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Technology of Biscuits, Crackers and Cookies

A comprehensively revised and updated edition of the industry’s first choice reference book. This book is designed to improve efficiency and encourage best practice in biscuit, cookie and cracker manufacturing plants. In the time that has passed since the publication of the second edition the food industry has undergone revolutionary changes and this latest edition has benefited from a thorough revision of the entire book.

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Published: June 2000

Imprint: Woodhead Publishing

ISBN: 978-1-85573-532-3

Contents

  • Part 1 Management of technology: The technical department; Total quality management and HACCP; Quality control and GMP; Process and efficiency control; Product development. Part 2 Materials and ingredients: Choosing materials for production; Wheat flour and vital wheat gluten; Meals, grits, flours and starches; Sugars and syrups; Fats and oils; Emulsifiers and antioxidants; Milk products and egg; Dried fruits and nuts; Yeast and enzymes; Flavours, spices and flavour enhancers; Additives; Chocolate and cocoa; Packaging materials. Part 3 Types of biscuits: Classification of biscuits; Cream crackers; Soda crackers; Savoury or snack crackers; Matzos and water biscuits; Puff biscuits; Hard sweet, semi-sweet and Garibaldi fruit sandwich biscuits; Short dough biscuits; Deposited soft dough and sponge drop biscuits; Wafer biscuits; Position of biscuits in nutrition; Miscellaneous biscuit-like products. Part 4 Biscuit production processes and equipment: Bulk handling and metering of ingredients; Mixing and premixes; Sheeting, gauging and cutting; Laminating; Rotary moulding; Extruding and depositing; Baking; Biscuit cooling and handling; Secondary processing; Packaging and storage; Recycling, handling and disposal of waste materials.

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