A lot of people consider cooking to be just another chore that needs doing. The tips below will offer you a few great suggestions you can use to make cooking an enjoyable event.
For the most beautiful homemade chocolate chip cookies, do not add all of the chocolate morsels into the mix! Save about a quarter of what your recipe calls for until after the cookies are all arranged on the cooking sheet, then add them evenly to the tops of the dough drops to create bakery looking, perfect chocolate chip cookies!
Always store your spices in a cool and dark place. If they get exposed to any light, humidity or heat, their flavor will begin to weaken. For most grounded herbs and spices keep a lot of their flavor more than a year. Spices that are kept whole can keep their flavor for about three, four or five years. When spices are stored in the correct manner, they will stay fresh for much longer.
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.
As we have discussed, there are a large variety of things you can do to make cooking much more fun and enjoyable. Implementing this advice can aid you in using creativity to perform an activity that might otherwise be tiresome or unenjoyable.