Fermex gives frozen dough a lift

first_imgFermex (Worcester) supplies a frozen yeast product with characteristics similar to dried and fresh yeasts, but also a number of advantages over both, particularly when used in frozen dough applications. Like dried yeast, it is free-flowing, even at –20°C, is unaffected by oxygen and moisture, so vacuum-packed storage is unnecessary, says the company.Fresh yeast normally has a shelf-life of around four weeks when stored at 4°C and in conventional bakery production works satisfactorily throughout its shelf-life. However, when used in frozen dough, particularly when sugar is present, the effect of the age of the yeast can reduce the long-term storage quality of the frozen dough. This is not the case with Fermex F3 yeast, claims the company. The yeast remains in peak condition throughout its shelf-life in frozen storage. It has the same gassing power of traditional yeast and so is especially useful in ensuring consistency of final product, says Fermex.The shelf-life of frozen dough products is adversely affected if fermentation commences before the freezing process. Fermex F3 yeast contains approximately 75% solids, compared to about 30% solids in fresh, compressed yeast. This reduced moisture content means the onset of fermentation is delayed as Fermex F3 yeast has to absorb water, first.In addition, dough temperature can be kept to a minimum as Fermex F3 is added directly to the mix in frozen form, and does not suffer the “cold shock” that can reduce shelf-life of frozen dough products made with dried yeasts, says the company.The strains of the yeast are also specially selected to ensure optimum stability of fermentation power.last_img read more

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Women’s Tennis Completes Day 1 Of Drake Invitational

first_img The Drake University women’s tennis team advanced a doubles team and individual player through the winners’ bracket on the first day of the Drake Invitational at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center.In singles action, junior Carmen Palumbo defeated Augustana’s Laura Arce Vieyra, 6-1, 6-2, to advance to Saturday’s second round in the ‘A’ Singles flight.The doubles team of Kendall Hunt and Liza Petushkova also advanced in the winners’ bracket with a pair of wins. The duo dispatched teams from Augustana and Creighton by matching 8-4 scores to earn a spot in the semifinals of the ‘B’ Doubles flight.Drake’s Kelsey Neville and Megan Webb also won their first match over competitors from Creighton, 8-4, before falling to South Dakota’s squad in the ‘B’ Doubles flight.Competition resumes Saturday at 9 a.m. at the Roger Knapp Tennis Center. Drake InvitationalFriday, Sept. 13Drake Results’A’ DoublesLazarevic/S. Tranberg (USD) def. Palumbo/Tatarnikova (DU), 8-7Palumbo/Tatarnikova (DU) def. Absisan/Lorentz (Omaha), 8-4’B’ DoublesNeville/Webb (DU) def. Aguirre/Higueras (CU), 8-4E. Tranberg/Diaz (USD) def. Neville/Webb (DU), 8-5Hunt/Petushkova (DU) def. Goble/Rusu (AUG), 8-4Hunt/Petushkova (DU) def. O’Connor/Benson (CU), 8-4’A’ SinglesCarmen Palumbo (DU) def. Laura Arce Vieyra (AUG), 6-1, 6-2’B’ SinglesThaissa Moreira (UNI) def. Maria Tatarnikova (DU), 6-4, 6-0’C’ SinglesAnca Rusu (AUG) def. Kelsey Neville (DU), 6-4, 4-6, 6-4’D’ Singles Shakhnaza Zhanatova (UIU) def. Megan Webb (DU), 6-3, 4-6, 6-2 Print Friendly Version Order of Play – Sept. 14 ‘C’ Singles Flight ‘D’ Singles Flight ‘A’ Singles Flight ‘B’ Singles Flight ‘A’ Doubles Flight Story Links ‘B’ Doubles Flight last_img read more

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