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Bakery

Donuts
TECHNIQUES
FOR PHO-FREE

THE CLASSIC SWEET TREAT IS A STAPLE FOR
SUPERMARKET BAKERIES. Recent topping trends
and new laws regarding partially hydrogenated oils,
however, means retailers can't just keep frying up the
same old donuts.

The importance of consistency
Delivering delicious, consistent donuts is critical for the
bakery department's bottom line, and there are countless variables to consider to help your team deliver great
products. When making donuts, several factors impact
the quality and consistency of your product, including
water temperature, shortening temperature, labor, product quality, waste, competition and customer loyalty.
Precision is key as inconsistencies in any of these areas
can greatly impact your business.
TEMPERATURE: The accuracy of water temperature and the temperature of the shortening in the fryer
are two of the most important factors for consistency.
Built-in equipment thermometers can sometimes get
bumped or damaged with use, which can result in
imprecise readings, so something as simple as using an
external thermometer can help ensure a proper frying
environment.
"Donuts absorb quite a bit of the frying shortening,
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and it's the first thing you taste when you eat a donut,"
says Tim Busta, commercial technical director at Dawn
Foods. "Having the right shortening temperature is critical because it also affects how icings and glazes adhere
to your finished donut."
For water temperature, dough moves more quickly in
warmer weather and slower in cooler weather.
MIXES ARE RELIABLE: Using the right mixes is essential and provides reliability for bakeries with varying levels
of skilled labor. When you work with highly tolerant mixes
you avoid costly inconsistencies. When variables in the
bakery aren't consistent - like mixing time, proofing time
and temperature - a highly tolerant mix allows for quality
donuts even under suboptimal conditions.
PROPER SOURCING & TESTING OF INGREDIENTS
MAKES A DIFFERENCE: Each year, the quality of the
wheat crop is different, which can impact the consistency of raw materials you're using to formulate your
donuts. Each harvest companies source and test its
materials to ensure quality and consistency in its mixes
regardless of weather, planting, yield and other variables.
ADDING UP TO GREAT TASTE: When you consider
water temperature, shortening frying temperature and
the quality of mix, consistency in each of these plays an
important role in keeping your customers coming back.
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When working
with palm or soybean-based donut
fry shortenings, there
are subtle differences
you should note, says
Mitch Riavez, national
accounts manager for
Stratas Foods.
When frying in
a palm shortening,
especially with cake
donuts, you'll have
a slightly more open
grain or cell structure.
Because there is 35%
to 38% fat absorption
in a cake donut, the
taste and mouthfeel
can be slightly different when using palm.
Stick with hard fat
for any donut frying
applications. Don't
make the mistake of
frying donuts in liquid
shortening. "It's not
actually a very good
idea," Riavez says. "It
won't set up on the
outside of the donut
very well, and it
won't allow icings, or
powdered sugars to
adhere as well."

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US artisan, specialty cheese industry tops 1,000 producers
Ancient grains, fresh produce among top 2019 superfoods
Tilapia demand falls worldwide
Traditional supermarkets notch high marks in new survey
Trader Joe’s again tops grocery retailer list
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Spring cakes
Bakery - Donuts
Upscale packaging
Deli - Top trends
Side dishes
Meat & Poultry - Chicken choices
Bargain buys
Produce - Organics
Bananas
Seafood - Salmon
Food safety - Meat and poultry best practices
Commissary Insider - Ovens
SPOTLIGHT - VALUE-ADDED MEATS
TECHNOLOGY - INVENTORY MANAGEMENT
OPERATIONS - FOOD LABELING
Product Showcase
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