Behind the scenes at the World Bread Awards

As you’d probably guess from the name of my blog, bread is a food very close to my heart.

So imagine how chuffed I was when I got an invite to not only take a look behind the scenes at the World Bread Awards but also to be a part of the judging process.

The event, which is sponsored by jam and preserves giant Tiptree, started in 2013 and was set up to celebrate the skill of bread-making and to promote the art of baking.

Let them judge cake.

Let them judge cake.

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Drum roll please…

The filled roll is soaring back to popularity as a lunchtime snack

The filled roll is soaring back to popularity as a lunchtime snack

In a recent blog I revealed how the filled roll was making a comeback as a lunchtime bite – more than 10 years after being usurped by the trendy tortilla wrap.

And I asked readers to vote on what they preferred – a sandwich, a roll, a tortilla wrap or other option.

The results are in and I can confirm that more than half of you (52 per cent) voted for a roll, 21 per cent preferred a sandwich, 17 per cent went for a wrap and 7 per cent said they preferred something else altogether.

I’d say that with this latest news the roll is ahem, definitely on a roll!


Move over wraps – the filled roll is fighting back

For me, there’s nothing more satisfying as a simple lunchtime snack than a hearty classic filled roll.

Cheese and pickle, tuna and mayonnaise, or if I’m feeling indulgent, smoked salmon and cream cheese. All of them equally wonderful.

For more than 150 years the humble roll, along with the sandwich, ruled supreme as our favourite pre-made lunchtime snack.

The humble roll is coming back as a popular lunchtime snack

The humble roll is coming back as a popular lunchtime snack

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