With a focus on clean baking and simple ingredient lists, more and more bakers are looking for ways to replace emulsifiers. An emulsifier is a substance that acts as a stabilizer. In systems like oil and water, emulsifiers stabilize two or more immiscible compounds. Commonly added to bakery goods, including bread, cake and cookies, [...]
Our industry loves talking about food (honestly, who doesn’t?). So, when talking professionally about your product, it’s nice to explain the texture and taste on a scale everyone understands. That’s why we have Texture Profile Analysis (TPA). It began as a trained sensory panel measuring and describing the textural properties of food. Today, specialized equipment [...]
Brought to you by Lallemand Baking. Health-conscious consumers define clean label products as products containing recognizable natural ingredients. These products are expected to be minimally processed and free of chemical ingredients such as emulsifiers, preservatives, artificial flavors and colors, among others. Chemical emulsifiers are generally used in baking to provide dough strength, by improving [...]
It's time that you met the alternative emulsifier alpha-cyclodextrin. This water-soluble sugar ring molecule is made from starch. Due to its shape, it has a hydrophilic surface and hydrophobic center hole. It's this unique shape that gives it the ability of complexing nonpolar substances. Emulsifiers are an essential ingredient—the glue that keeps many products [...]
Brought to you by Reading Thermal Oven humidity is an essential variable in oven operations. However, too much or not enough moisture can lead to quality issues. By effectively controlling the oven environment, your bread will see improvements in texture and appearance. The dough is in constant contact with its environment in the oven [...]
Brought to you by MECATHERM When buying cakes and patisserie, consumers are looking for a flavor and texture experience that is unique and exceptionally delicious. Therefore, bakers have the opportunity to make their brand stand out with quality taste and texture. While the formula plays an important role in this, so does the baking [...]
Brought to you by ECD A safe food supply is essential to health and consumer confidence. In order to prevent food borne illnesses, which impact nearly 50 million people in the US annually, regulatory standards are required of most food production operations. However, compliance with current and future safety rules and documentation regulations is [...]
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 [...]
Whether as a topping on pie, stand alone cookies or a decadent layer in cake, meringue is a bakery classic. There's plenty of room to get creative with this dessert in your bakery. A few options are: Cream or chiffon pie Sponge, foam, or chocolate velvet cake Parisian macarons Italian (boiled) meringue Marshmallow How do [...]
Making dough may seem simple enough, but there are a lot of complex things happening at once. And the dough and flour have a lot to say. So it's important to really know what's going on if you want consistent quality and control in your product. Especially if you’re developing a new one. Analysis [...]
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