After the previous post which showed an industrial baking operation, here are a few videos that show smaller scale baking. The first is a slightly mechanised bakery that is producing standard non industrial breads.
The next video is of a small artisinal bakery – these are becoming popular where health, environment and simplicity are traits that consumers are willing to pay more for.
The third video, published on YouTube by Vincent Talleu, shows his love for the tactile aspects of baking.
Please let me know if you find these videos useful or merely a waste of bandwidth and I will adjust my posting appropriately.
This video from Grain Chain gives a good overview of how a large industrial bakery works.
This article from the Science Blog of the UK Guardian is really worth reading – its a great blend of the physical aspects of making a loaf of bread and some science down to the level of equations and protein structure.
This isn’t really for the Food Technologist or the baker to learn about baking, but is rather a gentle and enjoyable read showing the interrelation between biological processes and science.
This UNIDO manual is one of a series which offer practical and applicable online information without charge.
from: UNIDO (click image for full story online)
While we are all often disappointed by what we get when we follow the link that came up in our search, there are also real gems, like this manual written by Professor Peter Fellows, that are invaluable in setting up a business.
This not just a textbook explanation of milling and baking – the images below show that it covers the real and practical issues that need to be addressed to establish and sustain a food processing business.
- building and site requirements are addressed first
- as is production planning
- practical checklists ensure the entrepreneur covers everything
- practical information is provided on processing loss
- worked calculations are presented on technical matters
- and financial issues
- practical rules support the hygiene message
- process flowsheets define manufacturing processes
- photographs illustrate the text
- practical checklists support trouble shooting