Did you know?

Click any word in a definition or example to find the entry for that word

Bread baking and ingredients

bake

verb

to make bread, cakes etc using an oven

bakery

noun

a building where bread, cakes etc are made or sold

crust

noun

the hard brown outer part of a loaf of bread

crusty

adjective

crusty bread is covered with a hard crust

dough

noun

a mixture of flour, water, fat etc that is baked to make bread or pastry

knead

verb

to prepare dough or clay by pressing it continuously

leaven

verb

to add yeast to a bread mixture so that it will contain air and will be bigger and lighter

leaven

noun

a substance such as yeast that is added to a bread mixture so that it will contain air and will be bigger and lighter

poppyseed

noun

small black seeds from poppy flowers that are put on the surface of some types of bread or cakes

prove

verb

if bread proves, it increases in size before it is baked because of the yeast it contains

rise

verb

if something such as bread or a cake rises, it increases in size and height when it is cooked or when yeast is added

unleavened

adjective

unleavened bread is flat or heavy because it contains no yeast

yeast

noun

a white substance used for making bread rise or for making beer

Open Dictionary

chicken raffle

any random process, such as a competition in which a name is drawn from a hat

add a word

Blog

A must for anyone with an interest in the changing face of language. The Macmillan Dictionary blog explores English as it is spoken around the world today.

global English and language change from our blog