Bran in Bread: Effects of Particle Size and Level of Wheat and Oat Bran on Mixing, Proving and Baking

Grant M. Campbell, Marcela Ross, Lidia Motoi

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The effects of adding wheat and oat bran, at different levels and milled to varying particle size ranges, to dough formulations were investigated, with respect to aeration and dough development during mixing, expansion during proving and final baked loaf characteristics. Addition of bran reduced the density of the dough at the end of mixing, largely because of the increased water absorption, with bran particle size having little effect on dough density. Wheat bran substituted for flour at 7.5% increased the capacity of the doughs to expand during proving, but despite this the baked loaf volumes were lower, and even lower at 15%. Grinding the wheat bran had little effect on optimum work input, water absorption and expansion during proving, but gave slightly lower loaf volumes and a finer crumb texture. The low correlation between proving expansion and baked loaf volume suggested that the effects of the wheat bran in bread formulations occurred during baking. By contrast, adding oat bran reduced both the maximum expansion capacity of the dough during proving and the baked loaf volume, suggesting that the oat bran exerted its effects largely during proving. Grinding the oat bran gave lower optimum work inputs and higher water absorptions, and reduced both proving expansion and baked loaf volumes.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBubbles in Food 2
Subtitle of host publicationNovelty, Health and Luxury
EditorsGrant M. Campbell, Martin G. Scanlon, D. Leo Pyle
Place of PublicationSt. Paul, U.S.A
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9780128104590
ISBN (Print)9781891127595
Publication statusPublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameAmerican Association of Cereal Chemists International


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