Ingredients like ascorbic acid, azodicarbonamide (ADA), emulsifiers, enzymes, gluten, glycerides, lecithin, oxidizing agents, reducing agents and others that improve the quality and handling of breads.
There are no secret ingredients or master recipes in great bread baking. Successful artisan bread baking is largely focused on controlling fermentation. Controlled fermentation accounts for greater dough strength, longer product shelf life due to acidification and, more importantly for your customer, complex flavor.
During research and development, bakers and snack producers face formulation hurdles on a daily basis. Luckily, functional ingredients like fats, oils, dough conditioners and egg replacers can help them solve a host of common challenges.