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💡 Tips

Tips acquired throughout my cooking journey. These tips are used in recipes that don't necessarily call for it. For instance, chilling or aging cookie dough overnight to hydrate the dry ingredients.

🍳 Cooking

🧅 Onions

Onions should be sautéed first to caramelize them and bring out the sweetness, about 5 minutes.

🧄 Garlic

Garlic should not be burned and added right before liquid is added, right when the garlic aroma is perceived.

🧁 Baking

Aging cookie dough that uses egg as the main source of liquid in the refrigerator overnight.

Bake cookie dough while still cold to prevent spread and don't let the later baked cookie dough to come to room temperature while waiting to go into the oven.

🥚 Eggs

Eggs should be separated when cold.

Eggs should be added to batter at room temperature.

🧈 Butter

Butter should be a room temperature when creamed with sugar.

Creaming of butter and sugar should happen for an amount of time to make the butter pale, about 5 minutes.