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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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Yet our downheartedness is leavened by a measure of pride.
Baking during Passover is a challenge, as leavened baked goods and items made with flour are not permitted.
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