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Baking Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0

  • 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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Baking Sample Sentences in News

  • Gonnella Baking pulls certain breads due to undeclared milk
    Gonnella Baking said Thursday it is recalling 20 oz. packages of its Jewel brand Gourmet Sandwich Rolls and 20 oz. packages of Gonnella brand Sub Buns due to undeclared milk in the products. Read more on this news related to 'Baking'
  • Deflategate, kitchen edition: Baking flops and ways to avoid them
    Baking is all about science. One wrong ingredient or a mix up between teaspoons and tablespoons and you're bound to have an epic mess on your hands. Here are four ways to help you avoid baking fails. Read more on this news related to 'Baking'
  • Taranaki woman, 79, has been baking the police treats for 21 years
    Jean Wright is always a welcome sight at the Hawera police station - especially as she turns up once a week with home baking for officers and staff. Read more on this news related to 'Baking'

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