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Bakery Blog

It's All in the Mix

Published on Aug 2, 2017

The baking industry has made huge leaps in the gluten-free trend. As people become more aware of their food habits, their demand for food they can safely eat has increased. Here at Watson, we have come up with a line of gluten-free mixes that can be used in restaurants and food service institutions.

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National Bagelfest Day

Published on Jul 25, 2017

July 26th is National Bagelfest day! Bagels are unique in the bread world for their hard chewy outsides and their soft, warm insides. There are so many varieties of bagels like the everything bagel, sesame seed bagel, blueberry bagel, etc. There are even rainbow bagels to keep up with food trends.

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National Doughnut Day

Published on Jun 2, 2017

Today is National Doughnut Day!

I honestly never knew so many days existed for foods, but getting a free doughnut from Dunkin’s was nice. Also, did I mention? Dughnuts are yummy.

Anyways, going back to me not knowing so many days existed dedicated to foods, some of these days include National Rotisserie Chicken Day, National Moonshine Day, and National Fish and Chips Day in England (though that is’t a huge surprise).

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The Chemistry Behind Baking-Flour

Published on Mar 16, 2017

One of the coolest things about baking is that it’s a science. Meaning, that when you scale out your ingredients and mix them together, they undergo chemical reactions to bring you your final product. Which makes you, technically, a flour chemistry expert and scientist!

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Snack Food Trends: What is the New Norm?

Published on Mar 7, 2017

As a kid, snacks are a staple in your diet. Whether it is some carrots, fruits, crackers, or pretzels, snack foods have always been a hit with the young crowd. Although, older generations still take advantage of “snack time.” And, why not? Snacks can give a great boost to anyone’s day. They can help with low blood sugars and small hunger cravings, plus provide some health benefits that may have been missed in an earlier meal.

The Battle Between Baking Soda and Baking Powder

Published on Mar 2, 2017

Baking soda and Baking powder are two of the most well-known and popular chemical leaveners for at home baking. Recipes normally call for one or the other or both to be used. Why?

Happy National Pizza Day!

Published on Feb 9, 2017

It is Friday night, it’s late and it has been one of “those” weeks. Just the thought of getting back up off the couch to make dinner is exhaustive. There is really only one solution when faced with this situation: pizza. For many Americans, having quick access to a pizza pie, whether ordered or frozen, when the thought of cooking an elaborate dinner cannot be born is the cherished tradition.

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It’s National Bagel Day!

Published on Feb 9, 2017

I bagels I’ll admit it, I don’t need a national holiday as an excuse to have a bagel. Ditch those donuts and keep your crullers; but wave a toasted, sesame-coated ring of crispy, chewy goodness, slathered inside with juuuust-enough thick and melty cream cheese in front of me, and… well, I just may follow you anywhere.  ‘Til I’m done, at least.  Then you’ll probably be on your own again.  (Unless you have another bagel for me.)

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Unique Starches

Published on Aug 24, 2016

Foods high in starch are a main staple in diets as it provides fibers, proteins, and vitamins. The more common foods high in starch are potatoes, corn (maize), wheat, and rice. However, there are some unique starches that are rising in popularity and may provide different health benefits and substitutions.

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The Sugar Rush-Natural vs. Artificial Part 2

Published on Aug 9, 2016

In the last post, we discussed the benefits of natural sugars and their qualities. Next, we will look at artificial sugars.

Artificial Sugars, or otherwise known as, artificial sweeteners, are one answer to society’s ever growing problems with obesity and diabetes. These substitutions have been approved to seemingly contribute to weight loss and a low-calorie diet. However, there are a few drawbacks.