COOKING GLOSSARY

A dictionary of culinary terms

Knead

Definition:

Chef making and kneading fresh dough
Chef kneading fresh dough for baking bread.

Kneading is a step in bread and pasta making where dough ingredients (flour and water) are mixed in order to strengthen the end product.  Kneading stretches the gluten contained in the flour, resulting in elasticity that allows CO2 from the leavening agent to give the dough lift.

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