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Broad bean water went brown overnight

We had broad beans last night (in a risotto - yum!) I emptied the beans from their pod, blanched them, then removed the skins from the individual beans before putting them into the risotto. I never ...
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How do you finely grind coriander seeds?

Whenever I grind coriander seeds the outside seems to separate like a husk and doesn't grind well. I use a pestel and mortar. Is there a trick to getting finely ground coriander?
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How to choose sweet mangoes from market?

Mangoes are of many different kinds and all of them testes a lot different from each other. My question is which one are the best mangoes and how to choose them from the hip off mangoes? are there ...
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dried rice noodles

I'm on a diet and am eating a lot of stirfrys I use dried rice noodles the really thin ones. Because I only want a specific amount and this is hard to judge when pulling the noodles apart can I freeze ...
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Wrong consistency when making “after eight” chocolate

I am following a very simple recipe for making peppermint-stuffed chocolate, like the "After Eight" kind. I have a problem with the uniformity of the mint mass and am looking for advice. A few spoons ...
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A well-tempered chocolate is far too thick

I am making stuffed chocolate. But my chocolate mass is too thick and slow-flowing. To difficult to handle and to pour in the mold. I am tempering the chocolate by first melting a portion. I chop ...
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I left a non-stick pan on the stove for an hour

I was boiling some eggs and I left them on the stove for about 1 hour. The pan was full and starting to boil at the start of the time, and when I got down and realised it was totally empty. The gas ...
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What can I add to Splenda solution to prevent spoilage?

Trying to save some money on buying Splenda packets by buying sucralose powder and mixing with water. This works great and is waaaay cheaper - 10x cheaper than buying the packets! However, after two ...
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Can I keep herbs fresh by spraying them with fertilizer?

I tend to use a lot of fresh herbs for cooking so over time with trial and error I have come up with this: It is possible to keep herbs fresh (Parsley and Dill mostly) for around a week or more but ...
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Close the lid of unsealed jar with pop-up lid

I bought a cheese spread bottle last night and I opened it today. It said in the bottle to refrigerate after opening, it came with a pop up lid. I don't have the facility to use a refrigerator. How ...
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Does a strong smell when cooking spinach indicate anything?

I have some frozen spinach that I fry in a pan along with some other vegetables and meat. While it’s heating up, the spinach doesn’t smell like anything, but after several minutes, it starts to give ...
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Pickling Frozen Fish

As someone with few opportunities to spend a lot of time in the kitchen, I try to do as much preparatory work as possible on my day off and then just have things I can throw together and stick in the ...
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62 views

Ice Cream Bar Wrapping Machine Suggestions?

I have been making some ice bars recently, and was wondering what the most cost-effective way would be to package them. I am not talking about Haagen-Daaz level of production capacity but more like a ...
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1answer
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Aiding the Maillard reaction: Baking Powder or Baking Soda?

I will attempt to cook a Thai Green Chicken Curry. I'll be using cubed boneless chicken thigh which I would like to brown really well. I remember reading somewhere that Baking Powder or Baking Soda ...
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Will a Sourdough starter from one locale change to yeasts of current locale over time?

I currently have about 8 different sourdough starters purchased from other locales. They are all 5 plus years, I am wondering if they have all become the same. I have heard this debated, but no ...
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Chilli con carne - chocolate, cocoa powder or nothing?

I am about to prepare chilli con carne. I have found more recipes than I would even like. I have quite an idea what ingredients and spices to put in. The last question is whether to use chocolate, ...
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1answer
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Why use clarified butter in a bearnaise

I love Bearnaise. I use a recipe that calls for clarified butter, but why just not normal melted butter? Is it purely taste? Or is it because filtering the milk solids away changes how the bearnaise ...
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What is the best way to infuse garlic flavor in the bland brown rice?

I have got fresh garlic cloves. I want the brown rice to have a garlic flavor. Please mention the garlic quantity needed for the 5 table spoons of uncooked brown rice. What is the best way to infuse ...
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Using soft apples to make apple juice

My question is a kind of follow-up to this. When apples have turned soft or have started to shrivel, is it possible / advisable to but them through a juicer? From the linked question is would appear ...
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If not hydrogenated, how are spreads from olive oil made?

I read that many spreads are non hydrogenated, so then how are they made solid?
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Does anthrocyclin still exist once the purple beans have changed to green during cooking?

When purple beans are cooked and they turn green I understand that is because the anthrocyclins are only purple in an acidic environment. So, when the beans turn green after cooking does that mean ...
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What can I use as a manual hard cheese slicer?

I used to have an electric deli slicer (with the motorized rotary cutter) like they have in the supermarkets, though not so fancy for home use. But not any more, and now I do not have the counter ...
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Ginger starting to sprout - can I still use it?

I have two beautiful ginger roots (rhizomes) which I had planned to turn into gari (pickled ginger). But I also have two children and the ever-changing schedule that goes with this. So the ginger sat ...
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What other Italian cheese(s) could be substituted for parmesan in most recipes? [duplicate]

I seem to be unable to tolerate Parmesan cheese (not the processed "parmesan-flavored" cheese, but the real Italian Parmesan) - as a topping it makes me gag, and if included in a recipe either ...
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249 views

Whisk eggs without an electric whisker

I am planning on baking Macarons. The recipe requires whisking egg whites in an electric whisker but I don't have one. It is bit expensive to buy a good one for me right now and I do not have space ...
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78 views

Should I actually add nutmeg to eggnog?

