Why is gluten important when baking? What is an emulsifier? What does salt do to your hamburger? The kids of Palo Alto now know! On Thursday, June 13th six 4-Hers in grades 4-6 explored the ins and outs of sugar cookies and many other cooking techniques at the Cooking Up Science summer camp held by Iowa State University Extension. At the camp all-purpose flour and soy flour were used to show gluten formation, salt was added to hamburger bringing out proteins important for cooking, their tongues were used to make a flavor taste map, and many more fun activities! Everyone received a clover cookie cutter and the top secret Clover Cookie Recipe. They won't be sharing the recipe but they might be willing to use their new skills for a taste testing near you!
Attending the workshop were Thomas and Aliza Woodford, Jackson Lowman, Therese Matthews, and Matt & Mackenzie Berkland.
GLUTEN?FORMATION - Students learned about gluten formation by experimenting with all-purpose flour and soy flour.