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Hi, everybody! I am Georgiana, your English teacher and founder of SpeakEnglishPodcast.com. My mission is to help you speak English fluently.
Today you’ll learn some more cooking vocabulary in English.
And with a mini-story, you will improve your speaking.
You’ll see, it’s like having a conversation with another person.
Do you remember that I talked about my kitchen appliances in a previous episode and explained some techniques I use when cooking?
I talked about using my blender to make a green smoothie, almond milk, soups, flours, batters, dough, nut butter, juices, and dips.
I also mentioned how I loved using my instant pot to pressure-cook, steam, boil, and even make yogurt with it.
I explained what a pressure cooker was, and how steaming works.
Today I’ll continue talking about my cooking habits and my favorite appliances and kitchen tools.
I must say that I love buying a new kitchen appliance, and during the lockdown, I’ve purchased a lot of them.
For some reason, everyone started baking, so I really felt that it was the best moment to purchase a KitchenAid stand mixer. If you don’t know what this is, let me explain.
It’s a stand mixer; therefore, it’s so much more convenient than a hand mixer. One of the reasons why I prefer using a stand mixer is because it allows me to multitask.
With this particular mixer, I can make up to 9 dozen cookies in a single batch.
It also comes with different speeds for stirring, mixing, beating, creaming, and whipping, and mashing ingredients quickly and easily.
But first, let explain how I use it depending on the speed.
I use speed 1 and 2 to stir, combine, and mash. For example, I love preparing mashed potatoes with it. I add some butter, salt, and potatoes, and in minutes, I got a creamy mash potato.
Speed 4 is for mixing batters, such as cookies.
Speed 6 is for creaming or whipping. I use it to finish mixing cake, doughnut, and other batters.
And speed eight it’s for fast beating and whipping.
I use it for whipping cream and beating egg whites.
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