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8 (More) Cooking Hints From My Grandmother

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Gwen O'Toole Luscombe is the director of a boutique creative services company, The Ideas Library. Visit www.TheIdeasLibrary.com.au
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Growing up my grandmother had a solution for fixing everything around the home, in the kitchen, etc.

I recently came across a treasured, handwritten cookbook she made for me years ago that is full to the gills of little hints and tips and tricks to make life so much easier around the home.

Following up from part one, published last week; here are 8 more handy cooking hints!

A handwritten family cookbook, passed down with not just recipes but loads of helpful cooking tips!

Tip 1: To prevent cheese from sticking to a grater; spray it with cooking spray before you begin.

Tip 2: Icing will remain where you put it on a cake if you sprinkle the cake lightly with powdered (icing) sugar first.

Tip 3: Never buy spring onions again! If you save the bottoms (roots) and either put them into a shallow jar of water, or better yet, plant them outsider where you have room, they will regrow and you can just trim off the tops as you need them.

spring onions
Never buy spring onions ever again! Save the bottoms and they will regrow for future use. Image credit:Junbelan

Tip 4: If you have glass bowls or ceramic coffee cups that have been stained from use, fill them with water and drop in two denture cleaning tablets. Let stand for about 30-40 minutes and the bowls should be good as new.

This also works for baked on crusty casserole dishes.

coffee stain
Stained coffee cups? Denture tablets can make them as good as new!

*Tip 5: A few drops of lemon juice added to simmering rice will prevent the grains from sticking together.

Tip 6: To keep a cake plate clean while frosting it, slide strips of baking paper under the sides of the cake. Once the cake is frosted and set, pull the strips away for a perfectly clean plate.

Tip 7: Dip a spoon into hot water before measuring butter so that it slips from the spoon easily.

Tip 8: When cooking cauliflower, add a bit of milk and salt to the water to keep the cauliflower bright white. Shock it in cold water to stop the cooking and then serve immediately.

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