25 01, 2019

BAKER Campcast

BAKER Campcast Prepare for the challenges of commercial baking and for bootcamp workshops from Dr. Lin Carson, CEO and Founder of BAKERpedia, and Dr. Jayne Bock, Technical Director at the Wheat Marketing Center. These two baking experts are teaming up to get your career and baking-knowledge in shape with hands-on training that will cover some [...]

3 01, 2019

Cakes

Cakes What are Cakes? Cakes are bakery products that are rich in sugar, fat and eggs, and can be accompanied with a wide variety of inclusions like fruits and flavors such as vanilla extracts. They represent a very important segment within the baking industry. They come in many varieties and are very [...]

23 04, 2018

Einkorn

Einkorn What is Einkorn? Einkorn (Triticum monococcum) is a grain that has a single kernel per spikelet.1 Preferred over wheat due to its higher nutritional value, it can be ground into flour and used in bread making and other baked goods. It  is a close relative to wheat and durum. Unlike wheat, [...]

16 06, 2015

Calcium Carbonate

Calcium Carbonate What is Calcium Carbonate? Calcium carbonate (CaCO3) is an inorganic salt and food additive. It is used for a variety of reasons in foods and bakery products. For example, it's found as a: Dough conditioner Leavener Yeast nutrient Enhance nutritional value Origin A vast majority of this ingredient [...]

10 06, 2015

Oil

Oil What is Oil? Oil is a plant-derived fat that remains liquid at room temperature. It can be obtained from soybean, sunflower, corn, linseed, palm, coconut, rapeseed, olives, peanut, canola and many other plants. Oils are made up of a mixture of triglycerides containing fatty acids of various lengths and composition. They [...]

10 06, 2015

Glucose

Glucose Also known as dextrose or corn sugar What is Glucose? Glucose and dextrose are the same chemical, alpha-D-glucopyranose, which is a simple sugar. This sugar has a clean pleasant sweet taste, but is not quite as sweet as the table sugar sucrose. It is important in baking for sweetening as well [...]

9 06, 2015

Mono And Diglycerides

Mono and Diglycerides What are Mono and Diglycerides? Mono and diglycerides are surfactants produced by interesterification of fats or oils with glycerol. They are the most commonly used emulsifiers in baked goods, where they perform the following functions:1 Improve loaf volume Create a softer crumb Extend textural shelf-life of buns, cakes and [...]

7 06, 2015

Powdered sugar

Powdered Sugar Also known as confectioner's sugar or icing sugar What is Powdered Sugar? Powdered sugar is a super fine free-flowing white sugar. It is used in sweet goods as well as in delicate desserts such as mousse, meringue and sweet cream fillings. This sugar has an amorphous structure and is available [...]

7 06, 2015

Beta Carotene

Beta Carotene What is Beta Carotene? Beta carotene is a pro-vitamin A carotenoid naturally found in colorful vegetables and fruits. It is used in cereals, chips, dry cheese blends, crackers, frostings, bakery products, beverages, candies and fillings as a: Natural orange/yellow colorant Nutritional fortifier Antioxidant and stabilizer Commercially, it's available in two [...]

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