25 07, 2017

Cookies

Cookies Also known as Biscuits (UK, Canada) What are Cookies? Cookies are baked treats. A cookie is a small sweet, crispy or cake-like pastry most often made with flour, sugar, liquid and fat. They are characterized by: High sugar content High fat content Low moisture Origin and varieties The cookie’s [...]

16 03, 2017

Almond Butter

Almond butter can be made from a variety of types of almonds. Almond Butter What is Almond Butter Almond butter is prepared by grinding shelled, blanched, unbalanced, raw or roasted almonds.  It contains a minimum of 90% almonds.1 Ingredients, such as salt, honey, evaporated cane syrup, corn maltodextrin, flax seed, wheat [...]

31 10, 2016

Donut

Donut What are Donuts? A donut, also called doughnut, is a kind of fried dough confectionery. Donuts are typically ring shaped with a hole in the middle. Bakers also make oval shaped donuts, which are often filled with custards or fruit preserves. The most popular type of donut is a circular one [...]

15 10, 2015

Lecithin

Lecithin What is Lecithin? Lecithin is a natural emulsifier and stabilizer in foods. It's widely used in cakes and yeast-leavened bakery products. This ingredient is found in raw materials such as eggs or soybeans, and can be used as a clean label ingredient. It is used as a: Wetting agent Pan release [...]

15 10, 2015

Lye

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 [...]

17 06, 2015

Olive Oil

Olive Oil What is Olive oil? Olive oil is a fat extracted from the fruit of the olive tree (Olea europaea), a Mediterranean culinary staple. As an integral part of Mediterranean cooking, olive oil holds a unique place within the culinary world. With a history stretching nearly 10,000 years, culinary influenced applications [...]

16 06, 2015

Polyunsaturated Fat (PUFA)

Polyunsaturated Fat (PUFA) Also known as omega-3, omega-6 fats What is Polyunsaturated Fat? Polyunsaturated fats are triglycerides of fatty acids that contain more than one double bond (C=C). They occur in liquid form at room temperature. Despite their susceptibility to oxidation, polyunsaturated fats are added to foods and baked products for their [...]

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