We all know that cooking food in the kitchen is a hard work and not everyone can do what master chefs do in their kitchen. Leave them alone, we cannot do whatever our mothers do in the kitchen. All we know that they have some magic wand and they make delicious food for us using it.
But when it comes to cooking yourself, be smart and stop wasting energy, power, and food in the kitchen. The old-fashioned ways of doing stuff may not be the best things going on right now and the only way to deal with that is to learn some quick tips and hacks that will make cooking, baking, and cleaning easier for you in the kitchen.
Here are 8 such kitchen hacks for you to use in the kitchen and make life easier for yourself.
1. Use pizza cutter to chop veggies and meat
Well when you are in a hurry or cooking for multiple people simultaneously, using some hacks and tricks is not a bad idea since hungry people can be pretty savages if they don’t get their food.
Cutting and chopping up veggies and meat is one of the most time consuming and irritating jobs in the kitchen. What if we tell you that you can use a simple tool to fasten the speed of doing that? Use a pizza cutter.
Yes the humble pizza cutter can be used to chop up small slices of meat and veggies in no time. Just lay them out on a paper plate and have a go at them with the cutter. You will have chopped veggies and meat in no time at all.
2. crispy bacon in your microwave
Who doesn’t love bacon; all of us love it and want to have as much of it as we can.
But what happens when someone who knows how to cook bacon to make it crispy isn’t home and you want to make your own crispy bacon but cannot use the pan or the grease. Just use the microwave. Put strips of bacon hanging out of a glass bowl .Now put that bowl in the microwave and time the microwave for 1 minute per strip of bacon.
Voila! You will have your microwave cooked bacon in no time.
3. Cook two frozen pizzas at a time
Frozen Pizzas are the staple food of single guys and people who work long hours. But what if you want to have 2 pizzas instead of one and at the same time? Simple, just slice them in half first and then place them on a baking sheet as shown in the image below.
After the required time in the microwave, you will have 2 deliciously cooked pizzas for devouring.
4. Wine Glass and biscuits
We all know that wine glasses are for drinking wines. We also know that kids and adults both like biscuits as lot. You might ask what the relation between wine glass and biscuits is. Here it is.
You can save yourself from buying those expensive biscuit cutters and simply use the bottoms of the wine glasses you have to cut the biscuits from the dough. Easy and clean method, use different shaped and sized bottoms for different biscuits.
5. Hack for tea steeping
You are not used to drinking tea and someone has said that drinking green tea is good for health. Now you have brought an assortment of teas, but have no idea of how much time to steep them and at for temperature to do it.
Don’t worry and simple follow the guidelines provided in the image below. You can steep white, yellow and green teas for 1-2 mins at 148-175 degrees Fahrenheit. In case of Oolong and Black tea, you need to steep them at 176-210 degree Fahrenheit for 2-3 mins. And finally steep the herbal tea at 210 degree Fahrenheit for 3-6 mins for best results.
6. How to know to know whether eggs are fresh or not?
How to check the freshness of the eggs you have brought? You will need just a bowl filled with water upto the brim.
Now drop your eggs in the water. If they sink to the bottom and lay on the side, they are fresh. If they sink and rest slightly upward, they are a week old. A 3 week old egg will rest at the bottom on the pointy end. The bad eggs will float on the surface instead of sinking.
7. Milk and Oreo cubes
Here is a recipe for success. Crush some Oreos and mix them with some milk. Now pour this mixture into some big ice cube trays and put them into the freezer.
Now use these cubes to ice your milkshake. You will experience the yummy taste of chocolate and milk and that too frozen.
8. Balloon and chocolate cups
Want to make those yummy chocolate cups for your kids’ birthday party. Here is the trick to make those.
Melt some chocolate until it turns liquid and has a gooey consistency. Now blow up some balloons of different sizes and tie a knot on them. Now take the balloons and dip them into the bowl of melted chocolate. Make sure to coat the chocolate evenly around the bottom part of the balloons.
Now place the balloons carefully in the freezer for 20-40 minutes. Take them out when the chocolate has frozen and you are ready to serve the cups. Just burst the balloon carefully so that it doesn’t explode and just lets the air out gradually.
You will have your chocolate cups