Cooking is one of those skills that can always be improved upon. Even professional cooks could learn some new advice, in order to assist them in the kitchen, and make the experience more fun. Novice cooks especially need tips to help develop their blossoming cooking skills. Read on for some tips that can help you improve your cooking adventures.
Do you know that guilty feeling you get when you throw away fruit that has mold? Is it possible to save at least a portion by getting rid of only the bad part? Never try to salvage fruit that is past its prime. If you see that fruit is starting to rot, just throw it away because even if some parts look healthy, the mold has most likely already spread throughout.
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.
Even an experienced cook could stand to pick up a few handy culinary skills to improve upon their signature dishes. Inexperienced cooks need a wealth of information when they’re learning how to cook. Try applying the tips from this article and come up with your own tips and secrets as you experiment.