What are baked goods? Simply put, everything in this section of the Promptuary refers to baked goods (except for maybe some variants of cheesecake that aren’t baked). The most common baked product is bread with cakes taking a close second place. The cycle of baked goods is a very amusing story. People rejoiced when baked goods were industrialized and moved from small artisan bakeries to large industrial processes which made bread accessible to everyone at very low prices. Today, with attention shifting to better quality baked goods, smaller artisan producers are slowly gaining popularity as a healthier (and tastier) option to industrial baked goods.
Baked Goods Trivia
- A lot of people say that baking is more of a science than an art. Measurements of ingredients must be precise to achieve the desired texture and form, especially with bread.
- On the other hand, many baked goods require an artistic touch for them to be pleasing to the eye and make them attractive to buyers.
- Leavened bread was first baked around 600 BC but there have been ovens that have been dated to be older than 6,500 years.
- Each baked item has its own unique history and backstory, so be sure to check out all of the other entries in our Real Food Promptuary for more information.
- Cookies, one of the more popular baked goods, come from the Dutch word ‘koekje’ which basically means ‘little cakes.’
- Baked goods aren’t limited to bread and cakes, they also include food like custards and pudding.