Bake- To cook by dry heat, either covered or uncovered, in an oven or oven-type appliance. Cool- To let food stand at room temperature until it is no longer warm to the touch. Dust- To sprinkle lightly with flour or sugar. Simmer- To cook in liquid just below boiling point, bubbles form slowly and burst before reaching surface. Whip- To beat rapidly with a wire whisk, beater, or mixer to incorporate air to lighten and increase volume.