Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Kitchen Tip Tuesday

Here's a real simple one:

Whenever I have a recipe that calls for honey & oil, I always measure the oil INTO the measuring cup I intend on using for the honey. This way, when I then squeeze the honey into the cup, it just slips right out of the measuring cup - I get all the honey, no waste, no sticky mess.

There. How simple is that?

Oh, and a second quick idea:

When I buy my yeast, it comes in a bulk bag. The bag tends to be difficult to deal with - I end up spilling yeast, even though I tried to contain it in a small ziploc bag.

Instead, I now transfer my yeast into a small, glass jar with a screw on top. I got this from my mom - who actually buys her yeast IN a small glass jar. I just grab my yeast from the freezer, unscrew the top. No mess, no spills, no fuss - simple.

Two simple thoughts from the kitchen this week. Just two things that add ease to my bread baking days.
*Michigan Momma*


Amy said...

I do the same thing when I measure honey, 'though I certainly didn't come up with that myself. I have yet to buy my yeast in bulk, but I'll remember that when I do! Thanks!

becoming said...

That is soooo funny about the honey oil thing!!! I just discovered that myself by accident this past week. I started making our own bread as well and stopped buying at the store.

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~Babychaser~ said...

That oil and honey thing is brilliant!

Mrs. Mordecai said...

Another yeast tip is to keep it in the freezer. It will last forever that way! You can use it straight out of the freezer in recipes.

Martie said...

I do that too with the honey and oil. I'm glad to know I am not the only one!

I will have to remember that too with the glass jar. Funny thing, I mentioned glass jars in my tip too - great minds think a like!

Thanks for the tips.