Useful kitchen tricks
Surely you do not just amazed everyday wisdom and skill of your mothers and grandmothers about all that is within the kitchen. This is because they have told us that a raw egg from a boiled can be distinguished simply by twisting them on the table, or coffee from the Turks will not run away, if you put it in a bucket with water. All these clever skill with food and drinks come with experience, and today we want to give you a bit of theory, which is certainly worth a test in practice.
How to keep the bubbles in champagne and protect the cheese from drying out? How to make a cake yesterday again crumbly and not to darken the bananas? These and other subtleties of storage and preparation of food, which will save you time and money in our selection of 20 kitchen tricks.
1. Learn the freshness of eggs
If you are not sure that the eggs in your refrigerator fresh, simply dip them in a glass of water. Fresh egg sinks, old - emerges.
2. Extend fresh vegetables
At the bottom of the drawer for vegetables in the refrigerator Spread paper towels. They absorb excess moisture and prevent so rapid decay of vegetables.
3. Save the bubbles in champagne
It is not necessary to pour the sparkling wine, which goes flat. Just throw him one or two highlights - the natural sugar can work wonders.
4. Do not put the lemons
If you need only a few drops of lemon juice, cut a lemon in half - so it dries quickly. Instead, Pierce metal skewer fruit, and you will get the correct fluid in the right amount.
5. Keep fresh herbs
To herbs stay fresh up to one month, pack bundles in plastic bags and place in freezer. They are easy to reach when you need them, and they are unfrozen minute after contact with a hot frying pan.
6. Eliminate insect
Bay leaf, placed in a container of flour, pasta or rice, - a guarantee that there will be insects.
7. Deliver mushrooms mucus
Mushrooms can easily get rid of mucus, if wrap them in paper towels before placing into the refrigerator.
8. Make stale muffins fresh
To update yesterday muffins, sprinkle them with water, place in a paper bag and put in the oven for 10 seconds. Generated steam water quickly restore their softness.
9. Prevent dry cheese
Can prevent drying of the cheese, butter or margarine smeared on the trimmed surface, it will keep the moisture inside. The most effective is this method in the case of hard cheeses with a waxy rind.
10. Keep the vegetables crispy
When the radish, celery or carrots cease crunch, dip them in a bowl of ice water with a piece of raw potato and watch vegetables svezheyut right before your eyes.
11. Do not allow the liver to harden
Keep crispy biscuits and that requires a long chewing, in separate containers, because otherwise moisture from the second make the first is not so crisp.
12. Do not let the bananas turn dark
Keep your bananas from the bunch so far, we have not yet decided to eat them, individually, they deteriorate faster.
13. Save the crumbly salt
Some rice in your salt shaker will prevent the salt from solidifying. Figure collects condensate, due to which there are lumps.
14. Support the fragrance oil
Do not hesitate to stock up on oil, when it goes sale, since you can store it in the refrigerator for up to six months. Just put the oil in a sealed container, and it will not absorb the smell of all that is stored in your fridge.
15. Keep dairy products from the appearance of bacteria
To sour cream stored longer, containers or cans, in which they are stored in the refrigerator upside down. This creates a vacuum to prevent the emergence of bacteria, due to which moldy products.
16. Clean honey
In fact, honey - the only product that does not deteriorate, so do not allow it to crystallize and become cloudy. Heat it in the microwave at medium power for 30 seconds, it will again be clear.
17. Keep moisture in the pasta
To cooked pasta is not turned into one big lump, put them in a sealed bag and place in refrigerator. When thinking of their warm up, just put a few seconds in boiling water.
18. Save your cheese
Cheese can be frozen. After the meal, add the cheese leftovers back into the pack, close the well and place in the freezer. The day before decide to eat it again, to shift the cheese in the fridge. Best of all, this trick works with soft cheeses are high in fat.
19. Use yogurt instead of cream
If absolutely necessary, you can replace the cream to yogurt in those dishes that do not require cooking, because yogurt can harden during cooking. So it is better in this case to use whole milk or even yogurt mix with him 50 to 50.
20. Correct salted soup
There is nothing more frustrating than salted soup, which left cooking clock. Try adding slices of raw potatoes or apples that they absorb excess salt: let them simmer for 10 minutes, then remove. If the soup is still too salty, add a spoon full of sugar to it. If the sugar does not help, you can splash a little bit of apple cider vinegar. The last thing you can try if all else fails - to dilute the soup salted water or broth.