Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Solutions To Problems You May Not Have Known You Had

Cooks Illustrated, for reasons of their own, sent issues 126 and 127 in the same mail.  This was a problem I didn't know I had - joke.

Peeling a hardboiled egg:  tap the cooked egg all over with the back of a spoon. Slip the spoon into the air pocket on the bottom and then scrape along the inside of the shell, following the curving shape.

Kneading sticky dough gives you sticky fingers.  Put your hands over the sink and dry wash them with flour.  Then use cold water to rinse.  Don't use hot because it causes the dough to "gelatinize."

Rack up your metal measuring cups on a magnetized strip - they'll be easier to grab rather then stacked together. 

Need a quick shot glass?  The next time you have a cough, save the little measuring cup that comes with the cough syrup.

To avoid dealing with a soggy peanut butter and jelly sandwich you packed for lunch, put peanut butter on both slices of bread and top each slice with the jelly.  Bye, bye, soggy sandwich.

Next time you open a bag of flour (for purposes that would be unclear to me; I don't bake) set the bag on the counter and then slap the top of the bag in a downward direction and go ahead and open the bag.

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