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Time for treats! It’s cake, bun and biscuit week at Big Barn.

Normally we’re here talking about all things which are fresh and natural and completely unprocessed, but a balanced diet with sweet treats in moderation is absolutely healthy too! Besides we’re British and we need Elevenses, and sometime tea is just too wet without something to go with it!

It’s absolutely fine for us to reach for a sweet treat when the clock hits 11am or when it’s approaching tea time. That’s as long as we forego the sugar covered, additive loaded doughnut or cake from the supermarket that leaves a bad after taste in your mouth and purse. We’re much happier investing in a packet of artisan biscuits from one of the country’s finest bakers. Or supporting a local cake makers who’s produced sublime lemon melts, or a chocolate dipped ginger. These are real treats and ones you’ll savour instead of snacking on the rubbish from the supermarket.

Healthy Beetroot Chocolate cupcakes

Healthy Beetroot Chocolate cupcakes

If you’re feeling brave and have a spare half hour on your hands this weekend, then it’s even better to test your skills on a Sunday afternoon and bake something different each week using great local produce. It’s also a brilliant way to get the kids involved in the kitchen and you can enjoy your hard work for most of next week.

For those of you who’d prefer to buy online and fill your cupboards with some delicious, handmade goodies then try our MarketPlace here, where you can buy cakes of all different shapes, sizes and tastes.

Or to you can find a hidden gem – track down a deli or farm shop near you on our local food map.


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