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Baking Science - High Altitude Baking

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Baking Science - High Altitude Baking

Have you ever heard someone say, I made this cake all the time and now that I moved to Calgary it just doesn’t work?  Well, that is because Calgary is at 3557 feet (1084 m) above sea level and baking anywhere over 3000 feet (912 m) is considered high altitude baking.  Our thinner air messes with baking recipes since they are usually written for sea level kitchens. 

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Baking Science - Wheat Flour & Gluten

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Baking Science - Wheat Flour & Gluten

The most common ingredient in baking is wheat flour and from it we get gluten which is one of the three main things that give structure to our baked goods.  Let’s go into a little of the science on gluten so we can understand a little bit better some of our baking techniques.

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