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On the eighth day of Christmas Dunn’s Bakery gave to me… eight magnificent treats.

As we anxiously begin the single digit countdown to one of the best holidays of the year we can’t help but dream about all the delicious goodies that Dunn’s Bakery is cooking up. We want to highlight for you eight of our favourite baked goods from our Christmas Range that you absolutely cannot miss out on during the last eight days before Christmas.

  1. One-of-a-kind brandy butter made with the finest French Brandy for the finest of Christmas sweets.

brandy butter

  1. Enjoy our fabulous French-filled macaroons in four classic flavours: chocolate, raspberry, orange and mint all with buttercream filling.


  1. Our traditional family-recipe Christmas pudding is one of our holiday favourites packed with high quality currants, raisins, sultanas, mixed peel, lemon and spices and then topped off with Redemption Ale and brandy, all while beautifully set in china basins and Christmas wrapped.

christmas pudding

  1. Hand decorated malt whiskey dundee cake is flavoured with fresh oranges, lemons and Malt Scotch Whiskey to make for a delicious after dinner dessert.

malt whiskey dundee cake

  1. Our fluffy, buttery, fresh baked mince pies will surely be the hit of your holiday gathering and can be purchased individually, or in boxes of 4, 8 or 12 depending on how hungry you are.

mince pies

  1. Our festive but strictly adult dessert, the rum truffle cake, is spiked with rum and covered in chocolate for quite the tasty indulgence.

rum truffle cake

  1. The yule log is for serious chocolate lovers made with rich chocolate sponge cake and chocolate buttercream, available in dark, milk or white chocolate.

yule log

  1. The Father Christmas cake exemplifies our Dessert Chef’s expertise as he crafts this adorable jolly Santa shaped cake made with our Genoese sponge cake layered with buttercream.

santa cake

Now that we have your mouth watering, come say hello down in our Crouch End shop. While you’re here in North London, you can conveniently cross off the rest of the items on your Christmas shopping list. The one-of-a-kind shopping experience in the Crouch End is the perfect place to complete all your gift buying whether it’s for your grandma, your best friend or your little brother. There is an extraordinary range of clothes shops, toyshops, bookshops and specialty food shops offering prices for all budgets. All within a 10 minute walk from the Clock Tower.


Pay us a visit or order online to try one or all of the baked goods from our Christmas Range. These goodies are the perfect indulgence to make your holidays the jolliest they’ve ever been! Whatever you require, we have just what you need here at Dunn’s Bakery.





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As December rolls in it brings with it colder weather, beautiful city decorations, holiday cheer and most importantly great food festivals! We hope your weekend isn’t too packed with plans for the holiday season because these food festivals are the perfect excuse to bundle up and head into the city to indulge in some delicious edibles.

The London Chocolate Festival

  • 4-6 December
  • Business Design Centre

Upper Street

South Bank N1 0QH

  • Ticket prices start at £5

Chocoholics or not, all are welcome to tantalize your taste buds trying the best and newest artisan chocolates. Treat yourself with a fabulously relaxing cocoa butter beauty treatment at The Cocoa Spa. Or enjoy the best hot chocolate of your life at the Chocolate Café. Better yet discover the health benefits of chocolate and taste some free-from and raw chocolate at The Health Zone. Yael Rose, the founder, can’t contain her excitement for this year’s festivities: “We’ve created multi-sensory experiences around touch, taste and discovery that make the festivals much more then just a food show”. What better way to enjoy your weekend than to indulge yourself with some chocolatey treats. Check out the London Chocolate Festival!


BBC Good Food Festive Fayre

  • 4-6 December
  • Hampton Court Palace

East Molesey

Surrey KT8 9AU

  • Ticket includes entry for Hampton Court Palace and the BBC Good Food Festive Fayre

Christmas takes over at the Hampton Court to celebrate their 500 year anniversary with this brand new festival. Check out the exhibitors including The Hebridean Food Company and Christmas Liquors from Portobello Road Gin. Be sure to take home some fresh and delicious food along with some of the holiday spirit. Stop and chat with the chefs in The Winter Kitchen while warming up by a roaring fire. They’ll be sure to give your some tips to help with your holiday feast while you watch their live demonstrations. Find out when the famous chefs will be busy in the kitchen.


