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Winter is back once again. And we all know what that means –shorter days and longer nights. As if it wasn’t hard enough waking up in the morning, it is even worse now as it is still dark outside! Starting your morning on a brighter note is always needed in the winter season, so what better way than to treat yourself with some scrumptious freshly baked goods from Dunn’s Bakery?

Dunn’s bakers know how important it is to energise yourself in the morning, by filling up with something tasty. Which is why we wake up bright and early to bake delicious morning treats such as doughnuts, croissants, pastries and muffins.

As a family owned business we understand the value of spending time eating breakfast with your loved ones in the morning, and that is something that so many of us unwillingly miss out on now days. Which is why we work hard to make all of our customers feel like part of our family. We welcome you with warm greetings and bake all our products with care and love that can be tasted in every single bite, not just in the morning but throughout the day.

Come into store and pick yourself up one of our freshly baked croissant and doughnut hybrid, the croughnut. All butter filled with a variety of different flavours. You can choose from Tiptree raspberry jam, chocolate fudge, apple cinnamon or lemon glaze. The choice is yours!

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If you’re not interest in a croughnut and would prefer something more traditional, why not try out our delicious freshly baked doughnuts. After tweaking our recipe, they now taste even better than they did before! Filled with Tiptree raspberry jam, you will be craving our jam packed doughnuts throughout the day.

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Dunn’s bakery is always here to brighten up your mornings. Stop by our store in the morning, whether on your way to work or coming back from your morning run, and pick up one of our delicious breakfast delights.

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Halloween is around the corner, and what better to celebrate than with some terrifying, tempting treats?

Halloween is a fun filled occasion for everyone, old and young. And the Dunn’s Bakery family really know how to enjoy the festivities. We can’t help but to bake up a storm at our North London bakery when Halloween is around the corner.

Whenever this time of the year comes around, our crafty bakers gather together to create the magical masterpieces that are the Dunn’s bakery’s baked goods. All of these devilishly desirable desserts are hand crafted using the finest of local fresh ingredients on site daily.

Our baking wizards create horrifyingly tasty treats. Take our word for it, there’s no tricks or gimmicks, we keep all of our customers in mind to ensure we provide you with scarily satisfying sweet goods.

Choose from anyone of our ghoulish goodies. Whether it is a spookily sweet cauldron or pumpkin shaped cake; made with layers of traumatically tasty moist sponge, buttercream, and Tiptree jam, or a freakishly flavourful gingerbread monster, the choice is all yours.

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But that is not all… Maybe we could interest you in some daringly delightful cupcakes? We have them waiting for you by the door. If they don’t tickle your fancy, try our monstrous marzipan Halloween figures. All options are just as scarily scrumptious as the other.

 

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We have a large selection to choose from. Come over to our haunting home in North London to see what Dunn’s have for you to stick your fangs into this Halloween.

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Dunn’s Bakery offer a catering service to take away the hassle of having to prepare food for an event or function. We are more than just 5th generation bakers, we are caterers.

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There is no need to bombard yourself with the stress of having to prepare dishes to provide for guests at an event of function. Here, at our north London bakery, we are here to help with our catering service. Just like all our baked goods, everything we provide with our catering service is made in our kitchen, daily. All of the ingredients used are the finest and freshest, all from our local suppliers. We provide all of our goods to meet individual requirements, and cater for both corporate events and private parties.

When it comes to party planning, don’t worry about checking off “food” on your to do check list. Our Crouch End bakery produces delicious cakes and savouries, just as tasty as those made at home. Each and every day, we bake a number of fresh goods, such as sausage rolls, quiches, cakes, and, of course, a wide range of freshly made bread.

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Not only that, but we also offer sandwich platters in four different choices. These choices include our traditional platters, with egg mayo, ham, cheese, and tuna sandwiches. Our vegetarian platter, with brie, humus, Mediterranean vegetables, egg mayo, dolce latte and mushroom sandwiches. The gourmet plater, with prawns, smoked salmon, chicken, turkey, beef and stilton sandwiches. Along with these sandwich platters, we also have a savoury platter, which includes sausages rolls, cheese straws, filled vol au vents. Finally, if that wasn’t enough to wet your appetite, we also offer a cake platter, with a variety of cakes such as chocolate fudge, fruit, banana and ginger.

All of these goods are also available with our corporate catering package.

