Bakery is a fast-moving food industry. It is an establishment that produces and sells flour-based food baked in an oven, such as bread, cookies, cakes, doughnuts, pastries, and pies. A cookie is a baked or cooked snack which is typically small, flat, and sweet.
The common ingredients present in cookies are flour, sugar, egg, fat, and butter. The product that is formulated is a dry dates powder incorporated cookie. Dry dates powder is rich in iron, protein, and potassium. The project is carried out to standardize the dry date powder cookie. Formulate the cookie with wheat flour, jaggery, butter, vanilla essence, and dry date powder. To evaluate its sensory attributes with a 5-point hedonic scale. To calculate the yield of the formulated dry dates cookie. The article concludes with the selected variation of cookies.
Bakery products are gaining popularity as processed foods because of their availability, ready-to-eat convenience, and reasonably good shelf life. Baking developed into a commercial industry using automated machinery which enabled more goods to be produced for widespread distribution. The aroma and texture of baked goods, as they come out of the oven, are strongly appealing but are a quality that is quickly lost. Since the flavour and appeal largely depend on freshness, commercial producers have to compensate by using food additives as well as imaginative labelling.
Cookies are more popular as a convenient food, and a variety of cookies are used as one of the tasty and nutritious snacks. The word cookie refers to a small cake which is derived from the word ‘koekje or koekie.’ Cookies are important snack foods for children and adults. At present, these are prepared from refined wheat flour, which is also known as white flour, and is high in quality.
Dates fruit (Phoenix dactylifera) is a flowering plant species in the palm family, cultivated for its edible sweet fruit. Dates have been a stable food of the Middle East and the Indus Valley for thousands of years. Dates are rich in nutrients such as protein, iron, calcium, and phosphorous. They provide a good source of rapid energy due to their high carbohydrate content of approximately 70-80%. Most of the carbohydrates in dates are in the form of fructose and glucose.
Date fruit is used as a nutrient while pollen grains are used in the treatment of infertility. It is produced largely in the hot arid regions of the world, particularly in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries, and Saudi Arabia is considered one of the world’s major producers of dates.
– To formulate dry dates powder incorporate cookie
– To calculate the yield of dry dates incorporated in the cookie
– To determine the sensory characteristics of the dry date powder incorporated cookies.