Delia’s way vs. the real cook’s way...
Delia’s way: Don't throw out all that leftover wine. Freeze into ice cubes for future use in casseroles and sauces.
The real cook’s way: Leftover wine?
Delia’s way: To keep potatoes from budding, place an apple in the bag with the potatoes.
The real cook’s way: Buy Smash and keep it in the cupboard for up to a year.
Delia’s way: When a cake recipe calls for flouring the tin, use a bit of the dry cake mix instead and there won't be any white mess on the outside of the cake.
The real cook’s way: Go to the bakers. They'll even decorate it for you.
Delia’s way: If you accidentally over salt a dish while it's still cooking, drop in a peeled potato and it will absorb the excess salt for an instant "fix me up".
The real cook’s way: If you over salt a dish while you're cooking, that's tough. Please recite with me The Real Women's motto: "I made it and you will eat it and I don't care how bad it tastes."
Delia’s way: Wrap celery in foil when putting in the fridge and it will keep for weeks.
The real cook’s way: Celery? Never heard of the stuff.
Delia’s way: Brush some beaten egg white over pie crust before baking to yield a beautiful glossy finish.
The real cook’s way: The Fray Bentos pie directions do not include brushing egg whites
over the crust and so I don't do it.
Delia’s way: If you have a problem opening jars: Try using rubber gloves. They give a non-slip grip that makes opening jars easy.
The real cook’s way: Go ask the very gorgeous neighbour to do it.
Delia’s way: Stuff a miniature marshmallow in the bottom of a wafer cone to prevent ice cream drips.
The real cook’s way: Just suck the ice cream out of the bottom of the cone, for Gods Sake.....
Delia’s way: When catering for an evening buffet, calculate food portions and timings a week in advance, so that you're not rushing on the night.
The real cook’s way: Nip into Marks & Sparks on the way home that evening, and buy everything in portioned packets.
Delia’s way: When you have finished the preparation for your buffet, wash up and treat yourself to a glass of wine.
The real cook’s way: Hide the packets and drain the last of that "pre dinner" wine bottle.....