3 12, 2015

All Cracked Up

How do a thermal profiler and texture analyzer work in a quality program? Here is a case study to show how you can make these tools work for you. The BAKERpedia team worked with the Wheat Marketing Center to research the production of crackers and their texture. Cracker production is unlike many other baked goods. They have low [...]

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


Protease What is Protease? Protease is an enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of proteins. It does this by breaking down peptide bonds between amino acids. This enzyme is used in bakery products as a dough conditioner. It modifies dough rheology and handling properties, improving: Workability Pliability Machinability The quality of the finished [...]

7 06, 2015

Ammonium Bicarbonate

Ammonium Bicarbonate Also known as baker’s ammonia or salt of hartshorn What is Ammonium Bicarbonate? Ammonium bicarbonate, NH4HCO3, is a common leavening agent which releases CO2 without the need for an acid. Unlike baking powder or soda, it does not leave an alkaline taste, characteristic of soda or baking powder. This ingredient [...]


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