Who wouldn't want their dishes to be cooked quickly, easily and at the same time be delicious?
We know everyone will, so we've brought you a selection of super useful tricks to improve your cooking skills.
A wooden spoon will help you remove the seeds from the pomegranate in seconds.
Cut the pomegranate in half and beat each half with a wooden spoon. All the seeds will end up in your bowl in seconds. See it for yourself in the video.
Grate the frozen butter on a grater.
If you like spreading butter on toast, try rubbing it on cold beforehand – that way it will spread easily on the bread. This and other tricks are here.
The dough rises faster in the microwave.
If your dough rises too slowly and is bothering you, put a cup full of water in the microwave and turn it on high until the water boils. Then place the covered batter in the microwave with the hot water still in there and turn it off. The hot steam will make the dough rise faster.
Make perfect poached egg in a bag.
Spread some butter on the inside of a small plastic bag and break an egg into it. Tie the bag with a rubber band as close to the egg as possible to keep its shape. Put the egg in boiling water for 3 minutes.
A simple trick to make wine even tastier.
This method will improve the taste of any wine, especially a new one. Pour the wine into a decanter, turn it on for 15-30 seconds maximum and let the foam subside. Enjoy your drink! Here is the recipe.
Quickly peel a boiled egg in a glass of water.
To quickly peel a hard-boiled egg, place it in a glass or small jar of water and shake it for a few seconds. Here you go! The egg is peeled!
Banana filled with chocolate – delicious and healthy.
If you like sweets and bananas, this recipe will surely become your favorite treat. Take a banana, some chocolate, a straw and a syringe. Stick the straw in the center of the banana, draw the spread with the syringe and push it into the straw. Put your banana in the fridge for an hour and your treat is ready. Here you will find the details.
All you need for this ice cream is a banana.
Peel some bananas, cut them into small pieces, put them in a deep bowl and put it in the freezer for 1-2 hours. Then mix well... and enjoy! All the secrets are here.
The fish will not stick to the grill if you put some lemons underneath.
Place the fish slices on a layer of lemon slices placed either on the rack or in the basket. The result will surprise you. The secret is revealed here.
Use cooking spray for sticky ingredients.
When weighing sticky ingredients like honey or peanut butter, use cooking spray in your measuring cups: it will make things much easier.
Unscrew the lid of a jar with rubber gloves.
If you can't unscrew the lid of a jar, try doing it with rubber gloves, or just put a rubber band on the lid. The trick is from here.
A quick way to chop vegetables.
Quickly chop herbs with large leaves, such as basil or sage, by folding them over. Here are the details.
Make the dough uniform.
To make sure the dough is evenly distributed, use two chopsticks as guides. Here you can see the specific method.
Make hash browns in your waffle iron.
If you want to fry as little as possible, you will probably like the idea of making hash browns in the waffle iron. You can also make an omelet this way. Here is the recipe.
Chill your wine in 15 minutes.
Wrap a bottle of wine in a towel and put it in the freezer for 15 minutes to cool it down quickly. You will find it in this resource.
Aluminum foil baking rack.
Make your own roasting rack by wrapping a few pieces of aluminum foil and placing them in the bottom of the roast. The meat will not cook this way. Here is the chef's recipe.
Fresh tangerine juice.
If you want some fresh juice but don't have a lemon squeezer, try this trick. Cut the neck from a plastic bottle, then make a small hole in the tangerine peel to fit the cut neck of the bottle. Stick the mandarin in the neck of the bottle, squeeze it well, then just pour the juice into the glass. Here you will see how it is done.