Quiz about Back To BakingCooking Basics
Quiz about Back To BakingCooking Basics

Back To Baking/Cooking Basics Trivia Quiz


In this quiz we are not trying to win a Michelin Star but learn the fundamentals in cooking and baking. Knowing your way around the kitchen and what tools to use, is far more important than the item that is being prepared. Let's get to cooking!
This is a renovated/adopted version of an old quiz by author rwhite1

A photo quiz by jbooker8. Estimated time: 3 mins.
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Author
jbooker8
Time
3 mins
Type
Photo Quiz
Quiz #
72,042
Updated
Jan 05 23
# Qns
10
Difficulty
Very Easy
Avg Score
10 / 10
Plays
598
Last 3 plays: Guest 81 (10/10), Guest 122 (9/10), Winegirl718 (9/10).
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1. What simple but very important tool in the kitchen helps you determine the amount of a certain ingredient you have? Hint

Measuring cup
Drinking glass
Silverware
Baby teapot

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2. Cooking or baking items at the right temperatures are essential in the outcome of what is being made. What commonly used term refers to making sure the oven temperature is set prior to cooking? Hint

Go Time
Starter Temp
Preheat
Ready Heat

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3. What kitchen item shown in the picture makes draining liquids from solid items or rinsing vegetables much easier? Hint

Frying Pan
Ladle
Wok
Colander/Strainer

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4. You want to bake some cookies, great! Now we have to decide on what is the best option to put the cookies on to bake. Pictured, what would be the best choice? Hint

Metal baking pan
Grill grate
Aluminum foil
Plastic baking pan

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5. Now you want to make tacos, but you only have a block of cheese. What would you use to shred that block of cheese, as shown in the picture? Hint

Fork
Grater
Potato peeler
Blender

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6. Being organized is one of the best tips in the kitchen. Having your ingredients in an easy to locate spot just makes cooking easier. What item pictured would help you organize your seasonings? Hint

Spice rack
Salt shed
Herb bucket
Seasoning station

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7. One of the most important things to consider in the kitchen is safety. There are many items that could potentially be harmful if not used properly. Heat is one of the main hazards in the kitchen. What item could help prevent burns while cooking or baking as shown in the picture? Hint

Cooking mitts
Ice chest
Napkins
Bare hands

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8. Now you spent all that money on these non-stick pot and pans. You should know how to take care of them to prevent damage and increase the life of the item. For non-stick pots or pans, what material should you *never* scratch the surface with?

Wood
Metal

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9. Oh NO! The pot of oil has caught on fire. I should throw some water on it and put out the fire. Were my actions a safe resolution to this emergency?

Yes
No

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10. Like I said before, we were not trying to earn a Michelin Star in this quiz, but merely learn some basics. With that being said, what actually is a Michelin Star? Hint

Star in the solar system
Mountain range
Spare tire
Award for outstanding cooking


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Quiz Answer Key and Fun Facts
1. What simple but very important tool in the kitchen helps you determine the amount of a certain ingredient you have?

Answer: Measuring cup

Knowing how much of a particular ingredient is needed is so vital in the success of what you are preparing. A measuring cup will help you keep track of the amount of an ingredient and also will prevent waste of ingredients. Following recipes are made so much easier with the use of this kitchen aid.
2. Cooking or baking items at the right temperatures are essential in the outcome of what is being made. What commonly used term refers to making sure the oven temperature is set prior to cooking?

Answer: Preheat

Preheating your oven is vital in allowing you to start cooking or baking at the right temperature. Managing times and following recipes are also made easier by cooking at set temperatures.
3. What kitchen item shown in the picture makes draining liquids from solid items or rinsing vegetables much easier?

Answer: Colander/Strainer

Colanders/strainers are made with holes to allow liquid to escape. This makes it much simpler to separate the solid material that is being drained from. Also, colanders make a great tool to use for rinsing items such as vegetables and fruits.
4. You want to bake some cookies, great! Now we have to decide on what is the best option to put the cookies on to bake. Pictured, what would be the best choice?

Answer: Metal baking pan

Using metal baking pans are very useful for items such as cookies, biscuits, and even pizzas. Baking pans come is all shapes and sizes and can be used in many baking or cooking projects. Also, applying non-stick cooking spray to the pan would be a great option to release the items when complete.
5. Now you want to make tacos, but you only have a block of cheese. What would you use to shred that block of cheese, as shown in the picture?

Answer: Grater

A grater is a multi-use kitchen tool that you can use in many different ways. Many graters come with different blades on each side, so you can make several slicing options. Potatoes, cheese, onions, or garlic are just a few items that a grater could come in handy for slicing.
6. Being organized is one of the best tips in the kitchen. Having your ingredients in an easy to locate spot just makes cooking easier. What item pictured would help you organize your seasonings?

Answer: Spice rack

A spice rack consolidates all your spices into one spot, making it easy to find the spice or herb you need quickly. Spice racks come is several options from metal, plastic, and wood. Being organize will make cooking or baking much quicker when you don't have to search for what you need.
7. One of the most important things to consider in the kitchen is safety. There are many items that could potentially be harmful if not used properly. Heat is one of the main hazards in the kitchen. What item could help prevent burns while cooking or baking as shown in the picture?

Answer: Cooking mitts

Cooking mitts can help prevent major burns from hot items in the kitchen. Whether it is a hot pot on the stovetop or a pie coming out the oven, burns are right around the corner if not properly protected. Cooking mitts are a simple but effective tool in kitchen safety.
8. Now you spent all that money on these non-stick pot and pans. You should know how to take care of them to prevent damage and increase the life of the item. For non-stick pots or pans, what material should you *never* scratch the surface with?

Answer: Metal

Metal should never be used on non-stick pots or pans. Using metal utensils might cause small fragments of the coating on traditional non-stick pans to end up in your food, causing food to be contaminated. Also, the food will start getting stuck on the pan when the non-stick material is gone.
9. Oh NO! The pot of oil has caught on fire. I should throw some water on it and put out the fire. Were my actions a safe resolution to this emergency?

Answer: No

You should never mix water and oil. Using a substance as salt would be a safer alternative method of putting the fire out. In a best-case scenario, a class "F" fire extinguisher designed for oil fires should always be used first during this type of an emergency.
10. Like I said before, we were not trying to earn a Michelin Star in this quiz, but merely learn some basics. With that being said, what actually is a Michelin Star?

Answer: Award for outstanding cooking

Michelin Stars are giving out to restaurants for outstanding performances in the culinary world. Restaurants can be giving up to three stars, three being the best you can be awarded. Michelin Stars are badges of honor in cuisine excellence. Chefs such as Gordon Ramsay and Jamie Oliver have received this award.
Source: Author jbooker8

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