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Making a better caramel for granola bar

I came up with a recipe of granola bars where I melt 10 tbsp of brown sugar 4 tbsp of honey 4 tbsp of soy oil 2 tbsp of water Vanilla extract and mix with 4 cups of rolled oats + 1 cup of rice ...
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How long will soaked chia seeds last?

I was just wondering how long you could keep chia seeds in the refrigerator after they have already soaked in the water. I know dry chia seeds have an extremely long life if stored properly but I ...
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1answer
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How to make a dessert with dynamically opening flower petals?

Anyone has any idea how to make petals open when sauce is poured onto the plate like pictured in this video? I realize it requires a lot of artistic skills to do it on this level, but what is the ...
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1answer
64 views

Is salt related to smell?

Can the salt content affect the fragrance of the dish? If so, how does it happen? Does salt have a fragrance of its own?
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116 views

Mason Jar Stuck Inside Another

I need help! I just finished making sauerkraut and was using a mason jar inside of a larger mason jar to weigh down the cabbage. Now, I can't get the inner mason jar out. I've tried soap around the ...
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What is the science behind velveting meat? [duplicate]

In a lot of Chinese restaurants, the beef you get in stir fries are extremely tender. I'm aware that they use a technique referred to as 'velveting' the meat, which involves using corn flour and ...
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Can i freeze dough without killing the yeast?

I want to freeze unbaked dinner rolls. Can I do it after the first rising or the shaping or the second rising or do i have to partially bake them to prevent killing the yeast?
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How can i optimize the use of my convection oven?

Is there a resource i can use to learn how to bake in my convection oven? I know that it can improve the results greatly and i am just not understanding it.
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Lacto Fermented Vegetables - Off Flavors

Is anyone aware of some solid reference information on lacto-fermented vegetables? I am especially interested technical information, such as what off flavors may occur due to which circumstances. The ...
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1answer
22 views

Using a Power Pressure Cooker XL for high altitude canning above 6000 ft sea level

I just purchased a Power Pressure Cooker XL and was planning on using it for canning. However, upon reading the owners manual, it says it is not recommended for canning over 2,000 ft sea level. I live ...
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2answers
67 views

*Cannot* get that “Oven Spring”

I cannot, for the life of me (no matter what recipe I try), ever get the bread to rise that last bit in the oven. It always falls a bit instead. It proofs nicely, but it just won't rise more in the ...
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1answer
55 views

How to Bake Cookies Without a Convection Oven?

I'm used to bake cookies in a convection oven and they bake well. However, now I have a normal oven (without convection) and I am unable to cook them well: The bottom of the cookies is burnt and the ...
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27 views

Cooking lemon juice into stew

I have recently discovered a much broader use of lemon juice in my cooking and now add it to almost all stews and soups a few minutes before the end of cooking. But I am curious if there are benefits ...
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1answer
47 views

Which average weight % of the banana is edible? i.e. Which % of the banana is not peel?

I got ~1 Kg of bananas and I want to calculate the calories in it. Provided that the peel is discarded, which is the remaining mass of bananas from the original Kg? Since I have no weight measuring ...
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4answers
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Extremely Tender Hospital Beef

My dad was recently in the hospital for intestinal surgery. While he was recovering they served him some beef that he was very surprised to find incredibly tender. He let me have a bite. It was so ...
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2answers
492 views

General Principles of making risotto

I made risotto for the first time last sunday - thanks to the advice I got from the posts here and here. I came to know about risotto from this site (probably not the correct way to learn about the ...
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1answer
1k views

Rolling boil has barely any steam?

I'm trying to reduce a sauce I've got but I noticed something interesting. When I raise the heat so the sauce is at a full rolling boil, there is barely any steam coming out so I presume there is ...
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1answer
885 views

Why do patterns appear on tempered chocolate?

Sometimes, during a single session, spots and lines may appear on tempered chocolate. This seems to happen with the first third of production. Chocolates produced later in the batch do not exhibit ...
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2answers
56 views

Cake flour or all-purpose for shortbread?

The recipe calls for either, and I have both. What difference am I likely to see in the final product using one or the other? Would there be an advantage to going halvsies?
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Lemon juice sprayer/container

I often zest up my food with lemon juice and I usually have squeezed juice in the fridge in a jar because I like it pre squeezed, with pulp and seeds removed. However, a jar is not an ideal container ...
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1answer
42 views

Best Way To Remove Fajita Contents From Marinade

Usually when I marinade something it's just a single piece of meat. I can just pull it out and discard the rest of the marinade. However, when I have strips of chicken and vegetables all marinating ...
2
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2answers
113 views

Soaking fruit in alcohol

I thought that soaking fruit in whiskey would be tasty so last night, I filled a mason jar with pear pieces and filled it up with Jack Daniels. What is the optimal amount of time this should be ...
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2answers
63 views

How to prevent brillant pink raw bread dough from cooking up to yellow?

I added some cooked beets to a bread recipe. The result was a lovely pink dough: After cooking, the rolls were yellow on the inside with some of the pink still visible in the crust: Why? Any ...
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The mark of a true chef

We all know the mark of a true chef is how much you enjoy your own cooking, so how do you detect the true master chefs you come across in everyday life? I myself weight 143 kilos, and i'm a very good ...
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52 views

Why Does a Lot of Pastry Have an Orange Flavor?

At several different bakeries I've gone to over time, I have gotten pastries from danishes to cinnamon rolls and so on. Sometimes those pastries (the pastry dough itself) have had a slight orange ...
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1answer
40 views

How to tint powdered sugar (icing sugar)?

