I wanted to share with you today some cooking terms that can easily confuse the new cook.
Beat - To make a mixture smooth by rapidly mixing with an electric mixer.
Combine - To place several ingredients in a single container and thoroughly mix together.
Cream - To beat butter, margarine or shortening alone or with sugar using a mixer until light and fluffy.
Moisten - To add enough liquid to dry ingredients while stirring to make a wet but not runny mixture.
Soft Peaks - To beat cream or egg whites with a mixer until soft, rounded peaks form when beaters are lifted.
Stiff Peaks - To beat egg whites with a mixer until stiff, pointed peaks form when beaters are lifted.
Whip - To Beat rapidly by hand or with an electric mixer to add air and increase volume.