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100 Baking Trivia Questions To Prove You’re One Smart Cookie

What’s the difference between a pie and a tart? What makes brownies cakey instead of chewy? You might enjoy these baking trivia questions if you ever came up short on butter or eggs but managed to correctly substitute ingredients. Put on your apron and grab your favorite spatula to see how you measure up on this baking quiz.

You don’t have to be Duff to know your way around a kitchen, but only a skilled baker knows how to make fondant from scratch. Buddy up and whip these questions into batter or fall in defeat like undercooked cake.   

Grab your sprinkles and do your best Candace Nelson impression if you think you are a master baker with all the answers. If these baking trivia questions aren’t a piece of cake, it might be time to apply to “Nailed It!” after all. 

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Levain’ is also known as what?

 

Wheat

 

Sourdough starter

 

Rice flour

 

Baking soda

Which of these flatbreads contains potato?

 

Lefse

 

Matzo

 

Crisp bread

 

Chapati

Matrimonial cake’ is another name for what?

 

Orange circles

 

Apple triangles

 

Date squares

 

Plum pudding

How are fritters cooked?

 

Boiled

 

Fried

 

Baked

 

Steamed

Bread sticks originate from which country?

 

Italy

 

India

 

Germany

 

Greece

Chapattis are cooked on a what?

 

Floor

 

Grill

 

Skillet

 

Table

Tiramisu contains which type of cheese?

 

Mascarpone

 

Blue cheese

 

Chedder

 

American

Which of these is a small confection originally created to use excess oven heat?

 

Flan

 

Empanada

 

Petit fours

 

Coulibiac

Duff Goldman is famous for baking what?

 

Pastries

 

Pies

 

Cakes

 

Bread

Which of these breads is not made with milk?

 

Luchi

 

Zopf

 

Bublik

 

Shirmal

The largest recorded muffin was how tall?

 

1 ft 6 in

 

2 ft 6 in

 

4 ft 6 in

 

3 ft 6 in

Which of these is not a type of flatbread?

 

Farl

 

Bannock

 

Crumpet

 

Crisp bread

Zebra cake’ is another name for which cake?

 

Corn cake

 

Icebox cake

 

Seed cake

 

Monkey cake

S’mores contain what kind of cracker?

 

Wafer

 

Cheese cracker

 

Graham cracker

 

Nut cracker

What shape are London buns?

 

Dove

 

Finger

 

Circle

 

Heart

A quiche resembles a pie with no what?

 

Sides

 

Filling

 

Pastry

 

Lid

Black moon’ is an alternative name for what?

 

Mud pie

 

Whoopie pie

 

Moon pie

 

Derby pie

Which of these is a ring shaped bread?

 

Baguette

 

Bagel

 

Mantou

 

Bloomer

Which of these pastries contains egg?

 

Filo

 

Puff

 

Shortcrust

 

Choux

What is another name for a Chinese pancake?

 

Puftaloon

 

Dosa

 

Laobing

 

Speckendick

Tiger bread contains what type of oil?

 

Sesame

 

Almond

 

Vegetable

 

Olive

Which of these breads is baked twice?

 

Appam

 

Panettone

 

Boule

 

Zwieback

Pastilla is what kind of pie?

 

Apple

 

Cheese

 

Cherry

 

Meat

Chocolate Teacakes are filled with what?

 

Cream

 

Caramel

 

Custard

 

Marshmallow

Chapatti bread originates from which country?

 

France

 

Japan

 

India

 

Chile

Which of these is a thin, hard Christmas biscuit originally from Switzerland?

 

Stroopwafel

 

Fortune cookie

 

Tirggel

 

Kitchel

Hot cross buns are what type of bun?

 

Spiced bun

 

Chelsea bun

 

Cream bun

 

Bacon bun

What is ‘speckled bread’ also known as?

 

Flatbread

 

Fried bread

 

Fruit bread

 

Crisp bread

What is a crumpet usually cooked on?

 

Open fire

 

Grill

 

Griddle

 

A pan

Which of these breads contains molasses?

 

Anadama

 

Mantou

 

Boule

 

Ciabatta

Where do Pandan waffles originate from?

