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Ruchika Dutta

Teacher | Posted | Food-Cooking


What is the importance of using salt in baking?


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I bake a lot. Almost every day, I bake something new because I love experimenting in the kitchen. Some of my favorite baking stuff includes cup cakes, brownies, and eggless cake. Even when I bake such sweet stuff, I always use a pinch of salt. The main reason of using this ingredient is to enhance the existing flavours of the recipe. Salt is such an ingredient that melds with other ingredients easily and takes away the complex flavours of the dish.


This is not all. Salt is important in baking because it offers balance in the sweet flavours of the dessert items. There is some other reason behind using this ingredient in baked goodies. When it is used in dough, it can keep it tight and soft, which makes it perfect for baking. However, it is important to keep in mind that you use just a pinch of salt and nothing more than that quantity.

If you are using salt in baking the bread then it helps in controlling the process of fermentation of yeast. In addition to this, it even strengthens the gluten protein content. Now you know how much content of salt, remember it and share the information with your friends.

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