• Question: Is bakeing scientific...

    Asked by pinaple to Paul on 18 Jan 2019.
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      Paul McKeegan answered on 18 Jan 2019:

      Yes, definitely!

      You have to follow a recipe, measuring out the right amount of stuff, mixing it together before you add the next thing. There is a specific order and technique, and if you make a mistake it can turn out badly!

      But you can also experiment and add in extra or different ingredients to change the flavour. Sometimes you add something like cocoa to a cake, and that stops it rising as much, but if you use less flour, it should be less dense.

      So I think this is a lot like following a method in a lab and trying different things to get your experience working with a new type of cell or sample!

      I feel hungry after that!