Not all Dough is Created Equal

Not All Dough is Created Equal Blog

Explore the three main types of dough and learn how to properly store and freeze your dough so that you always have a batch on hand when you’re in the mood to whip up something delicious at home.

Basic Dough

Basic Dough:  

Basic Bread Dough contains flour, salt, a small quantity of sugar, shortening and yeast. This mixture is mixed to a soft dough with lukewarm water. The dough must be kneaded until the surface is smooth and the dough is elastic. A basic dough will take only 20 – 30 minutes to rise. The texture of the final baked product should be fine and even, without large holes.

Sweet Dough: 

A sweet dough has a larger quantity of sugar and often the mixture contains milk, eggs, increased shortening, dried fruit and spices. A small quantity of sugar activates the yeast, but the richer and sweeter the dough, the slower the rising. The dough must be kneaded until the surface is shiny and the dough becomes elastic. The texture of the final baked product should be finer than that of the basic dough.

Sweet Dough
Batter Dough

Batter Dough

This mixture contains a large quantity of liquid in the form of water, milk, or eggs. The batter mixture is a thin, dripping consistency and is not as firm as a dough mixture. Batters with yeast, must be mixed until the batter comes together, and no batter threads are visible. The product will then hold its shape when baked. After mixing, the batter is usually placed directly into the pan for the rising process. As batters are soft and runny, these mixtures rise very quickly. The texture of the final baked product is different from that of kneaded dough as it is more open and a little coarser.

Storing Yeast Dough

If it is not convenient to bake bread dough immediately, you can store it in an oiled bowl covered with clear film (cling wrap), or seal it in a plastic bag. Dough can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 2 days if it contains butter, milk or eggs and up to 4 days if no perishable ingredients are included. Keep an eye on the dough and knock it back (punch it down) occasionally. When you are ready to use the dough, bring it back to room temperature, then shape, prove and bake it in the normal way.

You can make dough in your bread machine, shape it, place onto a baking tray or into a bread pan. Keep it in the refrigerator over-night, ready for baking conventionally the next morning. Cover with a lightly greased plastic as usual.

Freezing Yeast Dough

Bread dough can be frozen in a plastic bag for up to one month. When you are ready to use it, thaw the dough over-night in the refrigerator or at room temperature for 2 – 3 hours. Once the dough has thawed, place it in a warm place to rise, but bear in mind that it will take longer to rise than freshly made dough.

Storing Baked Products

Cool the bread, then wrap it in foil or place it in a plastic bag and seal it to preserve the freshness. If your bread has a crisp crust, this will soften with storage, so until it is sliced it is best left uncovered. After cutting, put the loaf in a large plastic bag, but try to use it quickly as bread starts to dry out as soon as it is cut. Bread containing eggs tends to dry out even more quickly, while those made with honey or added fats, stay moist for longer.

Freezing Baked Products

Ideally fresh baked bread should be consumed within 2 – 3 days. Avoid storing bread in the refrigerator as this causes it to go stale more quickly. Freeze baked breads if you need to keep them for longer. Place the loaf or rolls in a freezer bag, seal and freeze for up to three months. If you intend to use the bread for toast or sandwiches, it is easier to slice it before freezing, so you can remove only the number of slices you need. Thaw the bread at room temperature, still in its freezer bag. With some loaves, however, freezing may not be a sensible option. For example, very crusty bread, such as French Bread, tends to come apart after it has been frozen and thawed.

Hint: To serve bread warm, wrap the bread in foil and place in a preheated oven at 180 ˚C / 350 ˚F for 10 – 15 minutes, to heat through. This is also a method that can be used to freshen bread.

Make Your Own Christmas Magic

Mon and Kid Baking Christmas

We’ve loaded our Festive Bakes with deliciousness for a sweet mix of smiles and memories. There is no better way to bring cheer to your loved ones, in the holiday season, than to make a few scrumptious baked goods.