I'm looking for a way to tint powdered sugar without wetting it. I know that there are powdered food colors but I think that part of what activates the color is the fact that they get wet when you ...
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Sous Vide Interrupted

I'm trying to cook beef short-ribs sous-vide at 140° for 72 hours. Imagine my shock this morning when I went into the kitchen and found the machine had turned itself off! It could not have been for ...
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3answers
94 views

How do you quickly prepare tomatoes for pizza?

Whether is be homemade pizza or adding topping to the self-rising frozen pizza we love adding meats and veggies. We often have tomatoes at hand. I slice them thin and lay them on a paper towel and ...
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3answers
802 views

How do you apply colored sugar just to the raised image on a cookie

I bake a LOT of cookies, but tend to gravitate toward the soft and chewy type - normally a drop cookie but I have also done rolled and pressed cookies. Recently my daughter asked me to make a cookie ...
2
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1answer
44 views

Thicker gelatin layer at the bottom of the dish

When I make Jell-O (fruit-flavored gelatin or jelly), I often get a patchy skin of "thicker" gelatin on the bottom of the dish. The color is the same, but the "skin" has less flavor and a much harder ...
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2answers
801 views

Can I put chicken marinade on chicken after it was almost cooked?

Can I put uncooked chicken marinade back on chicken after it is almost finished on the BBQ or roasted?
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0answers
21 views

How safe is it to leave soup food out? [duplicate]

I'm well aware that bacteria can grow on food left out overnight and should probably be thrown out afterwards. But, what about in instance of soups or stews, where the soup/stew goes directly from the ...
2
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2answers
53 views

Can I successfully freeze raw cabbage?

How long will an half of raw cabbage last in the freezer? Had leftover after making stuffed cabbage rolls, will be making corned beef & cabbage for St. Paddy's Day. Will it make it?
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1answer
156 views

Bear in a crock pot

My brother-in-law gave me a big hunk of bear meat. It's approximately 5 lbs in a cone-like shape, so a good hunk of meat. I'm curious to use a crock pot on it: some onions, potatoes, and maybe a ...
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1answer
47 views

Microwave rice cooker vs low-end electric rice cookers

So, at my parents home we had a two part microwave rice cooker which created relatively dry rice in my experience (though I only used it myself a couple of time), but I actually like it better than ...
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3answers
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What exactly is 'osobaya sayanskaya' in House of Cards S03E03?

In the S03E03 of House of Cards, the Russian president brings this vodka for the US president. Is this real or just a made up vodka since I couldn't find any results on google. Cheers!
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2answers
103 views

Is this coconut spoiled?

Just cracked open fresh coconut. Water is sweet, meat is thin, bland and soft. As a kid years ago, coconut meat was very firm and thick. Is this soft, bland coconut safe to eat?
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2answers
142 views

How to bake large batches of bread

I want to make a double or triple batch of of this Italian bread recipe that I have. It's for a bread similar to what they serve at Macaroni Grill. My problem is that I am using a pizza stone in the ...
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1answer
43 views

How do I clean deep burns in my oven?

So our apartment has an oven that, without fail, creates considerable smoke when we use it. And we've been trying to clean it as best we can with baking soda and vinegar, along with Bon Amie powder ...
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0answers
7 views

Pot roast in a crock pot [duplicate]

I seared a pot roast, put it in a crock pot & forgot to turn it on. After 3 hours I realized my mistake & put it on high. Is it safe to eat?
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1answer
85 views

Can seasoning be eaten without being cooked?

I use the steak seasoning for cooking steak (season on steak before being cook) I love the seasoning so much that, even after fully cooked, I still add a lot to the steak, is it okay? Are there any ...
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Elderly Peoples Digestive Tract [on hold]

what foods can I prepare, veges and fruits even deserts, that are easy on elderly peoples digestive tract? I need suggestions as I have made homemade soups and baby foods, and I can use all the help ...
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3answers
187 views

Is it safe to not wash mushrooms?

Most chefs stress the fact that white button mushrooms, and others, should not be washed to be cleaned. They say to either lightly brush them or just pat them with a cloth or paper towel to get the ...
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1answer
41 views

Can you make jerky from stewing chickens?

Can you make jerky (for humans) with stewing chickens? Stewing chickens (older chickens) are supposed to be extra flavorful, and tough, but I don't know if the toughness matters for jerky, since jerky ...
4
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1answer
65 views

Is Bami Goreng the same as the dish labelled as 'Singapore Noodles' in the United Kingdom

In the UK, Bami Goreng or Nasi Goreng appears extremely rarely on far-eastern take away menus however almost all menus offer Singapore Noodles described as a Dry, spicy noodles with ham, shrimp ...
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11answers
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Why would I buy a rice cooker?

A friend of mine I'm getting an apartment with next year said that we should invest in a rice cooker. I'm fairly adept in the kitchen and don't come from a family that uses a rice cooker so I would ...
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2answers
56 views

Flavour in different cuts

I read somewhere that different cuts of beef have different flavour intensities. The general trend was that the more the muscle was used (ie: rump), the more flavour it had but the tougher it was and ...
2
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2answers
114 views

What's the difference between fresh and frozen blueberries for baking?

A recipe I have has a review that states that frozen blueberries in a blueberry muffin are absolute garbage and only fresh ones will give you that desired taste. I have also seen this answer that ...
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0answers
52 views

What can I substitute for tomato juice?

I have a daughter who is allergic to tomatoes, but there are so many recipes calling for tomato juice. What can I use to substitute for tomato juice?
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1answer
107 views

Canned tomatoes for fresh

Can I substitute canned tomatoes for fresh ones when making soft tacos? Should tomatoes be drained, seasoned, added to meat mixture or served with lettuce, sour cream, and shredded cheese?

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