Add a lump of butter or a few teaspoons of cooking oil to the
water. Rice, noodles or Spaghetti will not boil over or stick
- Butter in any form, plain or salted can be stored in your
freezer for up to six months. The next timeyou see a
"special" on butter, don't be afraid to stock up. Once
frozen, it will keep nicely.
- Grating a stick of butter softness it quickly. This method
is wonderful for cakes and such as it creams better when in
- To cream butter and sugar together more quickly, rinse the
mixing bowl in boiling water.
- To soften butter for spreading, fill a bowl with boiling
water. Empty and turn the bowl upside down over the butter
- To double butter : Take 500 grams of butter and slowly beat
in two cups of evaporated milk. Pour into pan and chill.
Result - 1 kilogram of butter!
- A rib of celery in your bread bag will keep the bread fresh
for a longer time.
- Freshen dried bread by wrapping in a damp towel and placing
it in the refrigerator for 24 hours. Remove towel and heat in
oven for a few minutes.
- Many recipes still call for cake flour can be hard to find.
Not to worry. For each cup of purpose flour you use, remove
two tablespoons and replace with two tablespoons of corns
starch. that gives you cake flour.
- When you use a cake mix and the pans must be floured, use
the mix. Put the excess back into the mixing bowl.
- To cut down on your baking time, sift flour and sugar into
their canisters. This means no more sifting for individual
- Fruits and nuts will not sink to the bottom of the batter if
they are heated in the oven at a low temperature(250 degree
Fahrenheit) for a few minutes. And for even distribution in the
batter, roll the fruits and nuts in flour before adding to the
- To give a plain white cake a special flavor, streak, a
teaspoon or two of instant powdered coffee through the batter.
you can get a nice marbled effect and a delicious mocha
- You can store your cakes in a tightly covered container with
a sliced apple. The apple will keep the cake moist and fresh.
Or a slice of fresh bread fastened with toothpicks to the cut
edge of a cake will keep it from drying out and getting stale.
- Your cakes will not stick to the pans if you wrap a towel
dipped in hot water around the pans when you take then out
from the oven.
- When your cake batter is too stiff, add a beaten egg, a
little at a time.
- Cheese will keep fresh longer if you slice it into sections.
Store the sections in a tightly-covered jar in your
refrigerator. This method eliminates the drying process.
- You can also preserve your cheese by wrapping in it cheese
sloth moistened with white vinegar.
-To cut cheese, use blunt knife that has been dipped in
boiling water. You will get finer slices and no crumbling.
-When cheese becomes mouldy, place it in a jar with a few
lumps of sugar. Cover tightly. The sugar will absorb the
-To eliminate wastage of time, grate cheese in large
quantities and store in plastic bag in your freezer. Required
amounts may be removed when necessary.