When you pack a food, you are tightly pushing it into a mold or measuring device. This allows for the food to be tightly condensed, and it allows for particular foods to hold the shape of the mold.
Difficulty to learn: Easy
Some Thoughts For You:
Packing a food is pretty easy to do, and can serve a variety of purposes. A recipe may call for a cup of “packed” flour, meaning it is pushed down so there is no air between the flour particles. You could also pack gram cracker crumbs to make a pie crust. If you are pushing down the food to pack it like a snowball, then you are on the right track.
What You Will Need:
To pack a food you won’t need much. If you are packing food into a shape or mold, you will need the appropriate mold. You will also need a food that can pack and retain its shape, such as sticky rice or brown sugar.
To pack a food for a recipe measurement, you simply need the measuring device. Press down firmly on the food once it is in the measuring device until it is compacted.
Basically, if you have a food that will pack easily, you can pack it in just about anything.
Tips For You:
- Packing works best when you apply firm and even pressure to entire surface area of the food. This will avoid any parts that are packed more tightly than the other.