Fruit Cake


A traditional festive bake, the Fruit Cake is a simple cake batter filled with tasty spices and raisins for that oh so fruity taste. Nuts can be added for extra flavour (take care with the type of nuts you use as they will produce very specific flavours). Our Fruit Cake recipe is laced with a little brandy for a perfect soft and moist consistency.

Gingerbread Men


If there is one cookie that never fails to make us smile, it’s our Gingerbread Men recipe. This classic children’s fairy tale conjures up warm memories of gingerbread biscuits with spicy ginger and sweet icing. Make your own version at home with this easy-to-follow recipe and gather the kids around for some baking fun!

Festive Wreath


It wouldn’t be Christmas without this delectable wreath that makes for a beautiful table centre piece. This lovely Festive Wreath is filled with fruit pieces, raisins and sultanas which release a subtle and naturally sweet flavouring. It is then rounded off with a pinch of ground cinnamon, giving it the perfect festive touch.



Panettone is a traditional sweet Italian bread that is enjoyed for Christmas and New Year. This slightly lighter and more airy texture will make you fall in love with it! Enjoy our Panettone recipe at brunches, during coffee or tea times, or even as a sweet side dish with your desserts.



This traditional German bake, known as Christstollen and typically enjoyed during Christmas time, is a fruity bread with a sweet and almond nutty flavour. Stollen is filled with marzipan for an authentic stollen taste and is topped with a fine coating of icing sugar, giving it that classic finishing touch.

Festive Savoury Wreath


Whether it’s served as a breakfast treat or used for a special festive family occasion, this Savoury Wreath offers a delicious combination of flavours. The macadamia nuts give the pesto a rich, buttery taste and creamy texture, while the lemon zest adds extra tanginess. The addition of pecorino cheese and sundried tomatoes provides extra depth to this yummy recipe.

It’s Raisin Bread Month

Raisin Bread Slices

National Raisin Bread Month is celebrated throughout the month of November. Raisin bread is a tasty treat enjoyed with several toppings. More versatile than most will think, try it toasted or topped with your favourite spread (savouries included), satisfying your sweet tooth in the best way. Let us take a look at the mouth-watering treat.

Basic Breads – Raisin Bread

raisin  bread

If you want to take your bread baking repertoire to the next level, a raisin loaf is a must. With just slightly more technical skill required than other breads, our Basic Breads Raisin Bread recipe is a winner amongst young and old owing to its natural fruity flavour drawn from the water-soaked seedless raisins. It’s also brimming with the same (perhaps even more) healthy extracts than our previous breads.

Gluten-Free Bakes – Raisin Bread

Raisen Bread Gluten-Free

Both raisins and almond flour are gluten-free and give this Raisin Bread recipe a naturally sweet flavour. They also turn a basic bread into something with slightly more character. Try it toasted and you’ll never go back to ordinary at breakfast time.

Bread Machine Bake – Raisin Bread


Our Bread Machine Raisin Bread recipe has that effect of taking one back to your childhood. When a handful of raisins was as good, or even better, than any sweet treat. Bread being a staple, what better way to brighten and sweeten it up with some plump juicy raisins. Just an hour and 15 minutes on your bread machines ‘sweet’ setting, and you’ll be transported back to those memories that brought so much delight. Toast for a crunchy warm sweet flavour and slather with your favourite margarine or butter for a guiltless regression to your younger days.

A Spoonful of Fun

Measuring Set

The correct metrication guide for baking has been designed to make baking easier, and it’s a great way to improve your baking skills. Don’t let baking intimidate you, below are some basic ingredients, to help make the perfect bake every time for family and friends.


Anchor Instant Yeast is Vitamin C enriched which assists the dough in rising faster and makes the dough soft, elastic and easy to work with. The Vitamin C makes bread softer and keeps the bread fresh for longer. Anchor Instant Yeast is available in a 10 g sachet, which is sufficient for 500 g to 1 kg of flour for a basic bread dough and a 10 g sachet is sufficient for 500 g of flour for sweet or savoury enriched bakes.


