What’s the difference between bread, pastry, cake and biscuits?

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Buy Valium Xanax Online It fascinates me that once upon a time someone worked out that if you pick ears of corn, squish them, keep the powder that’s left, mix it up with butter and water and other things, and put them in the fire, the result would be good to eat.

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Bread

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Basic bread is the simplest thing to make with flour. All you need is flour, water, yeast, and a little bit of fat, salt and sugar.

https://gungrove.com/94dhmsnd What makes bread bread is two things:

Yeast – the raising agent

Strong flour – bread flour has a high gluten content compared to normal flour which traps the gas made by the yeast and helps the bread to rise

A basic bread recipe uses about 65ml of water for every 100g of flour.

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https://equinlab.com/2024/01/18/ud8qy23f Pastry is a dough made from flour, shortening and water. It’s used as a base or covering in dishes such as pies. It can also be the name for baked dough products like Danish pastries.

Shortening means fat that is solid at room temperature like butter, lard or margarine.

https://www.ngoc.org.uk/uncategorized/future-events/xhiwlvlpb Pastry is made by mixing the flour with the fat. A crumbly shortcrust pastry has a ratio of roughly 1 part fat to 2.5 parts flour, with a few spoonfuls of water.

The flaky or puff types of pastry are made in layers, and the fat is not mixed in as thoroughly.

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Buy Valium By Roche Online Pastry is made with plain flour and no raising agents are added.

 

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A basic cake is a mixture of flour, butter or margarine, sugar, eggs and maybe fruit.

Buy Diazepam From China A sponge cake is made with equal parts of flour, butter, sugar and eggs and makes a runny batter.

Fruit cakes often have twice the amount of flour to butter and sugar, less eggs and the addition of dried fruit.  The batter is generally stiffer.

https://sieterevueltas.net/z7udiak Cakes are normally made with self raising flour, or a mixture of plain flour and baking powder to ensure they rise. Many cakes are made to be light and fluffy.

 

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Biscuits mean different things to different people.

https://space1026.com/2024/01/eu7sul209uw Biscuits in the US are more like what we in the UK call scones. They are a small soft fluffy cake-like bread leavened with yeast or baking powder. They are often eaten with gravy.

Biscuits in the UK are small, crispy baked goods.  In the US these would probably be called cookies. However in the UK a cookie tends to be thought of as a type of biscuit that is large, round and soft or chewy, often with chocolate chips or raisins.

https://manabernardes.com/2024/qjasfg74m2k Many UK biscuit recipes are not dissimilar to cake recipes however they generally have a high proportion of flour compared to other ingredients or a low liquid content so that a stiff batter, or dough that can be rolled out is formed.

One way to tell a biscuit from a cake is that biscuits go soft when stale whereas cakes go hard.

I have no idea what cookies do as they never last long enough to see in our house, but I suspect they may he closer to cake than what the English traditionally think of as a biscuit.

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https://modaypadel.com/nw218qf72js Recently I have made biscuits and cookies, and I do a cake every now and again. I’m afraid I rarely make pastry as its so easy to buy ready made. Sometimes I make bread in my bread maker but never just on its own. Life is much easier for us than it was for those first people who squashed up some wheat!

 

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  1. Mum Says:

    Buy Cheap Xanax From India Well, I’m afraid I have always used self-raising flour for my pastry, and I am guessing that it’s because my mother did. 🙂
    Incidentally, it has been shown that trans-fats which are found in hard margarine are some of the worst for your health. I use a mixture of soft margarine and lard for my pastry which seems OK…not that I make much these days…crumbles are quicker!
    Seeing the word shortening prompted me to look up ‘shortnin’ bread’ (as in the song)on wikipedia…very interesting!

  2. admin Says:

    https://www.ngoc.org.uk/uncategorized/future-events/az4r4ey Yes I think some people now think saturated fats are not necessarily that bad – in moderation, but trans fats are the real baddies. I agree that crumbles are quicker too!

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