Excess fat from soup and stock
To remove excess fat from soup and stock, fill a plastic bag with ice and drag it across the surface. The fat will cling to the ice cold bag.
Eat vegetable soup as a starter to lose weight; the fibre causes the rest of the meal to pass through your digestive system more quickly
Roll the dough into a sausage
Save time when making biscuits, instead of cutting lots of individual round shapes, just roll the dough into a sausage, refrigerate until hard and cut slices off it.
For really crispy biscuits, use half flour and half corn flour.
Need to weigh 80g of flour and no scale? Take a soup spoon. A soup spoon contains 10gr of flour, repeat the operation eight times and you have 80gr. Sugar or salt will give you a 15gr soup spoon.
To peel peppers easily, place them under the grill. The skin starts burning. Leave until warm and place in a plastic bag for a good hour. Then remove the skin.
To make shortbread
To make shortbread with a delicious luxury taste, add a tablespoon of custard powder to the raw mixture.
Peeling hard-boiled eggs
If you have trouble peeling hard-boiled eggs, crack the shells and soak them in cold water for a minute or two, then the shells will split off easily
Undercooked boiled egg
If you have undercooked a boiled egg, just pop the top back on and wrap the egg in cling film. Place gently back into the pan and finish of the cooking.
To check if a bunch of grapes is fresh, shake the bunch gently. If any grapes fall off, they are not fresh.