Adventist Adventurer Awards and Answers/Baking

1. What is the definition for baking?

The action of cooking food by dry heat without direct exposure to a flame, typically in an oven

Baking is preparing an item by heating it in an oven at the proper temperature. In baking food, there is a change of liquids into solids through a chemical reaction. In order for this chemical reaction to occur the proper combination of ingredients, in the right proportions must be used for the desired outcome.

2. Describe ways to be safe in the kitchen while baking.

Always start by washing your hands with soap and water. Begin with a clean counter and utensils. Have an adult in the kitchen at all times. Demonstrate how to be safe in the kitchen by adding other suggestions.

  • Keep kids and pets out the way.
  • Don't rush.
  • Wipe up spills immediately.
  • Keep your oven clean.
  • Learn how to use knives.
  • Check that your oven and other kitchen appliances are turned off.
  • Keep a first aid kit in the kitchen.
  • Wear safe clothing and footwear

3. Define the following baking terms: batter, beat, coating pan, cream, dough, fold, preheat and stir.

  • Batter: a mixture consisting chiefly of flour, egg, and milk or water and being thin enough to pour or drop from a spoon. thin pancake batter. : a mixture (as of flour and egg) used as a coating for food that is to be fried.
  • Beat: This is the rigorous mixing of ingredients using a wooden spoon, electric whisk, food mixer or food processor. The purpose is to thoroughly combine ingredients and to incorporate air, making cakes light and fluffy.
  • Coating pan: Greasing the pan is a necessary step even when using a nonstick pan. Whether you're using a bundt pan, cake pan, cupcake pan, or cookie sheet, applying a thin layer of grease to the sides and bottom of the pan will help your baked goods release with ease.
  • Cream: Cream is a rich, thick emulsion of dairy fat available commercially as a white or light yellow colored fluid or it can be whipped into a stable foam for various applications. It is popular in baked goods such as: Cakes. Pastries.
  • Dough: mixture of flour and liquid with other ingredients, such as leavening agents, shortening, sugar, salt, eggs, and various flavourings, used to make baked products
  • Fold: A technique used to gently combine a light, airy ingredient (such as beaten egg whites) with a heavier one (such as whipped cream or cake mix).
  • Preheat: to heat (something) beforehand. especially : to heat (an oven) to a designated temperature before using for cooking.
  • Stir: Stirring simply means to mix ingredients together. This is typically done using a wooden spoon or a rubber spatula

4. Name at least 8 utensils that are used in many baking projects?

Mixing bowls, measuring spoons, measuring cups, mixing spoons, rubber spatula, whisk, baking pan/sheet, pie pan, cake pan, rolling pin, parchment paper, cooling rack, mixer, sifter, etc

  • Measuring Cups (Liquid and Dry) and Spoons. Baking is all about precision, so having a full set of measuring cups and spoons on hand is a must. ...
  • Wooden Spoon(s) ...
  • Rubber Spatula/Scraper. ...
  • Spatula/Metal Turner. ...
  • Pastry Brush. ...
  • Whisk. ...
  • Kitchen Scissors. ...
  • Rolling Pin.

5. Read four stories in the Bible where baking was mentioned.

Leviticus 26:26, Exodus 8:3, Leviticus 7:9, Leviticus 11:35, 1 Kings 19:6, Isaiah 44:14-19, Exodus 12:39, 1 Samuel 28:24, Genesis 18:6

  • Exodus 12:39. They baked unleavened cakes of the dough which they brought forth out of Egypt; for it wasn't leavened, because they were thrust out of Egypt, and couldn't wait, neither had they prepared for themselves any food.
  • Genesis 19:1-3 Now the two angels came to Sodom in the evening as Lot was sitting in the gate of Sodom. When Lot saw them, he rose to meet them and bowed down with his face to the ground. And he said, “Now behold, my lords, please turn aside into your servant’s house, and spend the night, and wash your feet; then you may rise early and go on your way.” They said however, “No, but we shall spend the night in the square.” Yet he urged them strongly, so they turned aside to him and entered his house; and he prepared a feast for them, and baked unleavened bread, and they ate.
  • 1 Samuel 28:24 The woman had a fattened calf in the house, and she quickly slaughtered it; and she took flour, kneaded it and baked unleavened bread from it.
  • Genesis 18:6 So Abraham hurried into the tent to Sarah, and said, “Quickly, prepare three measures of fine flour, knead it and make bread cakes.”
  • Elijah asks her for a piece of bread, and the destitute widow invites him to her home where she uses her last bit of flour and oil to bake for him. The prophet then blesses the woman and her child, and assures them that their supplies of flour and oil will never be diminished.
  • 2 Samuel 13:8. So Tamar went to her brother Amnon's house; and he was laid down. And she took flour, and kneaded [it], and made cakes in his sight, and did bake the cakes.

6. Who does Jesus say He is in John 6:35? Discuss how this is important to you.

John 6:35, NIV: Then Jesus declared, 'I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.

This verse represents the first "I AM" statement of John's gospel. In each of these instances, Jesus uses the phrase "I AM" in reference to Himself, providing perspective on His mission and His ministry. This is the same reference used by God Himself when speaking to Moses from the burning bush in Exodus 3:13–14. It is the phrasing Jesus will use, to the same disciple writing this gospel, in Revelation 1:8.

The people have come to Jesus looking for another miracle, and for more free food (John 6:26). Instead, Jesus says they need to be seeking the "true bread from heaven" in order to obtain eternal life. Jesus has already clarified that this does not mean good works, but refers to belief in the One sent by God.

Here, Jesus explicitly declares that He, Himself, is the One sent by God. Eternal life is found only through belief in Jesus Christ (John 14:6; John 3:36; Acts 4:12). Jesus continues the analogy of food here, combining the ideas of spiritual hunger (Matthew 4:4) and spiritual thirst (John 4:13–14). Here, saving faith is seen as an analogy to food and drink: a person must take it inside of themselves—acceptance is a requirement for these blessings to have any effect!

7. Bake two items of your choosing.