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Basic Cooking Terms

Subject : cooking
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1. To ornament food - usually with another colorful food - before serving to add eye appeal.

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

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

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

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

6. 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)

7. To beat sugar and fat together until fluffy

8. To refrigerate a food until it is completely cold

9. To even off dry ingredients using a flat spatula

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

34. To cut into small pieces.

35. To cut into very small cubes.

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

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

38. To cook food in a large amount of fat

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

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

41. To cook by dry heat usually in an oven

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

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