baking


To cook food with dry heat, as in an oven. Baked foods include everything from bread to potatoes to meatloaf. The primary difference between baking and roasting is that the latter is typically done at higher heats, requires fat and isn't covered.

From The Food Lover's Companion, Fourth edition by Sharon Tyler Herbst and Ron Herbst. Copyright © 2007, 2001, 1995, 1990 by Barron's Educational Series, Inc.

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