bake

Definitions

  • Near the foundation of the probable bake shop, a pair of kilns once served for slaking lime, and perhaps for firing pottery. Between the kilns was a flame-scarred pit containing evidence of ironworking and the roasting of bog ore for iron
    Near the foundation of the probable bake shop, a pair of kilns once served for slaking lime, and perhaps for firing pottery. Between the kilns was a flame-scarred pit containing evidence of ironworking and the roasting of bog ore for iron
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v bake cook and make edible by putting in a hot oven "bake the potatoes"
    • v bake heat by a natural force "The sun broils the valley in the summer"
    • v bake prepare with dry heat in an oven "bake a cake"
    • v bake be very hot, due to hot weather or exposure to the sun "The town was broiling in the sun","the tourists were baking in the heat"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Many earthenware vessels found were used for cooking purposes, including baking dishes, three-legged pots, and covered pots Many earthenware vessels found were used for cooking purposes, including baking dishes, three-legged pots, and...
Baking bread in an outdoor baking oven about 1650. (Conjectural sketch by Sidney E. King.) Baking bread in an outdoor baking oven about 1650. (Conjectural sketch by Sidney E. King.)
In this oven a Jamestown woman baked bread over 300 years ago. It appears to have been in use between 1650 and 1690 In this oven a Jamestown woman baked bread over 300 years ago. It appears to have been in use between 1650 and 1690
milk, baking powder, bowl, etc milk, baking powder, bowl, etc
Queen baking tarts Queen baking tarts

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Each year all of the Hostess bakeries combined bake 500 million Twinkies a year. (A twinkie is a sponge cake with a creamy filling.)
    • n Bake The process, or result, of baking.
    • Bake To be baked; to become dry and hard in heat; as, the bread bakes; the ground bakes in the hot sun.
    • Bake To do the work of baking something; as, she brews, washes, and bakes .
    • Bake To dry or harden (anything) by subjecting to heat, as, to bake bricks; the sun bakes the ground.
    • Bake To harden by cold. "The earth . . . is baked with frost.""They bake their sides upon the cold, hard stone."
    • Bake To prepare, as food, by cooking in a dry heat, either in an oven or under coals, or on heated stone or metal; as, to bake bread, meat, apples.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Bittersweet chocolate is what is usually called for in baking. It contains more chocolate liquor (at least 35%) and less sugar than sweet chocolate. Semisweet chocolate contains 15% 35% chocolate liquor.
    • bake To cook by dry heat in a closed place, such as an oven: primarily used of this manner of cooking bread, but afterward applied to potatoes, apples, etc., and also flesh and fish: to be distinguished from roast (which see).
    • bake To harden by heat, either in an oven, kiln, or furnace, or by the sun's heat: as, to bake bricks or pottery.
    • bake To harden by cold.
    • bake To do the work of baking.
    • bake To undergo the process of baking.
    • n bake A baking.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Fried chicken is the most popular meal ordered in sit-down restaurants in the US. The next in popularity are: roast beef, spaghetti, turkey, baked ham, and fried shrimp.
    • v.t Bake bāk to dry, harden, or cook by the heat of the sun or of fire: to prepare bread or other food in an oven: to harden as by frost
    • v.i Bake to work as a baker: to become firm through heat
    • pa.p Bake baked (bākt); pr.p. bāk′ing
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Quotations

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    “College-bred is a four-year loaf, using dad's dough, Coming out half-baked, with a lot of crust.”
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    “Some have half-baked ideas because their ideals are not heated up enough.”

Idioms

Half-baked - A half-baked idea or scheme hasn't not been thought through or planned very well.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. bacan,; akin to D. bakken, OHG. bacchan, G. backen, Icel. & Sw. baka, Dan. bage, Gr. fw`gein to roast

Usage

In literature:

Baked apples, baked sausages, hashed potatoes, corn cakes.
"American Cookery" by Various
Bake on a greased baking sheet until golden brown.
"The Starvation Treatment of Diabetes" by Lewis Webb Hill
Note how hard the clay bakes after being moistened.
"Ontario Teachers' Manuals: Nature Study" by Ontario Ministry of Education
They ne'er baked a gude cake but may bake an ill ane.
"The Proverbs of Scotland" by Alexander Hislop
She had plenty of wood to burn in winter, and plenty of meal to bake into bread all the year round.
"The Book of Stories for the Storyteller" by Fanny E. Coe
Flour the muffins and bake slowly on one side six minutes; then turn and bake the same on the other side.
"The Golden Age Cook Book" by Henrietta Latham Dwight
Harriet said to tell Mother that it was just right for baking biscuits.
"Sunny Boy in the Country" by Ramy Allison White
Bake them until they are a golden brown.
"Choice Cookery" by Catherine Owen
Fold in the stiffly beaten whites, pour into a hot baking dish and bake for 20 minutes.
"The Suffrage Cook Book"
The bread-twist was baked, and when the steaks were washed and sliced, Mrs. Vernon dropped them into the hot fat tried out from the bacon.
"Girl Scouts in the Adirondacks" by Lillian Elizabeth Roy
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In poetry:


