When you are first learning to cook, you have to begin someplace. Many people don’t have a natural talent for cooking. Most chefs have worked very hard to acquire their skills. Becoming the best cook you can is all about learning as much as you can! Continue reading to learn essential advice to help you get on your way.
Add flavor to boring roast chicken. Rather than using a roasting rack, place thick slices of onion in the bottom of the pan, and place the chicken on top of them. The chicken juices will be absorbed by the onion, creating a caramelization on the bottom of the pan. After roasting, remove the chicken, add a little water to the pan and cook on high heat for a few minutes. This will create a tasty sauce for your chicken.
To keep your cakes from falling flat, mix dense batters by hand with a wooden spoon. Electric mixers beat too much air into the batter, causing the cakes to fall when they are baked. Meanwhile, by using a wooden spoon to gently mix thick batters like carrot cake you protect the consistency of the batter from absorbing too much air.
Make Johnny cakes for a treat at home or in camp! All you need is flour, baking powder (the kind that comes in a can, not baking soda that comes in a box), and cooking oil. Mix about a teaspoon of baking powder thoroughly into a cup of flour. Add enough water to make a thick batter. Pour it into a hot greased skillet, and fry the cakes like you would a hot cake.
Cooking talent does not come naturally to many, but if you know how to read and follow directions with accuracy, being an amateur chef is within your grasp. Cooking is neither a complicated nor difficult activity. If you apply the tips you have learned here, you’ll be unstoppable.