Druid St Market: Chefs of Tomorrow

  • 5 December
  • Druid Street Market
  • Druid Street

Southwark SE1 2HH

  • Free entry

You’re just in time for the last segment of the collaboration between Druid Street Market and Chefs of Tomorrow! This 5-week series brought in 9 different chefs from restaurants around the UK to show off some spectacular dishes. The final week closes the show with Dan Gibeon from Brighton’s Silo. Stop by to watch Dan work his magic and roast up a whole goat. Learn more about this event.


Little Feast

  • Open from Wednesday-Sunday now until 23 December:
    • Shepherd’s Bush Yard

Goldhawk Road

London W12 8HA

  • Free entry

A sister event of street food festival Feast, Little Feast, gives a wintery spinoff serving seasonal food and drink. The scenery looks like something straight out of a fairy tale, mimicking a Scandinavian forest with fir trees and wooden huts housing banquette seating and heaters to keep you warm. Be sure to check out the daily food or drink offer- whether it’s fresh bread, cheese, meats, mulled wine or cocktails- Little Feast has it all. Looking for some live music to entertain your weekend? Look no further, during the day the festival has live bands playing acoustic music. Register on their website ahead of time to get a free winter warmer


Next time you are in North London, come by Dunn’s Bakery and pop in to try some of our holiday inspired baked goods. From fresh baked bread to hand made mincemeat pies to customizable cakes we have everything you are looking for to treat yourself for the holidays.


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Great news, Christmas is around the corner, and approaching us faster day by day! The holiday season is filled with joy, from spending time with family and friends, to receiving and opening gifts placed underneath our beautifully decorated tree, but how could we forget our most enjoyed part of the Christmas season – THE FOOD! The mince pies, puddings, cakes and even the turkey, Dunn’s loves every part of Christmas dining.

With the festive season coming into full effect, yearly traditions have also begun. Whether it is your family’s tradition to go carol singing on Christmas Eve, or to celebrate the worldwide tradition of roasting a turkey for Christmas day dinner, we all follow some kind of tradition this time of the year. Here at Dunn’s Bakery, we have our very own tradition which we like to follow. Every year the Dunn’s Bakery family gathers together to dress up our shop window. Keeping with the festive theme, we place our Christmas tree decorated with our hand baked gingerbread ornaments and ribbons, Christmas cakes and pies, wreaths, and lights in our window, bringing the Christmas spirit into our bakery.

Dunns Bakery on Instagram- -Our new Christmas window is now in, stop and take a peek when you're passing! #Christmas2015 #crouchend #eatlocal #n8-.clipular

You know Christmas is around the corner once our festive blackboard comes out to make its appearance. The countdown till Christmas couldn’t be any more exciting.

Dunns Bakery on Instagram- -The festive blackboard is in! Only 43 days to go! -------- #crouchend #christmas2015-.clipular

Keeping with traditions in Dunn’s Bakery, we have launched our Christmas range for 2015, and we are just as excited about this as you, possibly even more. Everything in Dunn’s is coming together for the holiday season, and we want to do everything in our power to make your Christmas tastier this year with our freshly baked desserts.

We have a wide selection to choose from in our Christmas range. From our velvet iced Christmas sponge or fruit cake, to our traditional round luxury Dundee cake made with currants, raisins, fresh orange and tangy lemon, decorated with split almonds. Or maybe you’re interested in our freshly baked mince pies packed full of our delicious homemade mincemeat in a variation of pastries. Could we tempt you with our Gingerbread delights? A gingerbread house could be the centrepiece of your desserts table, with hand decorated gingerbread snowmen and angels. Or perhaps you would prefer one of our freshly baked luxury Christmas puddings.

Our traditional Christmas pudding recipe has been handed down through the family for years! They are made with the freshest currants, raisins, sultanas and mixed peel, with lemons and spices to enhance the flavour and redemption ale and brandy to make our Christmas puddings the very best. Take a look at the video below, we give you a sneak peek into how we create our Christmas puddings.

Christmas Puddings from Dunn’s Bakery on Vimeo.

