DOUGH. The soft mass of moistened flour or meal that after baking becomes bread or cake. The word may apply before the mass has been raised by yeast, as in Exod.12.34, Exod.12.39, but generally after raising, as in Jer.7.18 and Hos.7.4.

Some salt was sprinkled in the dough, for both leavened and unleavened bread. After the dough was sufficiently kneaded, it was put aside to allow it to rise, and then it was baked in one of a variety of ovens that were then used. See Food.

See also

  • Bread