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Great British Bake Off

On your marks, get set… bake! The ever enchanting, delightful, and diplomatic culinary competition - Great British Bake Off - has returned to our screens. With contestants back in the famous GBBO tent, will you be getting in the kitchen too? 

We have put together a selection of delicious baking recipes for you to get busy with in the kitchen. From Battenberg to flapjacks, cheesecake to carrot cake, there’s a recipe for every Bake Off fan.

Baking at home with friends, family or alone can be fantastic fun! As long as you stay clear of the dreaded soggy bottom (layer), produce a great bake and aim for an imaginary Paul Hollywood handshake. But a real star baker considers where the ingredients they’re baking with comes from - such as eggs. 

Every year in the UK, we consume over 13 billion eggs. The majority of these come from the 41.5 million egg-laying hens farmed in the UK each year. Alarmingly, a large number of egg-laying hens (approximately 45%) are still kept in cages. 

Egg labels explained
Looking for the RSPCA Assured logo is a great way to make sure that you're buying eggs from hens who live better lives.

What do the different labels on eggs mean? 
Free-range, organic, barn eggs, with so many labels, it can get a little confusing to know where your eggs coming from. To find out more, check out our page on RSPCA Assured eggs.

If you’re getting into the baking spirit, why not take on the #bakeitrspcaassured challenge and use higher welfare ingredients in your bakes?

Don't forget to tag your photos using the hashtag and look out for others taking part. You might see a few familiar faces…

Looking for free-range eggs near you?
To find out where you can buy RSPCA Assured eggs near you, see our “where to buy page”.

What makes RSPCA Assured eggs different?
The RSPCA’s standards for egg-laying hens do not allow birds to be kept in cages… ever. So if you see the RSPCA Assured logo, you can trust that those eggs came from a hen who never lived in a cage.

Under the RSPCA Assured scheme, hens are provided with enrichment objects to peck at such as knotted rope and straw bales. They also have litter and dust bathing boxes which allow them to dust bathe together. And the raised perches improve bone strength and allow hens to rest undisturbed.

For more on egg-laying hens, please see our welfare standards.

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