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What are Dough Conditioners/Improvers ? - Bakery Glossary

All Bakery products uses on e or the other type of dough conditioners .These dough conditioners helps in enhancing dough characteristic like elasticity and texture . Commercial dough conditioners are sold in market and are available in powder or paste form .The popular name I have checked is" Bio - bake "&'' Puratos''as popular dough conditioner . These dough conditioner have guarded chemical composition . Its balanced mix of fats , sugar , enzymes ,ascorbic acid ,emulsifying agent . It should help in process like mixing , baking and fermentation.

A good Dough conditioner should help in increasing yeast activity( provide nutrients) and should help strengthening gluten .

Few popular dough conditioners which are used in bakery industry are
Calcium stearoyl lactylate
Sodium stearoyl lactylate
Sodium stearoyl fumarate
Potassium bromate
These are further classified as
Reducing agent , Oxidising agent , Enzymes, Emulsifiers

These dough conditioners are used in small quantities . Trials should be taken before finalising brands of commercial dough conditioners .

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