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If You Get More Than 7/10 On This Vocabulary Test, You're A Baking Expert

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    Eclairs
    Eclairs
    Croissants
    Croissants
    Mille feiulle
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    Mille feiulle
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    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Pate a Choux is another way of saying choux pastry, which is what eclairs are made from.

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    To pierce it
    To trim the edges of dough going over the edge of the tin
    To cool it in the fridge before cooking
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It involves piercing the dough, to avoid pie crust puffing up because of steam when you bake it.

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    Cake
    Cake
    Cookies
    Cookies
    Churros
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    Churros
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    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The two-stage method is a way of making cakes. It involves adding about three-quarters of the liquid, as well as all the fat, to your dry ingredients and adding in the remaining liquid in stages.

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    Icing made with icing sugar and butter
    Icing made with icing sugar and water
    Icing made with icing sugar and egg whites
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Royal icing uses egg whites.

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    Fudge cake
    Fudge cake
    Muffins
    Muffins
    Brownies
    Brownies
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Muffins, and many other quick breads, can get "tunnelling", which is when big air pockets or tunnels form on the inside.

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    Fruit compote
    Syrup
    Meringue
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    A savarin is a cake that is soaked in a liqueur-flavoured syrup.

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    Eggs
    Eggs
    Milk
    Milk
    Fat
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    Fat
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    Correct!
    Wrong!

    "Cutting in" involves mixing fat, such as butter, with dry ingredients.

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    Warming it in the oven before slicing finely and molding into curls
    Melting and then cooling it in a particular way
    Incorporating it with cream to use as a filling
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    It involves heating up chocolate to break down the crystals in it, and then cooling it to improve its consistency and appearance.

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    Pistachio
    Pistachio
    Hazelnut
    Hazelnut
    Almond
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    Almond
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    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Frangipane is an almond filling.

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    Rolling and folding layers of dough and fat
    Brushing sheets of dough with olive oil and layering them on top of one another
    Rubbing butter into flour before adding water
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Laminated dough involves rolling and folding layers of dough and fat. An example of a laminated dough would be croissants.

If You Get More Than 7/10 On This Vocabulary Test, You're A Baking Expert

Your baking vocabulary needs work

You need to brush up on your baking terminology. You don't know your frangipane from your marzipan and have a lot of work to do!

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Your baking vocabulary isn't bad!

You know some of your stuff but you're not an expert yet. You have a decent baking knowledge and know the basics and a bit beyond, but don't necessarily know all the terminology.

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Your baking vocabulary is BRILLIANT

You know your two-stage from your creaming method, you're well versed in all sorts of baking techniques and you'd probably be a strong contender on The Great British Bake Off. Well done!

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