This autumn BAKERpedia attended iba 2023 in Munich! iba is the world’s leading trade fair for bakery, confectionery, and snacks where the latest trends and innovations in the industry are presented. Usually, this trade show takes place every three years, however, due to the pandemic, it was postponed. From October 22 – 26, 2023 iba will open its doors once again and Mark Floerke was there to report on bakery trends, equipment, ingredient solutions, and much more directly from the show floor. 

In this episode of BAKED in Science, host Mark Floerke is joined by Matthijs Sillevis Smitt from S&S Baking Solutions about their solution for baking with steam.

Steam Baking Technology

In Asia, buns and other bread products have been cooked with steam for centuries; however, in the baking world, steam injection technology has yet to be widely applied to many applications. Mark and Mattijis discuss steam technology and efficiently applying it to product formats in the baking industry. 

Some topics they cover include:

  • Steam tunnel & pan technology
  • How steam baking can save time and money
  • Minimizing bake loss
  • Cake and dough steam applications

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