family run bakery at 7.30am, the wonderful smell of freshly baked bread, cakes and lots more, greeted me – evidence […]

Bakewell Tart overtakes the Eccles Cake as the Nation’s favourite bake

September 30th, 2015|

We are a nation of cake lovers, with a rich heritage of regional bakery specialities, from the Manchester Tart and the Yorkshire Tea Cake, through to the Gypsy Tart. But it seems there is one baked treat which has captured the nation’s heart more than any other, the Bakewell Tart.

The nation was once again invited […]

Today’s Kids Don’t Know What A Baker Is

September 28th, 2015|

Despite the popularity of all baking and the number of both adults and children who watch Bake Off every week it seems that primary school children have little idea about the work of the country’s bakers.
Here at Craft Bakers Week we commissioned some research to find out what children knew about bread and baking and […]

Vote For Your Favourite Regional Bake To WIN £50!

September 18th, 2015|

Last year the Eccles Cake was crowned the UK’s favourite bake, with the Bakewell Tart and Chelsea Bun coming in close second and third. We want to find out if the nation’s tastes have changed and we’re giving you the chance to decide for Craft Bakers’ Week 2015!
Tell us your favourite regional speciality to be […]

How Donnellys Bakery Is Taking Part In Craft Bakers’ Week

September 17th, 2015|

About Donnellys Bakery:

The bakery was started in 1979 by Mrs Moyra Donnelly, mother of current owners and bakers Eugene and Cathal Donnelly. Mrs Donnelly started baking in her mother’s back kitchen in around 1960, and in 1979 she moved to Ballycastle to open up a craft bakery based on home baking traditional Irish breads with […]