Bakery products of China

Lu Zhang, Xiao Dong Chen

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China, as one of the world's four greatest ancient civilizations, is famous for its early technological advances in ancient times. The preparation and baking of wheat-based food represents the foundation of human cooking culture coupled with technological development. Bakery products in China can be divided into two types: staple foods and pastries. The raw materials of bakery products in China are simple and low-priced. However, the manufacturing operation can be complicated and sophisticated. The technique that is primarily used is contact baking. Contact baking is a very common type of baking which is widely used, for example for baking of crisp bread, tortillas, pizzas, chapati, pancakes, and pita breads. Chinese pastries have a long history, and sophisticated processing technology has been used to develop a wide variety of pastries. According to incomplete statistics, there are hundreds of kinds of pastries in China.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationBakery Products Science and Technology
EditorsWeibiao Zhou
Place of PublicationChichester UK
PublisherJohn Wiley & Sons
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781118792001
ISBN (Print)9781119967156
Publication statusPublished - 11 Aug 2014
Externally publishedYes


  • Bakery products
  • Baking
  • China
  • Pastries

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