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Basic Cooking Terms

Subject : cooking
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1. To lower the temperature of a food - usually to room temperature

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

12. To cook by dry heat usually in an oven

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

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

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

16. To cut into very small cubes.

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

18. 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)

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

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

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

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

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

24. To cook food in a large amount of fat

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

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

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

28. To refrigerate a food until it is completely cold

29. To cut into small pieces.

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

31. To beat sugar and fat together until fluffy

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

42. To even off dry ingredients using a flat spatula

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