By codingstreets Dec 16, 2023
While some cooking mistakes are just down to impatience and laziness, others are downright dangerous and should be avoided at all costs. These are some of the most common bad cooking habits you should avoid.
Before buying your ingredients, read the recipe steps not just the ingredients list and plan your time accordingly.
A hot pan sears meat properly, caramelising and browning it, which improves both the appearance and enhances the flavour complexity. Failing to get the pan up to a fierce heat means missing out on all that potential.
Overfilling the pan with ingredients means some won’t touch the bottom but will simply steam cook or boil in its own juice.
A little bit of this and a little bit of that" can be a great approach to cooking savoury dishes. But try this approach with baking, not measuring out ingredients and your dish is likely to completely fail.
A standard slow cooker instruction manual will divide recipes into high and low, but even the fastest of recipes on high will still take at least two hours. A standard slow cooker instruction manual will divide recipes into high and low, but even the fastest of recipes on high will still take at least two hours.
It’s a little-known rule that boiling water isn’t great for tea or coffee. It burns the grounds. The National Coffee Association in America suggests a temperature between 90°C–96°C (195°F–205°F) for your coffee.
Whether it’s adding salt to boiling water for pasta or pepper to a rich stove-top stew, sometimes we forget the importance of seasoning. Seasoning mostly refers to just salt and pepper as they're both essential in balancing the dish.
Anyone who has catered for a vegetarian or vegan will find themselves, at some stage, eyeing up two identical wooden spoons trying to remember which was stirring the meat pan and which the vegetarian pan.
We don’t always taste as we go. Without tasting a curry sauce, how do you know when it’s reached the heat level you like or whether a broth is seasoned enough?