24 06, 2022

Strategies for Determining Gluten-free Flour Quality

The gluten-free market holds a substantial share in the bakery market, with an expected cumulative growth of about 10% until 2025. From bread to cake and everything in between, there is room for innovation in the market. Producing a quality and consistent gluten-free product hinges on the ingredients used. The replacement solutions available today [...]

6 05, 2022

The Technology of Sourdough Starters

The quality, flavor and ultimate success of your fermented breads begins with sourdough starters, or preferments. Although making a starter is simple enough, there is a complex side to sourdough technology. Sourdough (also known as levain) leavens bakery products as a clean label leavening solution for wheat and rye bread, Panettone, Colomba, Pandoro, different brioches, and [...]

25 06, 2021

How Much Water Does Your Dough Absorb?

You have probably heard us mention water absorption more than once. That’s because it’s such an important piece in dough production, no matter what you’re baking. Water absorption influences parameters in baking and bread such as: Loaf volume Fracture stress of bread crumb Bread yield Machinability Proofing Final products attributes Shelf life How does water absorption work? [...]

21 08, 2020

Flour Quality

Flour Quality What is Flour Quality? Flour quality encompasses all measurable or quantifiable parameters that are related to wheat or any cereal flour used to produce baked goods, snacks and many other products. In the baking industry, flour quality is evaluated on a daily basis, both at laboratory and production line level. [...]

21 08, 2020

Quality Control for Baking Ingredients

Quality Control for Baking Ingredients What is Quality Control for Baking Ingredients? Commercial or high-speed bakeries rely on advanced processing technology and high-quality ingredients to consistently deliver delicious and nutritious baked goods to their customers. Quality control for ingredients and raw materials is an essential part of food safety and quality management [...]

24 12, 2019

Gluten Washing Tests

Gluten Washing Tests What are Gluten Washing Tests? Gluten washing tests are laboratory analyses that provide information about the quantity and quality of gluten in wheat flour. These tests are used to evaluate the baking quality of hard and soft wheat flours used in the production of bakery products. Currently, two main [...]

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