21 Kitchen Tricks You Probably Didn’t Know About

The number of tricks people have thought up for use in the kitchen over the years is astounding.

Here are a few pieces of advice that are so useful, cooking will become a pleasure for you.

Before boiling an egg, shake the raw egg for a minute. You’ll end up with a golden egg!

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The perfect ice cream sandwich.  Just use a hot, sharp knife.

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When you cut off the piece of cheese with part of the packaging, use the packaging to cover up the remaining cheese.

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When your herbs turn yellow, don’t throw them out. Instead, place them in an ice cube tray and mix with olive oil.

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No rolling pin?  Use a wine bottle.

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You want your leftover pizza to have the same taste it had when you first ate it?  Reheat it in a frying pan rather than the microwave.

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Here’s an easy cheesy bread recipe you can prepare quickly. Just add some herbs and put the loaf in the microwave or the oven.

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An easy way to cut cherry tomatoes, lightly squeeze them between two plates, then slice between with a sharp knife.

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Here’s a quick hot chocolate recipe:  when your jar of Nutella is almost empty, pour in some hot milk.

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Homemade mayonnaise:  mix some sour cream with the yoke of a hard-boiled egg and a spoonful of mustard!

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To make celery and broccoli last longer, wrap them in aluminum foil!

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If you store your potatoes alongside apples, they won’t sprout any shoots!

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Wrong size pie pan?  Use aluminum foil to adjust the size of the pie you want to bake.

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Easy homemade whipped cream.

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This is how you make beautiful, and edible baskets for fruit or a dessert:

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You can sprinkle an avocado with apple cider vinegar or store them with a piece of onion so they don’t turn black.

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Fresh berries won’t go mouldy if you drench them in a weak vinegar solution.

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Freeze some wine in an ice cube tray. You can then use it later in any culinary experiments you plan to carry out.

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Pineapples should always be stored upside down; that way they’ll become ripe quicker, and taste sweeter.

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Pierce the shell of an egg with a pushpin before boiling it. It will then be easier to get the shell off when it’s ready to eat.

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To remove the inner stalk of a cabbage, hit it hard against the table.

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