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Tip for baking biscuits and cookies:

  • To retain moisture in your homemade biscuits as long as possible, use honey rather than sugar when mixing the batter
  • Make sure all the biscuits and cookies are spreaded out wide in the baking tray. They do expand throughout the baking process, so do not overcrowd them
  • Chill the cookie dough in the fridge before baking since this will retain their shape better
  • Want to  make chewy cookies like Mrs Fields? Firstly use brown sugar or honey instead or white sugar. Next melt the butter before adding it to the sugar when mixing. Lastly don’t put into the oven for too long, maybe take out the cookies a few minutes before the minimum time required

Here are some of biscuits/scones/cookie cutter collection you can find at Homes N Things Online

Baker's Secret Scone Cutter Set

Baker's Secret Scone Cutter Set

Baker’s Secret Scone Cutter Set

Baker's Secret All Occasions Cookie Cutters

Baker's Secret All Occasions Cookie Cutters

Baker’s Secret All Occasions Cookie Cutters

Cuisena Dinosaur Cookie Cutter

Cuisena Dinosaur Cookie Cutters

Cuisena Dinosaur Cookie Cutters

Cuisena Numbers Cookie Cutters

Cuisena Numbers Cookie Cutters

Cuisena Numbers Cookie Cutters

Cuisena Biscuit Cutters

Cuisena Biscuit Cutters

Cuisena Biscuit Cutters

 

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You can cook corn in the microwave. Cook 3 ears of unhusked corn for 7 minutes. If your microwave does not have a turntable, turn corn over after first 3 minutes.

Be careful when removing the husks – the ears will be very hot. One average ear of corn equals 85 calories. Two ears of corn equals approximately 1 cup of kernels.

Here are some of the kitchen gadgets you can consider while cooking corn…

Oxo Good Grips Corn Stripper

Oxo Good Grips Corn Stripper

Oxo Good Grips Corn Stripper

  • Simply place the blade of the corn stripper against the kernels and slide the corn stripper to strip the kernels. All stripped kernels are stored inside the collection chamber of the corn stripper for a cleaner, more efficient method of stripping corn.
Zyliss Interlocking Corn Holders

Zyliss Interlocking Corn Holders

Zyliss Interlocking Corn Holders

  • Designed to hold corn in place with a convenient grip, you can enjoy your corn without the messy hands part. Clever Corn Holders interlock system prevents pieces go lost in the drawer.  Features ergonomic handles that are sturdy and comfortable to hold, while stainless steel/rustproof design ensures the durability and quality of this kitchen accessory. Dishwasher safe.

 

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Kas Tivoli Throw Rug Emerald

Kas Tivoli Throw Rug Emerald

Kas Tivoli Throw Rug Emerald

Kas Tivoli Throw Rug Pink

Kas Tivoli Throw Rug Pink

Kas Tivoli Throw Rug Pink

Kas Tivoli Throw Rug Ocean

Kas Tivoli Throw Rug Ocean

Kas Tivoli Throw Rug Ocean

As part of the Kas Australia Autumn Winter Edition 19, the Kas Tivoli Emerald Throw Rug is designed to be beautifully soft yet durable. This specially knitted throw rug is crafted to the highest standard and complements a wide range of quilt cover designs and accessories, making co-ordinating simple.

Features:

  • Made from acrylic
  • Designed in Australia
  • Size: 130 x 170cm

Tip – Throw rugs are great to accessorize your bed or sofa. They are also great for winter, when you just need that extra warmth while watching TV or reading a book.

Kas Korla Quilt Cover Set

Kas Korla Quilt Cover Set

Kas Korla Quilt Cover Set

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Savannah Stainless Steel Potato Chipper

Savannah Stainless Steel Potato Chipper

Savannah Stainless Steel Potato ChipperHomes N Things Online

Make your own fresh, homemade potato chips with the Savannah Stainless Steel Potato Chipper. Made from 18/10 stainless steel, the potato chipper includes two sharpener stainless steel blades for making different sized chips, chunky and skinny. Also features a removable ejector & blades.

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A latest look at the Rapee Rembrandt Vines Cushion – a 50cm double-sided knife-edged chenille jacquard cushion made from a combination of viscose and polyester. Available in black or violet at Homes N Things Online today.

Rapee Rembrandt Vines Cushion Black

Rapee Rembrandt Vines Cushion Black

Rapee Rembrandt Vines Cushion Black

Rapee Rembrandt Vines Cushion Violet

Rapee Rembrandt Vines Cushion Violet

Rapee Rembrandt Vines Cushion Violet

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Waverley Merino Blanket Flax

Waverley Merino Blanket Flax

Waverley Merino Blanket Flax

Waverley Woollen Mills have been weaving pure Australian Merino Wool, considered to be the world’s finest since 1874. Their products are 100% manufactured in Tasmania.

Because their Master Weavers use only the finest Australian Wool, you are guaranteed natural softness and safety, and a standard of comfort and luxury that is rare today.

The Waverley Merino blankets are more generous than most other blankets – up to a third more natural wool fibre to make them feel plusher, softer and wonderfully, snuggly warm. Because Waverley make Australia’s most desirable blankets, throws and travel rugs, each item they produce is certified and numbered – they guarantee that you will cherish it for years to come.

Features: 480GSM (grams per square metre)

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A quick and easy video on how to make strawberry and cream cupcakes using your normal supermarket cake mix

If you want to bake your own cupcakes here are a selection of kitchenware and bakeware you can get from Homes N Things Online

For the cupcakes, you’ll need…

Baker's Secret 12 Cup Cake Pan

Baker's Secret 12 Cup Cake Pan

Baker’s Secret 12 Cup Cake Pan

For scooping the batter into the Cup Cake Pan, you’ll need…

Oxo Good Grips Medium Cookie Scoop

Oxo Good Grips Medium Cookie Scoop

Oxo Good Grips Medium Cookie Scoop

Alternatively, you can use measuring cups as well…

Cuisena Measuring Cup Set

Cuisena Measuring Cup Set

Cuisena Measuring Cup Set

To decorate the icing, you’ll need…

Baker's Secret Mini Icing Spreader

Baker's Secret Mini Icing Spreader

Baker’s Secret Mini Icing Spreader

And lastly, to serve your cupcakes, you’ll need…

S&P Emboss Cake Stand

S&P Emboss Cake Stand

S&P Homewares Emboss Cake Stand

Ashdene Magnolia Blue 3-Tier Cake Stand

Ashdene Magnolia Blue 3-Tier Cake Stand

Ashdene Magnolia Blue 3-Tier Cake Stand

What about if you need to transport your cupcakes?

Progressive Collapsible Cupcake Holder

Progressive Collapsible Cupcake Holder

Progressive Collapsible Cupcake Holder

Have fun baking!

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