Monday, January 24, 2011

Hot Cocoa & Cooking Terms

Whew! The holidays are over and I’ve been busier than a one-armed wallpaper hanger! Let's wrap up the Homemade Hot Cocoa recipe shall we? The remaining cooking techniques, ingredients, and tools to go over are:

Cooking Techniques-
Dash- A dash is a little less than 1/8 of a teaspoon.
Mix- To stir in a circular motion usually with a spoon. Move your spoon in a circular motion until all ingredients appear well blended.
Just To Boiling- When heating liquid ingredients on the stove this is the point when you begin to see bubbles quickly rising to the top of the liquid. There will be bubbles covering the surface.

Cooking Tools- Photo reference
Pot Holder- These usually are sold in a set of two. These are worn on the hands and are essential to protecting hands from burns.

Ladle- A long-handled spoon with a large bowl on the end. Useful for ladling soups, stews, hot cocoa, and other liquid-based foods into serving bowls or other containers. 
Saucepan- A heat-resistant metal-based container used on the cooktop to heat ingredients. The long handle helps keep your hand (inside a potholder of course) a safe distance from the flame.

One last Ingredient for the Hot Cocoa; sugar.
Here's a link to a previous post on different types of sugar.

*smile* Sherri


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