Friday’s Food Quiz Number 15

Here are the answers to Friday’s Food Quiz Number 15 posted by my friend Zirkie.

1. What is the difference between pasta and pizza dough?

pasta is made from 00 (very fine) flour and eggs. My recipe, tried and tested on numerous occasions is as follows: 100g 00 flour, 1 egg, pinch of salt. Blend everything together in a food processor. When a ball forms, take the dough out of the blender and knead on a floured surface for 10 minutes. It needs to be dryish but not crumbly, so add a little bit of water if needed (sometimes I add a whole egg yolk). Shape into a ball, cover with cling film and refrigerate for 30 minutes. The dough is then ready for rolling. 

Pizza dough uses the same recipe as a plain white bread recipe. Only prove once and then place into your pizza tray, or shape to your liking.

pasta bianca e nero for Friday's Food Quiz Number 15
pasta bianca e nero

2. Why and where was the “bunny chow” created?

Bunny chows were created so that the Indian Migrant Workers could take their lunch to work with them in the cane fields in Natal. These would have been created in Durban by the Indians. 

3. What is Bocconcini?

These are small balls of Water Buffalo Mozzarella Cheese – an unripened semi soft white cheese. The balls are bite size, the word itself translates as small mouthfulls. In South Africa there is only one farm that makes Fior de Latte and that is Buffalo Ridge farm outside of Wellington. It is a family owned farm, and FIL and SIL take great pride in the produce. Make sure you ask for this by name when looking for this really great product. 

4. When cooking rice, what is the proportion of rice to water?

My mom told me: 1 cup of rice to 2 cups of water. I have never read the packet instructions but this works for me. 

5. Is sifting flour really necessary and why do some recipes call for flour to be sifted more than once?

yes, sifting the flour removes any lumps and in pastry this is very important. the second sifting would ensure a smoother flour.

6. What do watermelon, spanspek and sweet melon have in common?

they all grow on a vine like herb

7. What is the difference between mousse and jelly?

a mousse is made from eggs and/or eggs and cream. Jelly is a gelatin based dessert. 

8. Pawpaw is native to which country?

North America 

9. What is melted butter with the sediments removed called?

clarified butter or ghee 

10. Which Disney movie made the meatball famous?

the lady and the tramp (I have never seen it but this is the one scene I know!) 

11. What is a roux?

A mixture of wheat flour and clarified butter used as a thickening agent when make béchamel sauce or sauce veloute. 

12. Name the 5 main traditional ingredients in basil pesto.

Pine nuts, basil leaves, olive oil, parmesan cheese, garlic

13. Who developed the milk sterilization method that we still use today?

Pastuerization  was developed by Louis Pasteur.  

14. What is the advantage of using arrowroot instead of corn flour in a sauce?

arrowroot does not add any flavour or colour to the sauce 

15. What are Yorkshire puddings known as in America?

Popovers?
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36 thoughts on “Friday’s Food Quiz Number 15

  1. Love the information on your post….I always wondered about the Yorkshire pudding 😉
    Thanks again and hope you have a great week ahead Tandy 🙂

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    1. Thank you Juliana! Have a super week as well 🙂

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  2. Love this list of facts, Tandy, thanks for sharing! Aw, you’ve got to see Lady and the Tramp–it’s a classic. But at least you’ve seen that meatball scene…definitely the best part. 🙂

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    1. There are so many ‘children’ movies I have not seen – I suppose because I don’t have any kids of my own 🙂

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  3. I completely agree with you on most of these, especially sifting flour. So many people forget to do that when making certain dishes. And you can tell in the food. Great post Tandy

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    1. I have a recipe that calls for the flour to be sifted 4 times! an effort, but so worth it 🙂

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  4. Hummm. Food quiz. Food for thought !!

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    1. hope it was 🙂

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  5. Love these quizzes!! 🙂 What a fun way to get to know foodie terms. Have a great Easter!

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    1. Thank you Yudith! Hope you had a good Easter weekend as well 🙂

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  6. I adore your food quizes but I am off to google bunny chow. And yes, popover is the term that I would use!

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    1. Me too….never heard of a bunny chow in my life before! Made a roux today though….

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      1. Bunny Chow is a very typical South African term 🙂

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    2. Thanks Tammy, I was guessing there 🙂

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  7. Lots of great information. Bunny chow is a new one for me as well. Perfect for today don’t you think?Happy Easter, BAM

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    1. Thanks BAM – hope you had a super Easter weekend 🙂

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  8. Watermelons grow on a vine?!?!? how does their weight not bring them crashing to the ground?

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    1. it is a ground vine, like what a tomato vine would look like if you don’t stake it 🙂

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  9. This was really interesting! I had no idea what bunny chow was until then 😮 And I usually use 1 cup rice to 1 1/4 cup water on the stovetop. Isn’t it funny how different it is?

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    1. I’m sure your rice recipe works perfectly! the only time I’ve ever had a fail has been at my grandparents house in Sydney 🙂

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  10. That has been very informative. Lots of information there. I didn’t think the Americans had a Yorkshire Pudding equivalent. Happy Easter!

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    1. I guessed the answer, so I can only hope its correct 🙂

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  11. Very nice, now I want a popover!

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    1. Was my answer correct?

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  12. I always love these! 🙂

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    1. me too Jen 🙂

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  13. Very cool questions, Tandy, I don’t think I’d have gotten many of them. What is “bunny chow”?
    xo Smidge
    ps Could you give me a link to your hot cross buns.. I’d love to add them to my post today:) Happy Easter!!

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    1. hi Smidge, bunny chow is an all in one meal. half a loaf of white bread is hollowed out and a curry placed inside. a take away meal where the bread is the ‘plate’. I’ve not yet done my hot cross bun post – I’ll probably do it on Wednesday xox

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      1. Very cool.. I’d love to try one of those! Can’t wait to see your buns (that sounds wrong, doesn’t it!) xo

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        1. I love the word buns – so many connotations! I will have to make bunny chow for my blog one day 🙂

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  14. Fascinating and informative. I love your food quiz posts and always look forward to them. I hope youhave a great holiday. Blessings…Mary

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    1. thank you Mary, and I hope you are having a blessed weekend as well 🙂

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  15. Don’t think I have ever measured the quantity of rice or the amount of water I cook it with – always just eye-ball it.
    🙂 Mandy

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    1. Funny, it is the one thing I always measure – but I know a rule of thumb is to put rice into a pot and cover with water until it is a finger above the rice – too risky for me 🙂

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  16. Great stuff…had never heard of Bunny Chow!

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    1. I think it is a very South African term 🙂

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