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4 tips for elevating your shop-bought bakes

Learn how to whip up homemade starters, snacks and desserts in no time using freshly baked Market Street bread and treats from Morrisons

Whether you’re preparing nibbles for a dinner party or making a dessert for a big family meal, sometimes using ready-made bakes in your recipes can make hosting that little bit easier.

At Morrisons, you’ll always find fresh bread, pastries and cakes in the bakery, many of which have been made from scratch that day by the fabulous Market Street bakers. They’ve done all the hard work so you don’t need to – instead, you can just pick up whatever you need and transform it into a delicious dish or treat in a matter of minutes.

Here are a few ways you can elevate four of the most popular Market Street bakes.


1. Bruschetta

One of the easiest starters you’ll ever make, bruschetta is a great way of taking a classic bread appetiser to the next level. The Market Street bakers handmake more than 25 different varieties of fresh bread in Morrisons stores each day, and they slice many of the loaves by hand, too. Go for a crusty loaf, such as sourdough, or a French stick, if you want to make yours more like crostini. Then all you need to do is slice it, brush it with olive oil, sprinkle it with salt and grill it until golden, then add whatever toppings you like to give it your own twist – from fresh tomatoes and basil to mouth-watering steak and stilton, or even summery peach and ricotta.

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Cookie croissants

2. Cookie croissants

If you fancy a homemade sweet treat that requires minimal time and effort, why not make the viral cookie croissant? Simply slice up a few Market Street croissants and stuff them with shop-bought chocolate chip cookie dough, adding extra on top if you like, then cook in the oven or air fryer and enjoy them warm as a delightfully crispy, gooey treat. Of course, if you want to make them even more delicious, you could make your own cookie dough from scratch, or use some from your freezer, if you have any stored there.

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Bagel chips

3. Bagel chips

Next time you want to whip up speedy nibbles for a dinner party, try using some Market Street bagels to make bagel chips. Slice your bagels into rounds, toss them with a little olive oil, salt and freshly ground black pepper, then bake or air fry them until golden and crispy. You can serve them with any dips you like, although they work particularly well with guacamole, hummus, tzatziki and baba ghanoush. And if there are any chips left over at the end, you could use them in place of croutons in your next salad or soup.

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Doughnut trifle

4. Doughnut pudding

Everyone loves a classic bread and butter pudding, but have you ever tried making it with doughnuts? Morrisons’ Market Street jam doughnuts are made and filled every day by the in-store bakers. You’ll want to cut around eight of them into quarters, then arrange them in overlapping layers in a baking dish. Next, pour over some fresh custard – either homemade or shop-bought – and leave to soak for around half an hour. You can sprinkle some fresh raspberries or chocolate chips over the top before cooking, then bake for around 40 minutes until golden brown and just set. Ideal for when you need a speedy, satisfying dessert to feed a crowd, you could also try making this with pain au chocolat or even cinnamon swirls.

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