8 10, 2019

Don’t Get Sour About Sourdough!

Sourdough: one of the most popular and delicious of breads! For bakers: an art form. True, it’s one of the simplest formulas—pretty much four and water. However, the baker needs to masterfully control the ingredients and process to end up with a consistent, signature flavored bread. The chemistry of sourdough Inside sourdough, microorganisms feed on the flour to produce [...]

2 10, 2019

Developing Unique Bread Flavors and Aromas

Brought to you by Lallemand Baking. Until recently, artisan bakeries have had the advantage of being more flexible in choosing their baking processes and ingredients to develop unique bread flavors. Now industrial bakeries can also have options if they pay attention to the fermentation steps. There is a general misconception that flavor compounds generated during [...]

19 09, 2019

Crackers

Crackers What are Crackers? Crackers are baked goods characterized by their low moisture content, hard bite and long shelf-life, compared to bread and buns. They come in an infinite variety of shapes, colors, flavors, textures and composition. As with other baked goods such as cookies and English biscuits, crackers have a low [...]

28 07, 2019

The Role of Yeast in Baking, Nutrition and Health

Yeast not only leavens dough and gives it a light, sponge-like texture—it provides flavor, aroma and contributes to the nutritional value of bread. Here's how it functions in bread, and boosts the benefits of the final baked good. In baked goods, yeast has three main roles. Leavening The carbon dioxide gas produced by yeast [...]

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