Patent Number: 6,165,524

Title: Shelf stable batter article and method of preparation

Abstract: A shelf stable ready-to-bake batter article for baked goods comprises an unpressurized gas impermeable container, low water activity, batter with a leavening system disposed within the container and partially filling the container and an inert low oxygen gas in the headspace not filled by the batter. The ratio of sugar to flour in the batter ranges from about 0.5:1 to 2.5:1. The batter has a water activity of less than 0.85.

Inventors: Narayanaswamy; Venkatachalam (Maple Grove, MN), Metzger; Lloyd E. (Champlin, MN), Langler; James E. (White Bear Lake, MN), Tobelmann; David W. (Plymouth, MN), Kreisman; Linda R. (St. Paul, MN)

Assignee: General Mills, Inc.

International Classification: A21D 10/02 (20060101); A21D 10/04 (20060101); A21D 10/00 (20060101); A21D 010/04 (); A21D 010/02 (); A21D 010/00 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017