Bako raises funds

Bako Northern & Scotland raised £730 at its charity golf day on 29 September. Taking place at Durham City Golf Club, the event raised funds for its designated charity, The Puffin Appeal, which supports children who suffer from breathing disorders.

Peter’s on song

Peter’s Pies has received approval from Dame Shirley Bassey, patron of the Noah’s Ark Appeal, in a new partnership with the charity. This month, the Welsh baker will launch a range of pies featuring the charity’s logo and raise money from product sales for the Children’s Hospital for Wales.

Best chocolate treat

Chocolate brownies have claimed the top spot in a survey by Dawn Foods to discover the nation’s favourite chocolate bakery treat. The chocolate brownie took 28.6% of the votes, with the chocolate chip cookie achieving 19%, the double chocolate muffin 14.3%, and chocolate cake also 14.3%.

Enhanced yeast

Undergraduate biology students at John Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland, USA are working on a project to enhance yeast with beta carotene a pigment turned into vitamin A when digested. Called VitaYeast, the ingredient could be used to make ’functional’ bread to combat malnutrition in developing countries.