Hints & Tips

Here's an opportunity to pick up a few tips or add a few of your own.
Perhaps they've been passed down through the family or maybe you discovered them yourself.
Feel free to send on your own to us through the contact page with the subject heading Hints and Tips.


  • Cream should be well-chilled before whipping. For the largest volume, chill the bowl and beaters as well before whipping.milk
  • If milk starts to go sour, salvage it for use in cake mixtures and scones. Sour milk also makes a good substitute for buttermilk in recipes which require it.

  • Add richness and moisture to bread dough and other baked goods by replacing the water with fresh milk.

  • Make a richer and more nutritious hot chocolate from a powdered mix by replacing the water with milk.


  • Add milk to homemade soups for extra flavour and nutrition. Reduce the amount of water or broth called for by up to half and replace it with milk, adding it at the end of cooking (make sure you don’t let the soup boil)


  • Cheese won't harden if you butter the exposed edges before storing.

  • Cheese is best when served at room temperature.


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