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Baking

Some cakes are supposed to have a "rip" running over the top. If you like this to be nice and straight, run your finger…

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Measurements

Because of its volume, sea salt seems to be less salty than table salt when used in cooking. If replacing sea salt with…

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Rectifying Boo Boos

If you added too much chilli, add some sugar. The Scoville scale determines how hot a chilli is, by taking a solution of…

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General Tips

Keep a sink full of hot soapy water as you are cooking/baking, and wash/rinse as you go. This saves loads of time and the…

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Household Tips

If you have small children and they put chewing gum onto their clothes, place the item in the freezer and it will be easy…

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Kitchen Maintenance & Clean Up

When you are cooking, keep one of those terrycloth facecloths handy. Make it damp even before you start cooking. If you…

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A Rough Guide To Meat

The above timings are based on meat being at room temperature before it goes into the oven.

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Chef Maintenance

If you are sick and have a cough, dried sage which is left to infuse in previously boiled water is a great healing remedy. …

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