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Baking Ingredients: Water & Other Liquids

WATER & OTHER LIQUIDS  are the second largest ingredient in bread process and are an indispensable component in baking.  Hydration of flour and other ingredients is the start of the baking process.  This activates the chemical process among ingredients to produce the key elements to baking a good bread, biscuit, cakes, etc.   During hydration, the …

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BREAD BAKING: Understanding the Main Ingredients and Their Functions in Bread Baking

BREAD BAKING: Understanding the Main Ingredients and Their Functions in Bread Baking: The science of bread making lies on the functions of each of its ingredients and how they interact with each other and with other factors present in bread baking.  There are four major ingredients for bread, particularly yeast , and these will be …

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Baking Ingredients: Flour

Flour is defined by http://www.wikipedia.org/  and http://www.merriam-webster.com/ as a fine powder which is made by grinding cereal grains (wheat, rice, corn, rye, etc.), other seeds (soy beans, etc), or roots (potato, cassava, etc.) Flour is an integral ingredient in the baking process regardless if one is baking breads, cakes, pies, pastries, etc.  It provide the …

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How to Separate Gluten from Wheat Flour

This is an article by Willie Prejean which was originally posted in his website at www.bakingandbakeryscience.net  however, the website seems to be difficult to locate so I lifted the article from http://thebakerynetwork.wordpress.com/ The article basically provides a tip on how to separate gluten from wheat flour.  We haven’t experimented on this yet but we will …

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