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TIPS FOR ECO FRIENDLY BAKING

TIPS FOR ECO FRIENDLY BAKING

eco friendly baking

Have you ever considered what it takes to reduce your carbon footprint? With a little guidance, it’s not difficult to develop a routine that is better for the environment and can improve your health. Let’s start with eco-friendly habits in the home relating to how you buy, cook, and store your food.

Going green is rapidly becoming the norm, and the kitchen is a great place to start making environmentally friendly changes to your lifestyle. From the food you buy to the way it’s cooked and stored, you can save energy and keep an eye on your budget in many different ways.
Eco-friendly cooking not only benefits the environment; it’s healthier for you and your family, too.
When we talk about cooking how can we forget baking? We all love to bake so why not do it in an eco-friendly manner.
Here we have mentioned some tips which can help in eco-friendly baking at homes and bakeries.

 

Use Local and Natural Ingredients:

Think about buying your produce locally. Source free-range eggs, organic butter, milk, and flour from a local farmer or mill instead of relying on produce to be delivered from huge distances.  This is known as lowering your 'Carbon Footprint’. The more you limit your transportation needs and choose to source your ingredients from the closest producers, the smaller impact you’ll have on our environment.

You could also consider making some of your ingredients on the premises. It’s more eco-friendly (and can be a cost-saving measure too) if you make your own buttercream, chocolate sauces, and chocolate chips. If this seems impossible, and we understand that it may be, then choose to work with “green” suppliers or those businesses that are also committed to sustainability.

Eco-friendly Baking from Scratch: 

A great portion of baking waste comes from boxed cakes, boxed cookies, etc. where all you usually have to do is add eggs, oils and water. The box can be recycled, but the dry ingredients come in a plastic bag that is more difficult or impossible in many areas to recycle. A more eco-friendly option is to bake from scratch. When baking from scratch, the large packages of flour, sugar, baking soda, etc. all come in paper or cardboard options.

Source Everything In a Sustainable Way:

When you're looking at investing in new equipment, fitting out your space or thinking about product packaging try and make use of recycled and re-purposed materials. You can also invest in energy-efficient appliances which will help you cut down on your power and water consumption all whilst helping you create an environmentally-friendly bakery. Some appliances you can install that are energy-efficient include CFL bulbs and LED lights, spot air conditioners, and motion sensor lights for bathrooms

 Reduce Your Packaging Waste:

The ultimate sustainability goal is to run your bakery as plastic-free. This might seem like an impossible task but you can work with your packaging suppliers to help eliminate the use of single-use plastics, as well as looking at ways to reduce the amount of ingredient packaging you use.

It’s also good to switch to eco-friendly disposables. If your bakery is a cafe as well, provide paper or metal straws to your customers instead of the traditional plastic straws. Encourage them to bring their own reusable cups, too, so you cut down on the number of takeaway coffee cups. These are small changes that can make a big difference.

Go for Vegan Baking:

Whether you’re vegan or not, baking dairy-free, as well as egg-free, is better for the environment. In addition to the plastic, styrofoam, cardboard, and wax paper packaging you'll be avoiding by doing some vegan baking, it also means your goodies will be free from cholesterol. That's a win-win if you ask me.

Sustainability is a huge focus this year - for retailers, suppliers, and consumers alike. Here are a few ways you can bring sustainable practices into your bakery business.  

Decrease Your Water Usage:

Did you know that foodservice establishments are one of the largest consumers of water? So it’s important that you know how to conserve it which will in turn reduce the energy needed to sustain your business.
There are many ways to minimize water usage. You can utilize low flow spray valves when cleaning your baking utensils or incorporate your restrooms with water-saving sinks and toilets. It’s also great to embrace simple water-efficient practices in your kitchen. These may include keeping the plugin your sink to collect water that can be used for rinsing later on and turning the faucet off while you lather your hands with soap. Just keep everything simple.

Donate or Repurpose Your Unsold Products:

Minimizing your food waste is good for the environment. If you have unsold baked products, you can donate them to charities, nursing homes, and health care centers rather than throwing them away. We suggest that you team up with food rescue organizations such as Oz Harvest. Oz Harvest collects quality surplus food and delivers it to different local charities for free.

Apart from donating, you can also repurpose your leftovers. Turn your unsold bread into toasties, your excess croissants into delicious puddings, or your surplus loaves into croutons.

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