Item LSBU/9/3/15 - All About Biscuits

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LSBU/9/3/15

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All About Biscuits

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  • c.1903 (Creation)

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1 book

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(1894-present)

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Experimental bakery classes were first offered by the Polytechnic in 1894 to see if there was sufficient interest in the subject. The subsequent popularity of the classes led the Polytechnic to build a bakery 1898 and develop links with the National Association of Master Bakers and Confectioners, resulting in the creation of the National School of Bakery and Confectionary in 1899. In 1902 the Polytechnic built an extension to Borough Road Building to house new classroom and laboratories for the School.

In 1922 the School made the wedding cake offered to HRH Princess Mary by the National Association of Master Bakers and Confectioners, and in 1948 a christening cake was made for HRH Prince Charles. New buildings for the school were opened on 20th February 1930 by HRH the Duke of York. After the Second World War, the School offered the first course in the UK for Chocolate and Sugar Confectionery, which was also believed to be the first of its type in Europe. The National Bakery School celebrated its centenary in 1994 and its 125th anniversary in 2019.

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A recipe book for biscuits in the ownership of the National Bakery School since 1914. Signed by the authors on page opposite title page. Contains NBS bookplate, Borough Polytechnic Institute library rules and several trade advertisements at the back of the book.

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  • English

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Green leather cover

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