Baking is both an art and a science, and mastery in baking allows the baker to be creative in exploring new and quality products from inconsistent ingredients and process conditions. This book, now in its third edition, gives a succinct account of the practical and theoretical concepts, the methods and processes involved in the preparation of various bakery products.
The author, with her rich teaching and industry experience in the field, gives a wealth of information about making of various yeast–made products — bread, cakes, biscuits, desserts and pizza—their ingredients, leavening agents, and the functions of salt, sugar, eggs, and so on in bakery production. She also discusses the use of modern technology machines in bakery production, icings, decoration, bakery organization, and many other aspects.
The book, in its New Edition, has been further improved and enhanced by adding eggless recipes. Also, it includes a large number of colour photographs of the finished products and ingredients to provide the readers with clear knowledge and understanding about them.
The book is mainly intended as a text for undergraduate students pursuing courses in Hotel Management, Catering and Nutrition Science and Home Science. Besides, the book can also be useful as a guide for home bakers and industrial bakers as well as those engaged in the profession.
i) Describes many new bakery items as well as the use of modern machinery in bakery and confectionery.
ii) Gives a number of Review Questions at the end of each chapter.
Provides Short Questions and Answers and two Model Question Papers for self-assessment.
What the Experts Say:
This book contains all the basic information related to raw materials/ingredients, types of bakery products, recipes, etc. I am sure that this book will serve as a good text for the students of Hotel Management and Home Science. —Raj Kapoor, Chief Executive, Assocom India Pvt. Ltd.
With Mrs. Yogambal’s rich experience in bakery industry and education, I strongly feel that this book will help the students in gaining in-depth knowledge in the field and I recommend it for all the students. —M. Ponnilango, Director (Technical), Jenneys Academy of Tourism and Hotel Management
Through this book, it is extremely gratifying to note that chefs and educators like Mrs. Yogambal are willing to share their years of experience, their fine-tuned recipes and methods, and also, explain the science behind making successful and delicious fine bakery products to the beginners, home bakers and professional bakers. —G. Selva Rajan, Chairman–McRennett Foods Private Limited, Chennai
This book is a valuable guide to all home bakers, entrepreneurs and pastry chefs. The book contains all necessary elements of bakery science to prepare students for real-life profession. —Joseph Lawrence, NSDC/FICSI Certified Master Trainer