Bread in the News

It’s a staple in households all around the world, so it’s no wonder that bread is making headlines. Take a look at some of the recent bread-related stories we’ve found. Bread becomes pro-democracy symbol in Hong Kong protests Hong Kong’s… Read more

Bread Traditions | Paying it Forward

Paying it forward seems to be a new trend – the beneficiary of a good deed repaying the kindness by doing a good deed for someone other than the original good-deed-doer. However, it’s been around for a while – certainly… Read more

Going where no bake has gone before

As technology advances and we look at what comes next for the human race, some people are looking to the stars. And thankfully, they’re thinking about how we can still bake biscuits when we’re not on earth! NASA recently flew… Read more

Veganuary | How bakeries are meeting the growing demand for plant-based diets

There’s no doubt that plant-based foods are growing in popularity. Whether eaters are following a strict vegan diet, or adopting a flexitarian style of eating to reduce the amount of animal products they consume, plant-based diets are on the rise.… Read more

Amazing Cakes

Sure, we’re usually more focused on bread than we are on cakes, but we were so impressed by these incredible cake creations from the UK that we just had to share! Take Away Cakes Baker Selena McCloud from the UK’s… Read more

Gluten Free Baking

It’s certainly fashionable to be gluten free these days! In America, up to 25% of people are either on a gluten-free diet or aspire to be on one, but in comparison there are relatively few people that suffer from serious… Read more

Food Safety | Practice proper hygiene in your bakery

While it’s one thing to be creative and showcase your baking flare, it’s another to ensure that your bakery is completely clean and free of potentially harmful bacteria. Maintaining a safe food space requires constant vigilance, but regular and ongoing… Read more

Innovations | Clever Breads Making Waves around the World

Take a look at some of the latest innovations in the world of breads: High-Fibre Citrus Bread Italian scientists recently conducted research to find out the effects of adding citrus fibre from blood oranges and lemons to durum-wheat based bread.… Read more

Heritage Day | South African Breads

As we celebrate Heritage Day this month, we thought it would be a good idea to highlight some of the traditional South African bakes that crop up on bread boards around the country. Vetkoek Yeasted dough is shaped into balls… Read more

Not a One Trick Pony | Cool Things Yeast has Created

Naturally, we’re all about yeast at Anchor Yeast, and that’s why we’ve put together a few cool and interesting stories about our favourite single-celled microorganism and its myriad uses! Someone recently made bread using 4500-year-old yeast – and apparently it… Read more

Giving Back | How Bread Brings Us Together

It’s quite incredible how many stories we come across about bakeries all over the world lending a hand to make their community a better place. We’ve rounded up three social enterprise bakeries that show the amazing impact that bakers, bakeries… Read more

Say Yes to Bread Campaign

American Consumers encouraged to say #YesToBread Trendy diets and wellness movements can sometimes promote the restriction of a major food group, and unluckily for bakers, carbohydrates are often demonised – especially wheat-based bread. Pushing back against bread’s unhealthy image is… Read more

Upcycling Bread

In a world where so many go to bed hungry, the huge amount of food that goes to waste around the world is horrifying. Frighteningly, in the UK alone, 900 000 tonnes of bread go to waste annually (link to… Read more

The Art and Science of Baking the Perfect Loaf of Bread

Baking is as much an art as a science. While we may debate on the ratio of art vs science, baking the perfect loaf of bread is dependent on many factors and generally judged by the parameters of volume, shape,… Read more

Bakery Trends 2019

BAKERY TREND: BAKING WITH AUTHENTICITY Artisan breads and rustic baking keep rising in popularity, powered by consumers’ search for authentic experiences. In just a few years, sourdough has moved from speciality shops to supermarket shelves. The challenge for manufacturers is… Read more

Food Trends – Snackification and Innovative Ingredients

One thing is clear, 2019 is going to explode with an insatiable consumer demand for new and exotic flavours, smaller bites, health food and meat free products. Snackification Interesting fact: Snackification is a term actually created by consumers at the… Read more