Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Kitchen lessons learned

I love my kitchen and all things food but will admit to being slightly distracted from time to time and getting things completely wrong. Last night I had two cases like this and figured that I really couldnt be the only one. Here are some of the idiotic things I have learned the hard way - please tell me Im not the only one:
  • When a recipe calls for greasing a tin then do it, in fact always do it even if your housemate is talking to you and distracts you.
  • Some recipes are very exact and you need to follow the measurements exactly. The recipe on the polyfilla box is not one of these (this weekend was a DIY one)
  • Do not listen to the radio when measuring things, you will only get distracted. Doing quarter measures but putting in the full amount of salt/sugar/chillies makes for interesting food
  • Things that should not be microwaved - Jeans, tinfoil, porridge (at least not without watching) - trust me on this one.
  • Exploding balsamic vinegar will leave a stain on your ceiling that will take more than 5 coats of paint to hide.
  • Adding more booze because you like booze isnt the best solution in ice cream or sorbet - it may never freeze.

I'm sure I will think of more but these are the ones from the top of my head today.

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