There are benefits to baking your own breads and pastries rather than buying them. First, you will be able to control the ingredients that you put into whatever you are making. Next, it actually costs less money to make them than to buy them. Lastly, by making it, one will be able to experience the fun of baking and also get to share the joy with others.
As we all know, Britain has become more of a stay-at-home nation, with consumers’ prioritising home-based activities as part of their efforts to cut costs, has allowed more men to discover the joys of baking. In fact 68% of British men surveyed say they have baked at home in the last year, and 22% say they bake more now than they did a year ago.
Forty-one million Brits or 79% of adults say they enjoy baking at home, and 22% of home bakers claim to be baking more now compared to a year ago, according to Mintel survey results. Baking at home has increased in recent years as people preferred to save money at home by getting their own hands dirty. The Great British Bakeoff and Masterchef have also contributed to the resurgence of interest in baking. According to Mintel’s survey, 44% of British bakers said they had been inspired by cookery shows to bake more, rising to 54% among the under-25s.