C Food Prep Terms

candy
to cook in a sugar syrup until coated or crystalized
caramelize
to heat sugar until a brown color and characteristic flavor develop
chill
to make a food cold by placing it in a refrigerator or in a bowl over crushed ice
chop
to cute into small pieces
clarify
to make a liquid clear by removing solid particles
coat
to thoroughly cover a food with a liquid or dry mixture
coddle
to cook by submerging in simmering liquid
combine
to mix or blend two or more ingredients
cool
to let a food stand until it no longer feels warm to the touch
core
to remove the center part of a fruit such as an apple or pineapple
cream
to soften solid fats, often by adding a second ingredient, such as sugar, and working with a wooden spoon or an electric mixer until the fat is creamy
crush
to pulverize
cube
to cut into small squares of equal size
cut
to divide into parts with a sharp utensil
cut in
to combine solid fat with flour using a pastry blender, two forks, or the fingers