You won’t find these cooking secrets and tips in any cookbook. They will reveal how to save burned food, prolong the freshness of fruits and vegetables, clean the scorched pan, even how to make sinewy meat to be delicious. And much, much more …
1. Prevent the growth of bacteria in dairy products
In order to extend the shelf life of sour cream or cheese, turn the container in which they are located upside down. You create a vacuum that prevents the growth of bacteria that spoil food.
2. Extend the freshness of vegetables
Incase shelf of the refrigerator with a paper towel to absorb the excess moisture which accelerates rotting vegetables.
3. Egg freshness test
If you are not sure whether the egg is fresh, take a look how it behaves in a glass of water. Fresh eggs sink down, and broken float.
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4. How to store brown sugar without it becoming hard
To keep brown sugar soft, keep it in a covered container in the refrigerator. You can also put a small piece of bread in the container, and this will keep the brown sugar soft.
5. How to keep salt from hardening
Put a few grains of rice in the salt shaker. Rice absorbs moisture, which can lead to the salt hardening.
6. Keep cut cheese from drying out
Keep cut cheese from drying out by smear it with butter or margarine. It works best with hard cheeses smeared with a wax.
7. How to keep butter fresh
If the butter on the discount, feel free to buy more, because you can keep in your freezer for up to six months. Just put it in an airtight container so it does not absorb odors from other frozen foods.
8. How to keep champagne bubbly
Do not throw away a champagne if the bubbles evaporate. Put into it a grain or two of raisins and due to natural sugar the wine may again be sparkling.
9. Make instant pudding mousse
Prepare the pudding from the bag with the whipped cream instead of water or milk and you’ll make a mousse rich flavor.
10. Make your honey like new again
Believe it or not, honey is the only food that doesn’t spoil and do not throw it if become crystallized. Heat it in hot water over medium heat until it becomes clear and the “problem” is solved.
11. How to save oversalted soup
Add to your oversalted dish a couple sliced raw potatoes or apples, to absorb salt. Boil for about ten minutes, then remove them from food. If that did not help, add a little sugar or apple cider vinegar. The last option is to try to dilute the dish with water or unsalted soup.
12. Get rid of excess fat in the soup
Do not despair if your soup is too greasy! If you have time, put a bowl of soup in the fridge for half an hour, then remove the hardened fat from the surface and reheat the soup. If you hurry, put some ice cubes in the soup and remove them as soon as you see that fat stuck to them. You can also try to put a large leaf lettuce to absorb the excess fat. Remove the leaf when it becomes soft.
13. Get rid of smell and taste of burnt milk
If you burn your milk, add a pinch of salt and the taste and smell of burnt milk will be mitigated.
14. How to ripen fruit faster
In order to ripe green fruit overnight, put it in a paper bag with an apple as they emit ethylene gas, which accelerates the ripening of other fruits.
15. Save burnt sauce
If you burn the sauce and you do not have more time or waste fat from roasting, stir in a teaspoon of peanut butter in each cup of sauce. This should eliminate the burn taste.
16. Get rid of the unpleasant smell of plastic containers
Since the plastic is porous, the vessels often retain odors after washing. The solution is to fill them with Creased newspaper to absorb odors. Before using them, wash again.
17. How to save scorched pan
To clean the scorched pan, sprinkle the bottom with baking soda, add 4-5 tsp salt and enough water to cover it and let sit overnight. The next day, clean the pan with a rubber spatula.
18. Clean stainless steel
Alcohol can remove stains on stainless steel. Pour some alcohol on a cotton ball and clean the trouble areas.
19. How to polish the copper
For polishing copper use ketchup. Just sprinkle a bit of ketchup and clean it with a cloth.
2o. How to make sinewy meat taste great
Marinate cheaper cuts of meat in at least one of the following ingredients: beer, vinegar or tomato juice, lemon, papaya or pineapple. These fluids contain enzymes or acids that will prevent the sinewy of meat. And if that does not work, gently cut the surface of the meat with a knife for pizza.