What is baking?

  • (adj): As hot as if in an oven.
    Synonyms: baking hot
    See also — Additional definitions below

Baking

Baking is a food cooking method using prolonged dry heat acting by convection, and not by thermal radiation, normally in an oven, but also in hot ashes, or on hot stones. When the desired temperature is reached within the heating instrument, the food is placed inside and baked for a certain amount of time. It is primarily used for the preparation of bread, cakes, pastries and pies, tarts, quiches, cookies and crackers. Such items are sometimes referred to as "baked goods," and are sold at a bakery. A person who prepares baked goods as a profession is called a baker. It is also used for the preparation of baked potatoes, baked apples, baked beans, some casseroles and pasta dishes such as lasagna, and various other foods, such as the pretzel. Unlike other cooking methods, baking does not alter the nutritional information of the food item. Frying, sauteeing, grilling, etc. all change the fat and calorie content of the food.

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Tabun Oven - Usage - Baking
... When the smoke stops, the lid is removed and chunks of dough are hand flattened and placed directly on the lime stones ... In most ovens, 4 to 5 loaves can be baked at the same time ...
Bammy
... The actual baking of bammies varies across Jamaican communities ... by spreading a handful of the flour evenly in a baking ring on a flat iron or griddle on the open fire ... While baking, the top of the bammy is patted with a flat board and then turned over ...
San Francisco Baking Institute
... The San Francisco Baking Institute (SFBI) is a private, unaccredited culinary school in South San Francisco, California founded by Michel Suas and his wife Evelyne ... hosts bread and pastry classes for professional and amateur bakers, as well as baking instructors ...
Baking - History
... In ancient history, the first evidence of baking occurred when humans took wild grass grains, soaked them in water, and mixed everything together, mashing it into a ... Baking flourished in the Roman Empire ... Eventually, because of Rome, the art of baking became known throughout Europe, and eventually spread to the eastern parts of Asia ...
Cooking? Cooking! (song) - Methods
... These include baking, roasting, frying, grilling, barbecuing, smoking, boiling, steaming and braising ... include Roasting Roasting – Barbecuing – Grilling/Broiling – Rotisserie – Searing Baking Baking – Baking Blind- Flashbaking Boiling Boiling – Blanching – Braising ...

More definitions of "baking":

  • (noun): Making bread or cake or pastry etc..
  • (noun): Cooking by dry heat in an oven.

Famous quotes containing the word baking:

    There was no speculation so promising, or at the same time so praisworthy, as the United Metropolitan Improved Hot Muffin and Crumpet Baking and Punctual Delivery Company.
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    We cannot set aside an hour for discussion with our children and hope that it will be a time of deep encounter. The special moments of intimacy are more likely to happen while baking a cake together, or playing hide and seek, or just sitting in the waiting room of the orthodontist.
    Neil Kurshan (20th century)

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