Month: May 2021

Can You Put Butter in Cast Iron?

Photo of a stick of butter in a cast iron skilletEtienne Voss (via Depositphotos)

Cast iron cookware is cheap, heats up incredibly well, and, thanks to the fact that it’s cast from a single piece of molten iron, can be used virtually anywhere—even on the outside grill or over a campfire.

It can also be tricky to use for first-time owners or seasoned cooks who don’t know all the quirks of cookware made of this metal. Especially if you’re cooking with a more delicate fat, like butter.

What Can I Substitute For All-Purpose Flour?

What can I substitute for all purpose flour

If you are anything like us, then cooking and baking can be very therapeutic for you. You can try out new recipes, make delicious meals and snacks, and enjoy having friends and family over for dinner.

But, there’s nothing worse than spending hours preparing an exquisite dinner to find that you are out of one vital ingredient, that you really cannot go without. 

Is It Better To Thicken Soup With Flour Or Cornstarch?

Is It Better To Thicken Soup With Corn flour Or StarchShutterstock

There are two schools of culinary thought when it comes to the best way to thicken soup, and both of them have equal merit (based on who you ask).

But the closer you look at cornstarch and flour—and the way in which they’re used as thickening agents for soup—the more obvious it becomes that one is actually better than the other. The idea that they’re both the same, is unfortunately, an old wives tale. 

Whether you choose flour or cornstarch to use as a thickening agent, it’s really important to know how to make use of them.