How to save a ruined dish?

July 1, 2016

Universal advice here can not be, it can not be the same dishes. But to say unequivocally that in most cases, your “failure” should not be sent to the trash. For the taste and presentation of dishes is worth fighting for! You know the joke – “if you cook the dumplings for 15 minutes, then it’s dumplings, if 30 is already a pasta, and if 50 and sprinkle with cheese – this is the lasagna”. Together with the TV channel Fox Life learn to correct the unfortunate cooking mistakes.

Overdone… Familiar pattern. If you add too much salt into a broth for soup, put in a saucepan a bag (or gauze bag) with rice (it’s best to use packaged rice bags with perforations – so he doesn’t stay in the soup, if you didn’t guess), give it a boil, then remove and use for garnish. If you do not want to mess with the rice, pour part of the broth in a container, will serve as a basis for other soups, add to the pan with more hot water and vegetables. If you overdone burgers or grilled meat, just serve it with a salad of green vegetables, seasoned with lemon juice and olive oil (without salt) – this side dish balances the taste of the dish.

Too sour… it happens to soup if you added too much lemon juice, sour soup sometimes is too acidic, thanks to the cabbage. Add a soup spoon of sugar – it will soften the taste.

Burnt. In this case you need to save the area above the burnt layer. If it’s an omelet, quickly remove with a spatula the top layer and serve: broken to pieces, as the omelet’s a QB scramble. Also you can do it and potatoes, and zapekanka: save the top layer, bottom recycle.

Too hard grilled or roasted meat can be sent to … a new dish. Cut them smaller and cook bestagno, turn in the meat grinder and use as filling for pie, stew in a pot with vegetables, cut into small pieces. Another option – to cut into very thin slices and used for complex sandwiches with cheese and sauces.

Cake for the cake initially rose and then fell. Cut the edges in a circle to the level of the resulting “funnel”. If you succeed, razrezaem the cake crosswise into 2 pieces and coat with the cream, if not, cover it on top of sugar or chocolate icing.

Porridge with lumps. Children refuse to eat? Cool the porridge and put in the refrigerator. The next morning turn it into a smoothie with milk, banana and a spoonful of syrup from preserves. In the blender everything will be perfectly smooth!

The cake is not cooked. Browned outer crust and moist, “cleckley” core? This happens if a bit of a mess with the ratio of liquid and solids. Cut the cake into slices, place on a baking sheet in a single layer or overlapping, and bake in the oven. Before serving, sprinkle with powdered sugar.

The cake is removed from the mold. A severe case, but fixable. Hold the cake a little water bath, walk with a knife along the edges, then lightly tap the sides and then gently flip the cake onto the plate. For the future, in order to easily remove the cakes from the mould, before you shell out the dough, put in the form of two strips of baking paper crosswise so that they hung over the edge of the form. Pulling on them, you can easily take out the finished cake.

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