Quiz: Think You Could Be a Baker? Take This Quiz!
Think You Could Be a Baker? Take This Quiz!
By: Zoe Samuel
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About This Quiz

With the rise of home cooking shows and a sense that it helps restore normality in a world gone mad, baking is definitely back (and for many, of course, it never left). The Great British Baking Show - known to its home audience as the The Great British Bake-Off - reminded us that baking is the ultimate in civil, predictable, relaxing hobbies. If you combine the right ingredients in the right order and bake them at the right temperature, magic will occur - and if you do it the same every time, it will be (almost) exactly the same every time.

Baking is something anyone can learn to do, and while doing it very well is the province of experts and professionals, doing it well enough to feed yourself a varied and delicious variety of dishes is not hard at all. Perhaps you might not be able to deliver a flawless croquembouche first time out, but if you can count to four, you can certainly knock out a simple chocolate cake or a chicken pie.

This quiz is for everyone who believes in knowing what goes into your food, in hearty meals and handy ovens, and in using the right word for the right item. Let's see how you do!

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What is the flat-headed device used for stirring and getting all the mix out of the pan?
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How many is a baker's dozen?
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What is the time between dividing the dough and final molding of the dough?
7 of 35
What is the name of a small rich sponge cake baked in a mold and usually decorated with jam and coconut?
8 of 35
Which of the below is NOT necessarily an ingredient in marzipan?
9 of 35
What flour used as a thickening agent comes from the cassava plant?
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At what temperature does sugar melt?
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What is the term for how much a bread loaf or roll expands in the oven?
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What makes dough rise?
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What is the name of a crescent-shaped flaky pastry roll?
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What is it called when you have all your ingredients in one place before you cook?
19 of 35
What pastry's French name literally means "a thousand layers"?
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Which of these is NOT a kind of syrup?
23 of 35
What is the name of a hollow puff pastry whose French name literally means "flight in the wind"?
24 of 35
What problem can occur in baking at altitudes over 3500ft?
27 of 35
What is the name for the three-legged plate-like thing you might put a hot cake or pie on to avoid it heating the surface?
28 of 35
Which of these are NOT one of the types of petit four?
30 of 35
By what other term is rice paper known?
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Which of these is not a term in the making of pastry?
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What is the name of a sauce that is made of flour and fat?
34 of 35
What is the name for adding water to a dried product to make it usable again?
35 of 35
What is four cups in ounces?
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