Flavour Trend: Turmeric

Recently, Anchor Yeast Bakery Specialties Unit introduced to its customers Anchor Turmeric Bread, a 50% bread premix that creates a vibrant yellow bread. In honour of the new release, we thought we’d take a look at some of the reasons… Read more

Bread Trend: Cloud Bread

Earlier in the lockdown, TikTok users made whipped coffee (also known as Dalgona coffee) a trend, and now they’ve turned their attentions to Cloud Bread. While some might point out that it is not a new bread, the social media… Read more

Bread Trend: Hokkaido Milk Bread

Hokkaido Milk Bread, otherwise known as Japanese Milk Bread, might look like a plain white loaf of bread, but there’s an interesting technique behind the popular bake. Within Japan, the bread is known as ‘Shokupan’ (shoku meaning food and pan… Read more

Baking Trends around the world during lockdown

With so many people remaining indoors due to the coronavirus, it has been amazing to see that they’ve all turned to our favourite occupation – baking! Mindful and therapeutic, the process of baking has many benefits, least of all the… Read more

Baking Inspiration | Tongue in Cheek Coronavirus Bakes

Around the world people are facing the Coronavirus pandemic, with social distancing a norm and many countries in lockdown. This is affecting all businesses in some way, so we’re taking a look at what bakers around the world are doing… Read more

Bakers to follow on social media during lockdown

If you’re looking to use this downtime to brush up on your baking skills, there are a number of baking courses online, as well as numerous bakers who are using social media to show viewers what they’re baking and how… Read more

Survivor SA Contestant launches #LoafDay

Paul Smulders, one of the participants in the recent Survivor South Africa, has launched an inspiring initiative called Loaf Day. He’s encouraging his followers to feed hungry people in their neighbourhood every Wednesday. “I’ve come up with an idea to… Read more

Meet Innocent Muzivi: Technical Sales Manager (Gauteng)

Innocent Muzivi has joined the Anchor Yeast family as the Technical Sales Manager for Gauteng. With close to 9 years of experience in the baking industry, Innocent began his baking career in 2011 where he worked as a Test Baker… Read more

Amaro Foods celebrates another plant opening in 2019

Amaro Foods has expanded its manufacturing footprint with close to 4000 sqm, following the opening of their Artisanal plant, based in Montague Gardens. The new facility is more than double the size of the old plant in Bellville. The rapid… Read more

How two slices of brown or wholewheat bread per day can make you healthier

Bread is one of the most consumed foods in South Africa. The South African food-based dietary guidelines recommend that we make starchy foods, such as brown and wholewheat bread, part of most meals. The Health Benefits of Brown and Wholewheat… Read more

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