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Baking Bread (Grade 8)

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Baking Bread

Identify the best choice of flour for baking bread because of its protein content.
  1. whole wheat flour
  2. bleached flour
  3. unbleached flour
Identify any differences between active dry yeast and fresh yeast.
  1. fresh yeast adds more flavor to a product than dry yeast
  2. dry yeast keeps well, while fresh yeast needs refrigeration and only lasts a few weeks
  3. a and b
  4. dry, fresh and nutritional yeast all work in exactly the same way
Identify the four basic ingredients when baking bread.
  1. milk, flour, yeast, grains
  2. flour, water, yeast, salt
  3. flour, water, nutritional yeast, salt
  4. whole grain flour, baking soda, water, salt
Whether by hand or machine, what is the main reason that we knead bread dough?
  1. to warm the liquid ingredient in the dough
  2. to activate the sugar that softens the dough
  3. to thoroughly incorporate the salt
  4. to activate gluten that gives bread structure
How do we know when we've sufficiently kneaded bread dough?
  1. the dough is smooth, not sticky, and holds its shape
  2. when your dominant hand feels fatigued
  3. time kneading for exactly 5 minutes
  4. time kneading for exactly 3 minutes
Most bread dough recipes call for two risings, why is this?
  1. bread dough doesn't need to rise
  2. allows better reversal of the leavening process
  3. to better cool the dough which inhibits fermentation
  4. allows for respiration that occurs with fermentation
At what stage during bread making does final proofing occur?
  1. when you see yeast growing in water and sugar
  2. when you tap on a loaf of bread to test doneness
  3. when the dough is shaped after its final rise
  4. when the dough is shaped right after kneading
This is the ideal place for bread dough to rise.
  1. in a floured or oiled bowl, covered and in a cold place
  2. in a floured or oiled bowl, covered and in a warm place
  3. in a floured bowl, uncovered and in a drafty place
  4. in a bowl, uncovered and in a 300 degree oven
Identify which choice is not a method for checking if bread is finished baking.
  1. insert a toothpick into the highest point of bread
  2. tapping on the bottom of the bread
  3. use an internal thermometer
  4. visually look for dry, even, browned crust
Which steps are best followed after bread is finished baking?
  1. remove from oven, place on counter for 10 minutes
  2. remove from oven, cover for 10 minutes
  3. remove from oven, place on cooling rack until bread reaches room temperature
  4. remove from oven, place in bag and put in fridge for 10 minutes
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