Posts by Holly Small

A Measured Approach – The Book

Around a year ago New Holland Publishers help realise a New Years resolution of mine (actually about 25 years ago when I was a young, full of enthusiasm and dreams, Craft Baker!) by offering to publish my first baking book, Cinnamon Square – A Measured Approach.  Finally in October 2016 the book is launched. I wanted my book to be different to other baking books, so by focusing not just on craft baking skills but also measurement (weighing, time & temperature), the objective of my book would be to improve consistency of home baking and that the reader will confidently
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2003 BC²

[fusion_text] So what came first the Cinnamon Square Bun or the name of the shop?  Well it kind of happened all at the same time!  Let me explain… Paul (Mr Cinnamon Square) had came across a similar product from his travels to American and Canada whilst working as a Technical Manager for a food ingredients company. On his return to the UK, he raved about the product known predominantly as cinnamon rolls and set about making his own version.  Quite frankly I didn’t understand what all the fuss was about until one fateful Sunday morning.  Before this point, he had
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The Award Winning Christmas Pud

We are absolutely delighted to win the Best Festive Cake and Pudding category at the Baking Industry Christmas Stars competition this year.  We were among stiff competition from the giants in retailing and were the only independent business to win a category. The concept of the Mince Pie Pud is based The Orange – a product that we launched during ITV’s Britain’s Best Bakery that went on to win Innovation Product of the year at the Baking Industry Awards in 2014. The Mince Pie Pud is made of two mince pies, encased in pastry and when combined together form The
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Working with Whiteheath Farm

[fusion_text]We’re fortunate to have so many great producers and suppliers within our vicinity; from the local Greengrocers, Butchers in Denham and Fishmongers in Harrow. For us, the jewel of the crown (crème de la crème!) is our dairy provider at Whiteheath Farm in Harefield.  The farm has been run by DH Mitchell and sons since 1957 who are committed to providing the highest quality dairy products. D.H. Mitchell and Sons’ Whiteheath Farm is a family run dairy farm in the village of Harefield.   Donald, and his 4 sons – Colin, Philip, Duncan and John, plus their respective extended families – all
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