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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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Yeast-leavened loaves were found to have significantly lower (p < 0.05), positive [a.sup.*] values (redness) than those leavened with baking powder.
It is like yeast that a woman took and mixed in with three measures of wheat flour until the whole batch of dough was leavened."
LEE TURNER Grangetown, Cardiff THOUGHT FOR THE DAY Jesus told them this parable: "The kingdom of Heaven is like yeast, which a woman took and mixed with half a hundredweight of flour till it was all leavened" Matthew 13.33
While there is also a certain kind of clipped reporter's phrasing in My Paris, it is leavened with an aspect that seems missing from Ehrenburg's novels--a delight in his subject.
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The story, spiced with and leavened with village gossip, intrigue and back-stabbing, moves at a lively pace as the rubbish trucks close in on Zinnia's garden - until she comes up with a tricky horticultural solution.
Peck's affection for horses as well as his understanding of boys' longing to prove themselves make this an emotionally convincing tale despite its sometimes slapstick action, leavened with some darker moments.
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Stiglitz's portrayal of the IMF as impervious to change must also be leavened by recent developments: IMF First Deputy Managing Director Anne Krueger's proposal of a "Super Chapter 11" bankruptcy system for countries echoes Stiglitz's own suggestion in the final chapter of his book.
He ministered to me more than once, and his patience in openly explaining the operative processes, leavened with humour, allayed one's apprehension in the outcome.
Instead, Harper relies almost exclusively on the work of the early modem chattering class, the Fieldings, Defoes and a host of social observers, leavened with the occasional Parliamentary report.
Yet our downheartedness is leavened by a measure of pride.