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Guest feature on BAKERpedia - Final Proofing: A Key Thermal Step

Posted on Jul 24, 2019

Final proofing is an essential thermal step in the baking process. Just like oven baking, proofing can also be impacted by certain variables such as time, temperature and relative humidity. Too much or too little of any of these inputs can result in sub-par results. Learn more about ensuring these key factors are balanced and what kinds of tools you can use to track humidity and product temperature for the best outcomes.

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Guest feature on BAKERpedia - Baking Better Gluten-free Products

Posted on Jun 25, 2019

If you’re like most baking professionals, the market move toward gluten-free hasn’t been lost on you. For both medical and general wellness reasons, many consumers are making the switch from wheat-based products to gluten-free. But, bakers beware: producing gluten-free baked goods is not a plug-and-play situation. In other words, you simply cannot substitute gluten-free ingredients for traditional ingredients and expect great results. In order to effectively capitalize on the gluten-free opportunity, modifications to bake times, product optimization and oven management are key.

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Guest feature on BAKERpedia - The Secret to Baking Crackers

Posted on Mar 26, 2019

How do your crackers stack up? Check out this informative guide to cracker ingredients, baking considerations and tips for tools that can help cracker bakers optimize the process for improved yields. ECD’s resident baking and thermal process expert, Ray Pearce, shares the inside scoop. Trust us, the info. is all it’s cracked up to be!

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Guest feature on BAKERpedia - Bake a Better Clean Label Product

Posted on Feb 19, 2019

Getting clean means big modifications to your baking operation. Younger-generation consumers are all in for clean label baked goods, but is your process set-up to ensure this new breed of customers gets what they want? Sure, they want natural, simple, less-processed ingredients, but….they still demand good texture, taste and consistency. Learn how to produce clean label products that won’t stress you or your process out!

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Balance Ovens. Save Time. Increase Profits.

Posted on Oct 25, 2018

You know what topic garnered the most interest at the BakeWATCH booth during at last month’s iba event? If you guessed food safety and kill step protocols, you’d be close. Overwhelmingly, though, oven balancing was the center of conversation.

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