ROASTING AND BAKING METHODS

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ROASTING AND BAKING METHODS

Roasting Method

Cooking food using direct source of heat which can be done using an oven or over a charcoal fire.

Ensure frequent basting or turning of food to keep it moist and ensure even cooking.

Food to be roasted should be of good quality e.g. tender cuts of meats.

The oven or fire should be ready when beginning to roast.

Suggested Foods for roasting

–  Meat, Maize, Chicken, Potatoes, Arrow roots, Yams, Cassava

–  General Rules for Roasting

–  Maize

–  Chicken

–  Potatoes

–  Arrow roots

–  Yams

–  Cassava

Baking Method

– Cooking food using hot dry air which is done in an oven.

– Heat the oven before baking.

– Observe the baking duration for the item being baked.

– Test for readiness before removing from the oven.

Suggested Foods for baking

–  Potatoes, bread, cakes, fish, biscuits, pastries and pies

General Rules for Baking

–  Potatoes

–  Bread

–  Cakes

–  Fish

–  Biscuits

–  Pastries

–  Pies

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