Sweet Treats: Our Favorite Baked Goods
There are many incredible options for creating baked goods, and it can be difficult to know where to start when you’re looking to do something a little bit different. A lot of the attention in the baked goods industry as of late has been on cupcakes, with flavorists seeking out ways to create delicious flavors both for the cake itself as well as for delicious frosting. But the popularity of cupcakes has led to a resurgence in specialty variations of other numerous baked good products, including donuts, muffins, Danishes, and much more.
Of course, the basic flavors for any of these products are delicious, sweet fruits such as apple, cherry, blueberry, and even pear. But that’s just the beginning when it comes to creating delicious options for these products. Cheese is of course another favorite for these baked items, with more and more bakeries utilizing more exotic cheeses and making use of more unusual combinations in order to create truly special items – strawberry and goat cheese muffins, anyone?
More than ever, flavorists can make use of some of the biggest food industry trends in their baked good products, even if they may seem a bit unusual. Take, for example, maple and bacon. Maple, which can be added to a product through the use of Advanced Biotech’s Natural Maple Furanone, is combined with everybody’s favorite breakfast meat in a flavor that can now be found in muffins, cheesecake, and – yes – even cupcakes.
There are more delicious baked goods, and flavors for these items, available than ever before. And consumers are more willing than ever to try something a little bit different, even if it is a bit on the experimental side. Flavorists should not be afraid to try new flavors in their products, whether they make use of sweet pepper or an exotic type of fruit to do something truly different with these sweet (and sometimes even savory) treats.