Basic Skills Day24 Videos

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How to Make Hollandaise Sauce – 1 of the 5 Mother Sauces

Hollandaise sauce is one of the five mother sauces that every cook should know. Using a double boiler, a whisk, egg yolks, lemon juice, and lots of butter, you will learn the best technique to control the heat and make a buttery and luscious sauce. === The 5 Mother Sauces === How to Make a […]
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How to Make Veloute Sauce – 1 of the 5 Mother Sauces

Veloute sauce is one of the five mother sauces that every cook should know. This basic kitchen skill begins with a blonde roux, which is butter and flour cooked together, then stock is added to turn it into a velvety sauce. === The 5 Mother Sauces === How to Make a Bechamel Sauce – https://youtu.be/naONPKHbp50 […]
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How to Make Bechamel Sauce – 1 of the 5 Mother Sauces

Bechamel sauce is one of the five mother sauces that every cook should know. This basic kitchen skill begins with a blonde roux, which is butter and flour cooked together, then milk is added to turn it into a rich sauce. A good Bechamel sauce is key to making creamy casseroles, mac and cheese, lasagna […]
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07:00

How to Make a Simple Vinaigrette | Basic Kitchen Skills

Cheaper and healthier than store-bought salad dressing, a simple vinaigrette is a snap to make at home. It’s great on greens, vegetables and fruits. This basic skill teaches you the steps to balance flavors by using different vinegars, oils, herbs and spices. === 🍽🍸🥩 RECIPE === 2 egg yolks (1 tablespoon of Dijon mustard or […]
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08:52

How to Make Homemade Chicken Stock – Basic Kitchen Skills

Why go through all the trouble to make homemade chicken stock when you can buy it pre-made? Making your own chicken stock allows you to control the flavor by adding or changing herbs and how much salt is used. It’s cost effective, and with a robust chicken flavor and tons of nutrients, it tastes better […]
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05:52

How to Break Down a Whole Chicken – Basic Kitchen Skills

If there’s one knife skill that can save you money, it’s how to break down a whole chicken. With a whole chicken and 10 minutes of work, you have the drumsticks, thighs, wings and the breasts for about the same price as a pack of two precut breasts. As a bonus, you have the backbone […]
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05:45

How to Make Roasted Garlic – Basic Kitchen Skills

Roasting garlic brings out the natural sugars and deepens the flavor. I will show you how easy it is to make, and no special equipment is needed. Soft roasted garlic will be your new spreadable spice. === 🍽🍸🥩 RECIPE === 2 to 3 heads garlic Olive oil Salt Foil Preheat oven to 350°F /180°C Remove […]
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06:47

How to Make your own Pesto Sauce – Basic Kitchen Skills

No need to buy pesto in a jar. I will show you how to make your own pesto sauce. This recipe is so easy, it is 6 ingredients and 6 minutes. It is perfect for dipping bread, topping fish, chicken, pasta and making your own sauces. It is so fresh and tasty, you will start […]
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How to Prepare Avocados – Basic Kitchen Skills

Everyone loves their avocados on toast or in guacamole, but I have seen so many people butcher avocados trying to get the tender flesh out. Let me show you how to tell when an avocado is ripe plus safe and easy ways to prepare them for your recipes.
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Flipping Your Food with One Hand – Basic Kitchen Skills

You’ve seen chefs do it – they shake a pan of food and it jumps up and falls right back in the pan. It’s almost like magic. Flipping your food with one hand is a skill that you can learn and perfect. Being able to flip food in a pan is an efficient way to […]
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03:53

How to Blanch Fresh Vegetables – Basic Kitchen Skills

How to blanch fresh vegetables is a basic kitchen skill that can be applied to a variety of fruits and vegetables. All you need is a pot of boiling water, a slotted spoon and an ice bath. Often used prior to freezing or canning, blanching can also be used in every day cooking as well. […]
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06:32

Measuring Wet and Dry Ingredients | Basic Kitchen Skills

Taking your recipes to the next level requires measuring wet and dry ingredients accurately, especially for baking. The tools and procedures for measuring dry ingredients are completely different from measuring wet (liquid) ingredients. Though they both have the same name, there is a difference between ounces, which measures weight and fluid ounces which measures volume. […]