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Pasta that is cooked but still has a slight firmness to the bite.
Al dente
To plunge fruit or veg into boiling water very briefly.
Blanch
To boil food until is is partially cooked
Parboil
To cut vegetables into long, thin strips.
Julienne
To crush peel, spices etc gently to release flavours and aromatics.
Bruise
A French word that describes a smooth, velvety sauce.
Veloute
What sauce has these basic ingredients: butter, flour and milk?
Bechamel
If you melt 25g of butter in a saucepan and then mix in 25g of plain flour, what is the end product called?
Roux
What sauce has the following ingredients: clarified butter, egg yolks, lemon juice, water, salt and cayenne pepper?
Hollandaise
The five basic sauces in cooking are called the ?????? sauces. (one word)
Mother
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What rice is traditionally used in risotto?
Arborio
Meat served or dipped in its own juices.
Au jus
The French term for a double boiler.
Bain-marie
Where did feta cheese originate?
Greece
From what animal does the milk to make feta cheese come from?
Sheep
This is made from cinnamon, cloves, fennel seeds, star anise and Szechwan peppercorns.
5 spice powder
One word name for sesame paste?
Tahini
Thin sheets of dried seaweed usually used to wrap sushi.
Nori
Pasta squares or rounds filled with a savoury filling.
Ravioli
The outer peel of citrus fruit.
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level 71
Dec 14, 2013
It's Bechamel (or B├ęchamel, for you Francophones). Also, why not accept Five Spices for 5 Spice Powder?
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level 33
Dec 15, 2013
Thank you for advising me about my oversight/spelling.; both have been corrected.
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level 75
May 22, 2014
It still wouldn't take bechamel for me, and I agree about the powder. I tried five spice and Chinese five spice, and didn't know what else to try. It still wouldn't take them.
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level 40
Sep 29, 2014
yeahhh, still no fixes on these. Annoying :( "Bechamel" "Five spice"
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level 75
Dec 16, 2014
Still no fixes!
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level 42
Mar 21, 2015
Wait, what?? You don't accept "five spice" for "5 spice"??? Booooo.
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level 34
Jul 23, 2018
Veloute is one of the five mother sauces made from chicken stock, not a term for a smooth sauce.
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