Food·Apr 1, 2020Do You Know Enough About Cooking To Pass This Culinary School Test?Sharpen your knives.by Hayley TillettBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink What are the main ingredients in a custard? Matthew Mead / AP Images Egg yolks and cream Correct Incorrect Egg yolks and cream Cream and gelatin Correct Incorrect Cream and gelatin Cream and flour Correct Incorrect Cream and flour Egg yolks and corn starch Correct Incorrect Egg yolks and corn starch Correct! Wrong! Egg yolks and cream You can thank egg yolks and cream for custard's yellow hue and creamy consistency. How do you fix rice that's too wet? AP Images Turn down the heat Correct Incorrect Turn down the heat Stir the rice Correct Incorrect Stir the rice Uncover the pot Correct Incorrect Uncover the pot Turn up the heat Correct Incorrect Turn up the heat Correct! Wrong! Uncover the pot Uncovering the pot will release steam and allow extra water to evaporate. How do you mince a vegetable? Sina Schuldt / AP Images Cut it into strips Correct Incorrect Cut it into strips Cut it into chunks Correct Incorrect Cut it into chunks Cut it into small pieces Correct Incorrect Cut it into small pieces Cut it down the middle Correct Incorrect Cut it down the middle Correct! Wrong! Cut it into small pieces The smaller the pieces, the better. Which type of sauce pairs best with long, narrow pasta? Frank May / AP Images Oil-based sauce Correct Incorrect Oil-based sauce Thick sauce with meat Correct Incorrect Thick sauce with meat Both Correct Incorrect Both Neither Correct Incorrect Neither Correct! Wrong! Oil-based sauce As a general rule, the thinner the noodles are, the thinner the sauce should be. At what temperature does water begin to boil? Patrick Pleul / AP Images 100º F Correct Incorrect 100º F 185º F Correct Incorrect 185º F 212º F Correct Incorrect 212º F 274º F Correct Incorrect 274º F Correct! Wrong! 212º F If you want to boil a pot of water, you're gonna have to wait until it reaches 212º F. If you want to freeze water, on the other hand, you'll have to get it down to 32º F. How do you braise meat? Winfried Rothermel / AP Images Put it under the broiler Correct Incorrect Put it under the broiler Sear it, then cook it over low heat Correct Incorrect Sear it, then cook it over low heat Soak it in a marinade, then cook it in a Crock-Pot Correct Incorrect Soak it in a marinade, then cook it in a Crock-Pot Pan fry it until it develops a crust Correct Incorrect Pan fry it until it develops a crust Correct! Wrong! Sear it, then cook it over low heat The cooking time varies depending on the cut of meat being cooked. If you're doubling a recipe that features alcohol, by how much should you increase the alcohol? AP Images 50% Correct Incorrect 50% 100% Correct Incorrect 100% 150% Correct Incorrect 150% 200% Correct Incorrect 200% Correct! Wrong! 50% If you increase the alcohol content of a doubled recipe by more than 50%, you risk overpowering the dish with its flavor. Finally, which of these is NOT part of an egg? Frank May / AP Images Albumen Correct Incorrect Albumen Yolk Correct Incorrect Yolk Golgi Correct Incorrect Golgi Chalazae Correct Incorrect Chalazae Correct! Wrong! Golgi The yolk is the yellow part of the egg, the albumen is the egg white, and the chalazae are the white strands that anchor the yolk in the center of the egg.