Building confidence in the Kitchen by keeping cooking simple!
Cooking is not a science I will never understand why it was called domestic science at school and neither is it an art, it is a basic skill needed to survive. I was never artistic or scientific at school and I hated domestic science as it was far too regimented and prescribed. The only skills you need to be able to cook is taste and smell.
When first starting to cook ‘keep it simple’. For years food was cooked in one pot and it still can be. I make some great meals using just one saucepan it also creates less washing up.
I look to recipes for guidance but remember everyone’s taste is difference and so is their oven. Which is why timing and heat is for guidance only! If you know your oven takes longer to heat up, wait until it is fully hot before place your pie or cake in, otherwise it might still be undercooked even though you have had it in for the time specified.
Some very easy recipes I encourage first time cooks to try is soup, bread and jam.
There is nothing quite as nice has eating homemade soup with homemade bread or homemade bread and jam. They really are meals to relish, cheap to make and good for you!