What do you do with hard butter when you just need it on the bread? How can you tell if an egg is spoiled? And why put all the bananas in the oven? Here’s how to playfully master 7 everyday kitchen challenges.
1) egg test
If you are not sure if the raw eggs in the fridge are still good, you can easily check this: Fill a drinking glass with water and put an egg in it. When it goes down, you can eat it with peace of mind.
2) Tip for banana bread
For banana bread are especially very ripe bananas, because they are particularly sweet and can be easily crushed. But you do not always have them at hand. If your bananas are not ripe enough yet, just apply this trick: bake them for 20 minutes at 205 ° C on a baking sheet laid out with baking paper, then process the pulp into a porridge and add it to the dough. Finished!
3) herbs in ice cube container
This trick is downright ingenious, to have nothing to throw away after cooking: If you have left cooking herbs, chop them and fill them in the wells of an ice cube mold. Then you pour it with olive oil and put the mold in the refrigerator. The herbs are practically portioned and you can later remove individual cubes and melt them as the basis for fried in the pan.
4) Peel eggs
Often it takes a long time to peel a hard egg. But there is a simple solution: Peel only the pointed end and then cut the egg with the flat end on the table. Now you just have to “blow it out” from the sharp end. But do not forget to keep your free hand under the egg, so that you can catch it when it comes out of the shell.
5) Butter bread with hard butter
If you want to make a sandwich fast, but the butter comes out of the fridge rock hard, you do not despair: first liberate the butter from her paper and then half wrap it with this to hold the piece well. Rasp just as many butter flakes with a cheese grater as you need as a spread.
6) rolling pin and Ausstchformersatz
You want to bake beautiful round biscuits, but you have neither rolling pin nor cookie cutters ready? No problem. Just use an empty wine bottle and use it to roll the dough. Instead of a round cookie cutter you can then use a glass to give the biscuits a uniform size. The best thing you want the glass edge before something.
If you know these tricks, you can not only shine in every kitchen small talk, but also have useful solutions to everyday hassles in cooking and baking ready. So it’s best to go straight to the kitchen and try it out!