#AtoZChallenge: #Cooking Terms – Infusion

IInfuse – To steep an aromatic ingredient in hot liquid until the flavor has been extracted and absorbed by the liquid. Teas are infusions. Milk or cream can also be infused with flavor before being used in custards or sauces.  

Infusion – An infusion is the flavor that’s extracted from any ingredient such as tea leaves, herbs, or fruit by steeping them in a liquid such as water, oil, or vinegar. 

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Infusion is done by soaking herbs, flowers, or berries are soaked in a liquid such as water, oil, or alcohol.

A simple example of Infusion is when you make a cup of tea; Putting a tea bag (or loose tea in a tea ball) into a cup of hot water.  The history of tea as an infusion dates back to 10th century BCE.

One way infusions are used is to season dishes.

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