By Glenn Rinsky
With greater than 4,800 phrases and definitions from worldwide plus ten appendices full of necessary assets, The Pastry Chef's Companion combines the simplest positive factors of a dictionary and an encyclopedia. as well as the present terminology of each element of pastry, baking, and confectionary arts, this publication offers vital information regarding the starting place and ancient heritage of a number of the phrases. in addition, it bargains insurance of style tendencies, practices, key good fortune elements, a assets record, illustrations, and phonetic pronunciations.
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1/10/08 12:43:49 PM Chrysanthemum Tea • sixty seven chrysanthemum tea (crih-san-the-muhm) A chinese language tea made of a mix of small dried chrysanthemum blossoms and black or eco-friendly tea. it's sweetened with rock sweet and usually served with a pastry after a meal. sometimes called chiu hwa. chufa (‘choo-fuh) one other identify for earthnut. chuoi chien (choy chehn) A hot Vietnamese dessert of bananas crammed with a candy filling of nut paste reminiscent of pistachios or hazelnuts. they're dipped in a mix of flour, sugar, cornstarch, and salt and are deep-fried and dusted with confectioners’ sugar. churn 1. To agitate cream quick to be able to separate the fats from the liquid and shape an outstanding butter. 2. an old style, hand-cranked laptop for churning butter; it includes a box with wood blades. churro (‘choor-roh) A candy pastry from Spain and Mexico made of yeast dough and formed right into a lengthy, skinny spiral, then deep-fried and rolled in cinnamon sugar. chutney (‘chuht-nee) An East Indian condiment of fruit, vinegar, sugar, and spices. It levels in texture from chunky to soft and should be light, highly spiced, or sizzling. candy chutneys are used as a variety for bread and likewise pair good with cheese. ciabatta (chyah-‘bah-tah) The Italian observe for “slipper,” concerning a slipper-shaped rustic bread made of a really rainy dough, with quite a lot of both poolish or biga. It has a golden brown, crisp and skinny crust with a tender inside that has titanic holes. ciambella (chee-ahm-‘behl-lah) Italian for “ring-shaped,” refers to a wealthy, buttery lemon pound cake that's baked in a tube pan. looking on the sector, cornmeal and/or raisins soaked in brandy or rum should be extra. cicely (chee-‘chel-ee) A aromatic herb member of the parsley family members, with aniseflavored leaves and seeds. cider A drink made of fruit juice, frequently apple. If it now not fermented, it truly is often called candy cider and whether it is fermented, it's often called demanding cider. it really is occasionally diluted with water and will be served hot or chilled. it's also used to make vinegar and brandy. cider vinegar See vinegar. cilantro (see-‘lahn-troh) The stinky, eco-friendly leaves and stems of the coriander plant. it really is commonplace in Latin American, Asian, and Caribbean cooking. cilindrati (chee-leen-’drah-tee) The Italian be aware for “rolled,” pertaining to crescent rolls made up of a truly skinny bread dough that has been rolled out again and again earlier than being rolled up. cinnamon (‘sih-nuh-mihn) A spice derived from the bark of an evergreen laurel tree that's local to Ceylon (Sri Lanka) and China. it really is made by way of removing the skinny shoots or younger branches of the tree while the bark is well separated from the tree. The items are lower into 4-inch (10 cm) sticks and fermented for a number of hours. the skinny outer dermis is then scraped off to bare the interior bark. because the items dry, they tighten into challenging sticks, that are often called cinnamon sticks. The sticks continue indefinitely in a funky, dry position. flooring cinnamon is made by means of grinding the sticks right into a powder. Cinnamon is used to taste custards, cookies, truffles, confections, and different pastry goods.