Baking and Chemistry

ChemClub cupcakes


Learning chemistry can be as easy as pie, or maybe just a piece of cake. Explore the chemistry of baking cookies, bread, pie, and cake, and investigate the science that’s behind ingredients in your cupboard.

  • ACS ChemClub Cookbook
    It’s a cookbook! It’s a chemistry book! It’s both! Cook up something tasty while learning more about the chemistry behind the recipe.

  • Baked Goods Periodic Tables
    It isn’t just the baking that can be about chemistry. The treats themselves can show chemistry, like these delectable periodic tables.
  • The Science of Baking
    A blogger combines advice from bakers, chemists, and her grandmother to discover where her cheese puffs took a turn for the worse.
  • Food Chemistry in the High School Classroom
    Get cooking in the classroom! Learn about the food chemistry behind making and baking molasses cookies and bread, then move on to other recipes from this webinar.
  • The Science of Baking
    This infographic breaks down the science of baking, one ingredient at a time.

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  • The Difference Between Baking Soda and Baking Powder
    Added baking soda instead of baking powder? Or vice versa? So what? Find out if it makes a difference to your cookie.
  • Baking Powder Wars: A History
    A cutthroat war between rival baking powder companies? It’s true! This podcast gives you the scoop.
  • How Yeast Works
    Will yeast work with just water? Water and sugar? What about artificial sweeteners? Experiment with these combos and more.
  • Exploring Baking Powder
    In the middle of baking and run out of baking powder? You might not need to run to the store.

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