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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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.

Toad in the hole

This recipe for toad in the hole is a traditional recipe using sausages and Yorkshire pudding mix.

Chicken goujons

This chicken recipe is for chicken goujons. This chicken goujon recipe is served with baby corn and pomegranate seeds.

Chocolate brownies

This chocolate brownie recipe is for those that love chocolate. This recipe for brownies makes around 12 chocolate brownies for you to enjoy.

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.

Quiche lorraine

This quiche recipe is for quiche lorraine. This recipe for quiche is great served with new potatoes and a green salad.

Recipe for sprats

This starter recipe shows how to cook sprats. This sprats recipe is served with a horseradish sauce and you could use whitebait instead of sprats if you wish.

Chocolate cake

This cake recipe is for a chocolate cake decorated with flaked almonds. Chocolate cakes make great birthday cakes and this choc cake recipe will fit the bill nicely.

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.

King prawns in tempura batter

This prawn recipe is for king prawns in tempura batter. This prawns in batter recipe makes a great starter or snack and is great served with sweet chilli mayonnaise.

Carving turkey

The turkey has been roasted, removed from the oven, covered loosely with tin foil to keep warm and been allowed to rest, and everything else is cooked and ready to dish up. So, it’s time to carve the turkey. Hopefully you have found room somewhere to warm your dinner plates.

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.

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.

Pork fillet with saute leek

This pork recipe is for a pork fillet with saute leek. This recipe for pork is served with a cream and Dijon mustard sauce.

Chocolate truffles

This recipe for chocolate truffles is a great recipe for chocolate. This truffle recipe uses dark rum but could be made with orange juice for children. If you are looking for a recipe for choc truffles, look no further.