Mirepoix is a combination of onions, carrots and celery or other aromatics that provides a distinct aroma to a dish. The measurement of ingredients for mirepoix is 50% onions, 25% carrots and 25% celery.
Deglazing is the process of adding liquid to a pan (after the main item has been removed) and swirling it to loosen up the browned bits (also known as “fond”). This liquid becomes the base of the sauce used for the dish.
Make sure during the creaming step (mixing together the sugar and butter) not to mix at a high speed. This will put too much air into the mixture causing the cookies to puff up during baking. Make sure to keep your mixer on a low setting while creaming.
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Sachet d'epice is small, dry ingredients that are tied together in a cheesecloth bag that is simmered with a dish to enhance flavors.