Cooking with spanish terms
I'm trying to translate a few english recipes into spanish and have come across a few stumbling blocks. How do I say: cookie-sheet, cookie cutter, sifted ingredients, plastic wrap, and pan (for some reason when I looked it up in the dictionary, I didn't get a solid answer, I used "cazuela"). Also, when you have to cream something together, do you simply use batir? Any other useful cookie terms that anyone knows would be fantastic.
I can definitely go around these words and use others, but where's the fun in that?
Here are some other cooking terms:
- amazar = to knead
- cortar = to cut
- picar = to chop
- hornear = to bake
- adobar = to season
- rallar = to shred
- pelar = to peel
- revolver = to stir
- freir = to fry
- sofreir = to sautee
- hervir = to boil
- asar = to grill
- rociar = to sprinkle
- medir = to measure
Hi Cachai, Marianne and Lorenzo
It looks like Marianne and Lorenzo have already come up with a lot of useful words for you. Here are a few more (I apologize in advance for any unintended redundancy):
A fuego lento - low heat, slowly
Calentar - to heat
Cocinar - to cook
Rehogar (Spain)/dorar - to brown
Salpimentar - to season
Ponga en la sartén/el horno/etc.. Place into the pan/oven/etc
No dejar que se lo pegue - Don't let it stick
I had the same problem when I tried to translate some of the baking terms into Spanish.
I found out that a pan, such as one to bake a cake/brownies in, is called a "molde."
To say "sift the ingredients" you'd say "tamiza los ingredientes."
when you have to cream something together, do you simply use batir?
Yes, use the verb "batir" to say beat, whisk, and whip. It's also used for what goes on in the blender.
Use the verb "mezclar" for mixing ingredients.
Use "añadir" for adding things to the mix.
"Picar" is to chop.
"Aplanar" is to roll out...as in cookie dough.
Funny, but the only verbs that I remember concerning cooking is quemar y arruinar (echar a perder). I wonder why that is?
A tray for cooking in the oven is "bandeja de horno", but that might include muffin tins as well as cookie sheets.
You guys are fabulous. Qfreed, hopefully we can broaden than vocab of yours. So I have two words for season, adobar and salpimentar. Is salpimentar only for salt and pepper and adobar is for everything else?
If you have time, go through lesson 2.12. It has a lot about cooking in it. Pretty good lesson.