Baking Basics - Yeast

Any recipe that works, be it the Newbie, or the Foodie or the chef...........Any recipe that you stumbled across the internet, or discovered yourself admist the experiments or painstakenly learnt from your lovely Mom (but could never make it the same)..
Forum rules
READ: Board-Wide Rules and Regulations.
Please post here if you have any Suggestions, Feedback or Complaints.
Gituli
Traveller
Posts: 472
Joined: Sat May 14, 2011 9:40 pm
Location: Odisha, India

Baking Basics - Yeast

Postby Gituli » Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:01 pm

As the yeast consumes sugars present in the flour, it releases carbon dioxide gas, forming thousands of teeny tiny air pockets inside the dough and causing it to rise. Once you pop that dough in the oven, those air pockets heat up and further expand, and a phenomenon known as oven spring takes place. Finally, as the gluten gets hot enough, it sets into a semisolid form, giving structure to the bread, and turning it from wet and stretchy to dry and spongy.
...It's All In the Mind...

Gituli
Traveller
Posts: 472
Joined: Sat May 14, 2011 9:40 pm
Location: Odisha, India

Re: Baking Basics - Baking Powder

Postby Gituli » Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:02 pm

Baking Powder consists of --
mixture of a carbonate or bicarbonate and a weak acid
30% sodium bicarbonate, 5-12% monocalcium phosphate, and 21-26% sodium aluminum sulfate.

Uses
This is used instead of yeast for end-products where fermentation flavors would be undesirable. It does not require an external acid in order to activate.
...It's All In the Mind...

Gituli
Traveller
Posts: 472
Joined: Sat May 14, 2011 9:40 pm
Location: Odisha, India

Re: Baking Basics - Baking Soda

Postby Gituli » Mon Jan 27, 2020 1:05 pm

Baking Soda = Sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3)
Crystalline but often appears as a fine powder.

Uses
Used in baking as a leavening agent.
It reacts with acids immediately upon contact to produce carbon dioxide.

Washing soda = Sodium carbonate (Na2CO3)
It is water-soluble sodium salt of carbonic acid.
It is used as a "Water Softener".
...It's All In the Mind...


Return to “Recipes”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 3 guests