2. How to master basic knife skills, As soon as you have actually mastered slicing onions, it's time to expand your knife abilities and get to grips with scoring, shearing, fine slicing and more. Our knife skills video shows how to sharpen and handle a knife with confidence, while our guide to the anatomy of a knife will help you get the most from your blade.
How to boil an egg, Sounds basic however an ideal, runny yolk can be lost in a moment, so timing is essential. The duration of a boil depends upon how firm you desire the eggs to be, however it's constantly best to start with them at room temperature to prevent undercooking.
For hard-boiled eggs, begin in a pan of cold water and bring up to the boil, then prepare for seven-10 minutes the longer you prepare, the firmer the egg will be. Plunge the egg into cold water as quickly as it's done to stop it from overcooking. For more help refining your egg timing, read our guide on how to boil an egg.
How to prepare pasta, If you have actually been delayed pasta by stodgy, stuck-together school dinners, it's time to discover how to cook it appropriately. In Italy, pasta is always served 'al-dente', which literally suggests 'to the teeth' boiled up until softened, but still firm to the bite. To attain this, fill a pan with double the water to cover the pasta, include salt to taste and bring it to the boil.
Remember that various pasta shapes will have different cooking times and fresh egg pasta will prepare much quicker than dried. To assist you choose, why not read our guide to which pasta to purchase. If you desire to entirely start from scratch with your own homemade dough and a pasta machine, our video on how to make pasta has some valuable suggestions.
How to poach an egg, There's no requirement to purchase special pans to get perfectly poached eggs they're a lot easier than you believe. Follow our video guide to poaching an egg with just a pan of boiling water, a splash of white red wine vinegar and a slotted spoon. 6. How to melt chocolate, Utilizing a 'bain marie' to melt chocolate might sound fancy, however it's in fact really simple, and will guarantee you don't destroy your favourite sweet reward by burning or splitting it.