At wit’s end on how to
correct a dish gone wrong or wanting? Here are a few tips and techniques that
you may wish to try when things go awry.
The gravy is too watery? Don’t lose sleep over it. Toast some
semolina flour and add to the watery gravy and it will thickens as soon as you
end reading this sentence.
Now a salty curry is something that you don’t encounter everyday.
However, if it does happen, boil a couple of potatoes in it. The potatoes will
absorb the saltiness from the curry. This tip is also useful for salty soups and
a hard shell.
Obsessed in peeling the shell from a hard-cooked egg to reveal a perfectly
flawless egg? Just boil the eggs for 20 minutes and immediately immerse in ice
water. Crack the egg afterwards and see how the shell simply slides off the egg.
Yes, the yeast is guilty and here’s how to prove it when making
bread. Pour water in a small bowl. Add a pinch of sugar. Sprinkle the yeast in
water. In 5 to 10 minutes, the mixture will be foamy and aromatic.
Can’t do without lumpiang togue? Here’s how you can sprout mung
beans to make the said dish. Soak mung beans in water for two hours. Drain the
water. Place inside a cloth bag and hang. The beans will sprout overnight. If
you can’t find a cloth bag, place the mung beans in between wet newspaper,
remove immediately when they’ve sprouted.
Sugar-challenged and the neighbor can’t afford to spare a cuppa?
Well, here are equivalents to a cup of the sweet thing: ¾ cups honey, 1 ½ cups
molasses, 1½ cups maple syrup.
Over-sauteing your onions? Just sprinkle the onions with a bit of
sugar while being sautéed. Sugar will help the onions sauté evenly.
Lachrymating while slicing onions? Here’s a tip, chill the onions
first. Otherwise, light a candle and place near the chopping board while you
slice the onions—these are guaranteed to keep the tears at bay.
So there you have it! We hope
that these tips will help you through your cooking dilemmas. Happy