Understanding English?

DanielleC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Understanding English?

I had trouble understanding the phrasing of two sentences so it was hard to translate.

What does  "Favour the water bath" mean?

And in "Add an egg yolk to the chocolate and cream mix" shouldn't it be "chocolate and cream mixture" or "chocolate-cream mixture". It could be me, but I thought cream mix was a demand to beat the batter when I read it, or mix even sounded like a premade mixture like cake mix. 

Asked 1 year ago
PaulA1Kwiziq community memberCorrect answer

To favour something is to prefer it

chocolate and cream mix: here the word "mix" is used as a noun indicating that the chocolate and cream have already been mixed and so are in a state of "mix"

JoannaC1Kwiziq Q&A regular contributor

Yes, Danielle is right. "Favour the..." sounds bizarre in this context (modern English, a recipe), no matter how grammatically correct it might be. We'd probably say something like, "It's better/preferable to use...", "I recommend using...", "A bain-marie is better...", "Instead, use a..." or some other phrasing. Also, "In order to avoid putting too much sugar" needs a preposition to go with "put" in order to be grammatically correct: "In order to avoid putting too much sugar in" is the most likely option, or even "In order to avoid adding too much sugar". The exercises are wonderful resources, but would work even better if the English were proofread by a native speaker. I'm happy to do it :)

Understanding English?

I had trouble understanding the phrasing of two sentences so it was hard to translate.

What does  "Favour the water bath" mean?

And in "Add an egg yolk to the chocolate and cream mix" shouldn't it be "chocolate and cream mixture" or "chocolate-cream mixture". It could be me, but I thought cream mix was a demand to beat the batter when I read it, or mix even sounded like a premade mixture like cake mix. 

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