Cake or Bread Flour can be used but Cake Flour is the strongest flour. It is easy to work with and gives you good results.Cake Flour is the finest, whitest flour and contains a higher gluten content.White Bread Flour is coarse and cream in colour and does not have as high a content of gluten as Cake Flour.The dough needs to be kneaded more to get a good result.Brown Bread Flour is very coarse and brown in colour and is healthier than Cake or White Bread Flour.It is also a weak flour and needs a lot of kneading to get good results. The gluten content in Brown Bread Flour is less than the other flour types.


Salt improves the taste of the baked product and helps to strengthen and stabilise the dough.


Margarine assists in making bread soft and helps to brown the baked product in the oven. It also assists in giving the baked product a longer shelf-life.


Utilising lukewarm tap water is best when working with Anchor Instant Yeast. Do not use hot water as this will destroy the activity of the yeast and the dough will not rise. Cold water slows down the activity of the yeast and the dough will take longer to rise.

Bread Machine Baking

Bread Machine Baking

Whether you prefer the more traditional way of baking or the more convenient way using a Bread Machine, there can be no more excuses, now that we’ve whipped up these Bread Machine recipes just for you, so you can turn your home into a place that resembles an artisanal bakery. The magic is in our specially formulated Anchor Bread Machine Yeast, an innovative first. Containing Vitamin C, the yeast ensures a softer bake that stays fresher for longer. And the beauty of the bread machine is in the ease of the bake – pop the ingredients in, input setting, press start, and put your feet up. We’ve rustled up some delicious and simple recipes to get your miracle bread machine warmed up. An Apple Cider Bread for a deliciously light fruity bite with a crisp crust. A naughty Chocolate Trio Bread and Raisin Bread for a good dose of nutrients and natural goodness. A Soda Bread for tradition and a White or Brown Bread to stay true to the classics.

Apple & Cider Bread

Apple-Cider-Bread Blog

You would be forgiven for thinking that the apple in South Africa had no season since they are one of those fruits you are likely to never see stores run out of. Harvested from August through to November, those gorgeous palm-sized crunchy delights keep juicy fruit isles vibrant, in all their varieties, all-year round. From toffee apples to apple crumble and even appletini’s, the apple is the belle of the baking ball. Apple & Cider Bread is a favourite on the artisanal bread menu with bakers producing their own variations of it. Our Apple & Cider Bread recipe uses grated apple which studs the bread and gives it a subtly fruity taste. All held together by a golden delicious (excuse the pun) crust aided by the inclusion of the cider.

Chocolate Trio Bread


Admittedly, bread and chocolate are a sensational pairing. Add three kinds of chocolate to the mix, and dare I say, we are being more than cheeky. But far be it for us to hold anyone back from indulging in life’s small pleasures. Dark and light baking chocolate creates the perfect balance of bitter and sweet, and a light nut and raisin chocolate coarsely chopped presents mind blowing taste and great character. Adding the chopped chocolate at the end of the bread machine’s cycle means splotches of chocolatey bits in your bread. Slice it up to admire (only for a second), the artistic wisps of chocolate. Our Chocolate Trio Bread recipe is a stunner, an edible piece of art!

Raisin Bread


Our Raisin Bread recipe has that effect of taking one back to your childhood. When a handful of raisins stuffed into a greedy little mouth was as good, or even better, than any sweet treat. Bread being a staple, what better way to brighten and sweeten it up with some raisins plump with juicy fruit. Just an hour and 15 minutes on your bread machines ‘sweet’ setting, you’ll be transported back to those deliciously sweet and sticky-filled little hands that brought so much delight. Toast for a crunchy warm sweet flavour and slather with your favourite margarine or butter for guiltless regression to your younger days.

