Useful Kitchen Tid Bits To Know
How to Make Useful Kitchen Tid Bits To Know
- 1Butter Tips:
Cut the butter into small chunks: Small chunks soften much more quickly than the whole stick, especially if placed near the warming stove.
2.Pound the butter: This is a fun way to take out your frustrations! Put the butter in a ziplock bag and use a rolling pin or meat pounder to flatten the butter.This softens the butter while still keeping it cool. A few minutes on the counter and the butter will be up to room temperature.
3.Set the butter over a warm water bath if you're in a real hurry. Pour a few cups of very hot (just below boiling) water into a double boiler or a sauce pan with a metal bowl nested inside. Put the butter over the water bath and allow to soften. Keep an eye on it so the butter doesn't start to melt.
- 2Juice Tip-
Always chill juices or sodas before adding them to beverage recipes.
- 3Tea Tip-
To add flavor to tea, dissolve old-fashioned lemon drops or hard mint candies in tea. They melt quickly and keep the tea brisk.
- 4Make your own spiced tea or cider. Place orange peels, whole cloves, and cinnamon sticks in a 6-inch square piece of cheesecloth. Gather the corners and tie with a string. Steep in hot cider or tea for 10 minutes or longer if you want a stronger flavor.
- 5Calorie-free club soda adds sparkle to iced fruit juices and reduces calories per portion.
- 6Punch Tip-
To cool your punch, float an ice ring made from the punch rather than using ice cubes. It appears more decorative and also inhibits melting and diluting.
- 7Hot Chocolate Tip
Place fresh or dried mint in the bottom of a cup of your hot chocolate for a cool and refreshing taste.
- 8Lemon or Orange juice tip-
When making fresh orange juice or lemonade, one lemon yields about 1/4th cup juice. One orange yields about 1/3 cup juice.
- 9Coffee Tip
Never boil coffee, it brings out acids and causes a bitter taste. Store ground coffee in the refrigerator or freezer to keep it fresh.
- 10Coffee Tip
Always use cold water for electric drip coffee makers. Use 1 -2 tablespoons ground coffee for each cup of water.