Wheat flour

Cake flour is a finely milled white flour made from soft wheat. Because of its low protein content it’s very suitable for making soft textured cakes and cookies. To improve consistency and baking properties, cake flour can be bleached using chemicals. However, this is not allowed in all countries, in which case thermal treatment is required. Heat treated wheat flour is also very suitable for producing savoury foods such as natural sauces, soups and gravies.

Functional characteristics such as heat, acid and shear stability are essential when preparing thermally processed or dry mix foods. The process requires controlled conditions like precise moisture addition, short residence time during drying and direct and indirect heat input. Hosokawa Micron B.V. provides a very suitable solution for the thermal treatment of wheat flour, combining its Nauta® conical screw mixer and the Drymeister (DMR-H) flash dryer.

First, wheat flour is loaded in the Nauta mixer, provided with a heating jacket. There it is mixed with steam and cooked for an adjustable period of 20-40 minutes. After the cooking cycle, the mixer is quickly unloaded into an intermediate jacketed hopper. From there the product is fed directly into the Drymeister (DMR-H) where it is milled and dried within a few seconds, resulting into a dry powder.

Wheat flour heat treatment system

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At Hosokawa Micron B.V. we have our own testing and process development centre in Doetinchem, the Netherlands. It offers unique possibilities for testing your product to determine the most efficient process, system or plant prior to final design. We can provide laboratory-level as well as production-sized trials.

Whether you wish to test a single machine or a complete powder processing system, the same skilled and experienced staff are here to help ensure that your requirements are met, and that you are entirely satisfied with the results.

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