Palsgaard will host a knowledge-sharing session at IBIE this year, focusing on solutions to tackle soaring egg prices, which hit cake manufacturers particularly hard, with recipes where eggs account for up to 30% of the contents.
The amount of egg needed in a cake recipe depends largely on the choice of emulsifier. Traditional cake gels or hydrates, which are typically based on monoglycerides, can perform poorly on stability, meaning that more egg is needed, Palsgaard explains.
Palsgaard® SA, a series of powdered emulsifiers for industrial baking, overcomes this challenge. Based on polyglycerol esters (PGEs) of fatty acids, it offers many functional properties, allowing egg content to be cut by an average of 20%, which translates into a cost reduction of around 5%.
Other Palsgaard knowledge-sharing sessions at IBIE will showcase the performance benefits of its whipping-active emulsifiers, which also include the Emulpals® series for cake premixes. Visitors will be shown how the ingredients can help achieve the perfect shape, volume and crumb structure in cakes, as well as simplifying production and accelerating output. Palsgaard’s whipping-active emulsifiers help reduce the egg content of cake recipes – allowing significant cost reductions.
Emulpals® and Palsgaard® SA are plant-based, sustainably sourced and produced in CO2-neutral factories. They can also be used to create better-for-you cakes because they are free from trans fats and can allow a shift from saturated to unsaturated oils.
Sheila Rice, Business Development Manager at Palsgaard, said: “We’ve got decades of experience in the use of emulsifiers in baking – and we love sharing our knowledge. The beautiful thing about our whipping-active emulsifiers is that they solve such a wide range of challenges in cake production. Lower costs through reduced egg use is an obvious advantage, but there are so many performance benefits too. The proper emulsifier can be the key to the desired structure, volume and appearance of your cake, as well as providing the opportunity to create better-for-you recipes.”
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