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Ingredient Selection for perfect Baking results

Careful selection of ingredients plays an important role in baking. The use of inferior quality ingredients may adversely affect the taste, texture and appearance of finished products. Read on to find out some of the characteristics of ingredients to look for while selecting the most appropriate ingredients for baking.

  1. Flour - flour may be classified according to their protein content. Hard wheat flour has a high protein content compared to soft wheat. Plain flour (maida) provides the main structure and framework for most baked products. Flour combined with liquids like eggs, water, milk, juices etc produces gluten which helps the dough to rise and become firm.

    • Soft flour with a lower protein / gluten content is most suited for cakes, biscuits and cookies.
    • Hard flour with a high protein / gluten conte......