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






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






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






4. To cook food in a large amount of fat






5. To cut into small pieces.






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






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






8. To cut into very small cubes.






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






20. To beat sugar and fat together until fluffy






21. To cook by dry heat usually in an oven






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






30. To even off dry ingredients using a flat spatula






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






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






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






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






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






36. 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)






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






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






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






40. To refrigerate a food until it is completely cold






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






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






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