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Chemistry of baking part three

Today: part three of The Chemistry of Baking. If someone had told me before that chemistry is actually a lot like baking a cake, I might have paid more attention in school. Today we will look at different kinds of leavening agents with the help of our favourite chemistry teacher, Johann. What exactly makes the dough rise? And what are all the chemicals doing during this process?

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Chemistry of baking part two

This second part of ‘The Chemistry of Baking’ is about milk. What is the function of milk? How does cow milk differ from alternatives, like almond milk? The answer “cow milk comes from a cow” doesn’t really quite cover it, I’m afraid. How do you substitute butter milk and what is the function of fat?

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Chemistry of baking part one

Het is maar goed dat Johann de recepten ontwikkelt want ik ben niet cijfermatig aangelegd en ik hou al helemaal niet van precies werken. Naast het feit dat ik dus alleen verantwoordelijk ben voor het maken van de linzensoep (een recept wat zeer vergevingsgezind is) is het ook fijn dat Johann vanuit de scheikunde begrijpt wat alle ingrediënten doen. Deze kennis heb je nodig om 'anders' te kunnen bakken. Dus om een recept glutenvrij, vegan, lactosevrij, of ei-vrij te maken.

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