With so many different resources available for cooking, it can seem like there is an information overload — leaving you feel extremely overwhelmed. However, just by using these simple tricks you can quickly and easily learn ways to prepare and serve high quality food that the whole family will enjoy!
Prepare as much of your recipe as you can ahead of time. Try to have the prep work completed before cooking; this is important. When you have a limited amount of time, cooking can become stressful. Do your prep work in advance, if you can.
If you are baking crusts for a pie or tart, you will probably need to bake them for a while longer than you thought. They should not be a pale blond color, they need to be golden brown. The caramelizing of the sugar in pie crust gives it crispness and extra sweetness.
Understand that the smaller the item, the higher temperature that you are going to need to cook at. This will help to maximize the way that your food tastes during the meal. Cook your smaller foods at very high temperatures and larger foods at lower temperatures for the best results.
There is something you can do to rescue your sauce and use it as planned. In a bowl, combine 2 tablespoons’ worth of water with 1 of corn starch. You can then stir this solution into your sauce to instantly thicken it. To keep from over-thickening the sauce, stir it constantly and add the starch mixture gradually.
Now that you have read about these great cooking tricks, you can begin to enjoy cooking and spend less time worrying. These tips will not only save you time but also a lot of money. When you put them to use today, you can enjoy having an overall better cooking experience.