Tipton twins share timeless cooking tips

Beloved Black Country twins Lil and Doris have shared their budget cooking tips with the younger generation.

Tipton Twins. Photo: ASDA
Tipton Twins. Photo: ASDA

Lil Cox and Doris Hobday, Britain's oldest twins, have been creating classic recipes on a budget for over half a century.

The 96-year-old Tipton twins said: “The younger members of our family have been after our cooking tips for years. After living through a World War, and juggling all that life throws at you, we also know a thing or two about stretching a budget and feeding a family.

"We’re so excited to share our top tips with Asda customers to help get the most out of their weekly shop.”

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As loyal customers to the Asda Great Bridge store for over 20 years, the Tipton twins have shared their Timeless Food Tips to help customers maximise their favourite dishes.

They said: "Don’t be Salty: If you’ve over-salted a sauce or soup – the humble uncooked potato can save you! Cut it in half, throw it in your pot and it’ll help suck out the salt.

"Bacon Me Crazy: To enhance an English breakfast staple, add a pinch of flour. It makes it extra crispy and stops it shrinking.

"Butter me up: To avoid pasta sticking to the pan, pop a teaspoon of butter into the boiling water. The spaghetti won’t stick.

Tipton Twins. Photo: ASDA

"Bready, steady, go!: If your bread - even a baguette – has gone a little tough, sprinkle a few tablespoons of water over it then pop it in the oven. You’ll re-hydrate the bread and have a good-as-new loaf in minutes.

"Smart Cookie: To avoid fresh cookies going stale, put them in a container with a slice of fresh bread. The cookies will stay fresh and soft and the bread will go hard instead."

An Asda spokesman said: “It’s great to see that even today filled with technology, social media and celebrity cookbooks, Brits are still as enthusiastic as ever about cooking knowledge passed down through generations.

"With over 192 years of life experience between them, Lil and Doris are a great example of how you can tap into rich family history to get the most out of your food shop. The great news for customers is that Lil and Doris’s Timeless Tips will add extra value to a weekly shop, help enhance some favourite household ingredients, and make sure nothing goes to waste in these challenging times.”

The Tipton’s Timeless Tips form part of Asda’s ‘Tap Tap Talks’ series, launched in celebration of Asda bringing its famous ‘pocket tap’ back to screens.

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