food hacks

Make Creamier Homemade Ice Cream With A Bit Of Booze

If you’ve ever made ice cream yourself, you know that if you don’t eat it right away, it gets pretty hard in the freezer. Keep ice cream creamy all the time by putting some alcohol in the mix.

Jelly And Marshmallows Make A Quick And Tasty Fondant

Fondant icing is the ingredient cake artists use to create their masterpieces. Supermarkets don’t always carry it, though. Use some marshmallows and jelly and make your own instead.

Learn To Crimp Pie Crust Like A Pro With This Video

When you’re baking a pie, one of the ways to jazz it up is by making various designs with the crust. This video from YouTuber Libbie Summers shows you 20 useful pie-crimping techniques in just two minutes.

Easily Peel French Shallots By Blanching Them In Hot Water

Some food preparation tasks just take too long. If you find peeling French shallots fiddly and time-consuming, blanch them in hot water first and the skins will just slip off.

A Better Way To Put A Lime In Your Beer: Use A Knife

Putting a lime in a beer is simple: push the wedge into the beer. Consider using a knife to slide the wedge into the bottle for maximum lime flavour.

This Chart Explains What Went Wrong With Your Cake

If you’re learning to bake or just trying out a new recipe, it can be hard figuring out exactly why your cake failed. This handy chart will tell you why your cake ended up with cracks and browned edges, or why it has a runny texture.

Poach Eggs In A Pan (And Cook Many Together With Cups)

You probably reach for a saucepan when you need to poach eggs. America’s Test Kitchen (ATK) recommends a pan instead, in this video guide on how to poach eggs perfectly.

Save And Reuse Gherkin Juice For Your Next Cocktail

Whenever you have a tasty jar of gherkins, don’t just pour the leftover juice down the drain. Instead, consider saving it and using it in your next mixed drink.

Make And Store Poached Eggs Up To Two Days For Easier Breakfast

Poached eggs aren’t always easy to make, but this new trick will make you want to master them. Apparently, there is a way to store poached eggs in a refrigerator for up to two days, so you can make a batch of them in one go for fuss-free breakfast.

The Easiest Way To Squeeze Lemons For Seed-Free Juice

YouTuber ssgrey might have stumbled upon the easiest way to squeeze lemon juice, and thankfully he’s sharing it with us. You won’t get any seeds with this method, and you don’t need anything but a knife.