Bake - Cook by dry heat in an oven.
- To moisten food while baking by pouring a sauce or drippings over it.
Batter - Flour, liquid, and perhaps other ingredients that are mixed together by stirring.
- Mixing ingredients together rapidly with a spoon or using an electric mixer.
Boil - To cook liquid or food on the stove top until it bubbles.
Broil - To cook by flame, hot coals, or other intense heat.
Chill - To refrigerate until the ingredients, or food, get cold.
Dough - Flour and liquid mixture that is thick enough to be rolled or kneaded.
- To cook in a pan on the stove top usually in hot fat.
Grease - To put a light coat of butter or oil on baking trays or tins to keep food from sticking.
- To mix dough together by squeezing and stretching.
Roast - To cook meat by dry heat in an oven.
Sift - To pass through a sieve to get rid of lumps and add air.
- To cook food just at or below the boiling point so that it bubbles gently.
Steam - To cook something over, not in, the steam caused from boiling water.
- To fry food quickly in a small amount of fat while constantly stirring.
Whip - To beat quickly, adding air to make the mixture fluffy.
* Always let a grown-up watch you cook.
* Always point the handles of pots towards the center of the stove.
* Never leave the kitchen when something is cooking. You never know what could
* Stand way back from foods that are frying on the stove top - they could spatter and
give you a grease burn.
* If you spill something on the floor, clean it up right away so you don't slip.
* Walk with a knife down by your side, not out. What if you trip?
* If you drop a knife, don't try to catch it. You might grab it by the wrong end!
* Use electric appliances away from water.
* If you're walking with a hot pot in your hands, say "HOT" to warn others not to
* If you burn yourself, run cold water over the burn as soon as possible and tell your
* Wash hands with hot soapy water often.
* Don't eat raw eggs.
* Use oven mitts to handle hot pots.
* Cook food to a safe temperature. Use a food thermometer to check the
* Don't let raw meat touch any other foods. Use a different
cutting board for the raw meat.
* Don't lick your fingers, rub your eyes, or sneeze on the food when you're cooking.
* You'll love this one - clean as you go so you don't have a BIG mess to clean