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






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






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






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






5. To bring a heating unit - like an oven - to a certain temperature






6. To refrigerate a food until it is completely cold






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






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






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






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






11. To even off dry ingredients using a flat spatula






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






20. 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)






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






22. To beat sugar and fat together until fluffy






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






33. To cut into small pieces.






34. To cook by dry heat usually in an oven






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






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






37. To cut into very small cubes.






38. To cook food in a large amount of fat






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






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






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






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






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