How Cooking Works, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0756699223
  • ISBN-13: 9780756699222
  • DDC: 641.5
  • Grade Level Range: 2nd Grade - 6th Grade
  • 64 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2012 | Published/Released October 2012
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2012

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Why does chocolate melt? Why do onions make your eyes water? Why do eggs turn white when heated but bread turn brown when toasted? This book provides the answers to that favorite of children's questions-"Why?"-and inspires them to test things out for themselves in How Cooking Works. The book starts with the importance of preparation, kitchen safety and hygiene, and highlights the parts of every recipe where children must take extra care or should use an adult's assistance. Each recipe starts with a core idea, such as making a basic pizza. Not sure what you want on top? Have a look at the suggestions that follow-there's enough variety for the whole family! And now you've mastered the dough mix, you can also try cheesy sticks, bread rolls, and garlic bread. But there's more to this recipe book than the recipes. Usually when faced with instructions, children (and many adults!) ask "Why do I have to do that?" We encourage such questions, and explain why the action forms an important part of cooking: sift the flour to get lumps out and air in and you'll get a smoother, lighter cake. Mix yeast with sugar so the chemicals react and give off gas (look for the bubbles) that makes your pizza dough rise-then gently punch the dough to get the air back out again. So get inspired, get the answers, and get How Cooking Works!

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Getting Started.
2: Tools of the Trade.
3: How to Cook Eggs.
4: Pancakes.
5: French Toast.
6: Fruity Granola.
7: Granola Breakfast Bars.
8: Fruit Smoothies.
9: Pea and Mint Soup.
10: Cookie Dough.
11: Shrimp Skewers.
12: Rice Balls.
13: Hummus and Popcorn.
14: Salads.
15: Pizza Dough.
16: Pizza Toppings.
17: Vegetarian Moussaka.
18: Lamb Hot Pot.
19: Mini-Burgers.
20: Two Pasta Dishes.
21: Chili Con Carne.
22: Fish and Wedges.
23: Marinated Lime Chicken.
24: Blueberry Muffins.
25: Strawberry Cake.
26: Fruity Meringues.
27: Lemon and Lime Cake.
28: Ice Cream.
29: Raspberry Crème Brûlée.
30: Refrigerator Cake.