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cooked corned beef, “potted meats”. preservation

I cooked corned beef that is to be used as sandwiches or tortilla wraps, so I chilled my freshly corned beef in a Ziplock bag and was thinking about the method of "potting meats" for preservation. ...
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10 views

Problem with “No Bake Cookies”

We have made the standard type of these for years, using a recipe similar to this one 3-Minute No-Bake Cookies. A problem we have sometimes is that the sugar will not set (I think). The cookie should ...
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2answers
16 views

How much EGCG and caffeine can specific amount of water absorb from tea leaves?

For example; 1) 100mL water + 4 tablespoons of green tea leaves 2) 100mL water + 12 tablespoons of green tea leaves Will the second one result with higher EGCG and caffeine content? Or is there a ...
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0answers
19 views

Kosher veal steak more salty than kosher beef steak - is it expected and why?

When I make veal vs. beef steak from kosher meat, it consistently seems to me that the veal is significantly more salty. The steak isn't salted by me at all (aside from whatever saltiness remains ...
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0answers
21 views

What happened to my cornbread? Please help

please help me. My cornbread sunk in the middle.what did I do wrong?
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1answer
228 views

Can I use this Ikea glassware on stove top?

In particular, this VARDAGEN Glass Bowl. It's almost a quarter inch thick, feels heavy and solid, wonder if anyone has tried. Nothing fancy, just boil and soup kind of thing. I figure it's ...
2
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1answer
21 views

Is there a definitive measure of completed lacto fermentation?

In brewing, as the yeast consume the sugars from solution, the density of the medium is measurably reduced. When the yeast stop converting sugars, the density of the medium, as measured by a ...
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1answer
30 views

Effect of flour/fat/sugar/egg ratio in a sponge pudding

I thought I'd have a go at making a sponge pudding. I've Googled recipes and they all seem to be variations on creaming together fat and suger, beat in the egg then flour, then bake or steam. However ...
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0answers
25 views

Nutrient composition of cheap cashews/nuts

Is there a difference in the nutrient composition of cheap (home brand) raw/salted cashews sold in supermarkets like Walmart/Costco/Coles/Woolworths etc compared to other branded cashews ? Similarly, ...
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0answers
13 views

Pork dilemma help [duplicate]

My freezer was left open over night and I had a joint of pork in there half is still frozen the other has thawed can I keep it in there to refreeze?or shall I take it out to defrost and cook it?
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2answers
79 views

Can I use raw sugar to make cookies instead of granulated?

I am currently outside of the United States and I haven't been able to find granulated sugar, all I've been able to find is what seems to be raw sugar and powdered sugar. Would either of these work to ...
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0answers
47 views

Is the seed of aronia toxic? [on hold]

Someone said that the seed of chokeberry (aronia) is toxic, but a website said that the chokeberry seed isn't toxic (although the chokecherry seed is). Who should I believe? Is any part of Aronia ...
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0answers
10 views

Ratio of liquid/glucomannan/xanthan gum for flan or Walden Farms dip

I'm hoping someone can offer suggestions for what a good ratio of glucomannan and xanthan gum per volume liquid to thicken a flavored liquid(water consistency w/o thickeners) into a result that has a ...
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0answers
35 views

Red Copper Cookware

Just bought a new stove with glasstop. I have a Red Copper (ceramic copper infused cookware) and not sure if it is recommended for the glass top. I read that ceramic cookware not recommended and ...
3
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1answer
40 views

I ruined my dumplings in the crock pot

I made chicken and gravy in the crock pot. Later on I decided to add dumplings., for the next night. It wasn't hot, I figured it would soak up all the juices for cooking in the morning. Needless to ...
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0answers
37 views

Healthy unprocessed travel meals [on hold]

I'm traveling and need no-sugar or low-sugar foods (no grains) that I can make and carry around in my backpack for an entire day without going bad. What are some go-to foods? Would scrambled eggs be ...
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0answers
16 views

Cooking frozen chicken passed its expiry date [duplicate]

I have some Piri Piri chicken which I bought and froze prior to the Nov 2015 expiration date that I fully defrosted last week and cooked last night (June 23rd 2016). Is this safe to eat?
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1answer
41 views

Curing pork belly for bacon - how much juice should come out?

So I am curing some bacon - my third batch using small 1.5kg pieces of pork belly. The method is simple: cut skin off, rub in salt and a little brown sugar, put in a ziplock bag in the fridge and flip ...
2
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2answers
102 views

How to prevent chicken from having a chalky texture?

Even after brining, filleting and cooking to perfect temperature (68 to 71 c) my chicken texture (whole and breast) sometimes comes chalky. Mind you, the chicken can still be juicy while being chalky. ...
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2answers
80 views

what is the ingredient that makes my takeout lo mein smoky tasting?

Have a great place for Chinese takeout. Love their Lo Mein. It has a great smoky taste. Alas when reheating left overs, the smoky taste is gone. Would like to replace/add to the Lo Mein, but not ...
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1answer
124 views

How best to store cheese long term?

I like cheese. It's delicious. Sometimes it goes on a huge sale and it's a lot cheaper than normal. I want to be able to stock up in these times. I am wondering what the best way to store cheese is ...
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2answers
51 views

How do I use a Convection Microwave Oven Hybrid?

I just moved to a small studio apartment, and it has a convection microwave/oven. The top half has a metal rack like you would find in an oven, while the bottom has a round glass rotating thing that ...
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4answers
4k views

Salad packaged with raw meat: is it safe?

