16 10, 2018

BAKED In Science S2E19: Steamed Donuts and Other Innovations at IBA18

 You never know what bakery innovations you’re going to find at the IBA trade fair. Luckily, I got to learn about some cutting-edge products that offer interesting solutions to some of the biggest trends of the industry. Steamed donuts If you’re on social media much, you have have noticed people’s obsession with donuts. Is [...]

8 02, 2017

Sustainable Chocolate

Sustainable Chocolate Also known as sustainable cacao chain What is Sustainable Chocolate? Sustainable chocolate has become a core concept in the cacao value chain. It’s aims to preserve  and ensure long-term supply. The main players are cacao farmers and chocolate processors. Sustainable chocolate involves several aspects of the cacao value chain:1,2 Efficiently using [...]

11 06, 2015

Dutched Cocoa Powder

Dutched Cocoa Powder Also Known as Alkalized Cocoa Powder or Dutched Chocolate Powder What is Dutched Cocoa Powder? Cocoa powder is a flavorful ingredient used in baking.  To make cocoa powder, the cocoa seeds are dried in a factory and then crushed into pieces called nibs. Chocolate liquor is then produced from these nibs. [...]

10 06, 2015

Macaroon

Macaroon What is a Macaroon? Macaroons are small, round cookies based on ground or flaked coconuts. They are distinguished for their brownish caramelized color, crunchy texture and somewhat dome-like surfaces.1 The name is applied to a wide variety of cookies or confections made primarily of egg whites and almond powder. Coconut powder [...]

7 06, 2015

Cocoa Powder

Cocoa Powder Also known as dried cocoa or cacao What is Cocoa Powder? Cocoa powder is the fine ground brown powder obtained from the partially or completely defatted portion of cocoa liquor or mass of fermented cocoa beans.1 Commonly used in baking, cocoa powder adds chocolate flavor and a brownish to red [...]

7 06, 2015

Cocoa Butter

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 [...]

7 06, 2015

Chocolate Liquor

Chocolate Liquor Also Known as Cocoa Liquor What is Chocolate Liquor? Chocolate liquor is a paste produced from ground cocoa nibs from the beans of the cocoa tree (Theobroma cacao). When cooled and solidified, it is used to make chocolate for baking, confections and other applications. It is a primary product of [...]

7 06, 2015

Chocolate

Chocolate  What is Chocolate? Chocolate is a mixture of cocoa powder, cocoa butter and sugar. Cocoa is obtained from the seeds of the cocoa tree, Theobroma cacao, which means “food of the Gods.” Various combinations of cocoa butter and cocoa mass are used in bakery applications and coatings to provide unique colors [...]

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