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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

  • Scandinavian baking secrets
    The Danes know all about baking, from their dark, dense breads to their delicious pastries. Trine Hahnemann introduces recipes from her brilliant new book Baking is a small and everyday act that shows someone you care. As a child in the 1970s, I lived in a commune in Copenhagen. My parents were very busy changing the world so, at eight years old in our big communa Read more on this news related to 'Baking'
  • Amy's Baking: They're back!
    They’re back. The folks behind Amy’s Baking Company are making headlines again after co-owner Samy Bouzalgo, went after a drunk patron with what witnesses say was a knife outside the restaurant. Read more on this news related to 'Baking'
  • Sprouting a Bread-Baking Revolution
    It was the best loaf of whole-wheat bread master baker and author Peter Reinhart had ever tasted. Creamy—almost custard-like, in baker’s speak—soft, and sweet. And it’s fair to say, having written a shelf’s worth of baking books, three of which have won James Beard Awards, that the man knows good bread. This one, however, started a revolution. Read more on this news related to 'Baking'

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