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Basic Cooking Terms

Subject : cooking
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1. To cut or chop food as finely as possible.

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

3. To even off dry ingredients using a flat spatula

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

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

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

7. To cut into small pieces.

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

9. To beat sugar and fat together until fluffy

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

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

12. 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)

13. To cook food in a large amount of fat

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

15. To cut into very small cubes.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

23. To refrigerate a food until it is completely cold

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

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

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

27. To cook by dry heat usually in an oven

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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