The Science Behind Baking

I’ve always been fascinated by the science behind baking. So when Shari’s Berries sent me a link to their Science of Baking Infographic, I couldn’t resist checking it out, and decided it would be fun to share it with you.

The graphic is a little bit long, but be sure and make it all the way down to my favorite part of the graphic, the sugars section. I love the smell of cookies baking and it’s the carmelization that’s responsible for that wonderfully, addicting aroma.

The Science of Baking Infographic from Sherrie's Berries

If you’re still up for a little more science. Fine Cooking has an excellent article on the science behind, and tips on when and how to use baking soda and baking powder. Did you know that baking soda not only helps leaven baked goods, it can also help brown them. That’s one reason why recipes often use both baking soda and baking powder.

Now it’s your turn. Do you have a baking tip, or fun baking fact you’d like to share?




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  1. says

    I love this! There is a science behind baking and I’m always saying that. All those ingredients and the measurements that have to be just so to make it all work. My 15 year old daughter just joined culinary class at her school and she came home the other night telling me “momma, you were right! My culinary teacher said baking is a science!”. I will have to show her this. Thank you for sharing!

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  2. Carol says

    Wow-there’s so much great information here-I’m definitely pinning this to reference later. Baking sure IS a science-and I love playing in my kitchen “laboratory”. :)

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