food hacks

To Celebrate Cadbury's Vegemite-Filled Chocolate, Here Are Our Favourite Yeast Spread Hacks

It’s not a hoax. It’s not a spoof. Cadbury’s Vegemite-flavoured chocolate is really happening. On June 1, Australians will find out whether their favourite yeast spread works as a sugary dessert. To commemorate this bold taste combination, we’ve assembled our favourite Vegemite hacks from the Lifehacker archives. Enjoy.

Everything You Should Know About Baking Ingredients

There’s nothing wrong with strictly following a recipe when it comes to baking, but if you want to experiment with quantities you can quickly transform a delicious treat into a food disaster. Understanding how different ingredients (and amounts), such as milk, butter and baking powder influence the process can be extremely helpful.

Make Caramelised Onions In The Microwave

Caramelising onions takes a lot of time to get that sweet flavour and deep colour. Typical shortcuts still take valuable space on your stove. Alton Brown shares his secret for doing it in the microwave.

Avoid Wasting Stale Potato Chips By Using Them For Crumbing

If you’re not interested in trying to resuscitate the crispiness of your now-stale potato chips, you might as well do something else with them. Breaking them up into tiny pieces makes for tasty crumbs to apply to baked or fried food.

Grill'd Mac: I Put Big Mac Sauce On A Grill'd Burger And Created Something Magical

As part of its “Mac It Special” campaign, we were sent a bottle of Big Mac sauce. Rather than preserve it or flog it, I decided to take up the challenge of putting it on just about everything.

Put Together Baking Mixes For Cheap, Instant Meals

We all get busy, and preparing food takes time. Put together some key baking mixes so you can cook a quick meal (or dessert) with minimal time and effort.

Save A Dish That's Too Spicy By Adding Some Acid

Sometimes we go a little overboard when we’re cooking. If your spicy dish is bringing too much heat, a little acid can help cut through it.

Learn About Every Pasta Type There Is With This Massive Infographic

There are a a lot of different types of pasta. With this comprehensive visual encyclopedia, you can learn about every different pasta type, size, best preparation methods, and the right types of sauces to go along with it.

Ferment Your Own Tabasco-Style Hot Sauce Using Greek Yoghurt

If you’re a fan of spicy foods then you know how awesome a good hot sauce can be. You can make your own at home using the whey from Greek-style yoghurt to kick the fermenting process into high gear.

Make Chocolate Bowls With Balloons

Chocolate bowls: The perfect edible containers for ice cream and other desserts.