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Basic Cooking Terms

Subject : cooking
Instructions:
  • Answer 43 questions in 15 minutes.
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  • Match each statement with the correct term.
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1. To bring a heating unit - like an oven - to a certain temperature






2. To remove or strip off the skin or rind of some fruits and vegetables.






3. To combine 2 or more ingredients by beating or stirring into one mass






4. To cut into small pieces.






5. To cook in the steam generated by boiling water.






6. To coat food with butter - margarine - or egg - using a small brush.






7. To brush or pour liquid over food as it cooks to keep it moist






8. To refrigerate a food until it is completely cold






9. To cut or chop food as finely as possible.






10. To cook by dry heat usually in an oven






11. To rub or spray fat on the surface of a cooking utensil or on the food itself






12. To cook over - under - or in front of hot coals or a gas or electric burner - or other form of direct heat.






13. To add salt - pepper - or other substances to food to enhance flavor.






14. To cook in water or liquid in Which bubbles rise continually and break on surface






15. To soak a food in a sauce before cooking to make it more tender or flavorful






16. To place a coating over a food - such as bread crumbs or cracker crumbs






17. To bake - dry - or toast a food until the surface is brown.






18. To finely divide food in various sizes by rubbing it on a grater with sharp projections.






19. To ornament food - usually with another colorful food - before serving to add eye appeal.






20. To even off dry ingredients using a flat spatula






21. To mix ingredients lightly without mashing or crushing them.






22. To make mixture smooth by lifting it over and over quickly with a big beating stroke or to incorporate air through the mixture.






23. To beat sugar and fat together until fluffy






24. To mix by using circular motion - going around and around until blended






25. To flatten to a desired thickness by using a rolling pin.






26. To prepare food by applying heat in any form.






27. To mix ingredients by gently turning one part over another with a spatula






28. To cut into very small cubes.






29. To roast meat slowly on a spit rack or rack over heat - basting frequently with a seasoned sauce.






30. To cook food in a large amount of fat






31. To work dough with the 'heel' of the hands - using a pressing motion - accompanied by folding and stretching until smooth and elastic.






32. To heat a solid food - such as butter - until it becomes a liquid






33. To mix two or more ingredients together until well combined.






34. To cut food into long - thin - match-like strips






35. To cook in a small amount of fat - like mushrooms or onion






36. To cook meat - poultry - or vegetables in the oven with dry heat






37. To beat rapidly to introduce air bubbles into food. Applied to cream - eggs - and gelatin.






38. To cut food into pieces about 1/2' square on all sides (There is small 1/4' - medium 1/2' - and large 3/4' cube)






39. To put dry ingredients through a strainer / sifter to break up lumps and mix thoroughly






40. To sprinkle or coat with a powdered a powdered substance - usually with crumbs or seasonings.






41. To cut fat into flour with two knives or pastry blender until it is distributed in small particles throughout the mixture.






42. To lower the temperature of a food - usually to room temperature






43. To cook below the boiling point - bubbles form slowly and break on the surface.