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Altitudes of 3000 feet (914 metres) or higher affect the baking of cakes and yeast breads. The leavening agent (yeast, baking powder or baking soda) releases more and larger gas bubbles that expand quickly and collapse easily, causing cakes and breads to fall. Moisture vaporizes at a lower temperature, causing a drier texture.
At ATCO Blue Flame Kitchen, we’ve tested our baking recipes at Edmonton’s lower elevation of 2201 feet (671 metres) and at Calgary’s higher elevation of 3557 feet(1084 metres). That’s why you’ll see a range of times in our baking recipes. Use the longer time if you live at a higher altitude, but don’t change the temperature.
Here are more tips for baking at high altitudes:
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