Patent Number: 6,165,533

Title: Method of preparing dough

Abstract: In a method of preparing a dough composition, a batter comprising water, a leavening agent, and flour is formed. After the batter is formed, a complementary leavening agent, additional flour and other minor ingredients are added to the batter and mixed to form a dough wherein the leavening agents are distributed uniformly through the dough and the dough results in a higher specific volume upon baking. A dough composition is also formulated from a batter, wherein the batter comprises water, a leavening agent and flour. After the batter is formed, a complementary leavening agent, additional flour, and any minor ingredients are added to the batter and mixed to form a dough. Alternatively, the complementary leavening agent can be added in an unreactive form to the batter as long as it does not react with the other leavening agent until the dough is formed. The dough comprises from about 30 wt-% to about 60 wt-% flour, from about 20 wt-% to about 40 wt-% water; from about 0.1 wt-% to about 2.0 wt-% leavening acid; and from about 0.1 wt-% to about 2.0 wt-% leavening base. The dough proofs uniformly and, once baked, provides a specific volume ranging from about 2 cc/gm to about 6 cc/gm.

Inventors: Laughlin; Daniel L. (White Bear Lake, MN), DeMars; Jimmy A. (Hugo, MN), Vargas; Gregory C. (White Bear Lake, MN)

Assignee: The Pillsbury Company

International Classification: A21D 10/02 (20060101); A21D 10/00 (20060101); A21D 8/02 (20060101); A21D 010/00 ()

Expiration Date: 12/26/2017