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How to be a more sustainable baker

How to be a more sustainable baker

Sustainability is close to our hearts at Risen. When we created the brand, we made sure that all our choices, even down to the ink used on our packaging, was eco-friendly. Our flour is milled in Austria, where farming practices are at the forefront of environmentally-friendly agriculture, and transported to the UK by rail not road. Our wheat comes from farms that are close to the mill and our millers are committed to zero-waste principles, which means every single piece of wheat gets used and nothing is wasted.   With our recent heat-wave, a sure testament to the inevitably of...

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Getting the best out of wholemeal flour

Getting the best out of wholemeal flour

When it comes to getting you and your family on the whole-grain-train, these tips will get you better results out of your bread and cakes. 

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Yay! It's National Picnic Week

Yay! It's National Picnic Week

It’s National Picnic Week this week so grab your blankets and baskets and get out into the great outdoors for this brilliant British alfresco tradition.  With high summer upon us, what better way to enjoy our parks and countryside than with some home-made picnic staples. Just the word 'picnic' conjures up visions of peaceful, pastoral countryside, a gathering of people, a hamper full of finger-friendly dining and a bottle or three!  With over a 200 year history, us Brits have happily set our hampers down in all sorts of places from summer meadows, sandy beaches and river banks.  And despite...

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Baking and the Great British Street Party

Baking and the Great British Street Party

Nothing brings a community together more than when a special royal jubilee is celebrated.  This will be the fourth jubilee celebration for our longest-reigning monarch, following the Silver Jubilee in 1977, the Golden Jubilee in 2002 and the Diamond Jubilee in 2012. Us Brits have used street parties to celebrate major national occasions for more than a century. The end of wars, coronations, royal weddings and jubilees have all been leapt on as excuses to get out the trestle tables and paper cups. The events echo down the decades revealing just how much we have changed but how the simple desire...

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