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

Here's a project idea for all of you bakers out there. What happens if you try your favorite muffin recipe with different types of flour (e.g., white, whole wheat, rye, soy, etc.)? Think of ways you can measure the results. How would you measure the density of a muffin? A kitchen scale would definitely be useful for this project, both for measuring the results and for portioning out the batter for equal-sized muffins. What other measures might be of interest? (Nakajima, 2005)

Bibliography

Nakajima, K.N., 2005. "Muffin Fluff: The Effect of Flour Type on Muffin Density," California State Science Fair Project Abstract [accessed April 26, 2006] http://cssf.usc.edu/History/2005/Projects/J1122.pdf.

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