the activity or practice of cooking food using dry heat, especially in an oven: Baking can give cuts of poultry a crispy, browned exterior.
food cooked using dry heat, especially bread, pastry, cakes, etc.: Nothing puts me into the Christmas spirit like the smells of holiday baking.
extremely hot: It was unseasonably cold last week, but this week it's absolutely baking.
used in preparing food cooked with dry heat, especially bread, pastry, cakes, etc.: I can't make cookies without a baking tray.
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How to use baking in a sentence
Divide batter into prepared ramekins, place ramekins on a baking sheet, and bake about 20 minutes.Make ‘The Chew’s’ Carla Hall’s Sticky Toffee Pudding | Carla Hall | December 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Place the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt on parchment or wax paper.Make ‘The Chew’s’ Carla Hall’s Sticky Toffee Pudding | Carla Hall | December 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Cover crust with parchment paper and pour in baking beans or weights.
The tradition of baking of Stollen is probably the strongest in Dresden, Germany.One Cake to Rule Them All: How Stollen Stole Our Hearts | Molly Hannon | December 24, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Meanwhile, sift the flour, baking soda, and salt into a medium bowl.Make These Barefoot Contessa Salty Oatmeal Chocolate Chunk Cookies | Ina Garten | November 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The poorest people reduce it to powder by manual labour, in the same way as they grind corn preparatory to baking it into cakes.Life of Richard Trevithick, Volume II (of 2) | Francis Trevithick
After we had witnessed the process of sugar-baking, we entered the boats, and proceeded up the stream.A Woman's Journey Round the World | Ida Pfeiffer
Cash then took down the little square baking pan, greased from the last baking of bread, and in that he fried his hot cakes.Cabin Fever | B. M. Bower
White Fawn, their mother, was baking corn bread on the coals of the wigwam fire.Stories the Iroquois Tell Their Children | Mabel Powers
Picking up a can of baking-powder, he read the recipes printed thereon, but without finding just what he wanted.Gold-Seeking on the Dalton Trail | Arthur R. Thompson
British Dictionary definitions for baking
the process of cooking bread, cakes, etc
(as modifier): a baking dish
the bread, cakes, etc, cooked at one time
(esp of weather) very hot and dry
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