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Definition of doneness

: the condition of being cooked to the desired degree

Examples of doneness in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Flip the burgers and continue to cook for an additional 5-6 minutes for medium doneness., "Recipe: Food Shack’s Lucy Cheese-Stuffed Burger," 8 June 2020 Cook for 3 1/2 to 4 minutes more per side for medium doneness, until crusty and richly brown with a bare hint of pink at the center. cleveland, "It’s grilling season, but for a better burger, use the stove," 3 June 2020 To test for doneness, bite into one: There shouldn’t be a raw center. cleveland, "Your next quarantine cooking project: Homemade noodles," 27 May 2020 Take a peek at your beans as they near the end of the cooking time to test for doneness (aka: tender, creamy perfection). The Good Housekeeping Test Kitchen, Good Housekeeping, "How to Cook Dried Beans the Traditional Way," 23 Mar. 2020 All of Red Eye’s burgers are made to order to the customer’s doneness preference. Jennifer Rude Klett, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "From a throwback diner to a Juicy Lucy joint, here's where to find great hamburgers in Wisconsin," 28 Feb. 2020 March 25, 2020 As soon as the pasta hits the right doneness, drain in a colander and slide into the pot of sauce. Los Angeles Times, "How to Boil Water: Boiling pasta (plus three-ingredient spaghetti carbonara!)," 3 Apr. 2020 If there is no cooking time listed, start testing the beans for doneness after 1 hour. oregonlive, "Did you stock up on dried beans? Here’s how to cook them the right way, plus 7 great recipes," 26 Mar. 2020 One of the cardinal rules of cooking is to always check your food for doneness before serving it. Isabelle Kagan, USA TODAY, "These chef-approved digital thermometers are back on sale," 10 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of doneness

1927, in the meaning defined above

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17 Jun 2020

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“Doneness.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of doneness

: the state of being cooked completely or enough

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