HINTS & ODDS
When making any dish with mince, i.e. bobotie or meat loaf for frikkadels – do not mix ingredients with your hands – use two tablespoons and gently, but thoroughly mix. Results will be light and feathery.
Don’t be unpleasant about giving recipes. There is not a recipe that cannot be found in some cookery book or other and don’t forget that no two cooks ever cook exactly the same.
The first rule in a kitchen is – clean up as you go along. Don’t clutter up the kitchen with dirty plates and dishes. Put newspaper on the table and throw away the mess with the paper. By mess I mean the peelings and waste and not the dish intended for the meal, not the knives, spoons, etc. which you have used in the preparation of the food.
When making salads, rub the wooden bowls with garlic. Don’t wash your bowls. Clean them with paper towels and rub them with a little oil before putting them away.
To make egg whites more fluffy, add a few drops of lemon juice when beating.
When cooking beetroot for salad add a little sugar to the water to soften quickly.
Ox tongue peels more easily if a tablespoon of vinegar is added to the water in which the tongue is cook.