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Basic Cooking Terms

Subject : cooking
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1. To cook in the steam generated by boiling water.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

11. To cut into very small cubes.

12. To cut into small pieces.

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

14. 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)

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

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

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

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

19. To even off dry ingredients using a flat spatula

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

32. To cook food in a large amount of fat

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

34. To refrigerate a food until it is completely cold

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

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

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

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

39. To beat sugar and fat together until fluffy

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

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

42. To cook by dry heat usually in an oven

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