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Cooking glossary

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Basting bulb

A long plastic or metal dropper with a large balloon end that can be used to draw up the cooking juices from meat during cooking, the juices are then poured over the meat to baste it.

A basting bulb can also be used to remove a layer of fat from the surface of sauces, soups or gravies or from a roasting tin when roasting fatty birds such as goose or duck.