Any housewife dreams that her dishes were the most delicious and original. But in reality, due to lack of free time or lack of great experience, anything happens. We have collected several useful tricks that will speed up the cooking process and make the dishes themselves unique.
1. Alternative to eggs
If you are in the mood to bake some sweet dessert and suddenly find that there are no or too few eggs in the refrigerator, use bananas. Half a fruit will replace one egg, and a whole banana will replace two. It is worth noting that such a replacement will not affect the taste of the dish, and in some cases will only improve it.
2. Soft butter
How many times have you decided to whip up sandwiches, and then tormented for half an hour, trying to spread butter on the bread. In fact, it is very simple to solve the problem, and our grandmothers also knew about this, who covered a block of frozen butter with a heated glass.
3. Storing potatoes
Everyone knows that with long-term storage, potatoes become soft and germinate. However, knowing some of the nuances, you can significantly delay this process. A cabinet under the sink or a glazed loggia is best suited for storing root crops. For packaging, a mesh, cloth, paper bag, or wooden container is best. To prevent sprouting and spoilage, place a couple of apples in the container.
4. Bananas individually
It is very difficult to store bananas for a long time. They quickly turn black and deteriorate. To slow this process down, separate the fruits and store them away from each other.
5. Pieces of cake
If you need to cut a cake or divide a cake into cakes and don't have the right knife on hand, use dental floss. It is quite thin and will cope with the task no worse, and in some cases even better than a knife.
6. Sponge holder
Instead of storing your kitchen sponge in a puddle of water, set up a stand for it. This can be done from a standard binder. Storing the sponge upright will dry it quickly and extend its life.
7. Greens in the refrigerator
Even a few drops of water can cause greens to rot quickly in the refrigerator. A Zip bag and a paper towel can help prevent this. Wrap the twigs with a towel and pack in a bag.
8. Shaped sides
You dream of baking the most beautiful pies, but you have no idea how you can decorate them. How about curly bumpers. They can also be made with a corkscrew, beads, teaspoon, or meat tongs.
9. Ginger root
Many people struggle to peel the uneven ginger root with a knife. To do this is really very problematic, as in fact it is better to use a teaspoon for these purposes.
10. Cherry tomatoes
Cutting a few cherry tomatoes on a salad in one fell swoop and speeding up the cooking process is very simple. You need to lightly squeeze a few tomatoes between two plastic plates or lids and gently hold in the middle with a sharp knife.
11. The perfect sandwich
Have you noticed that it is very difficult to put sausage slices on rectangular slices of bread so that they cover the entire area of the sandwich. It's annoying, isn't it !? In fact, making the perfect sandwich isn't difficult if you cut the sausage properly.
It is quite possible to cook two pizzas on one baking sheet. Just cut the cakes in half and place them on a baking sheet as shown in the picture.
13. Cleaning the microwave
If you, like most people, hate washing the microwave and try not to notice dirt and food debris on its walls, then this cleaning method is especially for you. Put water in a bowl, cut the lemon into wedges and microwave on high power for 5 minutes. After this, let the oven cool down and gently wipe the walls with a clean cloth. This procedure will help wash the microwave and remove all odors.
14. Processed cheese
To easily rub the processed cheese, you must first hold it in the freezer. Then it will not crumble and break in your hands.
15. The secret of the microwave
Surely you, like many, have noticed that food in the microwave is heated unevenly. In some places it is very hot, in others it is very cold. To avoid this, one little trick will help: you need to lay out the food along the edges of the plate, leaving the center part empty.
16. Cool eggs
Hard-boiled eggs seem to be a piece of cake. But many still fail or succeed, but not always. To be sure of the result, gently stick one pushpin into the raw eggs and cook with it.
17. Ice cream
A few days in the freezer and that's it, the ice cream becomes hard as a stone. To prevent this and to keep the ice cream cold and soft, wrap the container in a Zip bag.
The kitchen is not only about making goodies, but also mountains of dirty dishes. Continuing the theory Grandma's imperishable tips for cleaning household utensils that are still relevant today.