What Do Different Baking Ingredients Do? *

Areas of Science Cooking & Food Science
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Time Required Short (2-5 days)
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Abstract

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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Last edit date: 2017-07-28

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