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Those who are not generals
We chose the golden ones and we smash them,
and with the heart of some canes,
they are matched then.
We add salt to the wounds
of this refined group
And, this is crucial,
we make some fun guys join the troop.
After getting together a drink,
it's time to meet our needs though, don't you think?
So we turn up the heat,
then make the group pass the test,
and if they arise as one, soft and sweet,
it will, for sure, be the best!

What am I?

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    $\begingroup$ It sounds like Candy Crush! :D $\endgroup$ – Techidiot Dec 2 '16 at 11:14
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Is it

Bread?

Those who are not generals
We chose the golden ones and we smash them,

Wheat kernels (colonels - not generals), milled to flour

and with the heart of some canes,
they are matched then.

Sugar (from sugar canes) is added...

We add salt to the wounds
of this refined group

...plus salt.

And, this is crucial,
we make some fun guys join the troop. After getting together a drink,
it's time to meet our needs though, don't you think?

This bit's about yeast- a fungus (fun guys) that is used in the production of bread. Plus, water is added (getting a drink): we obtain a knead dough (needs though)!

So we turn up the heat,
then make the group pass the test,
and if they arise as one, soft and sweet,
it will, for sure, be the best!

Bread rises in the oven, and we have 'the best thing since sliced bread'

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  • $\begingroup$ isn't salt just another ingredient to make one? $\endgroup$ – oleslaw Dec 2 '16 at 11:43
  • $\begingroup$ Bread (or rather a recipe for bread) is the right answer. There are some wordplays within the riddle that point toward this answer, can you find them :)? $\endgroup$ – IAmInPLS Dec 2 '16 at 12:40
  • $\begingroup$ "refined" and "needs"? Not sure about the generals reference - maybe hinting to "colonels", specifically cornbread? That would work well with golden, too.. $\endgroup$ – user812786 Dec 2 '16 at 15:16

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