Level C - You're the Chef

Kitchen Talk Solutions

Bite 4 - Food Preparation


4a. Ring around
Project skill: Making a tea ring
Life skill: Processing information

1. Why did you make slits in the tea ring?
Slits were made in the tea ring so steam may escape as the filling bakes.


4b. Whole meal deal
Project skill: Making an oven-baked chicken dinner
Life skill: Planning and organizing
All questions have either no right answer or involve personal feelings.


4c. Breadsticks for a crowd!
Project skill: Making breadsticks
Life skill: Completing a task

3. Why did you knead the dough before shaping it into breadsticks?
Kneading distributes ingredients evenly throughout the dough and develops the structural framework. As the dough is kneaded, the gluten, a tangled mass of protein and water, untangles itself, making the dough smooth and silky. If the dough is not kneaded enough, the finished product may become crumbly, dry, and heavy.


4d. Do a stir-fry
Project skill: Stir-frying vegetables in a skillet
Life skill: Mastering technology

3. What other vegetables besides the ones used in the recipe would be good for stir-frying?


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