13 03, 2023

Sugar Substitutes in Rusk Dough

Our bakery forums keep growing, and the conversations keep flowing! So, we’re back with another hot topic from our commercial baking community page, Baking Industry Professionals. This month, it’s rusk! While this may be a British term for twice-baked bread, this baked good certainly isn’t limited to the United Kingdom. Rusk can be found [...]

30 09, 2021


Neotame What is Neotame? Neotame is a non-caloric artificial sweetener derived from Aspartame with a characteristic liquorice taste. It is used to substitute sucrose in low calorie products. Neotame is 7,000 - 13,000 times sweeter than sucrose, and 30 - 60 times sweeter than aspartame.1 Benefits of neotame include:1,2 High heat and [...]

2 08, 2021

Red Velvet Cake

Red Velvet Cake What is Red Velvet Cake? Red velvet cake is a delicious cake often covered with sweet cream cheese frosting. The name “Red Velvet” is a reflection of its characteristic deep red or burgundy color and its smooth texture.1 The recipe for red velvet cakes has won the hearts of [...]

15 06, 2021

Banana Bread

Banana Bread What is Banana Bread? Banana bread is a very popular batter-based quick bread. As the name implies, quick breads are easy to make. They are leavened with baking powder and steam produced in the oven. Because there is no yeast, no fermentation time is necessary. Banana bread formulations are not [...]

30 04, 2021

Cinnamon Roll

Cinnamon Roll Also known as cinnamon bun, cinnamon swirl, cinnamon snail What is a Cinnamon Roll? A cinnamon roll is a sweet baked dough filled with a cinnamon-sugar filling. Made with a rich dough leavened with yeast, their characteristic form is due to rolling a dough sheet containing sweetened cinnamon filling.1 Common [...]

23 02, 2021


Glycerin Also known as glycerol, 1,2,3-Propanetriol What is Glycerin? Glycerin is a three-carbon chain molecule which has an alcohol group bound to each carbon. It is a sweet and viscous liquid used in bakery foods as a humectant, water activity reducer and crystallization modifier. In food chemistry, glycerin is the backbone of [...]

21 06, 2016

Chiffon Cake

Chiffon Cake What is Chiffon Cake? A chiffon cake is a sweet baked good which combines a batter with a foam-type (sponge) cake. This type of cakes combine the richness of batter cakes such as high content of liquid whole eggs, fat and granulated sugar and the lightness and delicacy of angel [...]

8 08, 2015


Biscotti Also known as Cantucci What is Biscotti? Biscotti is a sliced cookie made from a long piece of dough that has been baked, cut into individual pieces and finally re-baked to obtain characteristic texture and low moisture.  The cookie is long and finger shaped. The double baking dries out the dough, giving [...]


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