A-Z of cooking skills

A-Z of basic cooking skills

There are many basic cookery skills you can learn to apply in the kitchen and make a wide range of tasty meals and snacks. Below is information on a wide range of cookery skills, many of which include simple step-by-step videos to guide you through. Simply click on the letter that describes the cookery skill you are looking for (eg. click on D for ‘Dicing’).

A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N
O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z

A

Almonds

Apples

Apricots

Asparagus

Avocado

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B

Bain marie

Beetroot

Beans

Blanching

Bouquet garni

Bread

Broccoli

Bun glaze

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C

Cabbage

Carrots

Cauliflower

Celeriac

Celery

Chantilly cream

Cheese

Chocolate

Chicken

Chillis

Courgettes

Cous cous

Creme anglais

Croutons

Cucumber

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D

Deglaze

Dicing

Dumpling mix

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E

Eggs

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F

Fatless sponge mix

Flour

Frosting a glass

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G

Garlic

Ginger

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H

Herbs (chopping)

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J

Julienne (creating)

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K

Kitchen knives

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L

Leeks

Lemons

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M

Macedoine

Melon

Meringue mix

Mirepoix

Mushrooms

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O

Onions

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P

Pane

Paper piping bags

Parmesan cheese

Parsnips

Pasta

Pears

Pepper

Peppers

Pork medallions

Potatoes

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R

Raspberry coulis

Roux

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S

Slicing

Swede

Sweet chilli mayonnaise

Sushi

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T

Tomatoes

Tortilla crisps

Turkey

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V

Vanilla sugar

Vegetables

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W

Water chestnuts

Water icing

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Y

Yorkshire Puddings

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Belly pork

This pork recipe is for slow roasted belly pork and is served with apple sauce. This pork belly recipe gives great crackling for you to enjoy.

Gourmet burger with homemade brioche bun

This recipe for a gourmet burger with a homemade brioche bun and pickled cucumber has been provided by The Cookery School at Braxted Park. Simply delicious.

Lamb kebabs

This lamb recipe is for lamb kebabs and is served with a yoghurt dressing and red onions. These lamb kebabs will be great for barbeques.

Chocolate truffle cupcakes

This recipe is for a chocolate truffle cupcake. This chocolate recipe creates delicious chocolate truffles for a cupcake.

Cooked breakfast

Breakfast recipes are for all day and this mini cooked breakfast makes a great snack or meal. This cooked breakfast recipe will really start your day.

Homemade beef burgers

This beef recipe is for homemade beefburgers, often referred to as hamburgers. This recipe for burgers is great served with onion rings and chipped potatoes.

Potato wedges

This potato recipe is for potato wedges. This baked potato recipe is served with a mango salsa and makes a great snack at any time.

Stuffed chicken breast

This chicken recipe is for stuffed chicken and is served with balsamic syrup. This stuffed chicken breast is cooked in a steamer.

Prawn and avocado cocktail in an avocado skin

This prawn cocktail recipe uses prawns and avocado and is served in an avocado skin. If looking for recipes for prawn cocktail, this prawn avocado is great served with triangles of brown bread and butter.

Chicken and bacon pie

This chicken recipe is for a chicken and bacon pie. This chicken pie recipe is a great combination of chicken and pastry.

Mains recipes – cooking tips

Main courses come in all shapes and sizes to suit different tastes and appetites. Here, are some great tips for cooking main courses.

Braised brisket with dumplings

This beef recipe is for a brisket of beef with dumplings. This brisket recipe is also a great way of slowly cooking a shoulder of lamb. If looking for recipes for brisket, this beef brisket will be ideal.

Herb risotto

This risotto recipe is for a herb risotto with sunblushed tomatoes. If looking for a recipe for risotto, this will be ideal.

Bacon rolls

Bacon rolls are a great accompaniment to many dishes. This is a simple bacon recipe that only takes a few minutes to prepare and cook. Cooking bacon in mini rolls presents the bacon nicely on any dinner plate.

Chocolate tart

This chocolate tart recipe is a great chocolate recipe to try at home. If you are looking for chocolate dessert recipes, this choc tart will be ideal.