Question by  nick37 (31)

What is the difference between cooking and baking?

My mom says she loves cooking and hates baking.


Answer by  Sasha79 (30)

Baking is the process where the dish being prepared is brought to temperature inside an oven. Baking often involves precise measurements to ensure the proper rising of breads and proofing of pastries. Cooking can been seen as a looser form of compiling a dish finished on top of a range.


Answer by  noonespecial (235)

Cooking usually involves using pans, grills, or deep frying, in order to make foods like bacon & eggs, pancakes, gravies, hamburgers, steaks, fish, french fries, etc. while baking usually involves the use of an oven in order to make foods like breads, brownies, cakes, muffins, etc. Basically, cooking involves the use of a stove-top, while baking employs an oven.


Answer by  jb68 (207)

Cooking most often refers to creating a savory dish on top of the stove, but sometimes in the oven. Making vegetable soup would be an example of cooking. Baking usually refers to creating sweet items with precise measurements that are baked in the oven. Baking examples include cookies and cakes.


Answer by  Anonymous

Baking is a science. Cooking is an artform.


Answer by  malou21 (134)

There is a big difference between cooking and baking. They have different procedures. Cooking is usually use cooking utensils, fry pan, casserole and wok. Cooking is done with the use of fire and stove. While baking, you need a muffin pan, mold and mixer. And baking is done with right temperature of baking oven.


Answer by  thangam (95)

Cooking means just art of preparing foods and baking means cook by dry heat in an oven or on heated metal or stones.

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