Quiz: The Bread Making Quiz
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The Bread Making Quiz
By: Kirsten Nunez
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About This Quiz

The world of bread making is something special. It’s simple, yet complicated. Think about it: Bread is made with some of the most basic ingredients out there. When it comes to ingredients you'll find in everyone's home, bread is considered to be a staple. Yet, the actual process of baking bread is the furthest thing from easy! One might even call it an art form.

This doesn’t mean that it’s impossible to make bread at home however. With some practice and patience, you can bake delicious loaves of bread in the comfort of your own kitchen. It all comes down to understanding (and remembering) different techniques, tools, and ingredients. For example, do you know the purpose of yeast in bread? Can you explain the difference between baking soda and baking powder? Do you know the point of punching bread dough?

Find out the answers to those questions and more  with this bread making quiz. It’s a great way to test your knowledge and skills, whether you’re a newbie or a pro! These questions will cover everything from special bread making terms to the function of specific ingredients. Who knows, you might even learn some new facts along the way. So go make yourself a sandwich and test how much you know about the bread you're eating by taking this quiz! 

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To make basic yeast bread, which of the following ingredients is not necessary?
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What is the purpose of kneading?
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For a crispier crust, what should you brush on bread dough?
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What is the process in which yeast eats sugar and releases ethanol and carbon dioxide?
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Which of the following ingredients is not a leavening agent?
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What is gluten, exactly?
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Baking powder is made of baking soda and...
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What tool will give your bread a crisp brown crust, just like wood fired ovens?
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Self-rising flour is made of flour, salt, and...
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What does an egg wash do to bread crust?
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Which ingredient is added to gluten-free flour to help improve structure?
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Which word describes the size and pattern of holes inside a loaf of bread?
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To make buttermilk, you'll need milk and...
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Which bread is a white yeast bread from Italy?
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Yeast is alive! What is it, exactly?
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What ingredient can kill active dry yeast?
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When using nonstick pans, what adjustment should you make?
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What is the browning of baked goods called?
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Sourdough starter is made of flour and which ingredient?
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What is a round bread that looks like a squished ball?
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To "wake up" active dry yeast with water, how warm should it be?
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What is a piece of fabric that holds dough as it rises?
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What does it mean to slash the surface of dough just before baking?
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Which of the following ingredients is not a fat?
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What is sodium bicarbonate?
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Which tool is used for cutting and scraping sticky dough?
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What are the most common liquids used in bread making?
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What is a French bread that's made with a lot of butter and eggs?
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Which term describes how much a loaf puffs up after you place it in the oven?
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