Along with these platters and many others, we also provide filled ciabatta rolls, filled bagels, breakfast platters, drinks and kettle chips.

To find out more about sizing and price listing visit our website.

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Here at Dunn’s we believe that each and every one of our customers are important, and try our very best to cater to all of our customer’s needs. This is so we can meet people’s tastes and continue to provide the utmost respected service possible.

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Gluten free

A gluten free diet is one that does not contain any of the protein, gluten, which is included in some grains such as wheat, barley and rye. Where most people who are on a gluten free diet tend to be suffers of celiac disease, which is triggered by the consumption of gluten, others choose to remove it from their diet for a healthier lifestyle.

Over the years we have noticed an increase of gluten free products requested, and just because we care about what our customers want, and aim to keep them happy, we started a new gluten free range. Although at the current stage, the range is rather small, we still provide a selection for our customers to choose from.

Our Gluten Free Range

The gluten free range at Dunn’s bakery include delectable produce such as apricot muffins. Just like our regular muffins, they are moist and fluffy and filled with flavour, you can barely tell the difference. We also provide gluten free chocolate brownies with hazelnuts for those who love to indulge themselves in the delicious chocolaty flavour. Not only that but we also cater for the simpler things in life, such as bread. Our gluten free bread loaf is surprisingly very light and keeps well.

So why not run down to Dunn’s Bakery in Crouch End North London and get yourself some gluten free treats. We also produce special requested gluten free cakes for special occasions. Whether it is gluten free, dairy free or egg free, we are able to produce cakes and cupcakes to the highest quality, just pop in or call us to find out more information.

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Wedding cakes play a large part of today’s weddings, but they have always had quite a big role to play in previous years. Whether they are triple tier or single, there all symbolic in one way or another.

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Where did the wedding cake come from?

Wedding cakes have customarily been celebrated with a special caked. In the ancient roman times cakes made from wheat or barley were often broken over the brides head by the groom as a symbol of good luck and fortune. After the couple had eaten a couple of the crumbs, the guests would eat the rest for good luck!

Where as in the medieval times, small spiced buns were stacked up as high as possible, and if the newlyweds were able to kiss over the tall stack, it would mean they would have a long married life filled with prosperity.

Wedding cake traditions

The wedding cake traditions may not be the same as those in the medieval or roman times, as they have evolved, but there are a number of different cake traditions people choose to follow on their special days. An example of this is the cake cutting. Just like the first dance or the throwing of the bouquet, this is probably one of the most anticipated parts of a wedding. The cake cutting is said to represent the first activity done as a married couple. Today tiered cakes are usually made for weddings with the top tier made for the bride and groom to keep, the middle tier for guest distribution and the bottom tier for the cake cutting at the reception.

Another well-known cake tradition is the bride and groom feeding each other cake. This follows from the cake cutting, with the newlyweds feeding each other a small bite of the wedding cake. This is meant to symbolise the affection and commitment that the couple promise to show towards each other.

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Although this tradition may not be as popular now as the previous two, the tradition of baking charms into the wedding cake was one that used to be widely used. Each charm that was placed into the cake symbolised something different.

Dunn’s Bakery Wedding Cakes

Dunn’s Bakery specialise in wedding cakes, with each and every one produced with the finest and freshest ingredients, baked and decorated at our North London premises. We make all of our wedding cakes suited to all tastes, whether they are the fruit wedding cakes crafted with the family owned secret recipe, or the cream wedding cakes made with the freshest cream. We accommodate any preference.

We produce contemporary wedding cakes with intricate cake toppers, such as figurines and other edible decorations, including flowers, ribbons and birds. All of our contemporary cake designs are modern and extraordinary.

However, if you prefer a more tradition wedding cake, we also create those. Often being topped with a bride and groom figurine, our classical wedding cakes are often decorated with handmade floral decorations, all ranging in complexity to suit our customer’s desire.

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Go on to our website and take a look at some of our wedding cake creation or give is a call to find out more information about how we can make you special day be filled with delicious flavours.

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Would you like to try some deliciously amazing scones in London?

Then Dunn’s Bakery would be a great choice for you!

