Articles - How to Cook

If you're looking for articles on how to cook – articles about techniques, equipment or ingredients – then check these out. You'll also find helpful cooking tips and baking tips as well as general cooking information.

If you need to substitute wheat products and gluten in your diet we have a range of suggestions for fabulous and gluten-free baking and cooking.

When it comes to measuring ingredients, Australian and New Zealand cooks love our cups. With the internet opening up access to recipes from all over the world, you need to be sure you are using the right cup. Here is a basic guide to weights and measures used in Australian and New Zealand cooking to help you measure it all up.

Quick and easy instructions to prepare and sterilise jars.

Boiled eggs are the basis of so many dishes like salads, curried eggs, egg and salad sandwiches and devilled eggs. It's hard to go past a perfectly soft-boiled egg and some Vegemite soldiers for a quick nutritious breakfast!

Freezing home cooked meals is a money saver, a health saver - and when you're in the middle of a crazy week - a life saver! Here's some great tips for helping you take full advantage of your freezer.

You can adapt many conventional recipes for the slow cooker. Any oven or stovetop recipe that has some moisture in it, whether it is water, stock, wine or sauce, will work in your slow cooker.

As bread machines have become popular, the simple skill of kneading dough is disappearing from our cooking repertoires. If you don't have a bread machine but still want to make homemade bread, here's a simple guide to what to do when the recipe says "knead dough for 10 minutes".

Baking gluten free bread without the amazing, almost magical quality of gluten can be quite challenging, but not impossible! Use a blend of gluten free flours to create a yeasty, moist, airy loaf, like 'real' bread! Here are some practical tips to help you bake the best gluten free breads.

If rice can feed a large part of the world’s population, imagine what it can do for dinner at your place. There are now so many different varieties of rice available in the supermarket but you only need to know a few basic ratios of rice to water to cook rice perfectly.

If you don't have a rice cooker or a microwave rice maker, don't despair, perfect rice can still be yours!

The fact that diet is a key part of managing diabetes is no surprise. After all, glucose comes from food so what you eat affects the level of your blood sugar and at what rate it rises. Food is not the problem in managing diabetes, it's a big part of the solution.


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