 Soda Bread

Soda-Bread Blog

Keep your bread machine on its sweet setting for this traditional Soda Bread. Apparently started up in North America and originally a poor man’s bake, soda bread has been produced in all its refinements for decades and still makes the bread hit list today. You need this in your bread making repertoire. The secret to this Soda Bread recipe is in the delicate dance between the yeast and buttermilk. The two create a magical chemical reaction that results in a moist and spongy bread. The oats in the recipe add great crunch and are deliciously healthy and packed with fibre.

 White/brown bread


A classic White or Brown bread beats any store-bought alternative by miles. It’s the one time when being ‘basic’ is regarded a compliment. Our White/Brown Bread recipe takes the most essential of ingredients with no need to stock-up on anything special other than your Anchor Bread Machine Yeast. Our only command is this – to eat while warm, thickly sliced and layered with butter and any jam of your liking.

National Sandwich Month

National Sandwich Month Blog

Who knew there was an entire month dedicated to celebrating the much-loved sandwich? In America, since the early 1900s, it’s been revered for its convenience, affordability and for filling a tummy quickly. More than a century later, it’s so much more than that. Who can resist tasty and nutritious fillings cradled by fresh warm thick slices of your favourite bread or with just a spread of butter?

Meanwhile, in South Africa we have one up on the U.S of A with the divinely clouded pockets serving as a staple in our homes. Meaning, we celebrate it each and every day! Why not make your own with the simplest of ingredients and one or two extra for variety.

Begin the month’s festivities with some of our favourites – a Country Loaf, Spelt Poppy Seed Bread (Gluten Free), Basic White Bread, Ciabatta for Italian flare and end just a little sophistication with our French Loaf.

Eat as a snack or with a main meal…whatever takes your fancy!

Country Loaf

Country Loaf Bread Blog

It’s the simple things like making homemade bread, that can make all the difference in the world. With just a few key ingredients and a little bit of time, a loaf of white bread is fresh from the oven and ready to share. The Country Loaf recipe is best enjoyed the same day. It is amazing sliced for sandwiches and toasts, or larger slices alongside hearty soups.

Spelt Poppy Seed Bread

Spelt Poppy Seed Bread Blog

The spelt flour combined with poppy seeds make this Spelt Poppy Seed Bread recipe a naturally nutty flavoured bread. The poppy seeds baked add a crunchy texture for a wonderfully light ‘popping’ sensation when biting down. Coated in seeds, this bread
shouts, “Healthy!”

Basic White Bread

Basic White Bread Blog

Who can resist a thick slice of warm white freshly baked bread smothered with butter, a good dollop of your favourite jam, or simply as is and steaming accompanied by a good cup of coffee or sweet tea? Equally as nice as our Brown Bread recipe is our Basic White Bread recipe, a firm favourite in households across the world and the ultimate comfort food. Your friends will be more than impressed when they catch a glimpse of this baked yumminess on your Insta! It needs little presentation or introduction.


Ciabatta Blog

Let’s face it, bread in Italy is serious business. One of Italy’s greatest gifts to the world, breaking through a freshly baked ciabatta crust must surely be one of the most satisfying things in life. The subtle cracking sound of the bread coming apart, the flaky powdery bits left scattered, before the reveal of the distinct hole-ly bread dough inside. A ‘friendly’ between Italy vs France in response to the latter’s infamous baguette, the ciabatta, its body flat and elongated, can make any table burst with rustic Italian authenticity. This Ciabatta recipe is an essential artisanal bread.

 French Loaf

French Loaf Blog

The site of a long French loaf poking out of a shopping bag is near iconic. From Hollywood movies to rustic picnics in long grass. Its beauty of course is in its length. The taste light, the texture a mix of crispiness and soft doughy-ness. The mere morsel it offers in one serving is never enough and can be enjoyed with a variety of cold and warm filings and preserves. The French certainly set the bar high for others to follow suit and our French Loaf recipe will surely live up to expectation. With a sprinkle of poppy or sesame seeds (if you wish), you can make magic.

