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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Melon and Parma ham

This parma ham recipe is served with melon and makes a great starter. This melon and proscuitto recipe is quick and easy to make.

Tomato tart

This recipe for a tomato tart is an easy tart recipe to make and makes a great starter. This uses baby tomatoes and Dijon mustard.

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.

Toad in the hole

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

Chocolate truffle cupcakes

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

Chocolate roulade

This chocolate recipe is for a chocolate roulade and is great served with a few strawberries.

Roast turkey

This turkey recipe is for roast turkey and shows how to cook a turkey.

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.

Chocolate and honeycomb cupcakes

The cupcake recipe is for a chocolate and honeycomb cupcakes. If looking for a chocolate cupcake recipe, this cupcake uses honeycomb for a great taste.

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.

Steak and kidney pudding

This recipe for steak and kidney pudding is a great steamed pudding to make at home. This steak pudding can be served straight from the basin.

Valentines recipes

Valentines Day is all about showing that extra special person in your life how much you love them and we have some great Valentines recipes for you to try.

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.

Garlic mushrooms

This mushrooms recipe is for garlic mushrooms. This garlic mushrooms recipe looks and tastes great and is nice served with a salad.

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.