ingredients do I require?
or is an ingredient?
ingredient is a part of a recipe or something added to produce
something else, A number of items such as flour, eggs, oil, or sugar
used to make a cake in our instance.
ingredients required within your business will come from the question
and statement you make to get into business in the first place!
why we need to start with a business plan.
be absolutely pointless asking a metal shop to make cup cakes or a car
manufacturer to make a donut.
those business will use ingredients to accomplish their own
bakery, no matter where that business is. Making cakes or a mobile
vehicle making donuts will use the same ingredients.
you can state what ingredients are required for your business.
can tell you here right now, that you need flour, but how much or what
type is up to you and your business. There are numerous types of flour
for use in just about any situation.
is white bread flour, brown flour as some people call it. Yet to the
trade it could be whole wheat or wheat meal. Then there is whole grain
and rye flour. Pastry flour, Cake four, Durham flour, Hovis flour, Rice
flour, self raising flour and numerous other flours, each designed for
some particular manufacturing method or product.
are liquids used in the bakery, which might be eggs or water, milk or
oil. Then there are shortenings which can be separated into several
categories, even oil which can be frying oil or salad oils, margarines
or butters. Then there are pastry shortenings or high ratio shortenings
types of dry sugars, which can also be in liquid forms too. Glucose,
Honey and syrup are but three.
are salts used in a bakery, of which many chemicals can be attributed
to a salt also, such as Ammonium bi-carbonate as well as Salt or sodium
chloride and Vol, as well as cream of tar tar and baking powder.
are numerous fillings such as pie fillings of varying fruits, like
blueberries, and apples. Then there are curds or custards, such as
lemon or orange, which can be purchased or made to perfections to
supply different nationalities.
are icings also in the various flavors and tastes for just about any
conceivable finished product. There is Fondant, rolled and liquid,
colored and flavored.
is Chocolate, for use as an icing, both milk and dark used in fillings,
or as an added ingredient for such things as chocolate cake in powder
herbs like parsley and sage, flavors and spices as well as colorings.
All of which come under the term ingredients.
you still have meats to consider, beef, pork, chicken, veal, ham,
liver, kidney as well as all the vegetables.
carrots, peas, onion's, barley, green beans, yellow beans, broad beans,
all of which can be used in a bakery.
are the thickening agents, like corn starch and custard powders, gravy
browning and soup flavors.
haven't even gotten to the many types of nuts used in the bakery
throughout the world. Some or all of which, maybe deadly to some people
as are possibly any number of the ingredients used above.
are also paper products that we use in the bakery, though not strictly
an ingredient used in a recipe, but without which many of those
products will require in the preparation and baking of that recipe.
upon your product which you are planning your business plan around, I
may have left out your heritage ingredients. However they will likely
fall into many of the ingredient categories I have listed above.
How to start a bakery
can help you
with your bakery business.