Effect of the addition of hydrocolloids on the rheological and baking properties of the products with added spelt flour (Triticum spelta L.)


  • Tatiana Bojňanská Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Sciences, Department of Storage and Processing of Plant Products, Trieda A. Hlinku 2, 949 76 Nitra
  • Jana Šmitalová Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Sciences, Department of Storage and Processing of Plant Products, Trieda A. Hlinku 2, 949 76 Nitra
  • Alena Vollmannová Slovak University of Agriculture in Nitra, Faculty of Biotechnology and Food Sciences, Department of Chemistry, Trieda A. Hlinku 2, 949 76 Nitra




hydrocolloids, guar gum, xanthan gum, rheological properties, frozen dough


The paper presents the results of the evaluation of the effect of additives on the rheological properties of composite flour made of wheat flour in the amount of 70% and spelt flour at 30%. As additives guar gum (0.5% by weight of flour) and xanthan gum (0.16% by weight of flour) were used. Properties of produced control dough and doughs with hydrocolloids were evaluated by means of rheological appliances by Farinograph, Extenzograph, Amylograph and Rheofermentometer. Based on the observed results it can be concluded that the addition of xanthan gum has a positive effect on increasing of farinographic water absorption capacity, extension of dough development time and dough stability and generally positively affected farinographic properties. The addition of guar gum has improved especially extensographic properties as extensographic energy and extensographic resistance. Based on amylographic evaluation of control doughs and doughs with additives it can be stated that in the dough with guar gum the amylographic maximum has slightly increased. Hydrocolloid guar gum contributed to an increased retention capacity of dough observed. Based on our measurements we can indicate that addition of guar and xanthan gum contributed to an increased rheological quality of doughs prepared with addition of flour from spelt wheat. With reference to the baking experiment it was found that the use of hydrocolloids has a positive effect on the improvement of the baking properties, in particular larger volume, specific volume, and the volume yield of the dough with the addition of guar and xanthan gum compared to the control. Our results showed that aditives significantly influenced rheological qualities of dough and a baking quality of products. These findings thus allow optimizing the recipe in order to increase the technological quality of leavened bakery products.


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Bojňanská, T. ., Šmitalová, J. ., & Vollmannová, A. . (2016). Effect of the addition of hydrocolloids on the rheological and baking properties of the products with added spelt flour (Triticum spelta L.). Potravinarstvo Slovak Journal of Food Sciences, 10(1), 157–163. https://doi.org/10.5219/555

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