3 06, 2019

The Benefits of Oat Hull Fiber

2019-06-10T21:45:49-07:00

Consumers aren’t looking for just healthy food. They want food that tastes good too! So as a baker, it’s up to you to find ingredients (or a combination of ingredients) that can deliver on both. One solution for dietary fiber: oat hulls These are a valuable component of the oat grain and constitute about 30% of [...]

The Benefits of Oat Hull Fiber2019-06-10T21:45:49-07:00
2 04, 2018

Another 90 Days of Bread: Eat Bread 90 Round II

2018-12-10T05:22:07-07:00

After eating a loaf of bread a day for 90 days last year, for my Eat Bread 90 project, you may have thought I'd had my fill of bread for a long, long time. Nope. I'm ready to up the ante: Starting April 2nd, I'll be eating half a pound of bread a day, with a [...]

Another 90 Days of Bread: Eat Bread 90 Round II2018-12-10T05:22:07-07:00
13 05, 2017

What Does Fair Trade Mean?

2019-01-28T14:36:23-07:00

Over 40 years ago the first food product, coffee, became a fairly traded commodity. In 1973, a Dutch company called Fair Trade Original, imported the first fairly traded coffee from Guatemalan farmers. Today there are over 4,500 fair trade products on the market.1 Sugar, cocoa, and vanilla, essential ingredients in baked goods, are available as [...]

What Does Fair Trade Mean?2019-01-28T14:36:23-07:00
10 06, 2015

Puff Pastry

2018-12-10T05:15:41-07:00

Puff Pastry What is a Puff Pastry? Puff pastry, also known as Pâte Feuilletée or feuilletage in French, is a very delicate and rich pastry that consists of many thin alternating layers of dough and fat. This lamination  is what gives puff pastry its light, crispy and flaky texture upon baking. Puff [...]

Puff Pastry2018-12-10T05:15:41-07:00
10 06, 2015

How to Determine Bakery Product Process Costs

2018-12-10T05:15:50-07:00

How to Determine Bakery Product Process Costs Do you understand actual bakery product process costs for every item in your bakery? Most bakers do not, because they only calculate product process costs based on ingredient costs, a hypothetical waste cost, and freight and distribution costs. But this simplistic food cost calculation leaves much to be [...]

How to Determine Bakery Product Process Costs2018-12-10T05:15:50-07:00
10 06, 2015

Financial Plan Modeling for New Bakery Startups

2018-12-10T05:15:56-07:00

Financial plan modeling for a startup bakery business is critical to its success. Financial Plan Modeling for New Bakery Startups  Financial Plan Modeling is core to New Bakery Business Plans One of the most overlooked areas of a new bakery business plan is the financial analysis section. The primary reason most [...]

Financial Plan Modeling for New Bakery Startups2018-12-10T05:15:56-07:00
10 06, 2015

Grits

2018-12-10T05:16:28-07:00

Grits are a common breakfast dish in the American South, traditionally made of ground hominy. Grits What are Grits? Grits are a common breakfast dish in the American South, traditionally made of ground hominy. Grits can also be made of plain corn, but alkali-treated hominy is considered more traditional when [...]

Grits2018-12-10T05:16:28-07:00
7 06, 2015

Cocoa Butter

2018-12-10T05:17:39-07:00

Cocoa Butter What is Cocoa Butter? Cocoa butter, a saturated fat stable at room temperature, is obtained from cocoa tree beans. It is used in chocolate, candy, baking, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals. The butter has a light yellow color and may have a chocolate aroma in the natural form, unless it’s removed by [...]

Cocoa Butter2018-12-10T05:17:39-07:00