9 05, 2022

Can You Name 15 Dough Conditioners?

Dough strengthener. Bread improver. Crumb softener. A host of regulators and oxidizers. The whole list falls into the category of dough conditioners. While the definition is pretty open-ended, the results are straight forward.  No matter which ones (or combination of ones) you use, they should be accomplishing three main targets for you: Consistent outcome and quality: When you’re baking [...]

31 01, 2022

Clean Label Baking without Chemical Emulsifiers

Brought to you by Lallemand Baking. Health-conscious consumers define clean label products as products containing recognizable natural ingredients. These products are expected to be minimally processed and free of chemical ingredients such as emulsifiers, preservatives, artificial flavors and colors, among others. Chemical emulsifiers are generally used in baking to provide dough strength, by improving [...]

2 08, 2021

Vinegar

Vinegar Also known as acetic acid or ethanoic acid What is Vinegar? Vinegar is a sour-tasting liquid used as a leavening agent, pH regulator, acidulant, preservative, antimicrobial agent and dough improver.1,2 Molasses and alcohols from cereals, grains, and fruits are the basic substrates for making vinegars. The production process depends on the [...]

14 09, 2020

Enzyme Solutions in Bread Baking

Enzymes, made up of proteins found in all living organisms, act as biological catalysts that facilitate chemical reactions. For the baking industry, they are amazing processing aids used in high-speed bakeries. While most dough conditioners are currently not accepted as clean label options, enzymes represent an alternative that is widely accepted by consumer groups. Given the right conditions of pH, time, [...]

4 09, 2020

Enzymes in Bread Baking

Enzymes in Bread Baking eBook Enzymes are amazing processing aids and can be used to make products in high-speed bakeries. While the majority of dough conditioners are currently not accepted as clean label options, enzymes represent an alternative that is widely accepted by consumer groups. This ebook explores what they are, how they work [...]

15 05, 2020

Maple Fiber

Maple Fiber What is Maple Fiber? Maple fiber is a multi-functional ingredient sourced from red maple trees and water using a specialized process. It is an insoluble dietary fiber made up of cellulose, lignin and other non-starch polysaccharides naturally present in red maple and most other plants.1 It is well suited for [...]

16 05, 2019

Bread Baking Test

Bread Baking Test What is a Bread Baking Test? A bread baking test is a controlled, small scale pan bread production run that is carried out at lab or pilot plant level by R&D and/or QC departments of flour mills and bakeries. The purpose of a bread baking test is to evaluate [...]

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