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1. (WO2003056937) LAMINATED MULTI-LAYERED CEREAL PRODUCTS AND METHODS OF PREPARATION

Pub. No.:    WO/2003/056937    International Application No.:    PCT/US2003/000338
Publication Date: Jul 17, 2003 International Filing Date: Jan 7, 2003
IPC: A23L 1/164
Applicants: GENERAL MILLS, INC.
ALLEN, Patrick, E.
FLICKINGER, Gregory
KIRIHARA, Terry, T.
KRYSIAK, Dawn, L., M.
Inventors: ALLEN, Patrick, E.
FLICKINGER, Gregory
KIRIHARA, Terry, T.
KRYSIAK, Dawn, L., M.
Title: LAMINATED MULTI-LAYERED CEREAL PRODUCTS AND METHODS OF PREPARATION
Abstract:
Dried laminated multi-layered cereal pieces, especially R-T-E breakfast products are characterized by a highly laminated structure comprising a multiplicity of generally horizontal thin parallel layers numbering at least four to 20 each of 10 - 600 micrometers ('µm') thickness fabricated from an at least partially cooked cereal dough with interstitial voids between the layers. The pieces can vary in shape and range from bite-sized to biscuit or even bar sized. Methods for fabricating the present laminated multi-layered cereal pieces comprise: A) forming thin layers of cooked cereal dough(s) as sheets or flakes; B) compressing the thin cereal dough layers to form a laminated layered mass; C) forming individual pieces from the laminated mass; D) drying/toasting the individual pieces to 2% to 6% finished moisture; and, optionally E) applying one or more topical coatings to form finished cereals products with multiple layers.