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How to cook the eggplant in trader joe's eggplant roll style?

I want to learn how to make similar style eggplant roll. I cook eggplant many times, but I have no clue how to make the eggplant moist but not wet. I see the eggplant in trader joe's eggplant roll, it ...
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Chicken enchiladas still safe to eat

I cooked chicken and made up enchilada with sour cream and the green sauce and made extra. How many days can I keep them in the refrigerator before reheating?
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How do I deal with a really wet, messy dough?

I have been experimenting with bread recently and today made some really basic white bread: http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/7568/classic-white-loaf I found that the dough was really messy and ...
2
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1answer
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When should I knead with oil and when with flour?

I have been experimenting with making bread and pastries and have tried kneading with both oil and flour. I have found that I tend to use flour with bread and yeast based loaves and oil with pastry ...
2
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2answers
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Baking side of pizza stone

How do I tell which side of my pizza stone is the top side and is the side to bake a pizza on? I did not buy the stone but was given to me some years ago and I have not used it because I do not know ...
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0answers
8 views

Making licorice root syrup or extract

I wanted to make licorice ice cream, but I don't want to use existing licorice candy (which probably contains preservatives, starch, gum etc which I want to add myself if needed). I realized I should ...
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1answer
74 views

Why didn't my mustard sauce emulsify?

I was making mustard croutons. I whisked together 2 parts warm melted butter, 2 parts olive oil, 1 part Dijon mustard, 1 part brown mustard (with whole seeds), 1 part sherry vinegar and table salt. ...
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Why my banana sauce is not smooth?

here is my recipe 100g banana * 1 egg * 1 tbsp. corn starch * 3 tbsp. granulated sugar * 150ml milk I use folk to beat bananas. Then put everything together and then strain. then put it on stove ...
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1answer
269 views

How long can century eggs last refrigerated and unrefrigerated?

How long can century eggs last for refrigerated and unrefrigerated? I have some slightly cracked eggs from a friend who has stored it for months in his refrigerator. A few comments from this blog ...
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3answers
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What do eggs with two yolks indicate?

For the first time I have seen hen eggs with two yolks. Do they indicate a special kind of hen? OR A special kind of grain fed to the hen? OR Some scientific procedure which makes hens produce such ...
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1answer
21 views

Low tannin dry red wine, good for sauces and stews?

I really don't care for red wine, and I have been told that it's probably the tannins that I object to. If that's the case, what varieties of red wine should I look for when a recipe (usually a stew ...
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4answers
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How does one invent a cookie recipe?

My cookbook has dozens of cookie recipes and I can find hundreds more online. But... If I want to invent my own cookie recipes how can I go about doing it, without wasting tons of ingredients on ...
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2answers
2k views

What makes a chewy brownie?

I've tried many different brownie recipes and most of mine bake to a cake-like consistency. The brownie holy grail for me is crusty top chewy brownies. What can I add/remove/do that will make my ...
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1answer
631 views

Can food spoil at cold temperatures?

So someone here at home tweaked the thermostat on the fridge and raised to its maximum (coldest) level, and now a few of my housemates are really upset because the resulting decrease in temperature ...
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1answer
19 views

Why do some ingredients in baking recipes need to be at room temperature?

I've been starting to bake more cakes and cookies recently, and many recipes say to have some ingredients that are usually stored cold, like milk or eggs, to be added at room temperature. Why is this? ...
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8answers
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What is coriander root and where can you get it?

I mentioned the book Thai Food in an answer to another question. This reminded me of one of my longest running quandaries with it. Many of the recipes mention “coriander root”. I am aware of being ...
0
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1answer
26 views

How to clean stains from rice cooker element?

I have a nicer Zojirushi rice cooker that has a removable pan which reveals a small heating element with a button in the middle. Through my use the element has gotten some light brown and black stains ...
3
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3answers
843 views

How to get stable and long lasting high temperatures in charcoal grill?

I have Weber one touch spherical grill (18.5") and trying to cook steaks with direct heat. I place steaks when grill thermometer shows 450-500F, but after 2 or 3 minutes temperature starts dropping ...
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How to troubleshoot bulky and flavorless quickly risen yeast bread?

We have used an online recipe today called "Quick Yeast Bread" to try as a special toasted accompaniment but found that the loaves were too bulky and also lacking in flavour. Can any amateur or ...
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6answers
15k views

What type of yoghurt should I use for making curry?

I've seen a lot of recipes specifying "yoghurt" when making an indian-style curry, but very rarely do they specify what type. The problem is compounded for me in that I live in a country where I ...
0
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0answers
26 views

Method to make corn pasta?

I've been unwell for quite awhile now and corn pasta has been a lifer saver because it's fairly easy to digest (for me.) Anyway, i'm curious as to how exactly they are made. For instance look at this ...
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0answers
27 views

Why does my chocolate cake come out dry and grainy on top?

I want to make a chocolate cake recipe that is moist from the inside and flavoursome. I tried making one with: milk, vegetable oil, eggs, bicarbonate of sodium, sugar and flour, and golden syrup. The ...
2
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1answer
562 views

How can I make my dish less sour?

I use peri peri sauce for grilling chicken, but it's coming out to be too sour. How can I neutralize the sauce?
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2answers
25 views

How do I rapidly soften cream cheese?

I need to soften some cream cheese to room temperature. I forgot to take the cream cheese out of the refrigerator and don't want to offset my bake start time letting it sit. Is there a way to quickly ...
5
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4answers
1k views

Does simple syrup require refrigeration?

I'm curious about plain simple syrup and simple syrup with other ingredients. For instance, cardamon simply syrup. Do other ingredients make a difference?
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1answer
592 views

Oven Temperature: How to be sure the selected temperature is correct.