For the Christmas season we also have our mince pie selection box for £6.99, which contain:
2x Shortcrust Mince Pies
2x Deep Fill Shortcrust Mince Pies
2x Wholemeal Mince Pies
2x Puff Pastry Mince Pies
So make sure you don’t forget to pick up a box or two for Christmas.


Next time you’re in the area during this festive season, pop into our North London Bakery and pick yourself up a Christmas delight. Don’t forget, our online Christmas shop has now opened, and we’re taking all of our last orders on Monday 22nd December by 12 noon. Make sure you order all of your Christmas desserts before it is too late!

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As we all know, the holiday season is about giving not receiving, so why not throw the best holiday party this season for your friends, family, or coworkers. Whether you are planning a small get-together with friends and family or organising the event for your office at work, Dunn’s Bakery is here to help lessen your stress. With top-quality goods ranging from sweet to savoury, Dunn’s North London bakery provides excellent service and premium food, no matter what your catering needs are. After all, there’s nothing better to put you in the holiday spirit than one of our decadent mincemeat pies.

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If you are looking to host a group of your closest friends and family for an intimate gathering, Dunn’s party catering would be the perfect option. However if your party planning skills are being put towards planning your office’s holiday party, Dunn’s corporate catering is just what you are looking for! We aim to satisfy all our customers needs therefore we offer a range of food platters to please even the pickiest of eaters: traditional, gourmet, vegetarian, savoury, and cake platters all contain the well-known deliciousness of Dunn’s.

pastry dunns

Breakfast, lunch or dinner, our family bakery is here to make your party the tastiest of the season. Our breakfast assortments include several decadent offerings including assorted croissants, filled bagels, freshly made breads, pastries, and danishes, fruit salad, all accompanied with juice, tea and coffee. For lunch or dinner Dunn’s offers a variety of items ranging from hearty sandwiches filled with fresh local ingredients and made on fluffy homemade bread to beautifully filled vol au vents and everything in between. Some of our favorites are our classic sausage rolls, quiches, tricolore salad, and mince pies- all great to celebrate the holidays with! Don’t forget to top off the night with one of our festive cake platters or a customized cake for a special celebration.

cake dunns

Whether you have a specific requirement, a customization need or a health constraint, Dunn’s Bakery accepts individual requests because we bake our goods on site, and always try our best to meet customer needs. We care about our community and want to take away the stress that can come along with the holidays, therefore we always have reasonable prices to make our customers and their wallets happy. We want to help you save money, especially around the holidays, so this year you can have some extra cash for that Secret Santa exchange you’ve been looking forward to.
Give us a call or come visit in the Crouch End to inquire about our catering for your upcoming holiday party for the 2015 season. Finish out this year on a high note with Dunn’s Bakery!

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We have now launched our click and collect service


Let us take the stress out of Christmas shopping .  Order at your leisure and then just come and collect from our shop here in Crouch End  for a fast easy way to complete that Christmas shopping list!!!!


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Christmas window 2014


and so it begins……..

Our Christmas window goes in and already the Mince Pies are flying out the door!!!!


This week our Bakers will be producing our Malt Whisky Dundee cakes.  The Dundee  cake is thought  to have originated in  nineteenth century Scotland.  A popular story is that it was made for Mary Queen of Scots who wanted a fruit cake with out any Glacé chrerries in it.

Our Dundee Cakes  are crammed with Currants, juicy Cherries and California Raisins.  Flavoured with orange , tangy lemon and malt Scotch whisky .  Traditionally the top of Dundee cakes  are decorated with almonds.






Our Stollen will be available in our shop this weekend.  It is perfect for those with cosmopolitan tastes!  This traditional European favourite is made with lots of fruit and has marzipan running through it.




Our Christmas brochure is now available in the shop or on line at www.dunns-bakery.co.uk

Dunn’s Bakery for Festive Fayre with Festive Flair!








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New for this Christmas a carefully selected selection of our delicious products are available by post.

There are many ways to pay, on line by phone  and you can even order on Amazon.  It couldn’t be easier,  it is a great way to wish a Merry Christmas to your loved ones near and far and all for a flat rate delivery charge of £5.00. (Delivery 3 to 5 days).  Next  day delivery is available on request. With every order over £50.00 you get a free jar of Dunn’s home made Brandy Butter.

So why not order today and let us know what you think.  Happy shopping!



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