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10/09/2012 08:59 am ET

Baking Tips: Save Burned Cookies With A Box Grater

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The worst fate that can befall your baked good is definitely getting burned. Even if you've done everything right -- measured out the ingredients to a tee, whipped the eggs to the right fluffy texture -- if you step away from your cookies/cupcakes/biscuits a couple minutes too long, that's it. They're burned.

What do you do in this case? Most of us just toss our hard work in the trash. Some of us eat them regardless. But almost none of us do the one thing that can salvage our baked goods: scrape off the burnt parts with a grater.

We saw this handy baking tip on Real Simple and we couldn't be more thrilled. Not only will we never have to eat burnt baked goods (yep, we did that), but we found another great use for our favorite kitchen tool, the box grater.

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