Category Archives: Bakery

Get Ready for iba 2018

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Visitors can experience outstanding artisan achievements, discover new ideas, open up additional areas of business, learn about technical developments in the trade, watch new machines in action, test products, listen to lectures, talk to experts and thereby promote their own company. iba’s organizers explain the reasons that a visit to the trade fair is a must for those in the… Read more »

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International sourdough library keeps cultures alive

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The Puratos sourdough library specializes in strains of naturally fermented yeast cultures from around the world. This unique library houses samples of flour, water and starter from various countries, in an attempt to research the global biodiversity of sourdough bread. The wood-panelled library features a forest canopy on its ceiling, emphasizing its natural interest in organic matter. It stores over… Read more »

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What’s the Difference Between Baking Soda and Baking Powder?

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They both help things rise, but there are a couple major differences Both baking soda and baking powder are crucial ingredients when it comes to cooking “quick rise” baked goods like pancakes and muffins, but they’re actually both quite different products. So what exactly is the difference between them? The way that baking soda and baking powder make foods rise… Read more »

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Removing added sugars in sweet baked foods

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Food manufacturers will have more reason to reduce added sugars in their products once the new Nutrition Facts Label becomes mandatory, and that’s especially true for makers of sweet baked foods. The Food and Drug Administration has mandated that a new Nutrition Facts Label include a line for added sugars, which is not on the current panel. Stevia and other… Read more »

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Bakery China 2018

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With an exhibition area of over 200,000 square meters this year, Bakery China 2018, to be held on May 9-12, has attracted more than 2,100 exhibitors from all over the world. As an important indicator of China’s robust growth on bakery, Bakery China (www.bakerychina.com) was launched 21 years ago and has developed into the world’s largest exhibition in this area…. Read more »

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Study reveals consumers’ favourite bread

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Comax Flavors has released new primary research on consumers’ preferences towards bread products. Slightly less than half the respondents preferred whole wheat as the number one flavour consumed by all generations. Second favourite was white bread, with multi-grain only cited as a favourite by a third of the respondents, by 22 per cent. 85 per cent of 1000 U.S. respondents… Read more »

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The fight to find organic flour

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Demand for organic products has been growing by double digits since the 1990s, according to the Organic Trade Association. Mintel considers non-GMO to be one of the fastest-growing claims with 44% of new food products between 2013 and 2016 claiming to be non-GMO. Despite this, farmers haven’t kept up the supply of USDA-certified organic wheat or Non-GMO Project verified corn… Read more »

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Campden BRI bread structure measurement method internationally approved

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Campden BRI’s method “Use of C-Cell to Measure Cell Structure of Baked Goods” has been accepted as an Approved Method by AACC International (AACCI), the leader in grain-based analytical methods for the food industry since 1922. The method will help bakers to objectively assess quality. Crumb structure characteristics of bread and other baked products are traditionally measured subjectively, but this… Read more »

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The most popular baked goods flavours for 2017

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Comax Flavors has released new market research on American consumers’ behaviour towards baked goods. The study focused on cakes, cookies, donuts, muffins and pies. The Sweet Baked Goods study was fielded in August 2017 with 1,000 U.S. respondents between the ages of 18 to over 70; half were female and the other half were male.According to IRI, the pastry/danish/coffee cakes… Read more »

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Award-Winning Equipment

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Convenience and efficiency are key words to describe the latest innovations in bakery oven and cooking equipment for bakeries and foodservice operations. Winner of a best new product award at Europain 2018, the software tool MIWE shop baking suite (MIWE sbs) allows you to manage, monitor and synchronize your baking systems’ data remotely and to benefit from the opportunities of… Read more »

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