leavening agent

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leavening agent

A substance (e.g., baking powder or yeast) which is incorporated in dough and batter and creates a gaseous foam (most commonly CO2) through either a chemical or biological reaction, causing baked products to rise and, because of the products’ protein (e.g., gluten) and polysaccharide (e.g., pentosan or xanthan gum) content, sets in the risen state.
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Once your cake mixture is ready, put it into the oven immediately, as the raising agent will already have started working.
The thick batter contains eggs, flour, milk, and a raising agent.
Despite its name, shortbread is a biscuit made without a raising agent but lots of butter or "shortening".
Tom explains: "You skim the foam from fermenting beer and use it was a raising agent instead of yeast.
KUALA LUMPUR - Malaysia said Thursday 18 types of Khong Guan and Khian Guan brand biscuits have been found to contain excessive levels of the toxin melamine, with the source of contamination traced to the raising agent ''ammonium bicarbonate'' imported from China.
The analysis showed that only the raising agent, ammonium bicarbonate, was found to contain a high melamine level,'' Liow was quoted as saying.
We in the north however like to use yeast as the raising agent.
salt, flavours, raising agent (500), food acids (260, 262), gelling
Rather than creaming and aerating, the cake relies on a powerful raising agent, usually bicarbonate of soda, balanced with strong spices to achieve a guaranteed results cake.
Not only are they quick to make (many don't require a raising agent like yeast), but they're terrific for getting kids cooking and for al fresco summertime dining as you can easily fill them with lots of exciting and healthy ingredients.