Your time in the kitchen can feel terrible or delightful, it defers from person to person, Some people find cooking difficult while others find all the extra things cumbersome.
For those who find cooking and coming up with meal ideas stressful, we have a solution. the KSP Meal Plans Subscription programme is the tool you need to simplify your days. Why take the stress of figuring out
- What to make on rushed mornings for breakfast
- What to pack for tiffin, lunch or the bus snack
- How to keep your family’s energy level up when they want an evening snack or yummy dinner.
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Did I mention I also give you tips and hacks every week that you will find helpful in your daily lives? They can help you save time and give you a hand when things get crazy in the kitchen.
I have shortlisted 5 hacks that I find most useful in the kitchen
I’m sure that you guys all have some great tips too, so please leave them in the comments so we can all benefit from them.
Smelly Hands – Hack # 1
Do you know how your hands get super smelly when you chop onions or crush garlic? My hands pick up smell very easily and whatever I have worked with or eaten tends to linger on. It’s actually quite disgusting after a point.
Here are a couple of hacks that work for me
- Sprinkle some salt on your hands and give it a good rub. Wash your hands with soap and water after that.
- Another one that works is rubbing your hands on your stainless steel tap or sink edge. Yes! This one works too and it is quicker. Try it out next time you want to get rid of smelly hands.
Burnt Garlic – Hack # 2
Does your garlic tend to burn when you add it to the hot oil?
The slices you cut from the clove should always be identically-sized. Keeping them consistent in thickness and length means that, should you use slices rather than diced garlic in your recipe, they’ll be less likely to burn during cooking.
Just as you should never throw garlic in the pan for long enough that it’ll be allowed to burn, nor should you cook it on high heat. Instead, you’d be best off starting at a low heat and gradually increasing as and when it’s needed.
Some say put garlic in cold oil and not hot oil if you want the full flavour and not get burnt garlic in your dish. Try it next time you cook and tell me how it turns out!
Say Cheese – Hack # 3
This is a tip I learnt from Chef Gordon Ramsay.
To cleanly grate a block of mozzarella, he suggests sticking it in the freezer for ten minutes to get it nice and firm. But it’s about more than just a clean mise en place. When you expose the cheese to the icy air of your freezer pre-grating also leads to a greater yield, meaning more of that yummy cheese is ending up where it belongs.
It’s a dead simple trick, but Ramsay also helpfully notes that it’s important to remember to use the entire surface area of the grater and to flip the cheese periodically as you grate.
Measure Up – Hack # 4
I know I’ve been guilty of this. I think I shall take a crack at my failed recipes again – a little flour, and a little extra sugar all go a long way in changing the final outcome of a recipe.
Har cheez andaaz se nahi chalti! Do you agree?
Pack It Right – Hack # 5
Putting butter paper into a pan can be frustrating. The corners keep folding or just don’t settle. To combat this, flip your pan upside down and wrap the butter paper around the outside of it. Think of it like wrapping a present. Make sure to crease all of the edges well.
Now flip the pan and parchment paper around. You’ll have to do a bit of manoeuvring and adjusting, but the parchment paper will fit in neatly.
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