Upsize your time NOW with these four clever kitchen hacks
Getting late for office? Unannounced guests visiting your home? Or just feeling plain lazy? There are days when we feel the need for a magic wand which can make our life easier in the kitchen. While doing things the traditional way in the kitchen has its own charm, taking a short cut can do the task equally effectively along. There are other pros too: Not only does it save a lot of time, but you can also multi-task in the kitchen. Let’s look at a few effective kitchen hacks that can help save the day for you
Soften butter quickly
Kids getting late for school and you still have to prepare their breakfast? Or it’s a chilly winter morning and you want to have butter toast along with a hot cuppa? Taking butter out from the refrigerator at the last moment will give you nothing but disappointment. Cold butter takes ages to soften to the right temperature.
But don’t worry! We have a little trick to help you save some valuable time. Just take an empty glass and heat it in the microwave for 30 seconds. Place this glass upside down over the butter such that it gets covered entirely. The warmth of the glass will soften the butter and you will be able to slide the butter knife right through it without any hassle.
Peel eggs easily
Peeling eggs cleanly is one of the biggest challenges. Some shell gets left over or the membrane doesn’t peel off properly or the egg breaks, which can spoil a nice breakfast.
This is how you can easily remove the shell: Place a boiled egg in a plastic container or a long glass. Pour some water in it, cover the container and shake. The shell will crack inside the container and peel off on its own.
Freeze wine cubes
If you aren’t sure what to do with that half empty bottle of wine or you don’t want to consume it immediately, you can put it to good use instead of just leaving it at the bar for eternity.
Pour the wine in an ice tray and freeze it. Not only will you save space in your bar but you can also use the wine cubes while cooking meat or sauces for that extra flavour.
Chucking a rotten egg
Not sure about those eggs you bought last week? There’s an easy peasy way to check if an egg is rotten before you even crack it open.
Simply fill a bowl with cold water and gently drop the eggs in it. If they sink to the bottom, they are good to eat and if they float, chuck them!
Kitchen hacks and images shared by Bhakti Menon. Check out her blog: www.wickedspoonconfessions.com