Winter Warmers

Winter Warmers Blog

We are well and truly into the colder months of the year with Jack Frost nibbling at the tips of our noses. What better way to rid yourself of the winter blues and the empty void left by the very distant memory of warmer days than with some good wholesome food. But don’t settle for the ordinary, when you can add unique South African warmth to your plate.

While bread is a go-to any time of the year for mouthfuls of fulfilment, adding the subtle spicey flavour of our local is lekker chakalaka to the household staple, will warm you from top to toe with our Chakalaka Bread. Then get things steamy with some Dombolo to be enjoyed with a hearty stew. And there’s no way of banishing winter without a bread drenched and dripping in piping hot soup.

Try our Brown Bread Winter Soup Bowl or the indecently delicious two-starched Potato Bread. And finally, shut the door on the cold for good with our Chocolate Mug Cakes, or get classic with a satisfying winter dessert favourite – Malva pudding.

Chakalaka Bread

Chakalaka Bread Blog

Chakalaka is quintessentially ‘South Africa’ in a dish. The vibrant colours and mix of flavours with a hint of spice and chilli bite is an apt representation of our country and people. With a history like many culinary delights, chakalaka brings together some of the most basic ingredients for a not so basic taste experience. A favourite at the weekend braai, this Chakalaka Bread recipe is what we do best – combining the best of both worlds. A sprinkle of cheese to balance the heat of the spice.

Steam Bread/Dombolo

Steam Bread Dombolo Blog

Much like our Dumplings recipe, this Steam Bread/Dombolo recipe, as its name suggests, requires the prepared dough to be steamed over a boiling pot of water. Steaming, instead of baking, gives the bread a lovely moist texture and great taste without it being chewy. It’s the pale hue of the finished product that gives its distinctiveness. All-in-one dense, soft and fluffy. Add some traditional stew, veggies in the way of spinach and butternut or pumpkin and you cannot deny your true Mzansi colours!

Brown Bread Rolls

Brown BreadRolls blog

A soft warm roll or bun is the perfect accompaniment to any meal or as a stand-alone satisfier. A melt-in-your-mouth appetiser setting the tone for the course to come, hollow out the roll & pour in a creamy soup of your choice. Our Brown Bread Rolls recipe is really easy to make and will be a hit for any occasion this winter.

 Potato Bread

Potato Bread blog

Mashed, baked, roasted or fried – for centuries we have idolised the humble potato. But besides being the dark horse of the vegetable kingdom, the potato has a very important part to play in the world of baking. For one they turn an ordinary bread, like this Potato Bread recipe, into a light and airy doughy wonder. And its all in the starch, which makes the bread moist and keeps longer. Set your guilt aside and have another bite.

 Chocolate Mug Cake

Choc Mug Cake

It’s made in a coffee mug and eaten with a spoon. Not only are mug cakes super quick, but they use minimal ingredients and baking equipment. This little cutie may have been developed for kids, but it’s loved by everyone. One of the easiest Chocolate Mug Cake recipe, it only takes a few minutes and a few simple ingredients! It’s amazing to be able to make a little cake whenever you want, in just a few quick minutes. And it’s so easy that you can!

Malva Pudding

Malva Pudding Blog

Malva pudding is a sweet pudding of South African origin. Usually served hot with custard and/or a good sizable helping of ice-cream! This Malva Pudding recipe will hit the spot, especially if you are looking for some comfort in the cold winter weather. A delicious taste that takes you back on a journey of yesterday to Grandma’s kitchen.

Fun for Children


Fun for Kids cute pic

Let’s face it – kids love anything sweet and sticky, crumbly and messy. But what they love most is a treat that peaks the interest of their creative little minds. Baking is one way of satisfying both these needs and loves, and it keeps busy little hands occupied for a few minutes. For us grown-ups, it’s a good excuse to connect with our little people and our inner-child. Our Fun for Children bakes are, well, fun… and tasty!

