15 06, 2021

Self-rising Flour

Self-rising Flour What is Self-rising Flour? Self-rising flour is all-purpose white flour with added baking powder and, sometimes, salt. This category of flour is very practical for home bakers who are getting started with cakes and muffin preparations or just don’t have enough time to start a recipe from scratch. Self-rising flour [...]

7 03, 2019

Encapsulated Baking Powder

Encapsulated Baking Powder What is Encapsulated Baking Powder? Encapsulated baking powder is a release-on-demand chemical leavening system. It's micro-compartments of baking powder (core) surrounded by a coating (wall). By creating this barrier, the entrapped material is prevented from dissolving prematurely in the dough or batter, thus allowing optimal leavening control and dough/batter [...]

14 03, 2017

Baker’s Ammonia

Baker's Ammonia  Also known as Ammonium Carbonate, Hartshorn Salt or Baker’s Salt What is Baker's Ammonia? Baker’s ammonia is an alkaline chemical leavening agent used in the baking industry. It is an alternative to the commonly used baking soda and baking powder. Typically, Baker’s ammonia is associated with unique crispness and light [...]

15 10, 2015


Lye or caustic soda is commonly used for dipping pretzels. Lye Also known as Sodium Hydroxide What is Lye? Lye, or caustic soda, is a mixture of sodium hydroxide and water. This strong alkaline compound is used sparingly in baking due its dominate properties. While stronger solutions of lye have [...]

8 08, 2015


Pretzels Also known as hard pretzels What are Pretzels? Pretzels are uniquely shaped baked snacks manufactured from a lean and stiff fermented wheat flour dough. They are typically treated with a sodium hydroxide or other alkali salts prior to baking and topped with coarse or Kosher salt. They are available in a [...]

10 06, 2015


Bases, like sodium bicarbonate, are chemical substances which react with acids to neutralize them. Bases What are bases? Bases are chemical substances which react with acids to neutralize them. The terms ‘base’ and ‘alkali’ are often used interchangeably, although not accurately. While both substances can neutralize acids, alkalis are a special [...]


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