Ackroyd's News & Views

A Short History of Shortbread

Apr 14th 2023

A Short History of Shortbread

Since we started baking around 75 years ago, shortbread has been an essential part of our history. The historical background of Shortbread goes back much further, though. Around the 12th century, "bis …

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What Happened to Bridies?

Mar 20th 2023

What Happened to Bridies?

Bridies are a traditional Scottish hand pie from Forfar. Very similar to a pasty, Bridies are usually made with pie crust and filled with a mix of ground beef, onion, and seasoning. Ours were nontradi …

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A Short History of Irish Soda Bread

Mar 14th 2023

A Short History of Irish Soda Bread

As we inch closer to Saint Patrick's Day, Irish Soda Bread's popularity rises. Soda bread is attributed to Native Americans who would make a soda leavened bread with pearl ash, a soda made from wood a …

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Burns Night Celebration 2023

Feb 3rd 2023

Burns Night Celebration 2023

We returned to Urbanrest to celebrate Burns Night this year. Our last celebration seems like it was decades ago. This year's celebration was definitely a wild one. We sold out of food in record time ( …

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Empire Biscuits and the Desire to Improve

Apr 21st 2022

Empire Biscuits and the Desire to Improve

Empire Biscuits have been one of our most popular sweets from as long as we've been in business. Seemingly simple in their presentation, Empire Biscuits are also one of our most labor intensive items. …

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Megan on Fox 2 Cooking School

Jul 23rd 2021

Megan on Fox 2 Cooking School

Megan joined "The Nine" to talk about a fun recipe you can make at home that doesn't require an oven! She also discussed our Spicy Summer Series and Traybakes. As always, you can place your natio …

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The Simple Joy of a Sliced Sausage Sandwich

Apr 12th 2021

The Simple Joy of a Sliced Sausage Sandwich

The food we make isn't fancy in its appearance. We believe in making food that is properly seasoned and easy to prepare. There is no combination where this is more evident than in our Lorne (sliced) s …

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