Hot Cross Bunnies

Hot Cross Bunnies

Kids love a bunny and we’re willing to bet that this has a lot to do with Easter and chocolate eggs delivered by a very generous and sweet-toothed floppy eared, cotton-tailed rabbit. Our Hot Cross Bunnies recipe is a kid-friendly take on the traditional hot cross bun – heaps of fun to put together and the white chocolate glazing is a big ‘nom nom’ factor.

Doughnut Caterpillar

Doughnut Caterpillar

Turning a bake into an art could not be easier with this Doughnut Caterpillar recipe. Get your little one to knead the dough (with your help of course) and remember to fry them yourself (no kids near the hot oil). Have plenty of colourful sweet treats on hand for the little ones to do the decorating and make their own special caterpillar.

Zorro Racing Cars

Zorro Racing Cars

The Zorro Racing Cars recipe is a good way to liven-up a kiddie meal or snack or even entice a fussy eater. A delicious sausage wrapped snuggly in a blanket of golden pastry will fill tummies and bring smiles. It also gives the chance to add a few greens and other veggies without bringing too much attention to them. Replace the sausage with any variation of sweet or savoury filling. Vroom, vroom…

Gingerbread Men

Gingerbread Men

This is the biscuit of childhood fairy tales – always a gingerbread man on the run at risk of being devoured in a few greedy bites (and he never got away unscathed). This Gingerbread Men recipe shows that a good ginger bake mix must contain the right amount of nutmeg, cinnamon and ginger for that distinct spicey taste. Decorate with icing and other sweet treats for an eye-catching biscuit. You can’t catch me, I’m the gingerbre…crunch, gulp…

Mother’s Day Spoils

Mother's Day

If there is one person in your life that you should not hesitate to spoil, it’s your Mother. Being a Mom is one of the most rewarding jobs on the planet, but let’s be honest here – this job also comes with burnout, sleep deprivation and frequent moments of insanity.
Any occasion would do to celebrate this Special VIP, and what better occasion than Mother’s Day. Demonstrate your love and appreciation for her by pouring your heart and soul into hatching up, from scratch, a high tea feast worthy of a queen. Why not try some of our easy-to-bake Mother’s Day recipes – Decadent Rolo Cupcakes, Chocolate Mug Cakes, Red Velvet Cake, Jam Doughnuts or Breakfast Crumpets. If you’re competing for favourite child of the month, here is the opportunity to win her over and claim the throne.

Chocolate Mug Cake

Chocolate Mug Cake

It’s made in a coffee mug and eaten with a spoon. Not only are mug cakes super quick, but they use minimal ingredients and baking equipment. This little cutie may have been developed for kids, but it’s loved by everyone. One of the easiest Chocolate Mug Cake recipes, it only takes a few minutes and a few simple ingredients! It’s amazing to be able to make a little cake whenever you want, in just a few quick minutes. And it’s so easy that you can!

Red Velvet Cake

Slice of red velvet cake

Red velvet cake is a classic American dessert, but it’s becoming more and more popular outside of the US, and for a good reason – it’s so festive and delicious. The most incredible Red Velvet Cake Recipe with a cream cheese frosting, softer than most cakes with a mouth-watering velvet-like texture in each bite.

Jam Doughnuts

Jam Doughnuts

There is something wonderfully comforting and traditional about a soft and fluffy sweet jam doughnut. It is a delightful dessert or in-between treat, loved by grown-ups and children alike, and that conjures heart-warming images of barefooted children, on hot summer days, tucking into the soft and sticky honey-glow jam-filled oozing cake, and of cold but cosy wintery afternoons enjoying it with a warm cup of tea. Our Jam Doughnut recipe has no airs and graces, but when dressed up, even with just a light dusting of sugar, holds its own amongst the most lavish of treats on the dessert table.

