Cooking is a lot of fun, but it can also be fiddly and frustrating if you don’t know the right tricks. Have you ever been guilty of cutting open an under-ripe avocado, or serving up rubbery scrambled eggs? Put those days behind you with these amazing cooking hacks that will turn you from kitchen newb to masterchef-in-the-making.
#1 Get creative with cutting
Knife skills are handy in the kitchen, but sometimes there are even better ways to slice and dice ingredients.
Dental floss: It doesn’t just belong in the bathroom. Get yourself a stash of unscented floss and use it to cut soft foods like cakes and cheeses.
Cheese grater: Use your trusty cheese grater to shave hard butter, chocolate, ginger, or even potatoes for hash browns.
Potato masher: This great tool can help you cleanly mash eggs for sandwiches, avocados for guacamole, or feta for salads.
#4 Preventing baked goods from going dry
If you’ve whipped up a fresh batch of muffins or bread, the last thing you want is for your baked goods to turn into dried-out rocks. Never fear...there’s a solution!
Place some apple slices inside an airtight container with your baked goods when you store them. The moisture from the apple will help keep your treats fresh and moist for up to three days longer!
#5 Reviving baked goods that went dry
If you’ve got a loaf of bread or similar that’s already gone stale, all hope isn’t lost. Simply run some water over the stale bread and toss it in the oven. It will come out fresh, crunchy and ready to eat.