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Best Halloween Baking Tips

Best Halloween Baking Tips

It gets bigger and more spookatacular every year so grab your pumpkins, make sure you’ve got the food colouring in and get your Halloween bake on! Some of the best recipes out there are American and many of them use pumpkin spice and/or pumpkin puree – and if you’ve ever tried to get these in in the UK, it’s sometimes not as easy as you think.  You can online but don’t expect to walk into a British supermarket and find them a-plenty just yet.  So here are two ghoulishly brilliant substitutions. How to make your own pumpkin spice: All you...

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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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