Where did adding nutmeg to eggnog come from? I've tried nutmeg before and can't really taste anything other than nog. So where did the idea of adding nutmeg come from?
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Eliminating STPP taste in seafood

All of the IQF shrimp in local stores contain sodium tripolyphosphate. I am apparently very sensitive to the taste, or at least more so than my family members. It renders these shrimp inedible to me. ...
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How does substituting Butter for Margarine/Shortening affect the Recipe

I know that Margarine / Shortening are usually softer than butter, but what other differences are there? Can I just melt the butter and call it good or will this effect my final Product? I have seen ...
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How are Vegetable, Corn, and Canola Oil Differant

Many Recipes call for different kinds of oil, but I don't know why. Is there a major taste/other difference between Vegetable, Corn, and Canola Oil? Is there any reason why I couldn't just use Canola ...
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1answer
49 views

Floating rhubarb in cake

What causes diced rhubarb to float from the bottom of glass pan (where it was placed under a cake mix) to the top of cake mixture while baking?
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Smell Assessment and Brining Frozen Sardines

I have almost no experience working with fish at home, but I enjoy eating fish and owing to the high price of quality pastured beef or pork, I'm finding scup and frozen sardines to be a much cheaper ...
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1answer
61 views

How to get the pits out of clingstone peaches for peach butter

I'm making peach butter. The recipe I have uses the skin on the peaches (you put the peaches in a blender, put them in the slow cooker with sugar and spices, then use an immersion blender at the end ...
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Equilibrium Brining: how to use a salinity meter?

I'm interested in trying out equilibrium brining. I'm not 100% clear on how to use a salinity meter (e.g. when do I know the brining process is done, etc.). Does anyone here have suggestions on how to ...
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When do I add the chicken stock in this recipe? The author doesn't specify

I've found a bunch of morels this weekend and wanted to make a simple sauce with them. The simplest one I want to try directs me to cook a medium shallot in butter until translucent, then add morels ...
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I have a bottle of unopened 23 year old corked spanish white cooking wine

with laurel leaves steeping in it as well. I bought it at the Placio De Espania in 1992. Would it still be safe for use?
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What causes dutch oven flavor?

I love the added flavor that comes from cooking in a cast iron dutch oven like the one shown below: What is it that causes this? Is it from the charcoal or from the seasoning? If I season a legless ...
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How do I seal ice cream containers?

I want to make ice cream, put them into pint containers (or, hopefully of any custom size in the future) and have the containers be sealed with a film like Häagen-Dazs does. A machine would be ok. ...
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What are the differences between using whole wheat flour vs. all purpose flour in batter for frying?

There have been many questions related to whole wheat flower on this site before, but nearly all of them focus on baking. I'd like to know what is the effect of frying with whole wheat flour in terms ...
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Cloudy sediment in grapeseed oil

I have a bottle of grapeseed oil in the cupboard that I use often and isn't that old, I glanced at the bottom and saw that it is cloudy at the bottom, sort of a blob but no sign of anything really ...
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41 views

Raspberry Infused Vodka

I recently discovered a number of bottles of raspberry infused vodka in my grandmother's basement. They are all many years old, and I'm wondering if they're still safe to drink. They seem to have a ...
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What is the shelf life of gelatin sheets?

Earlier this year, I found a package of gelatin sheets in my cupboard, which looked extremely old. I couldn't exactly tell how old, but the packaging mentioned a refund procedure with the refund price ...
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Problem making homemade bounty bars

I tried making homemade bounty bars twice but there is a problem I can't seem to get the solution to this problem right. What I do is as follows: I first mix a can of sweetened condensed milk with ...
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Cooked white asparagus is stringy

Everytime I cook white asparagus it has these strings in it, which are not really pleasant. Is it normal thing? Or I am doing something wrong? I peel asparagus and cook it in boiling water for 15 ...
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How are jasmine and basmati rice related, how are they different?

While I really like to eat rice, I did not spend much attention on the kind of rice I was eating - up to now. Actually, I'd probably confuse basmati and jasmine rice... Obviously, I'm now curious ...
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28 views

Can I use amaranth flour or anothef flour as a substitute for white flour?

I am trying to make a healthier tortilla which I have always made with all purpose white flour. Is there another grain flour I can use that will produce a tasty and healthier tortilla and still give ...
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1answer
59 views

Is it possible to substitute butter with egg yolks in cookie dough?

I would like to know if it is possible to completely replace butter/margarine with egg yolks in cookie dough? Or in any other kind of butter-based dough while we are at it. And, if it is possible to ...
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Is boiling milk a form of pasteurization, especially in Mongolia?

The Lonely Planet guide for Mongolia says TB is a bacterial infection usually transmitted from person by coughing, but which may be transmitted through consumption of unpasteurised milk. ...
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Sanitization, disinfection, sterilization of Dishwasher?

How to do more then just clean of dishwasher ? I mean: how to sanitize or even disinfect or sterilize ? "Many people are misinformed about the difference between clean, sanitized, disinfected, and ...
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While making pepper oil with dry crushed red pepper, do I need to sterilize the jars to store for up to 6 months?

I am planning to make a large quantity of oil cooked with dry crushed red pepper. I fry the oil on low heat with the dry crushed red pepper for awhile and then remove it. I plan to distribute it to ...
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Gluten & MSG free substitute for Parmesan?

Gluten, MSG and aged cheeses all give me migraine headaches. Is there any substitute for aged Parmesan that might be safe for me?

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