Last year gave birth to the cronut and saw the steady decline of the cupcake. In many ways baking baking is emblematic of the trends we are seeing in the larger food industry as a whole. For example you saw the trend of consumers becoming more health conscious reflected in baking before other areas along with the idea of combining different foods as well.
For those reasons baking is often a buzzword in the food industry because it’s ever changing and always evolving. This explains why it’s often the case as bakers become more adept with their skills they become less afraid to tackle creative, elaborate creations and put into practice tricky, more classic techniques.
With that in perspective here’s 5 bakery trends to expect for 2015:
1) Rollover Doughnuts
Last year the cronut became a staple in bakery’s across the country after they gained widespread popularity as a delicacy in New York. Rollover doughnuts based in Phoenix are more of a brand than a delicacy and as a result they offer a menu of brioche doughnuts and fritters in a variety of flavors from the normal, regular, every-day cinnamon sugar to the odd, unique, and different hot dog inspired Bear Doughnut.
2) The Bakeover
Around the country “mash-up” bakes have been increasing in popularity and will hit a peak in 2015. Delicacy’s like “sticky toffee pie” and “party dodgers” amongst others will become household names in 2015. Bbcgoodfood.com has recipes for even more of these creative combinations.
3) Artisanal Bread
Now the bread category of baked goods has been in decline in recent years, but that’s all about to change. Not only are consumers now actively seeking out healthier choices, they are seeking out fresher choices as well. Enter artisanal bread. Artisanal bread is a freshly baked bread that capitalize on the fresh trend and will certainly the bread category recover.
4) Sweet & Salty Treats
Sweet and salty combinations have been in the public consciousness since chocolate covered pretzels and chocolate covered nuts caught fire. Now herbs and spices in baked goods are becoming increasingly popular, partially because of how popular those original combinations were. Some of the most popular sweet and salty treats of today are chocolate covered bacon and salted caramel.
5) Choux Pastries
The winner of the first Great British Bake Off Edd Kimber is a big fan of the Parisian patisserie and is confident that we’ll see a widespread increase in it’s popularity during the coming year. The classic French Pastry has a chewy texture and buttery flavor and in that respect it’s similar to an eclair. The popularity increase eclairs saw this past year could very well be foreshadowing to the choux pastries growth this year and Kimber is betting on that.
Do you have any other predictions for bakery trends that will catch on in 2015? Leave a comment below!