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The Best Flour Makes the Best Bread

Any baker knows that it is the flour that makes the bread. Whether you want whole-grain muffins, flaky biscuits, or a coffee cake cooling on your bakery oven racks, it all comes down to the flour used to create them. With half of an aisle dedicated to housing the shelves of flour at the grocery [...]

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White or Wheat: The Differences in Bread Nutrition

If you are dieting or eating healthy, you may have been warned about the evils of bread and carbs in general. Every time you walk by the local bakery, you may soak in the smells of the loaves of bread sitting on the bun pan racks and feel guilty because you’ve subscribed to a low [...]

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Bread as Celebration: Holiday Breads Around the World

Walk in to your favorite local bakery on any given day and you’ll be overwhelmed with the delicious smell of fresh bread and pastries awaiting consumption. However, the holidays offer the opportunity for a multitude of other tasty treats and traditional holiday breads to adorn baking racks. All around the world, food is the staple [...]

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Donut or Doughnut? The big debate.

The BIG Debate as you enjoy National Donut Day! Is it a Doughnut or a Donut? The answer, according to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, is that it is, in fact, both.According to a post in the dictionary's Words at Play blog to celebrate National Donut Day:"We've been encountering the variant donut in published, edited text since the [...]

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Schaumburg Specialties supports our Veterans

We support, honor and thank all who have served in our Military.Following our tradition, we are making a donation to Wounded Warrior Project for every order we receive in the week before and the week after Veterans Day, November 11th.Here's the link to donateAs an American company, who makes our high quality products right here [...]

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Is Your Bakery Ready For Thanksgiving? Our Racks Are!

Thanksgiving is almost here, are you ready for the baking frenzy? Thanksgiving is all about family, friends, and, of course, food! While many people love to cook an elaborate feast this holiday, they still appreciate buying some of the more time-consuming menu items. This is where your commercial bakery comes in! You want to be [...]

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The Danger of Metal Fragment Contamination

We have touched on the importance of food safety in bakeries, restaurants, and all commercial kitchens, but there is one area of food safety we want to dive deeper into. That is metal fragment contamination in your baked goods and food products, and the serious implications that these could have. Your customers won’t just be [...]

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A History of Food Safety

People have always tried to preserve food to make it last longer, even in the early hunter-gatherer days. Drying meat and fruit, fermenting foods, and storing grain have all been ways that early people attempted to keep the precious food that they had grown or gathered. There has always also been an awareness around spoiled [...]

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What's your secret ingredient?

KFC, Coca-Cola and a dozen other food brands have a ‘secret ingredient’ – the mystery spice or flavour that sets them apart from the competition and keeps the customers begging for more. So what’s yours?We’re not asking for you to divulge your precious knowledge or trade secrets, but rather to stand back and think…what could [...]

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The Deal with Donuts

Doughnuts, which can also be spelled donuts, are a delicious treat that many people work hard to avoid. But the truth is, we love these fluffy, sweet, and tasty pastries.In the U.S. alone, over ten billion doughnuts are made each year. It is safe to say that these treats are a popular choice among people [...]

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