capstone blog post #6

Overall, making my slideshow was pretty simple, I just had to search for pictures that match what my script says. The only tricky part was making sore all the pictures were clean, consistent and made sense for what I was saying. My script was also pretty easy, it was easy because I had made a blog post that included all of my research in an order that made sense for me to say. If you want to read it, it is called capstone blog post #5

Blow here is my final script

 

(Slide 1) Hi, my name is Logan. For my capstone project, I decided to do it on baking. My main inquiry question is how has baking evolved over time?

 

(slide 2) I am going to be talking about the science behind baking. You may notice that most recipes say to heat the oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit. The temperature of the oven is really important to get the color, taste and moisture just right. When the temperature rises, a chemical reaction called Maillar happens when proteins and sugars are combined. Proteins are what makes cookies brown. if you bake  cookies at a temperature that is to cool the cookie will dry out. If you bake cookies at a temperature that is too hot they will burn. When cookie dough reaches 92 degrees fahrenheit, the butter melts which makes the cookie flat. At 136 degrees fahrenheit, germs will die off. At 144 degrees fahrenheit changes start happening to the protein which comes from the eggs.

 

(Slide 3) You might not notice how easy baking materials are to use… Baking materials have changed a lot over time. Once the thermometer was made in 1714, it changed baking completely. Now bakers know the exact temperature of the food or oven.

In 1856, the first hand mixer was invented.

In 1908, the first electric mixer was invented. This made it easier for bakers to combine ingredients.  

Things got even easier when the stand mixer was invented in 1919.  kitchenaid Artisan stand mixer is the top selling mixer in the world. It is 4 and ½ quarts. Everyone loves it because it has very high performance. Over time the kitchenaid stand mixer design has gotten smaller so they would be good for home use. They used to be sold door to door. weighing 65 pounds! Kitchenaid stand mixers last for a long time without breaking. The original kitchenaid stander color was white now they come in so many different colors. There are so many different attachments that you can buy. You can even make ice cream and baby food.

When the convection oven first came out in 1956 it changed baking a lot. It did this by baking the food more evenly with the use of a heating element and a fan.

 

(slide 4) over time recipes have changed. Girl scouts recipes have changed along with the cookie flavors in the past 96 years. The first cookie was a simple sugar cookie. If you used a recipe from a long long time ago, you may see that the recipes call for 30 or more eggs. The reason for this is because the eggs a long time ago were much smaller than they are now. you can fix this be using a ½ or even a ⅓ of what the recipe calls for. Ingredients have also changed because ingredients have been imported from other countries. Some examples are vanilla bean, cocoa bean, which makes chocolate, and maize. Maize is used to make flour. Think about how much we use vanilla, flour and cocoa in our baking.

 

(slide 5) You may think to yourself, how do bakers adjust recipes to accommodate food allergies. The food allergen labels and Consumer Protection Act of 2009 requires companies to list the top 8 food allergens, which are: milk, eggs, peanuts, wheat, soy, fish, shellfish and tree nuts. Some common food substitutes for wheat are: barley flour, cornstarch to thicken recipes or rice flour. Substitutes for milk are rice milk, soy milk, almond milk, coconut milk, cashew milk and canola oil in place of butter. Substitutes for eggs are: potato starch and tapioca.

 

(Slide 6) How have Baking shows affected baking sales. Couples are trading in elaborate wedding cakes for cupcakes at their weddings. Cupcake sales increased following consumer trend Additionally, supermarkets are expanding their bakeries to sell more cupcakes.

 

(slide 7) For more information go to my blog.

 

(slide 8) thank you watching!

 

  

 

  

capstone blog post #5

Have you ever wondered what baking really is? I know I have, I love to bake and I really wanted to know what it really is. When I was told that we are going to be doing a capstone project, I got to chose a topic that I was interested in, I knew what I was going to chose. If you are like me I would suggest reading what I have researched to help me answer my question. Baking is science, you may follow a recipe, scientist or bakers can spend days, weeks, months, or even years on trying to perfect the best  mix of ingredients. Once they find that, next they have to find the right oven temperature.