Breakfast Crumpets

Crumpets Stacked

Admittedly our Breakfast Crumpets recipe is a tiny bit of a cheat. Yes, it has all the goodness of cranberry health mix but it’s the drizzle of chocolate that will perk your morning right up. The two combined are the energy and fibre boost that you need to kickstart the day, and the sight of your children’s little hands cupped under the soft rounded shape of this ‘mini-pancake’ will make you forget that you’re serving chocolate at breakfast.

Easter Bakes 2022

Easter Images

There’s no better excuse to indulge than at Easter time. Throw out the diet or healthy eating regime to make room for filling yourself with some love and self-care. And by love and self-care, we mean everything you touch dripping in luxuriously smooth textured chocolate or warm and buttery pastries made for the sweeter tooth. The months have felt like years, we all deserve some sweet treats. Add extra effort and put your baking prowess on show for family and loved ones with our yummy Easter bakes requiring a healthy dose of chocolate, including the traditional favourite Hot Cross Buns with a chocolate version, an Easter Ring, Choc Chip Cupcakes, Easter Chocolate Brownies and Chocolate Doughnuts. Enough chocolate?

Hot Cross Buns

Hot Cross Buns

Like most loved foods or bakes, cultures across the world have replicated or made tasty alterations to put their own special mark on them. The same goes for the Hot Cross Bun, which in South Africa is traditionally eaten during the Christian commemoration of Good Friday marking the end of Lent. However, this naturally sweet and mildly spicy yeast bun is sought-after all year round. Get ready to fend off the hoards when these glistening beauties make their way out of the oven.

Chocolate Hot Cross Buns

Choc Hot Cross Buns

No holiday celebration is complete without something chocolaty making an appearance in whatever form. The Chocolate Hot Cross Buns recipe is a joyful take on the traditional, which itself is simply fabulous.  The chocolate chips give this Chocolate Hot Cross Bun recipe a deep brown colour and of course it’s decadent chocolate taste. Spread some butter over the warm bun out the oven for a melt-in-your mouth moment.

Easter Ring

Easter Rings

We’re betting the Easter Bunny himself will be very impressed with this decadent Easter Ring recipe. It has all the ingredients and make-up you would expect with a smidgen of spice, fruit for naturally sweet flavour, while glistening red and green cherries give it that festive pop of colour. Pour lovely opaque and shiny prepared sugar water glaze and sprinkle with multi-colour chocolate eggs to bring childlike and magical excitement to the occasion.

Easter Chocolate Cup Cakes

Eastr Cup Cakes

Cupcakes are one of the easiest ways to show-off your baking prowess. It is the perfect beginner’s project, and the decoration is the ‘icing on the cake’. The batter is easily whipped up and this Easter Choc Chip Cupcakes recipe has a neat trick up its sleeve for ‘blooming’ good cake – the Anchor Instant Yeast, helping your cupcakes rise and produce a fluffy texture. The Easter topping gives it a stylish look and is gratuitous indulgence. We say ‘Easter’, but don’t let us limit you, indulge all year round and decorate to suit the celebration.

Easter Chocolate Brownies

Choc Brownies

Brownies are a pure gooey chocolate indulgence quickly whipped up by anyone with a cocoa craving. And let us be honest, this Easter Chocolate Brownie recipe is just an excuse to turn the well-loved chocolate brownie, into an even more indulgent and decadent dessert with some more chocolatey Easter bling. The addition of Anchor Instant Yeast gives it a lovely rise, making it airy and fluffy. Remember that brownies are at their best slightly gooey so don’t be concerned that they may seem ‘undercooked’ in the end, you want that sticky, chewy chocolate centre. Serve warm or cold, whichever you prefer.

Chocolate Doughnuts


If it wasn’t for diamonds and puppies, surely the chocolate doughnut would be anyone’s best friend. With all the comforts of the traditional doughnut – light with a touch of sweet and soft golden outer crisp – dipped in melted chocolate and dressed up with tasty fruit morsels (plus extra chocolate bits), this Chocolate Doughnut recipe gives the basic some pizazz

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