24 04, 2019

Batter Mixing

Batter Mixing What is Batter Mixing? Batter mixing is a process in which basic cake ingredients are mixed to form a smooth, aerated and semi-fluid mass that can be poured or deposited into pans. Batter mixing is quite different from dough mixing. This is because the water, fat, sugar and egg levels [...]

9 04, 2019

Corn Tortillas

Corn Tortillas What are Corn Tortillas? Corn tortillas are a round, thin, unleavened bread made with coarse masa flour (ground, dried and sifted masa dough) or “flourless” fresh masa made from corn that has been treated with lime in a process called nixtamalization. Due to their large surface area and small thickness, [...]

22 02, 2019

Mixer Design

Mixer Design What is Mixer Design? A bakery mixer is designed to produce bread dough or cake batter by bringing dry and liquid ingredients together to form a mass with optimum rheology and handling properties. For a preset product load, efficient mixers should perform their function under optimal mechanical and energy consumption. [...]

25 01, 2019

No Time Dough

No Time Dough Also known as rapid dough processing or short time dough system What is No Time Dough? No time dough is a one-step breadmaking process where all dry ingredients are mixed slowly prior to adding water. Unlike other common dough systems where fermentation lasts for a couple of hours, this [...]

21 01, 2019

Rye Bread

Rye Bread What is Rye Bread? Rye bread is a variety bread that has a distinct flavor and dense texture. It is mainly produced and consumed in Northern and Eastern Europe. The best known rye breads include: Pumpernickel: a soft bread made using very coarse rye meal and a sourdough process Crisp [...]

21 01, 2019

Mixograph

Mixograph What is the Mixograph? The mixograph is a dough testing equipment used to assess the baking quality of flours from soft, hard and durum wheat. It provides information on the mixing and absorption characteristics of flour. The mixograph helps millers, bakers and plant breeders to: Classify wheats according to baking strength [...]

24 12, 2018

Fermentation: A Clean Label Solution

When you allow fermentation to take place in dough, you give the gluten adequate hydration and relaxation. In addition, it gives time for enzymes and yeast to work, which results in amazing taste, texture, volume, color and aroma. What makes these changes more relevant today? These things happen naturally, taking the place of dough conditioners and such, [...]

11 12, 2018

BAKED in Science S2E22: BAKERpedia Questions Answered by Dr. Lin and Dr. Debi

Every day we get questions on the BAKERpedia website. With over a thousand visits a day from people all over the world, it’s no surprise! When it comes to the commercial baking industry, there’s a lot of processes and ingredients that have to be just right so the product comes out perfect and delicious—and [...]

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