Back-bite free scone mix launched in UK
buttery taste, has been launched in order to mark the scone's 500th
anniversary in the UK.
Scottish food manufacturer, Macphie, claims its new product formulation will put bakers in a pole position to respond to the growing demand for premium scones.
A recent Mintel report estimated the UK scone market to be worth £64m, a 9 per cent increase since 2000, partly as a result of the growing consumer trend towards impulse and convenience foods.
Independent research conducted by the company has pointed to growing consumer demand for scones without the product's well-known bi-carb aftertaste.
The new Macphie Ultra scone has eliminated this traditional back-bite, replacing it with a more appealing buttery taste.
The formulation is available as a mix, which is prepared by adding only water, or as a concentrate, which needs water, flour and vegetable oil or margarine.
The formulation has a six-month shelf life and is freeze-thaw stable.
The scone mix "can be adapted to suit a wide variety of sweet and savoury applications and is tolerant to a wide range of processing conditions," said Ian Wolfendon, the company's bakery solutions commercial director.