Category Archives: Bakery

Boost bakery sales with back-to-school staples

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The first five weeks of the back-to-school period means an increase in sales for certain baked goods. Parents who stock up on lunchtime staples and snacks for their children buy more of a certain kind of treat in early autumn than any other time of year, including winter holidays. The Nielsen Company, an American data and research company, reports that… Read more »

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Princi, Starbucks’ first independent bakery, opens in Seattle

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There’s a new prince in the Starbucks empire, Princi, which opens Tuesday in Seattle as the coffee giant’s latest attempt to see if it can make bigger inroads into the lunch business. While this is the first standalone Princi bakery and cafe in the United States, there are three that are part of the Starbucks Roasteries in Seattle and Shanghai…. Read more »

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Remains of world’s oldest bread, baked 14,400 years ago, found in Jordan

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Archeologists have discovered the burnt remains of a flatbread baked 14,400 years ago, more than 4,000 years before the advent of agriculture. The findings, excavated in northeastern Jordan’s Black Desert, reveal the oldest direct evidence of bread. Twenty four bread-like discoveries were found at two fireplaces in a Natufian hunter-gatherer site known as Shubayqa 1. “The presence of hundreds of… Read more »

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New DSM enzyme to enable bakeries to reduce ascorbic acid in recipes

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Royal DSM, a Dutch science-based company, has launched BakeZyme AAA baking enzyme for cost-effective production of bread with ideal texture and volume. The new solution enables bakeries to reduce ascorbic acid in their recipes while maintaining the ideal bread texture and volume. Ascorbic acid prices have fluctuated significantly since 2017 when new environmental policies in China forced many manufacturers to… Read more »

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Giving baked foods a nutritional punch

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beneoThere’s an entire spectrum of nutrients associated with sports nutrition. It’s impossible to pack them all into a single product and still deliver on taste. Identifying the product’s performance goal can help with nutrient selection. Managing blood sugar is one goal that can make workouts more effective and sustainable. “Alternative sweeteners are redefining the common approach of the sports nutrition… Read more »

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International Artisan Bakery Expo launched

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Business-to-business trade show and conference producer, Emerald Expositions, has announced the launch of the International Artisan Bakery Expo (IABE.) The event will stage alongside the International Pizza Expo, March 5-7, 2019 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. “For the first time in more than a decade, the artisan and retail bakers will have annual trade show focused on their unique businesses,” said Peter Lachapelle,… Read more »

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Fête du Pain

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For the first time ever, the United States sent a team of 24 bakers to participate in the Fête du Pain, an annual twelve-day bread festival in France that celebrates bread. In Paris, the Fête occurred in front of the Notre-Dame Cathedral and concluded on May 16. During the Fête du Pain, Messe des Boulangers, (Bakers’ Mass) took place inside… Read more »

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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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