Many recipes will ask to so add white vinegar to your cooking for a touch of ‘zing’. However there are a number of other tips for using vinegar whilst cooking which you may not be aware of or have never thought of trying.
- Cleaning Vegetables With White Vinegar When you rinse your lettuce, cabbage and other leafy vegetables add 1 tablespoon of white vinegar to the water. This trick makes it easier to clean the vegetables because insects and grubs will float to the surface.
- Using White Vinegar To Boil Fish If you are boiling fish then a great cooking tip is to use vinegar to keep the fish firm. To do this simply add 1 teaspoon of white vinegar to the water whilst you are boiling it.
- Use Vinegar To Make Icing Sugar Set Faster If you add a few drops of vinegar to icing sugar then it will set in half the time without affecting the flavour of the icing for your cake.
- Wrap Cheese In A Vinegar Soaked Cloth Use a muslin cloth that has been dampened with vinegar to wrap cheese before storing it in your fridge. Doing this will prevent the cheese from becoming mouldy.
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- Tenderise Meat With Vinegar A great money saving, vinegar cooking tip is to buy and roast inexpensive cuts of meat, but tenderise the meat before cooking it by pouring on a little natural vinegar over it. Also if you marinate your meat in vinegar first before cooking it will help to kill any bacteria, which is important if you like to cook your steak rare or medium-rare.
- Use Vinegar To Stop Pasta Sticking Together If you enjoy having pasta that doesn’t stick together then simply add a little bit of white vinegar to the water as it boils. By doing this the resulting pasta will be much less sticky.
- Use Vinegar To Increase Cake Moistness With both home-made and packet cake recipes you can add 1 teaspoon of white vinegar to the mixture. This will increase the moistness of the cake without it affecting the taste of the cake itself.
- Use Vinegar To Increase Egg White Stiffness When you are beating egg whites to make a meringue just add 1 teaspoon of white vinegar to the egg whites, let it sit for a minute and then whip it in the normal way. The vinegar will increase the stiffness of the meringue without affecting the taste in any way.
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- Make Your Own Food Colourings With Vinegar Another use for vinegar is to make you own natural food colourings that are free from harmful chemicals:
– RED : Mix 1 cup of beetroot juice and 2 tablespoons of white vinegar. The water the mixture down to your desired colour and bottle it for use later on.
– YELLOW : Mix 1 cup water, ½ cup white vinegar and the outer skins of 5 onions in a saucepan, boil for 10 minutes, strain and then bottle it for later use.
- Boiling Eggs With Vinegar In The Water If you add a little bit of vinegar to the water as you are boiling eggs this will stop the shell of the egg from cracking and also make them easier to peel.