YumSugarSource: Rudimentary Recipes Every Home Cook Should Know
January is a time of many resolutions, many among them culinary. Regardless of your skill level at the stove, it never hurts to go back to basics and focus on rudimentary recipes that are the building blocks for so many other dishes. These aren't too complicated or expensive, and once you master them, we reassure you that you'll use them over and over again. Here are 10 fundamental dishes that every home chef should know how to make.
- Simple Syrup: Your cocktail options are extremely limited if you don't have a little bar ingredient known as simple syrup on hand. The sugar-water mixture plays an essential role in classic drinks such as the old-fashioned, pisco sour, and caipirinha, and can also be used to soak sweets such as sponge and pound cakes.
- Roasted Garlic: If you have garlic, oil, and seasonings - and surely you do - then you're already set to make roasted garlic. Add it to an antipasti plate for a special homemade