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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

In cooking a tablespoon is not a serving implement but a precise measurement. If it helps, think of a tablespoon as 3 teaspoons…

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Rectifying Boo Boos

Add ice cubes to gravy or stock to make fat removal easy

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General Tips

For people that have a hard time with conversions between metric and imperial measurements. Get a laminating sheet and place…

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Household Tips

Also, try sprinkling bicarbonate of soda over the carpet. Leave for a while then hoover up

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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

Rare beef needs 15 minutes per 500g at 220°C. Add 5 minutes per 500g for medium, 10 minutes per 500g for well-done.

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Chef Maintenance

Spray oil is excellent for greasing baking tins, and especially paper cake/muffin cases, which are otherwise ungreaseable…

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