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Grade 8 Baking Skills

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What are two ingredient examples of acids?
  1. baking soda and yeast
  2. lemon juice and buttermilk
  3. baking soda and baking powder
  4. baking soda and apple cider vinegar
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In quick breads, what is the leavening agent?
  1. yeast
  2. both baking powder and baking soda
  3. baking soda
  4. baking powder
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Which leavening agent requires an acid in order for it to work?
  1. baking soda
  2. steam
  3. baking powder
  4. yeast
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How does double-acting baking powder work?
  1. it works exactly the same as baking soda and baking powder combined
  2. it works twice as fast as regular baking powder
  3. it releases a small amount of gas when mixed, then the balance when heated
  4. it releases a large amount of gas when heated, then the balance when the product is cooled
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The leavening agent that makes cream puffs rise is                .
  1. yeast
  2. baking powder
  3. steam
  4. baking soda
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To combine ingredients until soft and creamy using a spoon, beater, or mixer.
  1. Cream
  2. Stir
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Different forms of sugar, such as granulated, brown or molasses, is used to           sweeten          a baked product, as well as making the product more tender and causes the tops of muffins and other breads to brown and crisp.
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Identify correct fractions indicating how full to fill cake pans with batter.
  1. 1/2 or 3/4
  2. 1/3 or 1/2
  3. 1/2 or 7/8
  4. 3/4 or 7/8
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Which description identifies the ideal appearance of a standard butter cake?
  1. flat top without cracks, high volume and thin crust
  2. rounded top without cracks, high volume and thin crust
  3. flat top with cracks, high volume and thin crust
  4. rounded top with deep cracks, high volume and thin crust
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Which description identifies the ideal texture of a standard butter cake?
  1. moist but not sticky, light but not crumbly, even grain
  2. moist and sticky in centre, light but not crumbly, even grain
  3. moist but not sticky, crumbly, even grain
  4. moist but not sticky, light but not crumbly, tunnels throughout
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A butter cake is more                than a pound cake.
  1. dense
  2. thick crusted
  3. flavorful
  4. moist
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What temperature should the butter be when making a butter cake?
  1. cold
  2. warm
  3. room temperature
  4. melted
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Why is the flour and leavening agent sifted when making a butter cake?
  1. removes lumps and makes flour more dense
  2. activates the leavener
  3. removes lumps and fluffs up flour slightly
  4. warms the flour and leavener
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What should be done after cake batter is poured into baking containers and before they are placed in the oven?
  1. let rest at least 15 minutes
  2. tap the pans on the counter to remove air bubbles from the batter
  3. lightly dust the top of the batter with flour
  4. create a mound in the centre of the batter
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Identify which option is not critical for successfully baking a butter cake.
  1. ensure accurate measurements
  2. organize all tools and equipment necessary before starting
  3. use the best tasting and freshest ingredients
  4. use only ceramic pans that are well greased
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Identify the first step when using the cake method to make a butter cake.
  1. add all ingredients together by gently folding mixture
  2. cream the shortening and sugar together
  3. cut the shortening into the dry ingredients
  4. separately add liquid ingredients and dry ingredients together, then combine
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Cakes made with fat are called butter cakes, identify the name of the cake made without fat.
  1. cupcake
  2. Lamington
  3. sponge
  4. creamed
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The only ingredient in baking soda is                      .
  1. carbon dioxide
  2. aluminum
  3. monocalcium phosphate
  4. sodium bicarbonate
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Baking powder is a combination of a dry acid and                .
  1. cornstarch
  2. powdered yeast
  3. baking soda
  4. flour
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The most common eggs used in baking are large eggs, Grade A. Eggs        bind       baking ingredients together. In addition and similar to the function of butter in baking, the fat in the egg yolk acts to             tenderize            baked products. Eggs also add nutritional value to baked goods.
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