<TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=4 width="100%" border=0><TD class=Lgreencap align=left>BAKING TERMS<TD class=Mblackcap align=left>All Purpose Flour <TD class=Mblacktxt>Wheat flour milled from hard wheat or a blend of soft and hard wheat. All-purpose flour may be bleached or unbleached and may be enriched with four vitamins (niacin, riboflavin, folic acid, and thiamin) and iron. All-purpose flour may be used in a wide variety of home baked goods, such as cookies, quick breads and some yeast breads<TD class=Mblackcap align=left>Baking Blind <TD class=Mblacktxt>The term given to the process whereby the pastry case is partially or completely pre-baked. The pastry case is lined with greaseproof paper and weighted down with dried pulses to prevent the pastry from rising.<TD class=Mblackcap align=left>Baking Powder <TD class=Mblacktxt>A mixture of baking soda and dry acid. When mixed with a liquid such as batter, the dry acid and baking soda react together to release carbon dioxide. Work quickly once you have added liquid to the dry ingredients, as carbon dioxide escapes quickly. <TD class=Mblackcap align=left>Baking Soda <TD class=Mblacktxt>Also known as bicarbonate of soda or sometimes simply as soda. When mixed with an acid ingredient and a liquid, it releases carbon dioxide, which causes a batter to rise.<TD class=Mblackcap align=left>Baking Tray <TD class=Mblacktxt>Baking tray is a flat tray which can withstand the heat of the oven and is used to bake biscuits, cookies etc<TD class=Mblackcap align=left>Basting Brush <TD class=Mblacktxt>This is a kitchen brush that is used to apply a liquid (wash) over the top of any baked item, before, during, or after the baking process.<TD class=Mblackcap align=left>Beaters or Whisks <TD class=Mblacktxt>Beater is an equipment used for beating, refining and mixing pulps. Whereas whisk is a tool with a multiple thin-wire base. A mixing tool designed such so that its many strands of looped wire make it effective for beating. <TD class=Mblackcap align=left>Bloom <TD class=Mblacktxt>In bread baking the word bloom refers to the nice attractive brownish colour of the crust on a perfectly baked loaf of bread<TD class=Mblackcap align=left>Butter Paper <TD class=Mblacktxt>Generally used to line tins while baking ensures that the cake does not stick to tin<TD class=Mblackcap align=left>Cake Boards <TD class=Mblacktxt>Can be used as a separator plate between cake tiers instead of the usual plastic plates or as the board on which to decorate and serve your cake. Cake boards can be made of cardboard. They are cut to suit the shape of the cake and decorative gold or silver aluminum foils are used to cover the cardboard. They are readily available.<TD class=Mblackcap align=left>Cake Tins <TD class=Mblacktxt>Cake tins are usually made of aluminum. They come in various shapes and sizes. <TD class=Mblackcap align=left>Crimp <TD class=Mblacktxt>To create ridges around the edges of pie by pressing with your fingers and tapping with the back of a knife blade or a fork.