Why do papadums puff and blister when roasted? Doing a demo for elementary kids and I know they will ask.

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mrslarkin
mrslarkin September 17, 2010

I think the puffing has something to do with the water in the dough turning to steam, and it therefore creates a balloon effect.

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Lena S.
Lena S. September 17, 2010

It may also be the baking soda used in the papadum dough - often this is one of the ingredients.

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susan_carlson
susan_carlson September 17, 2010

I have looked at 10 papadum recipes; none used baking soda, and they are dried in the oven until crisp, very little to no moisture. Is there something about the flour that makes them blister?

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