2 07, 2020

What’s the Difference Between Light and Dark Rye Flour?

What's the difference? It’s all in the milling! It depends on the amount of bran left in the rye flour after processing. The more bran, the darker the flour. However, more than the color changes. Darker rye will have more nutrients from the bran. It will also have a slightly harder time with gluten formation. [...]

21 01, 2020

Masa Madre Ferment

Masa Madre Ferment What is Masa Madre Ferment? Masa Madre ferment is a traditional and ancient breadmaking method. It is the equivalent of sourdough starter in many Spanish speaking and Latin American countries. This starter uses wheat or rye flour, and water.1 The mixture is allowed to ferment naturally, making various refreshments [...]

9 04, 2019

Flour Tortillas

Flour Tortillas What are Flour Tortillas? Flour tortillas are flat and circular breads used as the base for traditional Mexican foods such as tacos, burritos, quesadillas and enchiladas. They are usually eaten warm with a topping that may include cheese, meat, and a variety of spicy sauces. Flour tortillas are different from [...]

9 04, 2019

Extraction Rate

Extraction Rate What is the Extraction Rate? Extraction rate (ER) is the amount of white flour that is extracted from a given weight of clean and conditioned wheat. It’s expressed as a percentage of the wheat entering the first break rolls in a roller milling system. Aside from size reduction and standardization, [...]

30 07, 2018

Moisture in Flour

Moisture in Flour What is moisture in flour? Moisture in flour means the water content of a given flour. In the quality control laboratory of mills and bakeries, routine determination of moistureis a key parameter to satisfy process needs and guarantee the consistency of flour being processed and transformed.1 Moisture content in [...]

26 07, 2018

Tortillas

Tortillas Tortillas are flat, thin, light-colored, round breads, made from corn or wheat. Depending on the region, they may vary in size from 6-30 cm. Along with tacos, burritos and enchiladas, they are considered a staple food for most people in Mexico and Central America. In the U.S., wheat flour tortillas [...]

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