Pasting, Textural and Sensory Characteristics of the Kofter, A Fruit-Based Dessert: Effect of Molasses and Water Concentration

Yildiz O., Yurt B., TOKER Ö. S., Ceylan M. M., YILMAZ M. T., Baştürk A.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF FOOD ENGINEERING, vol.11, no.3, pp.349-358, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier


Kofter is a traditional product which is composed of water, molasses and starch. The quality of Kofter depends on many factors involving concentration of the ingredients, starch concentration and type, composition and type of the molasses and drying temperature and time. In the present study, the effect of molasses concentration (75-25%) on the pasting and textural properties of the Kofter samples was investigated. All pasting properties (peak viscosity, trough viscosity, breakdown viscosity, final viscosity, setback viscosity, peak time, pasting temperature) were significantly affected by molasses concentration used in the formula. The increase in water concentration generally caused increase in hardness, adhesiveness, gumminess and chewiness value of the Kofter samples. Sensory analysis was also performed to determine mostly preferred sample regarding appearance, color, texture, taste, odor and overall preference. According to the sensory results, Kofter sample including 40% molasses and 60% water was found to be mostly preferred sample.