On your marks, get set, bake!
On your marks, get set, bake!
The Great British Bake Off is a runaway success. The beloved cultural and culinary phenomenon is set to return to our screens on Tuesday, September 26, at 8pm. And Team Prowrap cannot wait!
The wait for the much-anticipated return of the world’s most famous televised baking competition is almost over, as Paul Hollywood, Dame Prue Leith, Noel Fielding and brand-new presenter Alison Hammond get ready to judge the latest bakes.
Its grip on the British public’s psyche is unmatched – the only thing as strong as the Hollywood handshake!
Since debuting in 2010, the show has captured the hearts of millions of viewers across the UK and beyond! A ratings juggernaut and a national treasure. But perhaps most important of all, it is a celebration of the art of baking itself!
If you haven’t seen it, where have you been? Amateur bakers from diverse backgrounds come together to showcase their baking skills in an iconic tent. They face a series of challenges, from signature bakes to technical challenges and showstoppers, all under the watchful eyes of Paul and Prue, whose risqué innuendos keep avid viewers on their toes.
The Bake Off Effect
#GBBO is the third most important event in the nation’s home-baking calendar, beaten only by Christmas and Easter. And thanks to the show’s return, Britain’s home baking boom is set for another significant shot in the arm.
The show’s charm shows no signs of abating. From the whimsical and intricate to the beautiful and delicious, many viewers have taken up baking as a hobby, experimenting with new recipes and techniques they learned while watching the show. It has also resulted in a boom in baking-related content online, with social media platforms filled with posts inspired by the challenges.
How often have you watched and run to the shops to stock your cupboards with ingredients you had never heard of? So, if you’re whipping out your apron and plan on unleashing your inner baker, you’ll need a few key essentials to help you create those star-baker-worthy treats.
That’s why supermarkets like Morrisons have appointed someone to monitor subsequent consumer trends and “ensure we satisfy our 11m customers’ baking needs”.
Retailers now race to make sure their shelves are stocked with baking essentials such as flour, icing sugar, yeast, vanilla extract, and chocolate chips and that stores are geared up to supply unexpected ingredients that appear on the show. And with the show significantly contributing to a £1.2bn increase in baking sales since the show began in 2010, you can see exactly why.
Since it first came to our screens, GBBO has got increasing numbers of us donning our aprons and whipping up cakes, biscuits and other showstoppers. So, if you can, keep an eye on the show – you will find the day after the latest episode airs, your customers are looking for ingredients and the equipment related to the bakes they saw being created on screen the night before.
So, just as shoppers will have dates highlighted in the diary for days which require a home-baked treat, you should have relevant dates in your diary to ensure a steady stream of home-baking fans coming through your doors.
When it comes to baking, we all know that having the right equipment is essential to creating delicious goodies. Every time you read a cake recipe or watch on the Internet, you see that baking paper is used on baking sheets and cake pans. So, in the rush to provide baking cupboard essentials, don’t forget it! It’s a versatile tool that will likely be key to any baker’s success.
From its non-stick surface, even heat distribution, and enhanced presentation to easy clean-up, versatility, and reusability, understanding the significance of baking paper can improve the baking experience and the quality of bakes.
One of the primary uses of baking paper is lining cake tins and baking trays when putting treats in the oven. Its versatility is a great addition to any kitchen. This special type of paper features a thin coating of silicone that is safe for high oven temperatures and prevents even the stickiest of foods from attaching.
Our non-stick baking paper delivered in pre-cut sheets and rolls is ideal for all baking and food storage types. They can be used in ovens, microwaves, and freezers to avoid sticking. They are suitable for lining cake tins and specialist confectionary work. Prowrap’s baking paper sheets act as a 2-in-1 product, with greaseproof qualities that are perfect for home cooking.
What is baking paper?
Prowrap’s Baking paper, or parchment paper, is coated in food-grade silicone. This coating ensures that your bakes won’t stick and come out of the oven exactly how you intended. In addition to making it non-stick, the layer also makes the paper heat resistant. Trust us, you need this when putting your baked goods into a hot oven.
Prowrap cooking paper is a greaseproof, steam – and boil-string paper with a non-stick coating. It can be used from the freezer to microwave and for all oven cooking and baking.
The benefits of using our baking paper
The most common use of baking paper is to line baking pans. A layer of baking paper on baking sheets eliminates the need to grease them and makes clean-up easier. Our NEW Prowrap Pro Cooking and Baking Paper Sheets come in a dispenser that makes cooking much easier. Its unique and compact design lets you pull out individual sheets simply and without fuss. Even more impressive is that the paper is 100% biodegradable and compostable, and even the box is 100% recyclable.
Is there anything parchment paper can’t do? It’s heat-resistant, non-stick, and makes clean-up a breeze. You can even re-use pieces of parchment as many times as you wish!
From folding and cutting baking paper templates that elevate your latte-making skills to DIY burger patty paper, DIY piping bags and pan lids, even on a non-baking day, you’ll find plenty of alternative uses for baking paper in your kitchen!
So, what’s stopping you from getting creative and creating some delicious bakes to share with your friends and family or even taking some into the office for critiquing?
On your marks, get set, bake!