A Baker’s Dozen

Usually, “a dozen” means 12. But “a baker’s dozen” means 13. Why is that? Long ago, people couldn’t weigh things very well. The bakers knew that. Sometimes bad bakers sold …

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Why Bread Rises

Bakeries always have large loaves of bread. However, bread dough is much smaller. How does it grow bigger? The answer is yeast. To make bread dough, you need flour, sugar, …

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