About Lin Carson, PhD

Dr. Lin is the baking industry’s influencer who has had a love affair with baking for 30 years. Starting with a BSc degree in Food Science & Technology at the Ohio State University, a MSc and PhD from the Department of Grain Science at Kansas State University. While working at Wendy’s and Dave’s Killer Bread, her technical teams experienced the lack of technical baking information on the internet. Seeing that this was not freely shared, Dr. Lin decided to launch BAKERpedia to cover this gap. With over 2 million pages read annually, BAKERpedia is the world’s only FREE and comprehensive online technical resource for the baking industry. Catch Dr. Lin at our BAKER Academy solving baking problems, subscribe to the BAKERpedia YouTube Channel & follow her on LinkedIn.
14 12, 2021

Baking with Natural Flavors

If your goal is to clean up your label, or at least make it as natural as your can, you’ll eventually run into replacing artificial flavors with natural ones. While they may not get as much focus in clean label discussion as dough conditioners or emulsifiers, natural flavors are something that’s essential to get right. Customers [...]

18 10, 2021

Get Stronger Dough with Vital Wheat Gluten

You use protein to bulk up. So does your bread, in the form of gluten. This storage protein unique to wheat, rye and triticale is a reserve of amino acids.  Thanks to its elastic, viscous and extensible properties, gluten gives bread its springy texture and allows dough to stretch. It also provides texture, stabilization, flavor and dough strength. [...]

29 09, 2021

Get Certified with Bakery Training Courses

Looking for easy access to affordable, online bakery training courses? BAKERpedia has a series of paid courses that go in-depth into the science of baking, training you to tackle all the essential ingredients and processes. We’ve designed a number of learning paths for specific baked goods and specialties, with each individual course covering a [...]

30 08, 2021

Enhance Taste and Crumb Color with Non-diastatic Malt

Sometimes, things just need a little…boost. If you’re looking for ways to make your bread product’s taste, crumb color or aroma pop, look into non-diastatic malt. It is extracted from barley using the following steps: Sprouting (malting) Germination Kilned/roasting Milling How is it different than regular malt? It comes down to the enzyme content or [...]

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