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What Do Different Baking Ingredients Do?

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If you like to bake, this might be an interesting project for you. When you're following a recipe, do you ever wonder why certain ingredients keep showing up time after time (e.g., baking powder in quick breads)? Do you notice that certain ingredients tend to occur in a particular ratio to one another (e.g., amount of shortening and sugar, or amount of shortening and flour, or number of eggs and amount of flour)? What happens if you use more or less of an ingredient than the recipe calls for? What happens if you change the ratio of two ingredients? What ingredients can act as substitutes for other ingredients? There are many possibilities you can try. Here's one time where it's OK to try a taste-test on your experiment!
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Science Buddies Staff. "What Do Different Baking Ingredients Do?" Science Buddies, 28 July 2017, https://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/project-ideas/FoodSci_p001/cooking-food-science/what-do-different-baking-ingredients-do. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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Science Buddies Staff. (2017, July 28). What Do Different Baking Ingredients Do? Retrieved from https://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/project-ideas/FoodSci_p001/cooking-food-science/what-do-different-baking-ingredients-do

Last edit date: 2017-07-28
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