Baking with the Joe Wicks Ovenware

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We are back with another catch-up following the Joe Wicks 90 day plan. Over the last couple of weeks we have been flexing our muscles along with the body coach and testing out the Joe Wicks ovenware with some delicious recipes. Clare’s Progress We have now moved on to the second month of our plan, […]

Will you be taking part in Stir-Up Sunday?

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Will you be taking part in Stir-Up Sunday this weekend? It’s a tradition that stretches back to Victorian times. Entire families would congregate in the kitchen to mix up a Christmas pudding ahead of the big day. Stir-Up Sunday takes place on the Sunday before Advent. This year it will take place on Sunday 26th November. Origins […]

The Mousetrap Theatre – Oxford’s Bakery

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Harts of Stur are proud to be sponsoring the Mousetrap theatre at the Sturminster Newton Cheese Festival for the third year running. We have a great line up of demonstrations including great chefs featuring delicious recipes, baking fun for the kids and professional masterclasses in wine-making, butchery and curing to name but a few. In the build […]

Summer Fruit and Chocolate Tartlets

Thanks to the lovely people at Seasoned for sharing this delicious recipe for Summer Fruit and Chocolate Tartlets. Kitchen Craft’s Set of six 10cm Loose Base Tart Tins are ideal for this recipe. Makes 10x 10cm tartlets Ingredients For the pastry: 160g unsalted butter, softened 75g caster sugar 1 egg yolk 250g plain flour For […]

Circulon Ultimum Cookware – all you need to know

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Circulon has been at the forefront of cookware innovation for over 30 years. In 1985 they were the first company to combine the benefits of hard-anodised aluminium with a durable non-stick system. They were to revolutionise the world of non-stick too with their TOTAL® Non Stick system. This combined one of the most advanced non-stick coatings […]

Christmas Gingerbread Recipe by Val Stones

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We have been honoured on a couple of occasions during the month of December to have Val Stones visit us in-store signing books and a baking demonstration. Val took part earlier in the year on the BBC’s The Great British Bake Off but sadly didn’t win the series. However Val won the hearts of many […]

Paul Hollywood Bakeware

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Paul Hollywood is a well-known TV celebrity baker, who started his baking career in his father’s bakery as a teenager. He honed his skills as head baker at several reputable hotels across the UK, including The Dorchester, and after a few years spent in Cyprus, Paul returned to start his own artisan bakery. Paul also […]

Baking, Pastry and Icing Buying Guide

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Baking is an ever popular home tradition which continues to grow in popularity thanks to TV programmes like ‘The Great British Bake Off’. More and more shows feature baking, from learning the basics right up to more advanced cake decoration with lavish recipes for extraordinary cupcakes and cookies. This makes baking a very versatile and […]

How to Season Cookware and Bakeware

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We frequently get asked about the importance of seasoning and how to season cookware and bakeware in the kitchen, including ‘How often do I season my pans’ and ‘How do I season my pans’. Seasoning your cast iron or hard anodised cookware and bakeware before first use is an important part of your cooking ritual. […]

Bakeware Buying Guide

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Baking has traditionally passed down from generation to generation within families; children learning from their parents at an early age the enjoyment and skills required to make cakes and cookies. Many of the old techniques and reliable old bakeware items have been in the family for years. Nowadays though some bakeware items are designed to […]