Baking

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Baking Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

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  • cooking by dry heat in an oven
  • making bread or cake or pastry etc.
  • as hot as if in an oven

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • making bread or cake or pastry etc. ,
  • cooking by dry heat in an oven

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Baking Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


Baking is a skill or way of cooking food in an oven. Sometimes, though, baking can also be done in hot ashes, or hot stones. It is used for making bread, cakes, pastries, pies, tarts, cookies, and much more. Such foods made by baking are called "baked goods".

The ingredients used in baking include flour, water, leavening agents (baker's yeast, baking soda, baking powder), shortening (fats, oils), eggs, milk, and sugars. These are all mixed together to create dough or batter, which is then put into a pan or a sheet and heated. Leavening agents produce gas that becomes trapped in the dough. This makes it rise. Shortening makes doughs more easily workable and the bread that comes out in the end more soft and tender. Egg whites are used to help make a light, airy texture.

Baked goods are sold at a bakery. A person who makes baked goods as a job is called a baker. It is also used for making baked potatoes, baked apples, baked beans, some casseroles and pasta dishes such as lasagna, and various other foods, such as the pretzel.



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  • Reynolds® Launches New Cookie Baking Sheets
    LAKE FOREST, Ill., Oct. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Baking cookies with parchment paper is now even easier, without the hassle of measuring or cutting. Reynolds Consumer Products is pleased to introduce Reynolds® Cookie Baking Sheets, a simple solution for baking cookies evenly without added grease or spray.   Reynolds has long been helping cookie bakers with easy Read more on this news related to 'Baking'
  • Jazzy Vegetarian: Five Tips For 'Baking It' Vegan
    Baking a tasty vegan dessert can seem daunting, but a few smart substitutions make it a snap. Laura Theodore shares tips and her recipes for chocolate chip cookies and German chocolate cake. Read more on this news related to 'Baking'
  • Do DIY Teeth Whitening Methods Really Work?
    Brushing your teeth with a strawberry and baking-soda mixture  — which "The Dr. Oz Show" and YouTube videos have touted as a natural, cheap, easy, do-it-yourself way to brighten teeth — does not actually whiten teeth, and may even weaken them, new research shows. "Strawberries also contain a high concentration of citric acid, with trace amounts Read more on this news related to 'Baking'

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