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Cooking Terms

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A term used when you are assembling ingredients to make a dish or recipe. Usually a mixing bowl or larger container is selected in the first place to allow the collection of ingredients to combine without spilling.


Beat
To mix together ingredients quickly with rapid motion and usually with a wooden spoon or with an electric mixer. It is normally in order to trap some air into a mixture and make the end product light and open in texture

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French Bread and Pastries

The Boulangerie is used on a daily basis in France and the trip to purchase freshly baked bread is routine for many people.

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Cooking Skills - Knife Skills

Cooking skills:  Where and how you start to learn to cook is likely to vary but there are basic skills and lots of them. One of these is knife skill.  You need to build up confidence and develop skills in knife handling.  The basics are constant, used over and over again, even in some quite complicated dishes. The photographs in this article illustrate basic knife skills you need to learn.

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Cooking Skills - Basic Ingedients

Basic ingredients need to be understood.  Which ones are dry, which are wet, which are perishable, which will keep, which need chilled storage, which are Fair trade, Free-from, Light and so on.  

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