Sometimes I see in supermarkets (in Italy) packages in which rocket salad is sold together with raw beef, like in this picture: This is clearly meant to be prepared in the form of tagliata con ...
3
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0answers
24 views

Is there a way to distinguish decaf from normal coffee? [migrated]

During a move I forgot which jar of ground coffee is decaf - usually I refer them by place they had. Is there any test I can perform at home to find out which jar is which type of coffee?
3
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1answer
89 views

Microwave more than one container at a time

If package says to microwave 7 minutes for one container, how long for three? I want to cook all three packages at one time but it doesn't give me multiple microwaving times. Microwave shouldn't be ...
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1answer
1k views

Cooking rice overnight?

I want to have cooked rice in the morning when I wake up. My plan is to prepare the uncooked rice before going to bed, add the water, set a timer and go sleep. Is it possible to leave the rice and ...
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3answers
58 views

What do the numbers on my deep fryer dial mean?

I'm very new to cooking. I bought a second-hand deep fryer, without a user manual. The dial has these numbers on it: What do the numbers mean? Do they refer to wattage, or temperature (degrees C/F?)...
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0answers
55 views

Can we survive on eating a jar of peanut butter a day? [closed]

Does anyone know what nutrients will be in deficit assuming one only consumes a jar of peanut butter, drinks water sufficiently? (please list those and explain what will happen in the long term and ...
2
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2answers
62 views

Can unsweetened almond milk be used for the same things as regular milk?

Yesterday, I bought a bottle of almond milk from the store across the street. Normally I get lactose-free milk for my wife's sensitive stomach, and today I tried the almond milk in my cereal...it ...
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0answers
45 views

I prepare a fried rice for a lunch it get spoiled why [closed]

I make a fried rice for a lunch it get spoiled why
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1answer
76 views

Are there particular palate cleansers for particular foods?

Whilst buying perfume for my wife, the assistant kept offering us a glass of coffee beans to 'cleanse our olfactory palate' in between smelling fragrances. I had heard of 'palate cleansing' before, ...
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0answers
22 views

Leftover suntea and what to use next? [closed]

When the sun tea become old, and what will it be using next? for example, pour in specific plant? rub foot? instead of throwing in sink.
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26 views

What makes pink salt pink? [duplicate]

What are some of the names of chemical compounds (minerals our what not) which make the healthy (sandless) pink salt pink?
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1answer
69 views

What temperature, in degrees, should I set my slow cooker to for a 5-pound pork shoulder?

I'm making pulled pork with a 5-pound pork shoulder in my slow cooker. My cooker has a temperature control that ranges from 200 to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. I hope to have it done in 6 to 8 hours. What ...
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2answers
40 views

Commercial yeast ( Saccharomyces cerevisiae) in a sourdough culture

I would like to know a good reason for adding commercial yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) to a sourdough culture and would it survive?
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32 views

What can I do with red bean purée? [closed]

I bought a large can of what I thought was red beans, but it was really a can of red bean purée. And I didn't find this out until I'd already opened it (so I can't return it). Anyway, I don't want ...
0
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1answer
50 views

How to save failed pie crust dough (warm butter)?

OK, I've accidentally used warm butter in a common pie crust recipe (250 g flour + 205 g butter + salt + cold water). The dough formed before I could even add some water at it does not look like the ...
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0answers
31 views

can I freeze jalapeno peppers then use them for pepper jelly when my green peppers comne in?

My jalapeno peppers plants are loaded, but my green peppers aren't ready to pick yet. Can I freeze the jalapeno peppers then thaw them out to make pepper jelly?
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3answers
141 views

Cooking pot with lid for saving gas but that doesn't overflow?

I care about gas saving and for that I want to cook with the lid covering the pot. This allows me to reduce the fire power of the stove top (then using less gas). I need to cook foods in cooking pots ...
0
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0answers
42 views

Sweet Potatoes going black when peeled

When I peel sweet potatoes for a meal, why do some go black? I peel them about 1 hour or half an hour before I cook them
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1answer
59 views

How to thicken slow cooker recipe sauce

I made a slow cooker balsamic chicken recipe that has a lot of liquid from 2 cans of diced tomatoes with their juice. The recipe says the juice is needed to keep the chicken from drying out. But the ...
1
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1answer
26 views

why (Calif.) apricot & peach jam will not set?

For years, both my mother's and my own apricot and peach jams would never set up. The pectin package warned us that it might take up to 2 weeks to set (WHY??), and we always waited and checked, but it ...
1
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1answer
87 views

Which bread keeps the longest?

I want to buy the type of bread which last longest. It should be toastable, so no zwieback and other dry types. Which is the best bread for this purpose? Is the standard toast slices or loaf of bread ...
3
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1answer
141 views

Is it possible to fry breaded or flour covered chicken with only butter?

I understand that I would be using a lot of butter, but my only concern would be burning the milk solids. So would clarifying the butter be key? Would it take better than using oil?
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2answers
288 views

How can I reduce the salt in oversalted potatoes?

Let's just say I was experimenting, and now I have a pan full of diced carrots and potatoes that have been boiled and way, way over-brined. They taste like... salt. It's very bad.
3
votes
1answer
60 views

Is it possible to bake bread or the like using a stovetop tagine?

I have a Moroccan style tagine, and I usually use it on the stovetop. The recipes or guidelines I have found for baking bread in a tagine usually depend on using it in an oven - something that is ...
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0answers
25 views

How long are hard boiled eggs safe to eat after peeled bagged & put in fridge? [duplicate]

On 6/7/16 I hard boiled 6 lg. Eggs, peeled them, bagged them, and placed them in fridge. How long are they safe to eat?
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41 views

Baking toad in the hole [closed]

I have tried to cook toad in the hole, and bite size sausage rolls, however the pastry never goes crispy or browns off in my electric cooker, though i follow cooking guides on the packet.

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