 

Brazil

 

India

 

Peru

 

Vietnam

Which of these waffles contains no yeast?

 

American waffles

 

Belgian waffles

 

Brussels waffles

 

Stroopwafels

Who host the TV show ‘Sugar High’?

 

Anne Thornton

 

Lionel Poilane

 

Florian Bellanger

 

Duff Goldman

Who created the brand Betty Crocker?

 

Mary Berry

 

Elizabeth Falkner

 

Marjorie Husted

 

Jean-Philippe Maury

Which of these is a twisted fried pastry?

 

Buller

 

Sholler

 

Ruller

 

Cruller

Which country did the soufflé originate from?

 

Germany

 

France

 

Brazil

 

Italy

Which of these biscuits contains wholemeal?

 

Biscotti

 

Macaroon

 

Rock cake

 

Digestive biscuits

Which of these breads contains cream?

 

Panettone

 

Brioche

 

Pita

 

Rice bread

Quiches are filled with a savory what?

 

Jam

 

Cream

 

Custard

 

Jelly

Coyotas is a cookie that originates from which country?

 

France

 

Mexico

 

Spain

 

Australia

Which of these puddings does not contain jam?

 

tarte Tatin

 

Danish pastries

 

Plum tart

 

Bakewell tart

Which of these cookies contains no butter?

 

Chocolate chip cookies

 

Florentines

 

Shortbread

 

Berger cookies

Quiche Lorraine contains which of these ingredients?

 

Walnuts

 

Marzipan

 

Oranges

 

Bacon

What was Mary Berry’s first cook book called?

 

101 Banana Recipes

 

An Introduction to Baking

 

The Hamlyn All colour Cookbook

 

A Good Cook Guide in Pictures

Anna Olson is a pastry chef from which state?

 

Texas

 

Maine

 

Florida

 

Georgia

What does Chapati mean in Indian languages?

 

Circle

 

Toast

 

Empty bread

 

Flattened round

Which country is panettone originally from?

 

USA

 

Italy

 

France

 

Chile

Which of these is a Japanese dessert containing red bean paste?

 

Parkin

 

Sfouf

 

Yokan

 

Kutia

Which of these cakes is made with molasses?

 

Battenberg cake

 

Red velvet cake

 

Bolo de mel

 

Sernik

A custard baked in a mold in the oven is often called a what?

 

Turnover

 

Cookie

 

Flan

 

Pie

Which of these is not flavored with almond?

 

Stroopwafel

 

Biscotti

 

Ricciarelli

 

Rainbow cookies

Stromboli is a type of what?

 

Turnover

 

Fruit tart

 

Pie

 

Cheesecake

Which of these is an Australian baking show?

 

Planet Cake

 

Circle of Cake

 

Cake Centre

 

Whole Cake

In which country did the baguette originate from?

 

Australia

 

Germany

 

England

 

France

Frangipane is a filling made from or flavored with what?

 

Cherries

 

Walnuts

 

Peanuts

 

Almonds

The pattern of criss-crossing strips of pastry on top of food is called a what?

 

Lattice

 

Tuile

 

Coulibiac

 

Streusel

Which of these is a type of sandwich cookie?

 

Oreo

 

Nice

 

Afghans

 

Snickerdoodle

What is ‘apple crumble’ also known as?

 

Apple Strudel

 

Apple crisp

 

Apple stick

 

Apple loaf

Buddy Valastro is head baker at which bakery?

 

Crazy Susan’s

 

DC Cupcakes

 

Carlo’s Bakery

 

Charm City Cakes

Which of these breads does not contain rye?

 

Borodinsky

 

Pumpernickel

 

Focaccia

 

Black bread

The baking TV show ‘Sugar Rush’ is set where?

 

Washington, D.C.

 

Paris

 

London

 

New York

Which of these is a type of bread?

 

Saltdough

 

Treatdough

 

Carameldough

 

Sourdough

Which of these biscuits contains whole meal?

 

Rock cake

 

Macaroon

 

Biscotti

 

Digesive biscuits

How much did the worlds largest pasty weigh?

 

606 lb

 

1,804 lb

 

2,804 lb

 

1,604 lb

What is another name for a ‘Somoza’?

