Peaked top in a cake could be because of too much gluten being developed in the mixture
either due to using too hard a flour or by overbeating. It could also be due to oven
temperature being too high.
Avoid milk from spilling
Milk will not spill while boiling if one applies glycerine to the rim of the vessel.
Dough sticking to the rolling pin?
To prevent fresh dough from sticking to the rolling pin, keep it in the freezer for a few
minutes before using.
Run out of fresh bread ?
Just keep leftover hardened bread on the lid of a pan containing hot water. The slices
will be soft and as good as fresh, in no time.
To freshen stale bread
Sprinkle a little milk over it and place it in a moderately hot oven for 15 minutes. The
crust will be crispier and the bread tastier.
Make curd in winter
Set in a ceramic container and place it on the voltage stabilizer of your refrigerator .
It will set overnight.
Overripe and difficult to use tomatoes ?
Dip them in cold water, add some salt and leave overnight. They will be fresh and firm to
the touch next day.
To increase the quantity of curd for 'raitas'
Grind freshly grated coconut to a fine paste and mix with the curd.
Running short of chili sauce?
Make a quick sauce at home! Put a little chili pickle in the mixer and grind for 2-3
minutes to obtain a smooth paste. Add this paste instead of chili sauce to the dish.
Make tasty cutlets out of leftover vegetables
Best with cabbage or cauliflower. Boil, peel and mash potatoes with salt, chopped green
chilies, coriander leaves and ginger garlic paste. Mix with the vegetable. Take small
portions and roll into round balls. Flatten and dip the balls in beaten egg. Roll in
breadcrumbs and fry in oil till done.
If you want a quick salad dressing
Blend a cup of curd with little lime juice and seasoning and toss the salad into it.