August 18, 2014

Tip #13: Nine Needy Tips to use Sugar in Cooking

Sugar serves a number of roles in our everyday cooking. It is an Important and versatile ingredient that provides sweetness and considered as an ingredient to Happiness.. Here are nine Smart Samayal Tips on using sugar in our cooking..

  • Add half teaspoon of Sugar while boiling the vegetables to retain the color.

  • Sugar, properly stored, has an indefinite shelf life because it does not support microbial growth. Moisture makes granulated sugar hard and lumpy. Once this happens, there is no way to adequately restore it. So, always store granulated sugar in a covered container in a cool, dry area.

  • While making sugar syrup, Stir the sugar syrup till it dissolves well with water. Once it gets dissolved fully, avoid stirring often.

  • Always keep the stove in medium flame while making sugar syrup.

  • Adding a teaspoon of lemon juice or vinegar to sugar syrup prevents sugar from becoming crystals.

  • Once the sugar dissolves fully add a tea spoon of milk to the boiling syrup to take away the residue from the sugar by filtering it. Again boil the syrup with the filtered one.

  • Once the sugar starts boiling it suddenly passes through stages. So be watchful and alert.

  • Putting some cloves in the Sugar container will keep the ants at a distance and prevents you from using chemical insecticides.

  • Adding a teaspoon of sugar to any type of gravies enhances the taste.