Cooking Tips

There are small things that you can do to make a big difference when you are cooking . Here I will outline some advice that may be helpful in improving the flavour of what one would like to serve with pride and love.

Tip #1: Bread preparation

I do not think that there is really anyone who does not enjoy the smell of his own freshly baked bread. Just imagine waking up in the morning and be greeted by its sweet scent. Just to throw a bag where everything is ready in the evening, add water, and start up the breadmaker. This reduces the preparation time significantly when making bread. Proceed as follows:

Prepare all dry ingredients in a single plastic bag, and do not forget to write on the bag what needs to be added (such as oil, eggs or  other liquids(water/milk)).

Then you can store  prepared bread (mixes) for over a month and thus avoiding the daily stress of preparation.

Simply put out, see what needed to be added, and, if necessary, ferment and bake. Finished :) This also saves you a lot of money.


Tip #2: Make mashed potatoes with bicarbonate

Mashed potatoes are a quite common side dish and understandably quite popular. My favourite is creamy while also airy and light. It derived from a lot of failed attempts and heartbreak as I could never get it to taste quite right. This continued until I tried making it with bicarbonate. That made such a difference! Nowadays, I always do with bicarbonate, butter and cream and, of course, spices.

So you just have to test this with bicarbonate! It gives you lovely fluffy mash. Undoubtedly, your dinner guests will try to steal this trick from you.

Take a little more then 1 teaspoon for 4 persons.

Tip #3: Crispy skin on chicken

Crispy skin is tasty on chicken but can be difficult to accomplish.

Rub just the chicken with baking soda before putting it in the oven to get the crispy skin.

Tip #4: Don’t forget salt to your baking

When you bake cake, always add a pinch of salt. It really makes a big difference in flavour.

Tip #5: Make your own vanilla sugar

You can make your own homemade vanilla sugar.

Divide a vanilla bean. Put it in a jar. Turn on the icing. Shake and let stand for a week. Then you have a good homemade real vanilla sugar.

Tip #6: Salt in chocolate desserts

When you are using chocolate in a dessert, add a tiny bit of salt. This brings out the flavour of the chocolate.

Tip #7: Baking soda when omeletting

Want to get your omelets airy? Add a pinch of baking soda to the batter to your omelette.

Tip #8: Water in oven when making bread

When baking bread, always have a bowl of water in the oven when you turn it on. This will make your bread steam baked and you get a much richer bread.

31 Comments Add yours

  1. vittoriaadorno says:

    Very interesting tips! It is worthwhile to follow this blog!

  2. Dinner Bank says:

    Thank you so nice you want to follow my blog. I hope you will enjoy it 🙂

  3. Great tips. Never thought to add baking soda to my omelets…must try!

    1. Dinner Bank says:

      Its makes a big different 🙂

  4. Thank you for liking my recipe.

    1. Dinner Bank says:

      You´re welcome 🙂

  5. Wonderful tips! Merci, too, for visiting my blog.

    1. Dinner Bank says:

      Your welcome 🙂

  6. josy7272 says:

    Great tips !

  7. josy7272 says:

    Great tips!

    1. Dinner Bank says:

      Thank you so much 🙂 More will come 🙂

    1. Dinner Bank says:

      Thanks 🙂 More will come soon 🙂

  8. kagamisshadow says:

    I never tried baking bread with water in the oven (except with cheesecake) but I shall try it! And thank you for visiting my blog 🙂

    1. Dinner Bank says:

      Wlelcome 🙂 Thats a secret (dont tell 😉 hihi) that the bakerys uselly do when they bakes or have owns with seams built in. Hope you find some nice recipes to try out in my blog 🙂

  9. firecook says:

    Thanks for the post liking. Keep On cooking:)

    1. Dinner Bank says:

      Thanks 🙂 I will 🙂

  10. ayaacademy says:

    You have just improved my life with this blog post! Thanks for the helpful and flavorful tips!

    1. Dinner Bank says:

      You are welcome 🙂 Im happy to hear that 🙂

  11. Sarah Linden says:

    #8…interesting! I’ve never heard this. Should I leave the water in the oven the whole time the bread is baking?

    1. Dinner Bank says:

      Yes the hole time 🙂 That way the bread get steam baked like in the bakerys. It will be fantastic 🙂

      1. Sarah Linden says:

        Awesome. Thank you!!

      2. Dinner Bank says:

        Youre welcome 🙂

  12. ayresinsider says:

    Awesome tips. I am going to try at least one today (bicarbonate in the mashed potatoes). Thanks for stopping by my blog the other day and liking my post. Cheers.

    1. Dinner Bank says:

      Great 🙂 And thank you for your nice words 🙂

  13. Beautiful blog! I will follow you 🙂 thanks for the tips!

    1. Dinner Bank says:

      Thank you 🙂 Im happy you liked my blog and happy to have you on board 🙂

  14. interesting tips, especially the ones with bicarbonate. And thank you for visiting my cooking blog 🙂

    1. Dinner Bank says:

      🙂 You are welcome 🙂

  15. You have some tips I’ve never heard before. Thank you.

    1. Dinner Bank says:

      You´re welcome 🙂

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