Sunday, August 25, 2013

The Most Common Cooking Mistakes . . .

The Most Common Cooking Mistakes . . .
You don’t taste as you go.
When cooking tasting should be automatic because many recipes don’t always mention the "right" amount of seasoning, cooking times are not very clear. 

Most important is cook as per your family's taste.
Do u read the whole recipe before you start cooking.
A wise cook reads the recipe well before it’s time to cook.
i. e To have all the ingredients gathered, prepped, and ready to go before you turn on the heat.
If doing any substitutions then do it wisely n carefully so that will not ruin the taste.
Know cooking terms so that not boiling when you should simmer.
Never overheat chocolate. Instead do it slowly, heat gently, remove from the heat before it’s fully melted.
Have u ever forgotten to soften the butter for cookies n cakes then
put it in the microwave to do the job quickly. But butter is best if it stands at room temperature for 30 to 45 minutes to get the right consistency.
Know your Oven well and get used to it..
If not exact about measuring ingredients.
Never overcrowd the pan while cooking.
Learning to leave food alone is one of the hardest lessons in cooking; it’s so tempting to turn, poke, flip.
A hot pan is essential for sauteing veggies or creating a great crust on meat, fish, and poultry. It also helps prevent food from sticking.
Check the nuts when you are toasting them.
Good food begins and ends with the ingredients. The dishes you cook will only be good, or superb if the best or good quality ingredients are used.
Browning butter is a sure way to spoil a dish.
Only dress your greens especially for salads just before serving.
Rice to be over or under cooked is a common mistake made by all.

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