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Tuesday, 17 March 2015

How Creativity and Tradition combine to produce novel Hybrid Bakery delicacies

A dosant - a cross between a doughnut and a croissant It’s not all about the manufacture and provision of traditional bakery products any more. No longer do bakeries stick to the common array of Danish pastries, scones, doughnuts and muffins.  

Recently bakery manufacturers have started to get creative in order to gain a competitive advantage by provision of new and exciting products. Consumers constantly have the need to try new and enticing flavours and textures.

In some locations in the world they are prepared to stand in a long line in order to obtain these new merging sweet hybrid experiences.

After the success of the ‘Cronut’ (produced by combining a croissant and doughnut) in America, many other bakeries are now attempting their own dessert fusions such as the ‘Duffin’, ‘Crodough’ and ‘Townie’. 

The 'duffin', an amalgamation of a doughnut and muffin, is the latest portmanteau baked product to make the news alongside the 'townie' (a tartlet crossed with a brownie).

Investigating the new textural experiences
With new products comes the requirement to test and measure properties to assess the effects of change of ingredient or processing procedure on the end product. Once the final product formulation is decided there is also a need to ensure that it can be manufactured consistently to guarantee quality control.

Whilst the majority of major bakeries have texture analysis installed in their quality control to perform standard procedures, there is the need to adopt new texture analysis measurements when new products offer different or a range of textural properties that have not been traditionally measured.

To read more, request the article ‘‘Revealing the new textural experiences in hybrid bakery products" – click here...

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