How To Avoid Mistakes In The Kitchen

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<ol><li> 1. How To Avoid Mistakes In The Kitchen How many times have you dreaded going into the kitchen to make breakfast, lunch, or dinner? You might need a new perspective. Cooking can be enjoyable and relaxing if you try to see it in another way. Here are a few cooking tips that are sure to get your taste buds tingling and entice your inner chef to come out. bake tart or pie crusts longer that you think they should be baked. They should be golden caramel in color instead of pale blonde. This is because the golden color lets you know that the sugar from the crust has caramelized, which give it that sweet, yet crisp taste. Having knives that are very sharp is essential when cooking. A dull knife will not only make it more difficult to slice and chop your ingredients, but it will also be a hazard to use. It is very easy to accidentally cut yourself when you're struggling to cut something with a knife that is dull. Apples are widely used in recipes during fall and winter, but they will spoil fast if incorrectly stored. Warm dry air causes apples to rot, so put them in plastic bags with loose ties in a fridge or cool basement. Make sure to inspect your apples regularly, as one rotten apple means that the others are soon to follow. Let raw potatoes soak in some cold water for a half hour prior to frying them to increase the crispiness of French fries. The soaking process will reinforce the vegetable fibers, and they will be better able to withstand heat when you fry them. Much like a sponge, the mushrooms will absorb the water. The right way to clean the mushrooms would be by hand, using a clean, wet cloth. If you want to make chicken stock, you might as well make a lot of it. Instead of making a single serving, make a whole stock pot and save the leftovers so you can freeze them. Good chicken stock that you make at home makes a great starter for soups, casseroles, stews and other dishes. Allow the stock to cool, then split it up into heavy duty Ziploc freezer bags. Always seek out garlic that is fresh and firm. Older garlic tends to smell and taste woody, while fresh garlic ensures a sweet, yet savory flavor. Fresh garlic is firm and lacks bruises. Try drying your own tomatoes. Dry your own by slicing ripe tomatoes 1/2" thick, or cut Romas in half, lengthwise. Place them cut-side up on a rack that you use for cooling, and add a little salt. Place the cooling rack on a cookie sheet and dry in a 190 degree oven for up to 10 hours. After the tomatoes have cooled, place them in plastic bags, and store them in the freezer. You can pack dried tomatoes in a jar stuffed with organic olive oil and your favorite freshly cut herbs. The tomatoes will need to be refrigerated and should be consumed within a couple of weeks. It is important to completely follow the instructions when making macaroni and cheese. The macaroni will be perfect and delicious because the great looking cheese is melted on top of the noodles. When serving the macaroni with cheese, a good faced spoon works best. If you want to add a little flavor to your macaroni and cheese, feel free to spice it up with some pepper. http://citychefsolutions.com.au/ </li><li> 2. To enhance the flavor and texture of your pasta sauce, set aside a small amount of the water that was used to cook the pasta. Set aside approximately one-fourth cup. The water should be added to the sauce and pasta mixture. Amalgamation will help the starch in the pasta to add a creamy quality, and extra body to your sauce. It is important to take proper care of wood cutting boards. To keep your wooden cutting board in top shape, avoid exposing it to excess moisture. You should never put the board fully underwater, instead just use a sponge with some soap for spot cleaning. Restore damaged boards by applying oil to it regularly, and be sure to use products specially designed for wood chopping boards. After oiling, allow the oil to soak in and the board to dry before using it again. Try some of these handy tips the next time you make a meal. The moment your first home-cooked meal hits your palate, you will begin to understand just how joyous cooking truly can be! You may find that you enjoy cooking and begin experimenting even further. Go ahead, and begin your cooking journey today! </li></ol>