Easy ways to improve my cooking and baking?
November 19, 2010 4:46 PM Subscribe
What are some simple (or not) kitchen tips and tricks?
posted by suncoursing to Food & Drink (46 answers total) 153 users marked this as a favorite
Examples of the kind of thing I’m looking for:
To get an extra flaky pie crust, substitute vodka for half of the water, because ethanol inhibits gluten formation.
When making ganache, add a bit of corn syrup not only when you want a nice sheen, but also when you want something really smooth and creamy (e.g., when making truffles).
It seems like this question must have been asked before, but I can only find threads with tips for specific topics (e.g., cooking with alcohol or making cookies that stay soft).