8 05, 2019

Soft Pretzels

Soft Pretzels What are Soft Pretzels? Soft pretzels are bakery products that are characterized by their unique texture resembling a chewy bread. They are different from the snack-type pretzels (hard texture) given their much higher moisture content, larger size and dough processing conditions.1 Origin Legend has it that pretzels [...]

26 04, 2017

Calcium Chloride

Calcium chloride has many uses in baking, including salt replacement. Calcium Chloride What is Calcium Chloride? Calcium chloride is used in the baking industry for many reasons, from an anti-caking agent to salt replacement. It is an inorganic compound with the formula CaCl2. It is solid at room temperature but [...]

10 06, 2015


Salt is used in baking to add flavor, to strengthen dough and to slow fermentation. Salt Also Known As Sodium Chloride What is Salt? Salt is a crystalline compound consisting of sodium and chloride ions. Salt mainly functions as a flavoring in baked goods. However, its effect on dough rheology [...]

9 06, 2015

Potassium Chloride

Potassium Chloride What is Potassium Chloride? Potassium chloride, or KCl, is the most widely used table salt substitute that provides a salty taste without adding sodium. Its use in foods and bakery products has become a part of heart-healthy and reduced-sodium diets. It is either a: Odorless, white solid Nearly colorless crystalline [...]

7 06, 2015

Autolyzed Yeast

Autolyzed Yeast What is Autolyzed Yeast? Autolyzed yeast (AY) is an ingredient that comes from the breakdown of the yeast Saccharomyces cervisiae, also known as Baker’s yeast. It is a food additive used to improve the flavor and nutritional value of many food and bakery products.1 Because it naturally contains free glutamic [...]

7 06, 2015

Ammonium Sulfate

Ammonium Sulfate What is Ammonium Sulfate? Ammonium sulfate, or [(NH4)2SO4], is an inorganic crystalline salt used in wine, baking, sausage casing and other foods. Its addition to baked goods provides many benefits, including: Dough strengthening and conditioning Dough stabilizing Buffering Bread quality enhancing Yeast survival and growth Origin and Commercial [...]

7 06, 2015

Sea Salt

Sea Salt What is Sea Salt? Sea salt is the salt obtained from the evaporation of ocean water. The practice has been utilized for thousands of years. It is one of the two primary ways to obtain salt, the other consisting of mining deposits found on land. Sea salt is around 98% [...]


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