 

You may notice that most recipes say to heat the oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit. That is because, all ovens are a little different so 350 degrees fahrenheit is usually the perfect temperature for all ovens. The temperature of the oven is really important to get the color, taste and the moisture just right. When the temperature rises, a chemical process called Maillard Reaction, happens when proteins and sugars are combined. Proteins are what makes cookies brown. If you bake it at a too cool temperature, the cookies will dry out. If you bake it at a temperature that is too hot, they will burn. When cookie dough reaches 92 degrees fahrenheit, the butter melts which makes the cookie flat. At 136 degrees fahrenheit, germs will die off. At 144 degrees fahrenheit changes start happening to the protein which comes from the eggs. Water boils at 212 degrees fahrenheit.

 

You might not notice how easy baking materials are to use. For example, you just push a button and it combines the ingredients or heats the oven. Baking materials have changed a lot over time. Once the thermometer was made in 1714, it changed baking completely. It changed it because now bakers can know the exact temperature of the food or oven. In 1856, the first hand mixer was invented. In 1908, the first electric mixer was invented this was very good because it was easier for bakers to combine ingredients. Things got even easier when the stand mixer was invented in 1919.  The kitchenaid Artisan stand mixer is the top selling mixer in the world it is 4 and ½ quarts. Everyone loves it because it has very high performance. Over time the kitchenaid stand mixer design has gotten smaller so they would fit into home. They used to be sold door to door. It weighed 65 pounds! Kitchenaid stand mixers last for a long time without braking. The original kitchenaid stander color was white now they come in so many different colors. There are so many different attachments that you can bye, for the kitchenaid stand mixer such as the food grinder, the slicer, the shredder, the juicer, the strainer, the pasta roller and the cutter. You can even  make ice cream and baby food with the kitchenaid stand mixer. Over all you can see that the kitchenaid stand mixer has evolved a lot over time. I think the it is a great product. When the convection oven first came out in 1956 it changed the world of baking. It did this by baking the food more evenly with the use of a heating element and a fan.

 

If you are a baker like me you may think to yourself have recipes changed at all over time? I was wondering that until I did some research. The recipes of the girl scout cookies have changed a lot in the past 96 years. Flavors have also changed the first cookie was a simple sugar cookie. If you use a recipe from a long long time ago you may see that the recipe calls for 30 or more egg you may think to yourself that is so many eggs that is more than two dozen eggs. You are right that is more than you need the reason for this is because the eggs a long long time ago were much smaller than they are now you can fix this be using a ½ or even a ⅓ of what the recipe calls for. Ingredients have also changed because ingredients have been getting imported and exported from other countries. Some examples are vanilla bean, cocoa bean, which makes chocolate, and maize. Maize is used to make flour. Think about how much we use vanilla, flour and cocoa in our baking.

 

You may think to yourself, how do bakers adjust recipes to accommodate food allergies?  The food allergen labels and Consumer Protection Act of 2009 requires companies to list the top 8 food allergens, which are: milk, eggs, peanuts, wheat, soy, fish, shellfish and tree nuts. Some common food substitutes for wheat are: barley flour, cornstarch to thicken recipes or rice flour. Substitutes for milk are rice milk, soy milk, almond milk, coconut milk, cashew milk and canola oil in place of butter. Substitutes for eggs are: potato starch and tapioca.

 

Another thing that people may wonder about is how has the popularity of baking shows on television affected bakery item sales? According to Mintel-Consumer Market Research Companies, couples are trading in elaborate wedding cakes for cupcakes at their weddings. The cupcake trend was a counter-trend to people incorporating healthier options into their diets. Cupcake sales increased following consumer trend of affordable indulgence. Additionally, supermarkets are expanding their bakeries to sell more cupcakes.

