Helpful Hints

Helpful Hints
  • Cut the sugar by 10% in dessert recipes. Recipes will be healthier and less sugary sweet.
  • Dip your scissors in hot water to cut sticky candy or marshmallows.
  • Add 1 tsp of cornstarch to fudge to improve texture.
  • Keep nuts in the freezer. They stay fresher.
  • When doubling recipes do not double the salt content.
  • Oil the measuring cup when measuring maple syrup, honey or corn syrup.
  • Roll dried fruit in flour and then mix in batter to prevent the fruit from sinking to the bottom.
  • Chill cookie dough 30 minutes before rolling. It handles easier and cooks better.
  • When rolling dough on parchment, wet the underside of the paper to keep it from slipping.
  • Use a salt shaker to sprinkle colored sugar or icing sugar onto cookies and cakes.

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