TAG : leavening

The Science of Butter

For a product made predominantly from one ingredient (cream), butter has a surprisingly interesting story. To really understand it, it’s helpful to delve into the physics – or at least touch on it – as well as run through the process of making butter.First there’s the milk, ideally from ...

Leavening Legends and Cultural Creations

  Shutterstock /Valentyn Volkov There are three preindustrial systems for leavening breads: steam; pure cultures of yeast; and yeasts and bacteria working together in sourdough starters. Steam is the simplest leavening system. Bake a thin disk of dough on a hot surface and it’ll puff up ...


Inspiration for edible alchemy.