 

That you for listening, I hope you learned more about how has baking evolved over time. I hope you enjoyed.  

 

capstone blog post #4

I told my teacher about the little issue I had with my site visit, she said it would be okay if I go a little over the do date and skule another site visit. I did I decided to the site visit someone lockley so it would be easy to get to them. When I got to the site visit the people there were very nice and helpful. The site visit was surprising very short It was only 20 minutes. I thought the site visit was very helpful and I got a lot of pictures. I got to go behind the counter and they told me that they change the cookies that they sell once a week. In the kitchen they had a really big mixer they also had a really big fridge, it was really hectic there was bakers running around everywhere trying to finish the cake that they are working on. Overall I think that it was helpful and I learned a lot.         

Capstone Blog Post # 3

The next step in the copstone proses is finding an interview site visit. Lucky for me, I flow a lot of Bakers on instagram so, I started texting them unforchinitly a lot of them did not write back. I waited days and days to see if they would write back they did not. So I texted some more people and finely someone wrote back. We emailed back and forth to figure out a date, time and location. I thought it would be best to meet at her shop so I could have my site visit there. When my mom and I got there we were surprised to see that her shop was under construction and there was nothing there.   I was disappointed to see that there we no kitchen and shop to look at. But I did get a lot of good information from the interview, that is really good. all though there was not much for me to see i still got a lot of good information. She answered all of me questions that I had planned and even so mure that i thought of on the stot. I am very happy with the way my capstone project is turning out so far.

capstone blog post #2

After finishing the first step of capstone, choosing a topic, I decided to research baking.  I had to choose a main inquiry question. A main inquiry question is narrowing down your topic and choosing a focus.  I decided on “How has baking evolved over time?”

Some other main inquiry ideas that I considered were “Baking vs Cooking”  “Cakes vs cupcakes”.

I chose “How has baking evolved over time?” because that is what I am most interested in learning about.  Learning about the basics will help me to be a better baker. Baking is a hobby of mine. I love baking and decorating.

I wanted to choose cupcakes but I had to broaden the topic.  I chose the evolution of baking to help me have a better understanding of baking.

A sub question is a question that supports your inquiry question.  My sub questions are: What is baking? How are baking recipes different today than they used to be? Do bakers use the same flavors as they used to?  How do bakers adjust recipes to accommodate food allergies? How has the popularity of baking shows on television affected cupcake sales? How has the baking materials change over time?

capstone Blog post #1

Have you ever done a capstone project? Well, capstone is a big research project that you pick a topic you are interested in and you do research. In my school, all 5th graders do this project.

 To start you have to pick a topic. I have always been interested in baking and art. I am pretty good at both of those things. Those were my two main topic choices that I automatically thought of. I was more leaning towards baking. So, that is what I choose.   

Now comes the hard part, the work part. I had to get to work. So I would not fall behind I had to brainstorm questions  that I would ask myself so I know what I am looking for in my research.

That is how I started my capstone I still have a long ways to go and that is just the beginning  

immigration #2

The immigration interview was not really what I had expected it to be. I think this was because I did not know how she was going to react to the questions I had prepared to ask her.

The most interesting thing about the interview was all the cool things I got to learn about the person like why she immigrated, how she was feeling when she left and when she just arrived and so much more.

I had no challenges trying to plan a date that worked for both of us I this because my schedule is flexible and so is the person I decided to work with.

From this process I learned everybody’s life is different and some are more simple than others. That is totally fine.  

immigration

My teacher had told me and my class is going to be doing an immigration unit. We had to interview an immigrant that we knew. I went home thinking who am I going to interview, I thought about all of my relatives. None of them that immigrated are still alive. I started thinking about other people I might know, I thought of it! The person I thought of was Denisse. When I asked her if it would be okay to interview her she said yes. She immigrated her from Uruguay.  The next step after we found who you were going to interview was to prepare the questions we are doing to ask. That was pretty easy for me. it was easy because I am very interested in the topic.