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Let’s take a closer look at our crackers. Do they look poofy at all to you? Or are they pretty flat? They should be flat, because we didn’t add any leavening to them. Leavening is the cooking term for any ingredient that will make things that you bake poofy. Things like baking powder and baking soda make bread and cakes rise because they react with other ingredients in the dough to make carbon dioxide bubbles. The holes that we see when we look at a piece of bread are the outsides of those carbon dioxide bubbles. The carbon dioxide escapes into the air, and we have a delicious piece of bread. However, in this case, we didn’t want the crackers to be poofy, so we didn’t put anything in that would make the bubbles. So, our crackers should be flat and delicious!
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