|borscht ||A Russian or Polish soup made with beef stock,
beets, and other vegetables or meat. Traditionally
topped with sour cream. Served hot or cold. |
|boudin ||Boudin blanc is a French sausage made with chicken, pork, fat, eggs, cream, bread crumbs and seasonings.
In Louisiana it is made with pork, rice and onions. |
|bouillabaisse ||A French seafood stew made with fish and shellfish, onions, tomatoes, white wine, garlic, saffron and herbs. Often served over thick slices of French Bread. |
|bouillon ||A strained broth made by cooking any vegetable,
meat, seafood, or poultry in water. Used for
soups and sauces. |
|bouquet ||Refers to the fragrance of wine. |
|bouquet garni ||Herbs tied or bagged in cheesecloth and used to
flavor soups or broths. They can easily be
removed at the end of cooking. |
|braise ||A cooking technique of browning meat, then slow
cooking in a tightly covered container with a
small amount of liquid. |
|Brazil nut ||The seed of a large, Amazon jungle tree. High
in fat and high in the antioxident, selenium. |
|bread starter ||Before commercial baking powders and yeasts were available, bread starters were a mixture of flour, water, sugar and yeast set aside to ferment and then kept alive by regularly adding equal parts of water and flour.
Various types of starters include sourdough and Herman (see word search for recipes). Two cups of starter mixture substitutes for each package of yeast called for in a recipe.
The starter should not be used if it turns orange or pink as it has been invaded by undesirable backteria and must be discarded. |
|brown sugar ||Granulated or white sugar combined with molasses giving it a soft texture. Dark brown sugar has a heavier molasses flavor and light brown sugar, a more delicate taste. |
Search cookbook recipe content:
Definitions per page:
Copyright ©1997-2019 by Synergetic Data Systems Inc. All rights
SDSI neither endorses nor warrants any products advertised herein. All
recipe content provided to SDSI is assumed to be original unless identified
as otherwise by the submitter.
SDSI provides all content herein AS IS, without warranty. SDSI is
not responsible for errors or omissions, nor for consequences of improper
preparation, user allergies, or any other consequence of food preparation
Send comments to
our email. For
more information, check our About
the Cookbook page.