Snack Food pp 41-70 | Cite as

Cookies, Crackers, and Other Flour Confectionery

  • G. M. Townsend


The principal basis for most baked products that can be regarded as snack foods is wheat flour. Different additions to this most versatile of raw materials gives the majority of the enormous range of cookies, crackers, wafers, and cakes that are available today. In the simplest of recipes, wheat flour with alone will give us the matzo, an unleavened cracker, but, by adding fats, sugars, egg, and many other ingredients, we can progress through a range of products and on to complex cake recipes with twenty or more ingredients.


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References and Recommended Reading

  1. Kent, N.L. 1975. Technology of Cereals, Pergamon, Oxford, U.K.Google Scholar
  2. Young, H., Fellows, P., Mitchell, J. 1985. Journal of Food Technology, 20 (6), 20689–20695Google Scholar

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© Van Nostrand Reinhold 1990

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