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How not to mess up Béchamel sauce

When I make B├ęchamel sauce I keep getting different results. Sometimes the sauce ends too liquidy and never seems to firm up. Other times it might get all lumpy, despite me using a recipe that has ...
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Why did my French onion soup with 'red' onions come out tasteless and bland?

I usually make the French onion soup with white onions. The prodecure I normally use is as followed: I slowly caramelize them on a low heat for around 40min. Then I add some sugar, salt and oil ...
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What are macaron “feet”?

This question mentions macaron "feet". What are macaron feet?