You may be too rushed in the early morning to prepare breakfast for yourself and the kids. Or your partner may tell you that they’re coming back earlier than you were expecting. In cases like these, some simple hacks are necessary to speed up your kitchen routine without sacrificing the quality of your meal.
1. Use a slicer to make funny shapes for your pastries.
Sometimes your kids will ask you to bake something special for them or you’ll simply want to try making something for yourself. But if you don’t do this often, you may not have the right tools. But there’s no need to run to the store to buy anything. Just take a look around.
A slicer for veggies or fruit can be the perfect tool to cut through the dough. It will take just a few seconds to make a cute shape for your future cakes and cookies.
2. Use chopsticks to make gnocchi.
If you want to surprise your family or friends, homemade gnocchi can be a brilliant idea. To speed up the process of forming the perfect shape for your gnocchi dish, use chopsticks. You can use 3, 4, or 5 chopsticks for this purpose. It depends on the size of the gnocchi you want.
Put the dough on top of the sticks and cut and roll the pieces with a knife — you don’t even have to use your fingers.
3. Cut the potato in the middle before boiling it to peel it faster.
Peeling a boiled potato is not the most enjoyable thing for some of us and it sure takes some time. Just shorten the procedure by making a cut around your potato before boiling it. After the vegetables are cooked, put them in cold water.
Now peeling is much faster and easier.