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  • The composition of bread: natural sourdough, or when tradition comes back in fashion

    A huge favorite with creative craft bakers, sourdough may often appear complicated for the consumer when making home-made bread. And yet, the principle of sourdough is a simple one and making sourdough-based bread is a fascinating exercise. What exactly is sourdough? A brief history of......

  • The composition of bread: Baker’s yeast, a tale of the plant kingdom

    The yeast-making sector, a state-of-the-art industry, controls every process in the production of breadmaking yeast right up to drying, which enables yeast not only to be exported worldwide but also to be kept for household use. A key ingredient in breadmaking, yeast has not always......

  • Improving and maintaining softness in bakery goods

    Softness is the result of several properties (suppleness, tenderness, elasticity, etc.), which in various combinations give rise to different types of softness: the supple, elastic crumb of a baguette, the tender, melt-in-the-mouth crumb of a sandwich loaf, etc…) To focus on the softness of a......

  • The croissant has also its own language

    “The croissant in words” : A new book dedicated to the sensory universe of the croissant and flaky leavened dough products The technical specificity of the croissant makes it an extremely rich product, organoleptically speaking. For this reason, Lesaffre, in collaboration with Hubert Chiron of......

  • The natural sourdough

    The natural sourdough A huge favourite with creative craft bakers, sourdough may often appear complicated when making home-made bread. And yet, the principle of sourdough is a simple one and making sourdough-based bread is a fascinating exercise. A brief history of sourdough Sourdough has been......

  • Lesaffre announces new aquisition

    Lesaffre announces the acquisition of a majority shareholding in the yeast producer Rayen Food Industries, in Tunisia Lesaffre has announced the acquisition of a majority shareholding in the company Rayen Food Industries in Tunisia, specialised in the production of baker’s yeast. This acquisition is in......

  • Lesaffre is not only baking

    Did you know that, besides for baking, we use yeast and fermentation for health care or biotechnologies? Or that we have now 550 experts in R&D? (Re)discover our corporate video clip with our updated key figures for 2018, showing all our activites: https://lnkd.in/eAUdJ4Q  . Watch......

  • VIIth International Sourdough Symposium

      When live sourdough gives you back more than expected! Sourdough is on the rise and is fast becoming popular in breadmaking. Bakers want to produce unique sourdough breads with fresh ideas, and expect to deliver breakthrough results to their consumers who are seeking for......

  • Lesaffre acquires Bakery Ingredients company, Delavau Food Partners.

    Lesaffre officially announces today the acquisition of Delavau Food Partners, a leading innovator in Baking Ingredients based in North America. “The addition of Delavau to our existing capabilities will bring together great expertise to generate value for our customers” said Tom Benner, President and CEO......

  • Lesaffre at iba Munich 2018

    The iba is the leading world fair of bakery and confectionery craft. Be there, when the internationally booming industry again meets in Munich and presents the most important market innovations. Because we share the same passion, we dedicate ourselves to bakers worldwide. We’re proud to......