Safety Rules For Cooking
Always use oven gloves when handling hot things.
Steam from a hot saucepan or kettle can burn, so take care when you lift the lid or when you pour.
If using an electric hob remember that it will remain hot for quite some time after you turn it off.
Don't get too close to the gas burner when you switch it on - often there is a burst of flames when it’s first lit.
Never leave a cooking spoon in a pan when something is cooking.
Take care when frying as hot fat can splatter.
Be careful of the heat when you open the door of the oven.
Don’t put hot saucepans onto a kitchen work surface without putting them on a heatproof mat first.
Remember to turn off the oven, cooker or grill when you have finished cooking.
10.Never hold ingredients in your hand when cutting.
11.Keep a good grip on the handle of a knife and cut with the blade pointing away from you. Keep your fingers well clear of the blade. It can help when cutting vegetables to spear the vegetable with a fork, hold the fork with one hand and cut with the other.
12.Walk, don’t run in the kitchen. Always move cautiously when holding sharp tools.
13.Wash sharp tools individually. Never put sharp knives or other sharp items in a washing-up bowl with other utensils, you might forget they are there and grab a blade or a sharp edge by mistake.
14.Never put your hand in a food processor while it is plugged in.
Preparation time less than 30 mins
Cooking time less than 10 mins
Makes 12 – 16
125g/4oz plain flour
1 large free-range egg
1 tbsp melted butter, plus extra for frying
300ml/10fl oz milk
1. Sift the flour and salt into a large bowl. Crack in the egg, then add the melted butter and half the milk. Whisk until smooth, then mix in the remaining milk.
2. Heat a little butter in a frying pan over a...