More Cooking Tips Using Vinegar

Miscellaneous easy food and cooking tips using vinegar to make you happier in the kitchen!


Baking Bread

  • When baking bread, you can brush vinegar on the top just before baking. This will keep the crust soft.

  • You can also wait until the end of baking to brush the crust with vinegar. Then continue baking until done. The vinegar will make the crust an appetizing color and also help it to shine.

  • Homemade bread will rise faster if you add 1 tablespoon of vinegar for every 2-1/2 cups flour you use. However, remember to reduce the other liquids in the recipe as much as the amount of vinegar used.

    Rice and Pasta

    Cooking tips using vinegar for rice and pasta are similar.

  • Add a teaspoon of vinegar to the boiling water when you are cooking rice. The rice will be fluffy and less sticky.

  • The same for pasta. Add a teaspoon of vinegar to the boiling water when you are cooking pasta. The vinegar cuts the starch of the pasta. Your macaroni, lasagna, spaghetti, etc, will be less sticky.

    Clean Produce

    You can wash vegetables and fruit with vinegar and water to remove insects, dirt, pesticides, etc. Ratio is three tablespoons of vinegar for every gallon of water.

    Food That Is Fried

    Adding a tablespoon of vinegar to the oil before frying food will help eliminate the greasy taste.

    Baking Soda Too Old?

    I wish I had known this tip sooner! Several times, cookies, cakes, etc, have not turned out the best because my baking soda was old. Then I only knew one way to tell if the baking soda was old. That was to buy a new box, repeat the baking, and see if the results were better.

    Now I know that I can use vinegar to tell if baking soda is too old for baking. Pour 1 tablespoons vinegar in a dish and add 1 teaspoon baking soda. The vinegar will make a froth if the baking soda is good.

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