Terms and Definitions: You want me to whuh?
- Cut in butter/shortening: This one deserves a photo. You can use a pastry blender (see right photo), or two knives drawn away from each other like scissors to cut up chunks of COLD butter into flour/sugar. This is typically used for pie crust, toppings, etc.
- Divided: Used when an ingredient is used twice in a recipe but only listed once in the ingredients
- ex: "4 Tbsp oil, divided" means you will use 1 Tbsp now and perhaps 3 in a later part of the recipe.
- Dredge: To coat in flour or breadcrumbs by dragging and patting
- ex: to "dredge" fish in flour is to drag it through a shallow dish of flour to coat it.
- Separated: See "Divided"
- Sift: To strain ingredients using a sieve or a fine mesh tool to make the ingredient finer or rid it of coarse clumps. This is often used with flour or cocoa powder, or to "sift together" ingredients as a means of incorporating them.