7 Kitchen Hacks & Simple Tricks

Blossom Lady
Mar 09, 2021 07:18 AM
7 Kitchen Hacks & Simple Tricks

Cooking hacks and simple solutions are amazing because they make our lives easier, save time, and minimize effort. Regardless of skill level—whether you’re a novice, naturally gifted in the kitchen, or simply blessed with many years of experience—these quick and clever kitchen hacks are sure to change how you cook for the better. Or at the very least make you smile and think, “Wow! What a great idea!”

Extra fudgy

7 Kitchen Hacks & Simple Tricks
To make extra-fudgy brownies add 1 tablespoon light corn syrup to the batter, either a box mix or from scratch. For the oil the instructions call for, use olive oil. Seriously. Bake as usual. Also, don’t assume it always pays to bake from scratch. Brownies, for example, are often cheaper to make from a mix. Know your prices.

Sheet pans for trays

7 Kitchen Hacks & Simple Tricks
Sheet pans are not only for baking cookies. They make fabulous “corrals” for your mise en place items. With a single glance, you can see that you are all ready to go. Keeping things organized makes cooking easier—cleanup, too!

Smooth scrambled eggs

7 Kitchen Hacks & Simple Tricks
Sour cream is the secret for keeping scrambled eggs creamy for a long time while you hold them warm until time to serve. Once you remove the skillet from the heat, stir in 1/4 cup sour cream for every one dozen eggs. Best tip ever!

Perfectly cool

7 Kitchen Hacks & Simple Tricks
To cool a cake just out of the oven, plate the pan on a wet towel. The cake is less likely to stick to the pan, and once cooled it will come out of the pan more easily.

Bench scraper

7 Kitchen Hacks & Simple Tricks
Some call it a pastry or dough scraper, others a “bench scraper” but it’s not only for baking. Once you chop the veggies on the cutting board, don’t use the knife blade to scrape those ingredients off into the skillet or bowl. That is not good for the knife or the cutting board! Instead, grab your scraper. It works perfectly to move or push food, and it can handle larger amounts in one scrape than a knife.

Proofing chamber

7 Kitchen Hacks & Simple Tricks
To create the perfect environment for bread dough to rise (a warm spot away from any drafts), use the clothes dryer! On the high setting, tumble a clean bath towel for 2 to 30 minutes. Turn the dryer off, and place the towel in the bottom of the dryer and the bowl of bread dough on top of the towel to steady it. Shut the dryer door to allow the dough to rise Put up a sign or a piece of tape across the door just in case someone decides it’s the perfect time to do a little laundry.

Drop it by 25

7 Kitchen Hacks & Simple Tricks
Glass bakeware conducts and retains heat better than metal, so oven temperatures should be reduced by 25 degrees whenever using glass in the oven.
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Tonda Lyons
Mar 09, 2021 10:01 AM

I liked all of your ideas and I knew one but I will be using the bread in the dryer thats great. I am 77yrs old and I like learning new ideas.  Thank you