1. What is a Fraisier?
A – A Fraisier is a French cake with its name coming from the French word “fraise” which means “strawberry”. Go to http://chocswirl.wordpress.com/2011/07/27/strawberry-fraisier/ for more info.
2. What does the cooking terminology “Balloutine” means?
A – It can either be chicken, fish or meat that has been deboned, stuffed and then rolled into a tied up bundle and then it is usually poached or braised. (Go to http://blogs.food24.com/butterfingersZA/cooking-class-at-silwood-with-le-creuset for more info)
3. What is the difference between a Sorbet and a Granita?
A – A Sorbet is a frozen dessert that is made from fruit purée and liquid but no milk or dairy products. Sorbet is repeatedly whipped to lighten and smooth its texture. A Granita is also a frozen dessert similar to a sorbet and it also does not contain milk. It is not whipped and ice crystals are allowed form. It therefore has a more granular appearance, and a crunchy texture. (Go to http://www.cooksister.com/2011/07/ruby-grapefruit-campari-granita.html for more info)
4. What toxin in potatoes causes it to turn green when exposed to sunlight?
A – Solanine.
5. What is the meaning of the term “tartness”, when describing a taste?
A – It is a sharp, sour or bitter taste.
6. What is Biscuit Joconde Imprime/Entremet?
A – It is a filled cake, the exterior of which is wrapped with a strip of light almond sponge cake (that’s the “joconde” part) with a design (that’s the “imprime” part) baked right in. Go to http://makinglifedelicious.com/2011/01/27/chocolate-almond-joconde-imprime-with-golden-raspberry-filling-a-daring-bakers-three-day-saga/ for more info.
7. Fennel is native to which countries?
A – Europe, Asia, and North Africa
8. What is a Kulfi?
A – A Kulfi is a traditional Indian frozen dessert made only with cooked milk, sugar and flavouring. It contains no egg and is not whipped, so it has a heavier texture than ice cream.
9. Which one of these four is not a stone fruit? Peach, Pomegranate, Mango or Cherry?
A – Pomegranate
10. What is Elachi more commonly known as?
A – Cardemom
I hope you all will have a wonderful week!!