Cooking Mistakes You Are Making in the Kitchen
You might thing you know how to cook - but you might be making this major cooking mistakes. Many people learn to cook from watching others, which means that myths and incorrect practices can be passed along. Here are a few common mistakes made in the kitchen, so that you can make sure you are cooking correctly.
There is a reason why the recipes tell you to cream the butter and sugar together - it adds air to the batter and makes your cookies softer.
Always heat up your pan first before you add the food in - don't add food to a cold pan and heat it up from there.
Do you rinse your rice before you cook with it? It will make it fluffier.
Don't stir your pancake batter too much, if it is smooth the pancakes will be dense and chewy.
Batter chunks help your pancakes become more fluffy.
Try making a cheese paste by mixing parmesan, black pepper and water.
Then, combine it with a little bit of pasta water for a delicious cheese sauce.
Turkey doesn't have to be complicated.
Here is a guide to the perfect uncomplicated way to cook it: http://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-cook-a-turkey-the-simplest-easiest-method-cooking-lessons-from-the-kitchn-160905
Don't rush your scrambled eggs.
Many people try to cook them too quickly on a high heat, but they should be cooked slower so that they are moist and tasty.
Stewed beef shouldn't be cooking all day.
Leave it too long and it gets chewy and tough.
Add vinegar to the water when you hardboil eggs to make them easier to peel later.
Roast veggies on a high heat and don't crowd them, or they will steam instead.
Add cornstarch to your sweet potato fries to make them more crispy.
Add cream cheese to your pumpkin pie instead of condensed milk to get a better crust and bring out the flavour of the filling.
Par-cook your apple pie filling before you bake it so that your apples stay
This is the best way to cook a baked potato!