Basic Cooking

Be careful at all times in the kitchen if the oven or cooker is being used.

Here are just some things you need to know about cooking

Cooking Skills Every Young Adult Should Learn to be great in the kitchen
  • Making Stock. ...

  • Creating a Flavourful Sauce. ...

  • Cooking a Hot Breakfast. ...

  • Saving Time and Dishes with One-Pot (or Sheet-Pan) Dinners. ...

  • Whisking Together Homemade Salad Dressing. ...

  • Prepping Meals. ...

  • Roasting Vegetables.

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How to poach an egg

There is no need to worry about poaching eggs. They will always turn out great if you do a few simple things.

First, use a frying pan not a saucepan. This also allows you to cook more than one egg at a time.

Fill the frying pan halfway with water and bring it to a simmer.

Crack in the eggs carefully.

Using a large spoon, baste the eggs as they are cooking with the water.

When the eggs start to turn a little white at the top - your egg is ready.

Serve on toast so you don't lose any of the yummy yolk

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How to melt chocolate

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How to bake a potato


How to cook pasta

To achieve yummy pasta, fill a pan with double the water to cover the pasta, add salt to taste and bring it to the boil.

Carefully drop the pasta into the boiling water and cook for 10-12 minutes, making sure to stir within the first two minutes of cooking to prevent sticking.

Always check the packet for timings - because it may need less or more than 10 - 12 minutes.

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How to boil an egg

For a soft-boiled egg, bring a pan of water to the boil, gently lower the egg into it with a spoon and cook for three to five minutes. For hard-boiled eggs, start in a pan of cold water and bring up to the boil, then cook for seven-10 minutes – the longer you cook, the firmer the egg will be. 

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