To bake or not to bake?

Whether you’re looking for specialist home baking ingredients such as Xanthan Gum to help your gluten free cakes rise, organic Rose Water made from Persian damask rose petals or the finest of fine leaf gelatine, then the carefully selected home baking section at FINK should inspire and delight.

With the BBC’s Great British Bake Off gripping the nation once more, there is a greater urge to find unusual ingredients and interesting flavours to beautify your baking.


Why not try a sprinkling of local Yorkshire company Steenbergs’ organic Fairtrade Cinnamon Sugar on top of an apple cake, a swirl of Taylor & Colledge’s organic Vanilla Bean Paste in a cheesecake or experiment with one of over 20 varieties of flour or 11 varieties of sugar on offer?  With flavours such as coconut, rice, potato, semolina and gram flours as well as specialist bread flours, there are products for all palates and dietary requirements.

As we all settle into the darker evenings and cooler weather, autumn is filled with celebrations of home baking, including National Cake Week (3rd – 9th October), National Baking Week (17th – 23rd October) and even the humble cupcake has been elevated to a heroic status with its very own National Cupcake Week, this year celebrated from 19th – 25th September.


These all help to remind us that nothing tastes better than a homemade cake, but do remember that if you are pressed for time or would rather eat cake than bake it, we have a delicious range of locally made fruit cakes in-store.  With varieties such as Stem Ginger, Cherry & Almond and Date & Walnut, you’ll find it hard to resist!