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Old 03-04-2010, 03:11 PM   #1
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Not an experienced cook here and have these questions on baking cookies:

What does the egg yolks and egg whites do to a recipe?

Why some recipes call for baking powder and some for baking soda? both should make the dough rise so what is the difference?

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Old 05-31-2010, 02:31 AM   #2
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Thank you for asking these questions Oskar270. I too would like to know since I am learning how to cook and bake.
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Old 05-31-2010, 09:29 AM   #3
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Not an experienced cook here and have these questions on baking cookies:

What does the egg yolks and egg whites do to a recipe?

Why some recipes call for baking powder and some for baking soda? both should make the dough rise so what is the difference?

Thanks
Baking powder contains baking soda and an acidic ingredient to activate the soda. A recipe would call for soda if there is an acidic ingredient in the recipe that will activate the soda. Baking powder is used when there is no acidic ingredient present to activate the soda.
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I think eggs in general baking provide a glue type substance for everything, binds everything together. Otherwise when you bake them, they'll run very flat.
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Old 06-04-2010, 11:44 PM   #5
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in very simple terms (cause that's all i know), egg whites act as glue, or can act as a fluffy agent if they're been whipped. egg yolks add an amount of moisture as well as richness to a dish.
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