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[ lˈɛvən], [ lˈɛvən], [ l_ˈɛ_v_ə_n]

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Leaven is an important ingredient in bread baking. It is a chemical reaction that causes the dough to rise. There are many types of leavening agents, but the most common is baking powder.

Baking powder is made of two powders, soda and baking soda. The soda reacts with the moisture in the dough to create gas. The gas trapped in the dough causes it to rise.

Leavening agents can also come in the form of malt extract, enzymes, or a combination of both. Malt extract is made from malted barley and is the most common leavening agent.

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