 

Tiropita

 

Spanakopita

 

Sambusac

 

Shoofly pie

Which of these is a sweet bread originating from France?

 

Stroopwafel

 

Brioche

 

Yufka

 

Mantou

What is the French name for a pastry chef?

 

Penia

 

Pumpernickel

 

Pillsburi

 

Patissier

Which of these cakes does not include egg yolks?

 

Carrot cake

 

Angel food cake

 

Cupcakes

 

Genoa cake

Macarons are usually flavored with what?

 

Peanuts

 

Cinnamon

 

Cloves

 

Almond powder

Bakewell tarts originate from which country?

 

Italy

 

Australia

 

UK

 

Germany

Condensed milk is an ingredient in which of these desserts?

 

Tiramisu

 

Dacquoise

 

Genoise

 

Banoffee pie

New York cheesecake usually contains what?

 

Cottage cheese

 

Sour cream

 

Buttermilk

 

Farmer’s cheese

What is unbaked bread often called?

 

Flour

 

Ball

 

Dough

 

Prove

Spanakopita is made from which type of pastry?

 

Puff

 

Choux

 

Shortcrust

 

Filo

From which country does anpan, a sweet bread usually filled with bean paste, come from?

 

Japan

 

Greece

 

Italy

 

China

Roti tissue’ is also known by what name?

 

Roti bicykle

 

Roti helikopter

 

Roti traine

 

Roti Taxo

Caramel tart originated in which country?

 

India

 

South Africa

 

Australia

 

Scotland

Which of these buns is often topped with fondant icing and half a glace cherry?

 

Sticky buns

 

Belgian bun

 

Mandarin roll

 

Cream bun

Derby pie contains what kind of nut?

 

Pine nuts

 

Peanuts

 

Walnuts

 

Chestnuts

The worlds tallest cake was how high?

 

308.27 ft

 

108.27 ft

 

408.27 ft

 

208.27 ft

Pate chinois’ is other name for which pie?

 

Chinese pie

 

Russian pie

 

Asian pie

 

Indian pie

Tarte tatin is a dessert that originates from which of these countries?

 

France

 

Mexico

 

Canada

 

Italy

What is the final step before baking that allows a dough to rise?

 

Mixing

 

Frying

 

Proofing

 

Kneading

Belgian buns usually contain which fruit?

 

Oranges

 

Dates

 

Sultanas

 

Apples

Croissants are what shape?

 

Squares

 

Crescents

 

Circles

 

Tubes

Which of these is an American bagel shaped fried cake?

 

Teacake

 

Doughnut

 

Speckendick

 

Petit four

Pierre Herme is most famous for baking what?

 

Cakes

 

Mille-feuille

 

Tarts

 

Macarons

Which of these is popular Chinese pastry?

 

Lotus seed buns

 

Snickerdoodle

 

Hot cross buns

 

Coulibiac

Nice biscuits are what flavor?

 

Sesame

 

Coconut

 

Almond

 

Date

Focaccia bread originates from which of these countries?

 

Italy

 

France

 

Spain

 

UK

Butter is not used in which of these cake?

 

Red velvet cake

 

Devil’s food cake

 

Opera cake

 

Depression cake

A small bread or bread roll is often called a what?

 

Bagel

 

Bun

 

Baguette

 

Fougasse

Which of these breads is usually long and thin in shape?

 

Baguette

 

Bagel

 

Roll

 

Bun

Bush bread’ is also referred to also what?

 

Seedcakes

 

Poppycakes

 

Corncakes

 

Ricecakes

Which of these is type of rye pancake?

 

Pretzel

 

Shirmal

 

Boule

 

Speckendick

What year was Paul Hollywood born in?

 

1976

 

1966

 

1986

 

1956

Which of these pies contains beef?

 

Pecan pie

 

Buko pie

 

Derby pie

 

Natchitoches pie

Which of these puddings contain milk?

 

Butter tart

 

Cream pie

 

Pecan pie

 

Derby pie

What flavor jam is traditionally used in Battenberg cake?

 

Orange

 

Apricot

 

Blackberry

 

Strawberry

What is a Thai steamed bun called?

 

Mantou

 

Semla

 

Siopao

 

Chelsea

 

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