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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






13. To cut into very small cubes.






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






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






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






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






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






19. To refrigerate a food until it is completely cold






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






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






22. To cook by dry heat usually in an oven






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






24. To beat sugar and fat together until fluffy






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






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






27. 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)






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






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






36. To even off dry ingredients using a flat spatula






37. To cook food in a large amount of fat






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






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






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






41. To cut into small pieces.






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






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