| Some helpful Kid Cooking terms: |
To Beat: To mix hard with a whisk, spoon, or and electric mixer until smooth.
To Boil : is to have quite a high head until lots of bubbles are forming on the surface of the liquid
To Chop: To cut something into smaller pieces. To finely chop is to cut really small or thin pieces.
To Core: Removing the stem and seeds from the fruit or vegetable like apples
To Drizzle: To pour a thin mixture, such as melted butter or thin icing, over food in a very fine stream.
To Grease: Cover the bottom and sides of your baking dish with greasing margaringe,shortening or vegetable oil.Often it is helpful to drop a little bit onto a kitchen towel then apply to your surface. The absorbant kitchen towel helps not to over grease
To Knead: To mix a dough with your hands or an electric food mixer. When using your hands push the dough down and away from you squeezing with your hands and turn it over .This kneading is repeated several times until the dough has the required consistency.
To Simmer: To cook over a very low flame. The liquid should have small bubbles coming gently to the surface but not boil
To Toss: To thoroughly combine several ingredients by mixing lightly like tossing several salad leaves to make a mixed salad
To Whip: To beat hard and fast, usually with an electric mixer or a handheld whisk like making stiff egg whites.
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