Friday, January 18, 2008


I base most of the recipes that I slap up here on certain assumptions, and I may have been making a mistake. For the record, in the future, please assume the following unless I specifically state otherwise:
  • Butter is unsalted.
  • Eggs are large.
  • Flour is unbleached all-purpose.
  • Sugar is granulated.
  • Salt is table salt.
  • Fruits, vegetables, herbs, and greens are washed and dried before use.
  • All spices are ground.
  • Pepper is black and freshly ground.
  • Minced: 1/8 inch sized pieces or smaller.
  • Chopped fine: 1/8 to 1/4 inch sized pieces.
  • Chopped medium: 1/4 to 1/2 inch sized pieces.
  • Chopped coarse: 1/2 to 3/4 inch sized pieces.
  • Cut into chunks: 3/4 inch pieces or larger.
  • Slices: Food is cut into flat, thin pieces, the thickness of which depends on the recipe.
  • Diced: Food is cut into uniform cubes, the size of which will depend on the recipe.
  • Cut on the bias: Food is cut at an angle, the length of which will depend on the recipe.

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