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Sweeping up solutions

By: Irene Hilsendager
May 8, 2020

Did you know if you require a small amount of tomato paste, try substituting an equal amount of ketchup?

Did you know you can save the wrappers your butter comes in the refrigerator as they will come in handy for greasing your pans when baking?

Did you know if you add a teaspoon of vinegar to the baking soda when baking a chocolate cake, you will get the most moist chocolate cake you ever dipped your fork into?

Did you know you can make your cakes really light by adding a teaspoon of lemon juice to the butter and sugar?

Did you know you can dip plastic cookie cutters in warm salad oil to prevent dough from sticking?

Did you know before using raisins when baking cookies, let them sit in warm water for a few minutes to make them plump and juicy?

Did you know to keep soft cookies from crisp cookies otherwise the crisp cookies will lose their crispness?

Did you know you can try rolling some grated cheese into pastry dough when making an apple pie?

Did you know to prevent juice spills when baking pies, cut several three inch lengths of macaroni and poke them into the pie crust before placing in the oven? Heated juices will rise up into the hollow macaroni, instead of spilling over and messing your oven.

Did you know you can prevent meringue from sticking to the knife by adding a pinch of cream of tartar to the egg whites when beating them?