Gluten

Image

Is a glutton someone who likes to eat a lot of gluten? No. Glutton and gluten come from different root words entirely. Gluttire is the Latin root of glutton and means to swallow. Gluten in Latin literally means glue. The gluten content of wheat allows it to puff up and hold its shape. Shortening is called as such because it shortens the gluten strands and makes bread less elastic.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

Blog at WordPress.com.

%d bloggers like this: