|timbale ||Describes both the drum-shaped, high sided cooking mold and the custard, vegetable and meat casserole that is baked in the mold. |
|tomatillo ||Similar to a small green tomato and from the same nightshade family, tomatillos are distinctive in their thin paper like covering. Typically used green they have a lemon herb flavor and are found in Southwestern and Mexican dishes. |
|tournedo ||Beefsteak cut from the tenderloin. Because they are very lean it's common to wrap them in bacon or pork fat for cooking. |
|trifle ||Sponge cake or ladyfingers soaked with liquor and covered with jam, whipped cream and nuts. |
|tripe ||Most often, the lining of beef stomach. Among other things, used in the Spanish soup Menudo. |
|truffle ||Fungus that is considered a delicacy. Prized fragrance is earthy and garlicky. Very expensive due to cultivation techniques. Pigs and dogs actually ferret out the fungi which grow several inches below the ground. |
|tube pan ||A tube pan is simply an old-fashioned angel food cake pan. A round high sided pan with a hollow center tube.
The tube helps with more even baking in the center of the cake. Another version of this type of pan is the bundt pan. |
|turnover ||Sweet or savory filled pastry squares or semi-circles. Sealed with filling inside, they are usally baked or deep fried, they can be bite sized or up to 6 inches across. |
|unleavened ||Describes baked goods that do not contain leavening agents such as baking powder, baking soda or yeast. |
|varak ||Extremely thin sheets of gold or silver that are applied to food to add rich coloring. Flavorless and odorless the sheets can be found in Indian markets. |
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