1. Begin with a pressed, lightly starched, large napkin. Lay the napkin right side up and diagonally on a flat surface. Fold the top corner to the imaginary center point. Fold the bottom corner to the imaginary center point.
2. Fold both the right and left corners to the imaginary center point.
3. Gently pick up napkin and turn over so that the folds are faced downward on the table.
4. Again, fold all corners toward the imaginary center point.
5. Gently turn napkin over so that the new folds are faced downward on the table.
6. One last time, fold the corners to the imaginary center point.
7. Pull out each corner to the outside. The napkin will resemble a snowflake when you have finished.
A utensil that has a colorful history and one that dates back many years to age old times. It has been recorded that the first appearance of a utensil used like a napkin was bread dough which was formed into little pieces that were used to blot the face and hands during and after eating.
Made from plastic, wood, steel, brass, aluminum, paper, and other types of materials as well, this utensil is used to enhance the presentation of a breakfast, lunch or dinner place setting at the table where the meal is served.
The process of blending a light ingredient, such as beaten egg whites, into a heavier ingredient by lifting from underneath with a spatula or spoon In order to fold ingredients properly, the heavier ingredient is placed at the bottom of a bowl and the lighter above.