Many cake recipes instruct you to butter a cake pan and then flour it. We all know the butter stops the cake from sticking, but what does the flour do?
Once you’ve rolled out the dough for a pie or quiche crust, your next task is to transfer it to the pie plate. The best way to do this is to roll it around the rolling pin and then unroll it over the plate.
Restaurant chefs have an ingenious way of checking whether a piece of fish is properly cooked without having to cut it open, and it’s something home cooks can easily do, too.