Listen to the audio, and try to identify when modal verbs or modal auxiliary verbs were used.
Questions: Why should you be careful not to overbeat the filling? What should you add if you add extra liquid ingredients? What can you do if you are in a time crunch?
should remember, will help, must be, may create, can cause, can add, must add, should (always) bake, will help, should be, could put.
Answers: Overbeating may create airbubbles, which may cause the cake to crack. You should add a little bit of flour or corn starch. If you are in a time crunch, you could put the cake in the freezer for two hours.
When you are making a cheesecake, you should remember to keep all ingredients at room temperature. This will help create a creamier consistency and texture.
When mixing the cream cheese, sugar and eggs, you must be careful not to overbeat the mixture. This may create air bubbles, which can cause the cake to crack while it is baking in the oven.
You can add different berries to the recipe to make the cake more flavorful, but remember, when you add more liquid ingredients, such as jam, syrup or melted chocolate, you must add a little bit of extra flour or corn starch to the filling to balance out the ratio of dry and liquid ingredients.
You should always bake a cheesecake in a water bath. This will help the cake bake evenly.
Before serving, the finished cake should be refrigerated for at least 8 hours. If you are in a time crunch, you could put the finished cheesecake in the freezer for about 2 hours.
to beat – here: stir (cooking ingredients) vigorously with a fork, whisk, or beater to make a smooth or frothy mixture.
to overbeat – to beat too much or too long
to crack – break or cause to break without a complete separation of the parts
to serve – present (food or drink) to someone
to melt – make or become liquefied by heat
an/the ingredient – any of the foods or substances that are combined to make a particular dish
corn starch – an odorless, tasteless white substance (powder) derived from corn used for cooking and baking to help thicken a liquid mixture.