The Science of Bread

Food science sessions

This talk is for people who are not very familiar with baking but want to start baking their own bread. The talk will cover basic food science principles of doughs, fermentation and convection ovens, including:

  • Introduction to baking - differences between cooking methods.
  • Bare minimum list of tools and appliances required.
  • Introduction to flours - maida/atta, all-purpose, bread flour, pizza flour, whole wheat - and the role of gluten
  • Introduction to yeast and fermentation
  • Flour + Salt + Water + Yeast = Basic bread method
  • Enriched breads - Pav/Buns
  • Flat breads - Foccacia, Pizza, Naans, Kulchas
  • Industrial yeast vs Wild yeast - introduction to Sourdough baking

About the speaker: Krish Ashok is a techie, amateur musician. Ashok is the upcoming author of Masala Lab: The Science of Indian Cooking to be published in Dec 2020 by Penguin RandomHouse.

Participation: Registered participants will be notified of the Zoom link to join the session. Or, you can watch the livestream on this page.

Questions and comments: Leave questions and comments for the speaker by posting them on the Comments page.

Know more about Kilter by following us on Twitter and by watching talks from previous sessions on food science on https://hasgeek.com/kilter

Contact: For further queries, contact info@hasgeek.com or call +91-7676332020

This talk is for people who are not very familiar with baking but want to start baking their own bread. The talk will cover basic food science principles of doughs, fermentation and convection ovens, including:

  • Introduction to baking - differences between cooking methods.
  • Bare minimum list of tools and appliances required.
  • Introduction to flours - maida/atta, all-purpose, bread flour, pizza flour, whole wheat - and the role of gluten
  • Introduction to yeast and fermentation
  • Flour + Salt + Water + Yeast = Basic bread method
  • Enriched breads - Pav/Buns
  • Flat breads - Foccacia, Pizza, Naans, Kulchas
  • Industrial yeast vs Wild yeast - introduction to Sourdough baking

About the speaker: Krish Ashok is a techie, amateur musician. Ashok is the upcoming author of Masala Lab: The Science of Indian Cooking to be published in Dec 2020 by Penguin RandomHouse.

Participation: Registered participants will be notified of the Zoom link to join the session. Or, you can watch the livestream on this page.

Questions and comments: Leave questions and comments for the speaker by posting them on the Comments page.

Know more about Kilter by following us on Twitter and by watching talks from previous sessions on food science on https://hasgeek.com/kilter

Contact: For further queries, contact info@hasgeek.com or call +91-7676332020

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The Science of Bread

Krish Ashok

40 minutes 9 November 2020

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Krish Ashok

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