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Baker’s Insight

a digital resource for the modern baker

Welcome To Baker’s Insight

Erika Record Baking Equipment is proud to publish Baker’s Insight, a digital resource for bakers. This exciting platform includes blogs, podcasts, recipes, videos, and other content geared towards helping bakers and their bakeries succeed.

The Oven Expert

The Oven Expert

We Are the Oven Experts! On this edition of the Bakers Insight podcast, Daniel DaRocha, President of Erika Record Baking Equipment sits read more

Meet Craig Kominiak | Baker’s Profile

Meet Craig Kominiak | Baker’s Profile

Meet professional baker and Erika Record sales consultant, Craig Kominiak! Join us as we discuss his entry into the baking business and read more

Quality of Life

Quality of Life

Join us as we discuss how bakers can maintain a quality of life while balancing the hectic work schedule and demands of bakery life. read more

Increasing Your Bakery’s Production

Increasing Your Bakery’s Production

On this edition, we explore some of the considerations bakers may have when trying to grow their production to meet increased demand. read more

Seasonality & Your Baking Operations

Seasonality & Your Baking Operations

On this edition of The Baker's Insight Podcast, we explore how bakers can leverage seasonal shifts in business to explore new products ... read more

Pizza Trilogy – Neopolitan

Pizza Trilogy – Neopolitan

Episode Description Join us as our host Dan DaRocha and resident test baker Scott, discuss recipe and technique for preparing a classic read more

PROOFED | August 2017

PROOFED | August 2017

Thanks for Joining Us! Welcome to Proofed, a newsletter for bakers. Each installment we'll give you a collection of the things that ... read more

PROOFED | July 2017

PROOFED | July 2017

Thanks for Joining Us! Welcome to Proofed, a newsletter for bakers. With each installment, we'll give you a collection of the things ... read more

PROOFED | June 2017

PROOFED | June 2017

Thanks for Joining Us! Welcome to Proofed, a newsletter for bakers. With each installment, we'll give you a collection of the things ... read more

PROOFED | May 2017

PROOFED | May 2017

Thanks for Joining Us! Welcome to Proofed, a newsletter for bakers. With each installment, we'll give you a collection of the things ... read more

Gingerbread Houses

Gingerbread Houses

Gingerbread houses aren’t just for Christmas anymore! In this episode, our host Dan DaRocha and Craig Kominiak, an experienced baker ... read more

Proofed | April 2017

Proofed | April 2017

Thanks for Joining Us! Welcome to Proofed, a newsletter for bakers. With each installment, we'll give you a collection of the things ... read more

Challah At Me!

Challah At Me!

Join us as our host Dan DaRocha and Chris Houle, an experienced baker and sales consultant at Erika Record Baking Equipment discuss the read more

Automating Cookie Production

Automating Cookie Production

Exploring Cookie Production Equipment for Your Bakery If you’re reading this, chances are you have given some thought to automating ... read more

Proofed | March 2017

Proofed | March 2017

Thanks for Joining Us! Welcome to Proofed, a newsletter for bakers. With each installment, we'll give you a collection of the things ... read more

Let’s Review Pâte à Choux

Let’s Review Pâte à Choux

Join us as our host Dan DaRocha and Austin Archdeacon, an experienced baker and product demonstrator at Erika Record Baking Equipment ... read more

Proofed | February 2017

Proofed | February 2017

Welcome to the February 2017 edition of Proofed, a newsletter for bakers. Each installment we'll give you a collection of the things ... read more

Pretzel Time

Pretzel Time

Episode Description Join us as our host Dan DaRocha and Chris Houle, an experienced baker and sales consultant at Erika Record Baking ... read more

Proofed | January 2017

Proofed | January 2017

This is Proofed, a newsletter for bakers. Each installment we'll give you a collection of the things that have peaked our team's ... read more

Montclair Bread

Montclair Bread

Join us as our host Dan DaRocha and Rachel Crampsey, owner of Montclair Bread discuss production of her popular doughnut offerings. read more

Traditional Butter Croissants

Traditional Butter Croissants

Join us as our host Dan DaRocha and Chris Houle, an experienced baker and Sales Consultant at Erika Record Baking Equipment discuss the read more

Where’s the Butter?