A scone, a single-serving cake which often lightly sweetened and occasionally glazed, was an important part of cherished English tea tradition.  It differs from a teacake and other sweet buns, which are often made with yeast.  Traditionally, scones are the plain, modern version, which often includes dried fruits or nuts.  There are a few simple etiquettes to follow if you are planning a formal-style tea party. Firstly, slice your scone horizontally into half, after that, spoon a dollop of clotted cream and jam, each onto the edges of your plate, adding just enough for one half of your scone. And finally, take a sip of tea after each bite of the scone. Try different flavours of scones and have a wonderful afternoon tea party.

If you are looking for fresh and unforgettable scones in North London, visit us at Dunn’s Bakery in Crouch End. Robert Freeman, the master baker at Dunn’s Bakery, has continued on his familial bakery, which was founded in 1827.

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We offer a wide range of attractive and freshly baked goods, such as scones, breads, cookies, tarts, brownies, buns and cakes to choose from. And if that isn’t enough, you could enjoy a delicious indulgent snack, such as a chocolate-smothered cookies or choose from a large range of homemade buns and cakes.

The array of tempting delicacies are made with only the finest and freshest ingredients, using Dunn’s unique traditional recipes.  Our wonderful homemade scones come in many varieties, with one of our most famous being the cranberry scone with crystallised sugar.

In February 2012, Dunn’s Bakery was awarded The Bakers Marque set up by Worshipful Company of Bakers, which displays to you, our beloved customers, that we continuously aim to create delicious baked goods from high-quality ingredients.

With our experience and expertise, we also provide premium quality and professional catering services for corporate events and parties. Feel free to contact us if you require a delicious food for your next function. Additionally, you can pre-purchase baked goods on our online bakery store.

And when you’re feeling peckish and in the mood for mouth-watering baked goods, visit us at Dunn’s Bakery in Crouch End to enjoy a scone or cookie.

 

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Wimbledon has begun once more. It is a time we associate with sunshine, sweat, and strawberries and cream. As the weather and competition heat up, so does the excitement and anticipation surrounding who will come out on top as champion.

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The Tournament

The oldest tennis tournament in the world is taking place from 29 June to 12 July 2015 at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club located in Wimbledon, London.

The 2015 Wimbledon Championships is the 129th edition, making it a tournament full of tradition and prestige. The tournament is being played on grass courts and takes place over a series of 19 courts, including the main show courts known as the Centre Court, No. 1 Court, No. 2 Court and No. 3 Court.

There are singles and doubles events for men and women, which is why it takes place over two weeks. Novak Djokovic and Petra Kvitova are the defending champions in men’s and women’s singles, but who will win this year is up in the air.

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The Competitors

Playing on the Centre Court at Wimbledon is a dream of every professional tennis player. This year the players include well-known returning names such as Serena Williams, Roger Federer, Andy Murray and Maria Sharapova. Rafael Nadal was astonishingly knocked out by unknown 100+ ranked player Dustin Brown.

Of course, the competition is intense every year but this year seems especially fierce, making each match a must-see, as you never know what can happen.

The Money

As playing in the tournament is a great honour, so is attending it. If you were thinking of attending this year, you can expect to pay at least £3000 for a seat on the Centre Court at the men’s singles final matches.

The prize money for the players is even more shocking!

The Wimbledon total prize money for 2015 has increased to a whopping £26.75 million and the winner of the singles event alone will walk away with £1,880,000. That should make all of the training worth it.

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The Tradition

Some of the well-known Wimbledon traditions include a strictly white dress code for competitors, Royal patronage (this tournament is in fact the only Grand Slam which is patronised), and the standard affair of strawberries and cream. However, there is more than that to know about Wimbledon.

Being the oldest tennis tournament, played since 1877, it is considered the most prestigious of the four Grand Slams. This is the only tournament that is still played on the original surface-grass that it started with, and unusually there are no sponsored advertisements around its courts.

The Dessert

Tennis does signal summertime, but so do strawberries. In honour of this, we have created something truly delicious.

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To celebrate the championships and stick with the Wimbledon tradition, bite into a fresh, home-made cream cupcake with Tiptree Strawberry Jam and a juicy strawberry balanced on top. This is not your average strawberries and cream you see around in the summer, it’s so much more.

Light, fluffy, yet full of flavour, this cupcake will have you jumping out of your seats. Come to Dunn’s Bakery based in Crouch End, North London. We have been craft bakers since 1820, so like Wimbledon, tradition is what we’re all about.

 

 

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