15 06, 2021

Fondant

Fondant What is Fondant? Fondant is a glossy hard icing or topping used for covering and decorating cakes and pastries. Technically, fondant is a partially-crystalline confectionery product made of small sucrose crystals in a saturated sugar syrup.1 Hardness of fondant is determined by its water content with typical range from 10 - [...]

4 11, 2019

Baking a Gluten-free Dessert That Needs Thickening?

Then here's the ingredient you need to put in. Pre-gelatinized rice flour! You'll find it most often in gluten-free baking, low-volume bread, batters and frostings. When do you use pre-gelatinized rice flour?  It works well for: Thickening Binding Increasing water absorption Reducing water activity How does it work?  Due to it’s production process, pre-gelatinized rice flour instantly [...]

23 10, 2019

Alpha-cyclodextrin

Alpha-cyclodextrin Also known as alpha-dextrin (α-CD) or alpha-cycloamylose What is Alpha-cyclodextrin? Alpha-cyclodextrin has emulsifying and stabilizing properties. It can also eliminate undesirable compounds. In the food industry, alpha dextrins are used for: Stabilizing oil-in-water emulsions Controlling the solubility and dispersibility of un-mixable liquids Masking odors and unwanted flavors Stabilizing and protecting compounds [...]

8 10, 2019

A Heat Stable Frosting That’s Label Friendly

There are plenty of decorative icings/frostings on the market, but it’s hard to find one that can stand up to the heat. However, here is an emulsifying dietary fiber that creates a heat stable frosting or icing, while enabling the integration of healthy vegetable oils instead of hard fats, at the same time! CAVAMAX® W6 [...]

4 02, 2019

Gelatin

Gelatin Also known as Gelatine What is Gelatin? Gelatin is a soluble protein which functions as a clear gelling agent and thickener in food products. It is extracted from animal collagen, bones or connective tissues or fish. It is a polymer of amino acids joined by peptide bonds Faintly yellow, tasteless and [...]

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