Where’s the Butter?

Join us as our host Dan DaRocha and Craig Kominiak, an experienced baker and Sales Consultant at Erika Record Baking Equipment explore ... read more

Chocolate Chip Cookies Explored

Chocolate Chip Cookies Explored

Join us as our host Dan DaRocha and Austin Archdeacon, an experienced baker and Sales Consultant at Erika Record Baking Equipment ... read more

Instant Yeast Conversions

Instant Yeast Conversions

Erika Record Baking Equipment is dedicated to making baker's lives easier. This includes a helpful guide on instant yeast conversions. read more

Waffles Anytime

Waffles Anytime

On this edition of Baker's Insight we explore a classic twist on the Belgian Waffle with a Liege style dough. read more

Temperature Conversions

Temperature Conversions

Erika Record Baking Equipment is dedicated to making baker’s lives easier. This includes a helpful guide on temperature conversions. read more

French Macarons Exposed

French Macarons Exposed

Join us as our host Dan DaRocha and Austin Archdeacon, an experienced baker and Sales Consultant at Erika Record Baking Equipment ... read more

Let’s Brioche

Let’s Brioche

Join us as our host Dan DaRocha and Craig Kominiak, an experienced baker and Sales Consultant at Erika Record Baking Equipment discuss ... read more

Gotchya Foccacia

Gotchya Foccacia

Focaccia dough is a for more than just Focaccia. Watch as Craig creates a variety of different products as he discusses his love of ... read more

Breakfast Twist

Breakfast Twist

The English Muffin is a classic breakfast staple. On this edition of Baker’s Insight we explore a classic twist on the traditional ... read more

Gingerbread Journey

Gingerbread Journey

As the holiday season quickly approaches, so does baking season. Americans will consume millions of delectable baked goods. This ... read more

How To Effectively Slice Delicate Baked Goods In A Mass Production Bakery

How To Effectively Slice Delicate Baked Goods In A Mass Production Bakery

On this edition of Baker’s Insight, Craig Kominiak, a Sales Consultant with Erika Record Baking Equipment discusses how to slice ... read more

Expert Advice On Purchasing Bakery Equipment

Expert Advice On Purchasing Bakery Equipment

On this edition of Baker’s Insight, Chris Houle, a Sales Consultant with Erika Record Baking Equipment discusses the various equipment ... read more

Bakery & Restaurant Marketing 101 – Online

Bakery & Restaurant Marketing 101 – Online

Looking to develop a marketing campaign for your bakery or restaurant? In this edition of Baker's Insight we explore how to ... read more

Convection Ovens Vs. Deck Ovens

Convection Ovens Vs. Deck Ovens

Explore the differences and benefits between Commercial Convection Ovens and Commercial Deck Ovens. read more

Time To Fire Up the Grill!

Time To Fire Up the Grill!

As the summer season quickly approaches, the grill becomes a center piece of the culinary experience. With more food lovers willing to ... read more

French Baguettes – A Thing of Beauty

French Baguettes – A Thing of Beauty

In this edition of Baker's Insights, we explore French Bread and share a bonus recipe that can help you make the perfect loaf! read more

Where Has All the Gluten Gone?

Where Has All the Gluten Gone?

We explore, in this Baker’s Insight, the challenges bakeries are now facing due to the increased demand for gluten-free products. read more

Cookie! Get Your Holiday Cookies!

Cookie! Get Your Holiday Cookies!

In this edition of Baker's Insights we explore various Christmas and Holiday cookie recipes for your Bakery. read more

Let’s Mix Things Up

Let’s Mix Things Up

In the world of bakeries and pastry shops, mixers are beyond common, they are a necessity. Due to their versatility and also ... read more

French Macaroons – Trending Upwards

French Macaroons – Trending Upwards

More and more these days bakeries, pastry shops, and cafes are selling those small fancy brightly colored little treats we all know as ... read more