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Make Your Own Self-Rising Flour With Stuff You Already Have In Your Kitchen

Self-rising flour is commonly called for in recipes for biscuits, pancakes and muffins. But if you don’t have room in your kitchen for multiple varieties of flour (or just don’t feel like going to the store) Epicurious has an easy formula for making your own with AP and a bit of salt and baking powder:

Quickly Pickle Pretty Much Anything With One Simple Ratio

Whether it’s pumpkin, watermelon rind or plain old cucumbers, we, my friends, can quickly pickle that. In anticipation of bumper crops, the clever folks at Epicurious have come up with a simple brining base that will allow you to pickle whatever, whenever the mood moves you.

How To Make Flavoured Spirits That Are Tastier Than Store-Bought Versions

Walk into any liquor store and you’re likely to see shelves and shelves of colourfully packaged vodkas with flavours ranging from “cookie dough” to “Swedish fish”. They may be marvels of flavour chemistry, but these spirits often taste artificial and aren’t good for much more than a novelty shot. Homemade infusions, however, are a completely different story. They have the added benefit of letting you control the outcome.

Salvage Overcooked Meat By Turning It Into A Savoury Filling Or Spread

There are many tips and tools out there for ensuring you never cook a steak, roast or piece of chicken past its perfectly succulent end point. But cooks are human, mistakes happen, and meat gets overcooked. It’s tragic to be sure, but not all is lost. Tough, dry meat is a perfect candidate for savoury fillings and decadent spreads.

Use Sweetened Condensed Milk For Fast, Homemade Ice Cream

Making homemade ice cream is easy. We’ve even shown you how to make it without a machine. This method is even simpler though, and produces super smooth, super chocolatey ice cream that scoops and keeps in the freezer just like anything you’d get at the store.

Make Homemade Pickles Almost Instantly With A Large Plastic Syringe

If you want some pickles as soon as possible, but you don’t want to go to the supermarket, you can make your own at home in about 30 seconds. All you need is cucumbers, your brine mix and a large syringe (with no point).

Use Silken Tofu To Make Creamier, Healthier Salad Dressing

A rich, creamy dressing can take a salad from boring to delicious. However, most creamy dressings are pretty heavy. If you want something lighter and healthier, use silken tofu instead. Its texture is perfect for a homemade creamy dressing.

Make Stracciatella For The Best DIY Chocolate Chip Ice Cream

Chocolate chip ice cream should be easy to DIY. What could possibly be difficult about throwing some chocolate chips into a pint of vanilla? Nothing really, except it might not yield the result you’re looking for. The best way to get bits of chocolate in your ice cream? Make like the Italians and drizzle some in some stracciatella during the last few minutes of churning.

Make Sorbet From Any Fruit With This Simple Recipe

Sorbet is a refreshing way to enjoy your favourite fruit. You can make sorbet from any fruit with this easy recipe.

Get The Perfect Burger Texture By Salting Patties Right Before Cooking

Regardless of what general seasoning you use in your burger patty recipe, salt is probably involved. If you want to cook a tender, juicy burger, wait to add salt to your patty until right before you start cooking.

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