They hear the good bread baking,
The baker with a fat smile
Growling an old ditty.
"The Runaways/ Les Effares" by Arthur Rimbaud
"Her bread it's to bake,
her yill is to brew;
My sister's a widow,
and sair do I rue.
"The Bonnie Earl Moray" by Andrew Lang
There are always curtains and flowers
And candles and baked bread
And a cloth spread
And a clean house.
"Poem in Prose" by Archibald MacLeish
Does he teach his subjects to roast and bake?
Does he sail about on an inland lake
in a YACHT,
The Akond of Swat?
"The Akond of Swat" by Edward Lear
I think it's eggs and flour
That the old lady has bought
To bake a cake for her daughter,
The lazy good-for-naught.
"From The Window" by Heinrich Heine
The Whale that wanders round the Pole
Is not a table fish.
You cannot bake or boil him whole
Nor serve him in a dish;
"The Whale" by Hilaire Belloc

In news:

Museum Teaches Anatomy And Disease With Ghoulish Body Part Bake-Off.
A hoarded baked potato appears to have been the source of botulism in some prison-made hooch.
Botulism outbreak in Utah prison linked to homebrew, baked potato.
While the capable Empire Bakery, which supplies the bread, usually turns out impeccable baked loaves, the white rolls here are dense and bland with a soft and waxy crust.
He was senior vice president & general manager of Baked Snacks-Pepperidge Farm.
1 cup each, all- bran cereal and hot water 1 ½ cups sugar 3/4 cup cooking oil 2 eggs 2 cups buttermilk 2 ½ cups all purpose flour 2 ½ tsp baking soda 1 tsp salt 2 cups raisin bran cereal.
Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon in large bowl.
Dec 31, 1999 Bakery-Net Staff MODERN-BAKING.
This little coffee shop serves up great espresso and fresh baked pastries with a focus on tasty, gluten-free baking.
Nov 1, 2006 Baking Management Staff MODERN-BAKING.
Baked fish, baked potato, green beans with bacon, tapioca pudding.
If you've baked fish or another strong odored meal and the smell is lingering in your oven, try this: slice a couple of lemons and put them on a foil lined baking sheet.
Around 1974, I enrolled in home ec onomics and concocted a homemade version of Bisquick, baked a red velvet cake and created no-bake chocolate-oatmeal cookies.
P aellas and fideuas (baked rice and baked noodles for two) and simple tapas—toasted tomato bread, griddled squid, an unassuming brandade, chunks of fried artichoke with a squeeze of lemon.
She was looking through her recipes and was going to bake a product that called for cream of tartar and wondered what role cream of tartar played in the baking and cooking process.
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In science:

The X-ray diffraction patterns for (a): N a0.41 C oO2 crystal; (b): the N a0.41 C oO2 crystal immersed in water; (c): the baked crystal (b); (d): the crystal (c) reimmersed in distilled water.
Charge ordering in charge-compensated $Na_{0.41}CoO_2$ by oxonium ions
While a remarkable change in the lattice parameter ( about 0.1 ˚A) is observed by baking at 100 oC for 48 hours.
Charge ordering in charge-compensated $Na_{0.41}CoO_2$ by oxonium ions
It is considered that some crystal water is gone for the baking, this assumption is confirmed by the reimmersion of the baked crystal in distilled water for 48 hours as shown in the curve (d) of Fig.3.
Charge ordering in charge-compensated $Na_{0.41}CoO_2$ by oxonium ions
We assume that the baking results in the decomposition of H3O+ ions into H + and H2O.
Charge ordering in charge-compensated $Na_{0.41}CoO_2$ by oxonium ions
The mass loss is evaluated by weighing their mass with high precise ( 1 µg ) balance before and after the baking.
Charge ordering in charge-compensated $Na_{0.41}CoO_2$ by oxonium ions
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