The Bread Box-Blog

27
Jun

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Why is 350°F the Standard Temperature for Baking?

Have you ever wondered why your oven always has a starting temperature of 350°F when you turn it on? This actually became standard back in the 1940s, after recipe writers referred to it as the “moderate temperature.” A moderate temperature would fall right in the middle of the oven temperature range, allowing foods to cook thoroughly with a lower risk of burning.

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07
Jun

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Eating Bread at Night May Help You Remember Your Dreams

An interesting new study shows that eating bread and other foods that contain Vitamin B6 before bed might help people to better recall their dreams. That’s right!

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30
May

donut day

National Donut Day Is June 1st! Get Ready to Celebrate!

National Donut Day – June 1st – is a day when the spotlight turns on one of America’s best loved treats and also celebrates the donut’s humble and patriotic beginnings in the United States. Statistics vary on just how many donuts are consumed in the U.S.

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16
May

sourdough bread

Based on Study Results, People with Wheat Sensitivity May Be Able to Eat Sourdough Bread

Even if you are sensitive to wheat products, you may be able to eat sourdough bread. That’s what researchers hope will result from a new study being conducted at the University of Alberta.

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11
Apr

glazed donuts

Are Glazed Donuts Americans’ Favorite Donuts?

Despite the fact that donuts now come in all kinds of shapes, sizes and over-the-top flavors, research seems to suggest that standard glazed donuts are still America’s favorite donuts. More than one survey comes to the same conclusion about glazed donuts, so we thought we’d share some of these with you, and also tell you about some of the other donut flavors that Americans love.   Comax Flavors Study A new study released by Comax Flavors in March reveals that glazed is the number one donut flavor, with 55% of respondents choosing it as their favorite donut.

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27
Mar

small bakery

5 Tips to Diversify Your Small Bakery

There are many ways to diversify your small bakery to optimize success and boost profits. Since many of our clients are small bakery owners, we’ve compiled this short list of ideas which we wanted to share with you:   1 – Offer Beverages If you don’t already offer beverages at your bakery, consider adding coffee and specialty teas or lemonades to your menu.

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16
Mar

packaged sliced bread

What Means the Most to Consumers When Choosing Packaged Sliced Bread?

What means the most to consumers when they select packaged sliced bread? According to the results of a Dupont Nutrition and Health study, consumers in retail settings are most likely to choose packaged sliced bread based on freshness, with price also a strong factor.

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28
Feb

baking industry trends

3 Baking Industry Trends to Watch

Wondering which baking industry trends may have an impact on your business this year? There are many predictions about which trends will be hot and which will fall by the wayside as blips that don’t stand the test of time.

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06
Feb

clean label

The Clean Label Challenge for Retailers

We hear a lot in our industry about the “clean label” trend. But according to a recent article in Vital Food Insights, “clean label” is no longer just a trend.

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30
Jan

vegan

Going Vegan to Be a Big Trend in 2018: Have You Tried Our Vegan Donuts?

From animal rights' groups to One Green Planet to Forbes, everyone seems to agree on at least one thing this year – going vegan will be a big trend in 2018. Of course, veganism –eating only plant-based foods – isn’t new, but according to many different sources, this will be the year when veganism transitions from being on the fringe to becoming mainstream.   The Vegan Transition to Mainstream What is the expected result of the vegan transition to becoming more mainstream?

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