Food for Thought Friday- Baking Methods

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This week’s edition of Food for Thought Friday explores a few essential elements of the science of baking.

Creaming – A mixing method used to blend ingredients together. This technique is often used when making buttercream, cake batter, and cookie dough.bread1

Proofing– The final rising of shaped dough prior to its being baked

bread2

Beating – The process of rigorously mixing ingredients to thoroughly combine them and aerate the mixture.

bread3

Curdling – The process of separating a food mixture into its component parts.

Curdled mixture with eggs

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