We all love to cook the best food for our near and dear ones-our parents, spouse, children, friends, colleagues, etc. While cooking wonderful recipes is our age-old dream, some tips and guidelines on cooking and food recipes in general can enhance our skills in the kitchen and make our cooking more skillful and quick.
Here are some tips that one can keep in mind while cooking to prepare a complete savory and a delicious meal for her family.
For ice creams
- Ensure that the glasses that you use to prepare ice creams are highly chilled beforehand. This way your ice cream will stay un-melted for a longer time.
- If you want your ice creams to be set faster, make use of aluminum-based containers in place of steel-based containers. In addition to this, in the refrigerator where you place the moulds with the ice cream, sprinkle some salt to prevent the container from sticking to the base of the freezer.
- If some ice cream has melted because of reasons such as power failure or otherwise, don’t try to set it again and eat it. A re-set ice cream tastes horrible can lead to food poisoning in some cases. However, you can mix it in the mixer to make a nice milk shake instead.
- To add a cost-effective topping to your ice creams, take strawberries and cut them vertically without cutting them from the base as well. Now press a bit sideways to open the slices in the shape of a fan. Decorate your ice creams with this and serve chilled.
Rotis and Nans
- In case you have to prepare a lot of rotis, you can half roast them and pile them up about one hour before serving the meal. Once everything else is ready, you can start roasting the rotis completely and keep serving them quickly.
- Same thing can be done with puris as well. You can roll the puris and store them inside a moist muslin cloth some hours before the final serving. Just before serving, you can quickly start frying them and offering at the dinner table.
- For the cooked chapattis to stay soft for a longer time, cover them in aluminum foil and then in two layers of clean cloth, both above and below the chapattis. Store this in a tight container.
- Don’t throw the water that you get from curdled milk. Instead use this water to knead the flour for chappatis. Your rotis will turn out to be much softer and whiter in color.
- While whipping the cream for puddings, ensure that you don’t overdo it otherwise it will convert into butter. Always whip cream using a tray of ice cubes or iced water. Whip the cream with sharp upward strokes until soft peaks form in it. Store it in the refrigerator until used.
- You can make use of some days-old bread slices in place of cake if some cake is not readily available.