There are numerous people who love to experiment in the kitchen, always trying to produce the best possible product. If you are one of them, following these five easy tips may well make your cuisine even more tasty and appetizing!
1. Don’t Preheat
When using baking powder to make a cake, muffins or a pie, don’t preheat the oven, even if the recipe says so. If you follow this advice, the product is more likely to get that lovely crack in the middle, whereas preheating may cause a heavy crust to form over your baked good. You may however have to leave it in the oven for around five minutes longer than the recipe specifies.
2. Salt for Foam
When beating the egg white, add a small pinch of salt after a couple of seconds of beating. This will cause the egg white to stiffen more easily.
3. Bring Variety Into your Diet
There are so many cool recipes being handed to us through newspapers, adverts, the internet, etc. Unfortunately, people rarely take the time to try them out. However, by keeping a recipe booklet and trying out one or two recipes a week, you can spice up your diet in no time!
4. Old Bread, New Soup
If you have old bread, don’t throw it out! It is great for croutons to add to soup, or you can use it as breadcrumbs. This reusing of leftovers can actually be applied to numerous different foods: pasta or rice will make great salad, different sorts of cooked vegetables can form a tasty soup or pie, and spare fruit can be combined to form fruit salad!
5. Bake it hot!
When baking your own bread, make sure it gets heated over 180° Celsius, so that a nice brown crust can be formed. Also, if you are working with yeast, don’t open the oven for at least the first half of the recommended baking time, or the product won’t rise.
Do you have your own cooking advice? If you do, please feel free to share!