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  • How to Make a Perfect Meringue

    How to Make a Perfect Meringue

    Meringue is one type of dessert that appeared originally in France although it is believed that Gasparini, an Italian chef, invented meringue sometime between the 17th and early 18th centuries in the town of Meiringen in Switzerland. Meringue is a very sweet and light dessert, which is also considered a candy. It is generally made from sugar and whipped egg whites. The typical measurement is half a cup of caster sugar and 2 beaten egg whites. Meringue recipes sometimes call for small amounts of flavor extracts, for example, half a teaspoon of almond and/or vanilla extracts. Basically, the sugar is dissolved into the beaten egg whites to make meringue. This mixture will harden when baked but easily melts in the mouth. In the Italian version…

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  • Baking Terms for Beginners

    Baking Terms for Beginners

    Baking is a hobby many love to do but in order to fully understand how it works or how to do it you will have to familiarize yourself with the different baking terms used. They are many baking terms used by professional bakers or by cook books. You have to figure out what each one is in order to do the job and so that the baked goodies will be delicious enough for seconds. Below we will discuss a few basic baking terms that everyone should know. The most basic of the terms is: Bake. To bake means to cook in an oven using dry heat. You have to remember to turn on and heat up the oven 10-15 minutes before use in order to equalize the temperature. Another important term to remember is: Bakers Dozen. For bakers, a dozen of an item means 13 pieces. Remember this when people tell you them want…

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  • The Best Way to Cook Freshly Caught Fish

    The Best Way to Cook Freshly Caught Fish

    A freshly caught fish can be cooked in a thousand and one ways. Any fisherman worth his salt has his own unique way of cooking a freshly caught trout, salmon or whatever fish he caught. So fisherman all across the country has been handed down methods of cooking fish. Here are some tips to get the best out of your fish. Frying Breading and frying a freshly caught fish is as good as it gets. The smell of butter emanating from the frying pan and the flair a fisherman puts in flipping his catch is worth its weight in gold, almost. For the novice fisherman, make sure that the butter is extra hot but not yet burning. Also, make sure that the fish is well coated in batter. Season your batter to your heart’s content, salt and pepper never goes wrong. You may want to try other herbs and…

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