E:11/08/2005 Midday - Be Quick - win a trip to Heston Blumenthal's restaurant

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>1: ' Floury potatoes have:
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You said: cells that tend to separate and break down easily when cooked
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Score: 1
>2: ' Based on an average potato cell, which of these statements is correct?
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You said: Floury potato cells contain more starch granules than waxy ones
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>3: ' Starch granules in a potato are contained:
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You said: in the cell walls
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>4: ' When making mashed potato, why would you leave the skins on during cooking, and then peel them?
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You said: To prevent the potatoes from absorbing water during cooking
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>5: ' Why do some chefs, like Heston, cook potatoes twice when making mashed potato?
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You said: Because it gives the potatoes a firmer texture
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>6: ' Muscles have fibres in them which slide along each other when stimulated by nerve impulses. The fibres are called:
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You said: myosin and actin
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>7: ' At what temperature do the myosin molecules start to shrink and squeeze out fluid from the muscle cells?
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You said: 55C
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>8: ' The tough collagen molecules which hold the muscle fibres together slowly disintegrate the longer the meat is cooked for. This makes:
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You said: a succulent, tender piece of meat
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>9: ' At 100C the surface layer of meat dries out and the sugars in the cells of the meat combine with what?
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You said: Amino acids
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>10: ' What is the name of this process?
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You said: The Maillard reaction
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>11: ' What does yeast consume in order to grow and produce carbon dioxide?
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You said: Sugar
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>12: ' By what means does carbon dioxide give a pleasant tingle on the tongue?
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You said: By triggering off the nerves in the mouth that detect pain
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>13: ' When yeast, water and sometimes sugar are added to flour, the yeast is activated and the carbon dioxide released is caught in a film of:
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You said: gluten
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>14: ' When bakers make bread, they leave the dough to rise, before kneading it a second time. Why do they do this?
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You said: To distribute the bubbles more evenly and release some of the excess gas
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>15: ' In baking, what must bicarbonate of soda be in the presence of in order to release carbon dioxide?
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You said: An acid
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Score: 1
You answered 15 out of 15 questions asked.
You scored 15 out of a possible 15
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