I suspect that my - fairly new - oven gets too hot, so I bought an oven thermometer, which confirmed this. So I called the supplier. They say that in order to obtain the correct actual oven ...
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1answer
46 views

What is instant pudding mix used for in baking cookies?

In some recipes instant pudding mix/cornstarch are called. What is the main point of adding these two ingredients in your dough. Thank you
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2answers
6k views

What temperature does the Maillard reaction occur?

There seems to be a lot of disagreement about the temperatures and conditions under which the Maillard reaction can occur. Cooking professionals reference all sorts of "minimum temperatures" -- I've ...
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0answers
73 views

How do I make a firm no-bake cheesecake? [on hold]

We have tried several online recipes for making non-bake cheesecakes but so far we have been unable to make any that will keep firm in the refrigerator. Maybe adding a special type of Roux would help? ...
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3answers
1k views

Is our oven at work powerful enough to bake pizza?

Do all thick based pizzas require an oven temperature of at least 300°C (575°F) to cook better as per our reference manual?
5
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2answers
197 views

Is it okay to throw the food, collected in the mesh in the sink, down the drain, if it doesn't contain plastic? [closed]

We know all food is organic (made of carbon). So if we throw organic stuff down the drain, it should get decomposed by bacteria and shrink. So why should we be worried about blockages if all the food ...
0
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1answer
206 views

Special coffee served in Malaysia (or India)

When I was in Malaysia an Indian friend offer to me a coffee, It tasted really nice and kinda unique. I'm not sure if that coffee was unique from Malaysia or recipe from India. The store where I got ...
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1answer
52 views

non stick presto electric skillet

My skillet is dishwasher safe but it comes out with rust colored spots on the bottom. The non-stick surface is rough and if I use a paper towel to wipe it down it leaves little pieces of paper ...
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0answers
20 views

Temperature adjustment for bread baking

My aunt gave me a recipe for Easter bread. You are to bake it at 275 degrees for 15-20 mins.then lower to 250 degrees til golden brown. This is a yeast bread recipe from probably the 1920's. What ...
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0answers
20 views

Recipe for Karashi Renkon

I really want to make lotus stuffed with mustard in the style of "Karashi Renkon". I have found lots of pictures where the holes are yellow and the outside also appears to have a yellow layer but have ...
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2answers
102 views

How should I adjust the baking temperature?

I just baked a sponge cake, its sides are fluffy and fine but in the middle it's a bit stiff. When I stick a toothpick in the center it comes out clean and when I cut the cake up, it's not wet. So how ...
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1answer
50 views

Does the calorie count of these pistachio nuts include the shell?

This pack of nuts states 600 calories per 100g. Does this calorie count include the shell?
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1answer
43 views

How many average onions are there per pound?

How many onions are there on average per pound assuming they are average size? I have tried figuring out by number of onions per cup and number of cups per pound, but when counting it with tally ...
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2answers
62 views

What size are small, medium and large tomatoes?

Many recipes call for a tomato of a certain size. How do you know the difference between small, medium and large tomatoes?
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1answer
31 views

Should I cook frozen salmon differently from fresh salmon?

I bought some frozen wild-caught salmon fillets for the first time so see how we like it. Can I broil it the way I usually cook salmon, or does the freezing process lend itself better to other ...
0
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2answers
90 views

Is it safe to use a tea kettle with black dots on the bottom?

My tea kettle has a bunch of black dots all over the inside bottom part of it. I tried washing it and using a scrub sponge to scrub it off but it won't come off. Is it safe to continue using it or ...
2
votes
2answers
198 views

Why does the “almost no knead bread” recipe use beer? Can it be replaced?

In America's Test Kitchen/Cook's Illustrated they have a recipe for an almost no knead bread that has beer as one of it's ingredients. What does the beer add? And can it be replaced by something else ...
1
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1answer
44 views

How do I keep ground turkey or chicken from clumping when I cook it?

When I sautee ground turkey or chicken for tacos or sloppy joes, I want the chunks of meat to be smaller and more like ground beef which breaks up easily. But the ground turkey or chicken tends to ...
0
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0answers
22 views

Is ham safe to eat if it was at room temperature but is recooked? [duplicate]

I accidentally left two half hams in a storage locker in a basement for four days. They were in packaged in plastic and packed in ice, but the ice would have melted by the end of the second day. They ...
1
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1answer
59 views

Do Eggs Need to be Refrigerated? [duplicate]

Do eggs really need to be refrigerated? If so, how long can they last without refrigeration? Obviously eggs come out of the chicken at body temperature, so there must be some amount of time they can ...
21
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10answers
10k views

Can I boil eggs in the same pot I'm boiling something else?

I know cooking the eggs kills the salmonella and that the risk is small even for raw eggs. However, I stopped boiling the eggs in the same pot I'm boiling something else, like potatoes, when I learnt ...
1
vote
2answers
491 views

Why did my roasted pumpkin soup smell foul and seem sour after only 1/2 day?

I made 2 batches of roasted pumpkin soup and both went sour and smelt horrible within 1/2 day. I am unsure why and am baffled as I have made soups heaps of times, but not this roasted pumpkin soup. ...
1
vote
1answer
158 views

How to make curly homemade flat noodles

I know how to make egg noodles, and I either roll them out or use my pasta machine with the fettuccine cutter. This gives me flat egg noodles. I like the curly ones that I buy at the store for some ...
0
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0answers
84 views

Pizza making Tips and Recipes needed [closed]

We have been told that we will need to make a very large thick crust cheese and tomato pizza with chorizos and a cheesecake after dessert for a business delegate visiting our place of work soon, so ...
2
votes
1answer
494 views

Butter separation in english toffee candy

I've read recently some articles about English toffee candy and the issue of butter separation was mentioned there. I am looking for further information abut this phenomenon (what causes this ...

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