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You Can Only Have Dessert If You Get 8/10 On This Quiz

This quiz is sweet enough to eat.

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  1. What do you need to do to cookie dough to prepare it for consumption?

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    Dry it out.
    Bake it.
    Give it an egg wash.
    Nothing. It's good how it is.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    You bake it.

    The raw eggs in cookie dough make it dangerous to consume before baking. (Not that it stops anyone.)

  2. What does condensed milk magically transform into when it's slowly heated up and cooked?

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    Dulce de leche
    Flan
    Mousse
    Fudge
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Dulce de leche

    Yep! It's that easy. Just slowly heat up the contents of a can of sweetened condensed milk, and wait for the magic to happen. Read some more detailed instructions here.

  3. What caused the red coloring in traditional red velvet cakes?

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    It's raspberry coulis mixed into the cake mix.
    It's actually from cow blood, which is common in unpasteurized milk–a common ingredient in cake.
    Vinegar or other acidic ingredients reacting with baking soda and the anthocyanin in cocoa.
    Tons and tons of red food coloring.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It's a chemical reaction between acid and anthocyanin.

    That's for traditional red velvet cake mix. These days, it's most likely caused by red food coloring.

  4. Which of these ingredients is necessary for traditional whipped cream?

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    Organic condensed milk
    Eggs
    Powdered milk
    Fresh heavy cream
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Fresh heavy cream.

    It's right in the name. You need cream for whipped cream.

  5. Chocolate bon bons
    Molten chocolate cake
    Chocolate truffles
    Chocolate soufflé
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Chocolate fondant is more commonly called molten chocolate cake in the US.

    It's a flourless chocolate cake that's called chocolate fondant, molten chocolate cake, or chocolate moelleux... depending on where you're eating it.

    Chocolate fondant is more commonly called molten chocolate cake in the US.
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  6. Which of these ingredients goes into a traditional mousse?

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    Dark chocolate
    Eggs
    Flour
    Cornstarch
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Eggs

    Traditional mousse recipes call for eggs, but other types of mousse may or may not include them.

  7. For mouth-watering rice pudding, what basic ingredients would you need?

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    Rice, milk, sugar, and cinnamon.
    Rice, milk, cornstarch, and cinnamon.
    Rice, milk, cinnamon, and flour.
    Rice, flour, cinnamon, and cornstarch.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    You need rice, milk, sugar, and cinnamon.

    That's the most basic and traditional recipe. Cornstarch and flour are not commonly included, but you can include them if you want. (It may not taste great though.)

  8. How do you prepare flan?

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    You pan fry it.
    You cook it with a handheld torch.
    You bake it.
    You only need to chill it.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    You bake it in an oven.

    And then you chill it, generally.

  9. Which of these basic recipes would work for a simple, traditional chocolate cake?

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    Sweetened condensed milk, cassava flour, white chocolate, and eggs.
    Heavy cream, eggs, yeast, semi-sweet chocolate, and wheat flour.
    Milk, eggs, yeast, chocolate, and flour.
    Milk, eggs, yeast, chocolate, and cornstarch.
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Milk, eggs, yeast, chocolate, and flour.

    Most of the ingredients above can be used for cake, or toppings, but not in the simplest recipes.

  10. True
    False
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    False

    A great dessert doesn't need added sugar. Consider a fruit tart, for instance. There are a million ways to make great desserts.

You Can Only Have Dessert If You Get 8/10 On This Quiz

Oh no! You can never have dessert again! What a tragedy. It's too bad too, because there are clearly a lot of great sweets out there you haven't tried yet.

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Congratulations. You clearly know your way around the dessert menu. You're allowed to keep eating sweets.

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