Baking is a method of preparing food that uses dry heat, normally in an oven
Baking is a method of preparing food that uses dry heat, normally in an oven, but can also be done in hot ashes, or on hot stones. The most common baked item is bread but many other types of foods are baked. Heat is gradually transferred "from the surface of cakes, cookies, and breads to their center. As heat travels through, it transforms batters and doughs into baked goods and more with a firm dry crust and a softer centre". The art of baking remains a fundamental skill and is important for nutrition, as baked goods, especially breads, are a common and important food, both from an economic and cultural point of view. A person who prepares baked goods as a profession is called a baker.

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  1. Morning Glory

    Recipe Baked aubergine with spiced mince beef and whipped feta

    The spiced mince (ground) beef in this dish is intriguing. I think its the combination of allspice with Scotch bonnet chilli which does the trick. The whipped feta adds a lovely tangy taste which contrasts with 'hidden honey/maple syrup' on the aubergine. The quantities given for the beef serve...
  2. Yorky

    Stuffing Baked (Jacket) Potatoes.

    I obtained some decent size spuds (c. 350 gms each) from the market last week. I stuffed two of them viz: Precook the scrubbed potatoes in the microwave for 4 minutes each. Then cook in the halogen oven for around 40 minutes until the skin is crisp. Allow to cool slightly then carefully...
  3. SatNavSaysStraightOn

    Recipe Unstuffed Tahchin - Persian Baked Saffron Rice

    Ok, first up the name... from what I can tell, Tahdig is the Persian saffron baked rice without any extras including barberries and fillings. However, that doesn't appear to use yoghurt and egg which I've used. Once it has a filling or any other ingredients it (appears to) becomes Tahchin (or...
  4. kaneohegirlinaz

    Recipe Smothered Baked Potato

    Smothered Baked Potato Serves 2 Ingredients: 1 large Russet Potato +/- 1 Tbsp. Olive Oil Salt & Pepper to taste 2 C. Chili Con Carne (Homemade is best) Garnishes of your choice: (Here's just some suggestions) Chopped White Onion Grated Cheese Sour Cream or Yogurt Chopped Green Onions...
  5. Puggles

    Recipe Baked 6 cheese, Mac & Beer Cheese

    Ingredients 1 pound of preferred type of pasta (I used elbow) Half a large onion, diced 1 and 3/4 sticks of butter- The 3/4 portion set aside for bread crumbs 4 and a half cups of milk --or milk/half and half combination-- 2 fresh garlic cloves 1 heaping tablespoon roasted garlic 1 heaping...
  6. GadgetGuy

    What is your Favorite Method for Baked Beans?!!

    It's cookout time again! What food goes good with meat cooked outdoors? Baked Beans!! And since we've been talking about favorite ways to do things, what is your favorite way to make Boson Baked Beans? Many people do them completely from scratch or from the can already cooked & doctor them up to...
  7. A

    Best way to slice home baked bread

    With bread from the shop, I can take two slices, put on what I choose eg peanut butter then put one slice on top of the other. If I were to make my own bread, how do I divide it into slices of equal weight and similar size without using a professional slicer? Once I've sliced the bread, I would...
  8. M

    When is it okay to call a baked good "fat free"?

    I modified a recipe for Zucchini Brownies to suit my lifestyle and taste and posted a video online. Mine have no butter or oil or extra fat of any kind, so I made the the original title "fat-free zucchini brownies" and got into a couple of quibbles with commenters who pointed out that the cocoa...
  9. Windigo

    Recipe Simplified potato dauphinois

    I had already posted my classic Dauphinois potato recipe here in the past,but MypinchofItaly requested I share the simpler version I made this week. I found out my cream had gone bad, so I made this one with milk. It tasted just as rich, through the addition of some cheese and butter...
  10. TastyReuben

    Recipe Baked Honey Apples

    BAKED HONEY APPLE Amounts given are for one apple, multiply as needed Ingredients Baking apples Per apple: 1 to 2 TB honey 1 tsp butter 1/8 tsp ground cinnamon Water, for baking Directions Core and pare a 1-inch strip of skin from around the top or middle of each apple to prevent...
  11. caseydog

    Recipe Sweet and Spicy Twice Baked Sweet Potato

    Sweet and Spicy Twice Baked Sweet Potato Easy recipe, but takes some time to bake. Ingredients (for one serving -- multiply as needed) 1 Large Sweet Potato 1 TBSP Butter 1TBSP Dark Brown Sugar 1 TBSP Maple Syrup 1 Cayenne (or similar) Chili Pepper 1 Finely Diced Jalapeño Pepper (garnish)...
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    Plain Bagels

    Plain Bagels
  13. murphyscreek

    Recipe & Video Baked Ploughman's Lunch Crispy Beer Snacks

    These were a total experiment. Not sure of their shelf life, but I didn't make enough for it to be an issue given how yummmm they turned out (in my opinion). Ingredients 2 cups oats 120 gms sharp cheddar cheese (grated) 1/2 apple (cored) finely diced 2 tbsp finely chopped pickled onion...
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  19. flyinglentris

    Recipe Leek and Chicken Baked Medjool Date Loaf

    Leek and Chicken Baked Medjool Date Loaf: Ingredients: NOTE: The following ingredients should be used in an 8x8" baking pan. 1) Leek - 1 2) Chicken - 1 Half Breast 3) Medjool Dates - 40 4) Bread Crumbs - 1/2 Cup 5) Egg - 1 6) Unbleached Flour - as required 7) Butter - 2 Tblspns. 8) Fennel -...
  20. flyinglentris

    Recipe Baked Stuffed Apples with Lox and Fruit Paste

    Baked Stuffed Apples with Lox and Fruit Paste: NOTE: This recipe uses Turmeric and Cinnamon. NOTE: The Recipe may be served cold and uncooked or baked. NOTE: This recipe uses a modified Fruit Paste containing Cream Cheese, Turmeric and Cinnamon. Ingredients: 1) Apples - 2 2) Cream Cheese -...
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