If you’re not an experienced cook, you might wonder where to start. The truth is that not everyone is born with the ability to cook. However, anyone can learn how to cook well. There are some things that you need to learn if you want to master cooking. The next few paragraphs will point you in the direction of amazing cooking.
For a delicious take on pie crusts, bake them for longer than the recipe calls for. Your objective is to cook them past the point of being pale blonde, to the point where they become a golden caramel color. When the crust is a golden color then you know the sugar has caramalized and you will have a sweet and crispy result.
When you are cooking a stir-fry, ensure the meat is sliced to be very thin, and cut it on the bias. Sometimes, however, this can be a little challenging and tedious. When it has firmed (not frozen), take it out of the freezer and then cut it against the meat grain at an angle of 45 degrees.
Do not throw away the product of your hard work. Mix 2 tablespoons water and 1 tablespoon cornstarch into a bowl. In order to create a thicker sauce, add the mixture to the sauce, while it is cooking on low heat. The mixture should be added slowly and constantly stirred so that it doesn’t get too thick.
When trying to cut strips of meat, partially freeze it for a more firm cut. This tip is particularly handy for Asian dishes. It’s easier to slice meat that has been partially frozen because the fibers don’t tear and stretch, so you can make clean cuts. However, be sure to allow the meat strips to thaw before cooking them, for even cooking.
Everyone might not be born with the talent for cooking, but if you can learn and follow a recipe, you can indeed turn into an amateur chef. It’s not as hard as you think. With these tips kept in mind, there is nothing stopping you from mastering the culinary arts.