Cychefs | Recipes | Cookery Books

September 08

Quality of raw beans

To check the quality of raw beans, put them in water. If they sink, they’re good. If they float, throw them away.


Teeth cleaning

Strawberries are a good way to clean your teeth as they remove plaque and leave your mouth feeling fresh


Safe Barbie

when using the grill or barbeque keeps a spray bottle filled with water ready to douse any flare-ups.


Peeling Onion

No need to shed tears while preparing onions. Peeling them off in water should do the trick.


 Roast Leg of Lamb

If you like garlic and want to bring up the taste of the lamb, rub some garlic cloves and baste it with lemon juice half way through cooking time.


Refrigerating Mushrooms

To keep mushrooms in the fridge in perfect condition make sure they are wrapped in a paper bag to absorb the excess humidity.



For healthy roast potatoes, part boil for 5 minutes, then place on a baking tray lined with parchment paper and roast in the top half of the oven.


Cakes cooking

Cakes are completely baked when you can stick a skewer in and it comes out clean.


Sticking of shaped cutters

To stop cakes and pastries sticking to the inside of shaped cutters, brush the insides with a little oil.


Table salt

Table Salt is the most usual salt we use. It is almost pure sodium chloride.


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