The Secret of Bakers Essential Value Pack

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WTF Bakers’ Essential Value Pack: The Need to Knead

Everyone has a favorite baked good, or in our case, a plethora of favorites. The bakers’ essential value pack contains five ingredients that can solve pesky baking problems or enhance an already delicious bread or bun. Each ingredient (Instaferm Gold, soy lecithin, diastatic malt, non-diastatic malt, and I’m Free Perfect Baking Powder) serve a unique function in enhancing the taste, texture, volume, and overall yumminess of baked goods. Scott and Janie review each ingredient, their special function, and share some of our favorite recipes including a brand new Challah bread… on this week’s WTF.

Value Pack Link:
Bakers’ Essential Value Pack

Individual Product Links:
Diastatic Malt Powder
Non-Diastatic Malt Powder
Soy Lecithin Powder
Instaferm Gold Yeast
I’m Free Perfect Baking Powder

Recipe Link:
Happy Challah Days
Pert Lemon Poppy Buns
Southern Comfort Biscuits with Pineapple Butter
Bagel on the Brain

References and Other Links you Might Like!
WTF – Soy Lecithin Powder
WTF – Diastatic Malt Powder
WTF – Non-Diastatic Malt Powder
WTF – Instaferm Yeast
WTF – I’m Free Perfect Baking Powder
WTF – Sunflower Lecithin Powder

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  • Very interesting. Learned a lot. Favorite thing to bake is deserts. Thank you

  • Recently found your site – I love it! This is opening up options for me. I prefer to bake desserts and breads

  • Focaccia, pizza, Pain à l’Ancienne

  • Jenifer Aragon
    March 1, 2021 1:45 pm

    Hi there. I love your site and I have many of your products. I am most interested in getting the benefit of your products in my recipes. What I would really like is a kind of general information list of what and how much to add. For example, I make sourdough bread so I added polydextrose to give my loaves more browning. Could I add lactic acid to the dough to give it a bit more sour taste? So, if there were a cheat sheet, It could list Sourdough – add this for this effect, this for a different effect – both can (cannot) be used together. Or like banana bread – for this size loaf add this much banana powder and whatever other ingredient can be used.
    Also, after your video on yeast, I bought the Instafirm Red and Instafirm Gold but in this video you say you use Gold in everything. I think you could sell more product and satisfy more customers if we knew exactly what variety of ingredients we could add to our recipes.

  • John Sheffield
    March 4, 2021 1:18 pm

    I like baking breads.

  • John Sheffield
    March 4, 2021 1:21 pm

    I mostly bake breads. I definitely need to pick up some lecithin if that will slow things going stale.

  • Linda Manning
    April 10, 2021 1:55 am

    I can smell gluten free cinnamon rolls in my future.

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