1
vote
0answers
10 views

Do I need Malt Vinegar for pickling onions?

I intend to make several kilograms of pickled onions. Last time I made them, I just dumped in basically what ever vinegar i had to hand. A combination of white malt, brown malt, unmalted, and rice ...
0
votes
0answers
10 views

are Vanilin/vanilla powder weird for savory dish?

as the title says, vanilla beans are quite expensive, and I can buy cheap vanillin ($0.3). are they dangerous in high heat? I'm thinking of curry or onion soup.
2
votes
3answers
115 views

How to keep dust and cat hair off cast iron pan?

I live with three long haired cats that shed in the winter, and my place gets dusty at times too. I have a fairly new cast iron skillet that I use once every one or two days. I dont have any shelves ...
0
votes
0answers
9 views

Adding more bones to a finished stock?

I'm making a tonkotsu ramen dish, but I feel it could use a porky boost. The broth is done now but there's about six hours until serving time. Would it be okay if I added more pork hocks now to add ...
0
votes
0answers
40 views

Is it safe to drink from a mug that has a hole in the glazing and was made in China?

Is it safe to drink from a ceramic mug that has a hole in the glazing at the bottom and was made in China?
5
votes
6answers
372 views

How can I light charcoal faster?

I'm terribly impatient but I love cooking on a charcoal grill. How can I get the charcoal ready faster? Currently I have a chimney starter, I use lump charcoal and light some kind of paper under the ...
6
votes
4answers
349 views

How do I practice piping icing without wasting icing and money?

Is there some cheaper alternative to real icing so I can avoid wasting good icing and money while practicing? Or can I avoid having to throw the practice icing away? I do not want to waste good butter ...
0
votes
1answer
39 views

How to keep a chocolate fondue in a liquid form?

I'm trying to make chocolate fondue for dessert to serve in a restaurant on Valentines Day. What should I do to prevent the chocolate fondue from burning during heating, and setting as it cools.
2
votes
1answer
75 views

Preserving Nerds / Pop Rocks so they activate in the mouth and not in the food

I want to be able to use Nerds and/or Pop rocks in cooking. However, unless the food is ultra dry, the food itself activates / dissolves it; I want it activated in the mouth. a) Is there a way to do ...
1
vote
2answers
68 views

Fast caramelized taste for soup

I want to make soup, a random soup. suppose that I want to to give it a deep taste, like a caramelized onion taste. because I only need the taste, I don't care about texture. can I get the ...
1
vote
0answers
52 views

Help making Montgomery Pie layer properly

When it comes to "putting the pie together" before baking, the recipe handed down by my great aunt states to pour liquid in bottom of uncooked pie shell, THEN "spread" topping on top of pie. How in ...
3
votes
4answers
113 views

How to avoid burned layer on seared hamburger?

I usually make my hamburgers at home by putting a little oil in a pan and then just placing the patty in it on medium heat for 10-15 minutes. Inevitably, while the meat ends up about medium rare, ...
6
votes
1answer
80 views

Chicken curry in a slow cooker turns out watery

My first question on here, so please go easy on me. I have recently got a slow cooker and have been very pleased with the results, but that was using ready-made sachets of cooking mixes. I am ...
0
votes
3answers
63 views

Mix parmesan cheese & garlic into sourdough bread dough before or after first rising?

If I wanted to put parmesan cheese and garlic into sourdough bread dough (mixed into the dough, not just a filling), should I do it before or after first rising? Will it prevent a proper rise if I put ...
2
votes
2answers
63 views

Difference between instant cocoa and drinking chocolate

There's a question with answers detailing the difference between pure cocoa powder and chocolate; it boils down to the 'raw' cocoa powder being a very ungrateful, bitter substance difficult to use ...
1
vote
0answers
53 views

Clarification needed on pots and pans in the dishwasher [duplicate]

So I know from a previous question that you are ok putting glass, glazed ceramics, silicone and stainless steel in the dishwasher, and that you should avoid putting non-stick coated, aluminium, ...
11
votes
5answers
1k views

How do I preserve a tomato's freshness after it is cut?

I've seen and read online, and experienced firsthand, that refrigerating a tomato is an awful idea. Not only does it lose freshness, it does little to prevent wilting and leads to flavorless tomato. ...
0
votes
0answers
24 views

Moldy Home Made Bread [duplicate]

I have a wonderful bread maker that makes a 2-lb. loaf of bread. I use bread bags to store it. It always gets moldy by day 3. I use honey in my recipe instead of sugar, which I'm told is a ...
0
votes
1answer
37 views

Spices and Baking [on hold]

I'm new to this cooking thing and I would like to stock my cabinet with the general spices and different season's that someone might use everyday in cooking....can you help with a list of most ...
2
votes
1answer
101 views

What is the type of cheese in “chips and cheese” UK fast-food? (with photos)

I went to England a few years ago for a couple months. I took pictures of a fast-food dish, "chips and cheese" that is uncommon where I live. More than that, the taste of the cheese intrigued me. The ...
0
votes
0answers
19 views

How do I adjust cooking time for dense fruitcake in smaller pans

I'm making a fruit-laden very dense fruitcake. The original recipe is for 2 standard loaf pans but I'm using 4 small loaf pans (all I know is external dimensions are 6.875 x 3.625 x 2.125) Recipe ...
2
votes
2answers
67 views

Why does roasting add a flavour to the peanuts?

I roast the peanuts on a tawa and gas stove, after taking them out of their shells. Have noticed that after roasting, peanuts taste great as compared to when they are raw. Why is that so?
0
votes
1answer
58 views

frozen chips always take longer

Often I cook frozen oven chips and frozen fish (in batter) in the oven at the same time. The cooking instructions for the chips usually say 20 minutes (or less); the fish usually more than this. They ...
0
votes
1answer
48 views

Cooked pork left out overnight [duplicate]

I left cooked pork out overnight. Will this present a danger? Since this morning when we realized it was out still, we have been refrigerating it ever since. Also we wonder if when reheating the meat ...
1
vote
2answers
130 views

Cannot find very simple Egg Scrambler

I used to have a very simple egg scrambler, metal, a kind of flexible wire spiral with a handle. As you beat with it, the flexible spiral would somewhat amplify your hand motion. Cannot find another ...
0
votes
1answer
108 views

Making that little butter thing you put on top of steak

So, how do I do it? It's delicious and adds a bit of class. Any suggestions as to what I should compose it out of?
0
votes
1answer
52 views

How to turn Extract into syrup

I have Elderberry extract and want to make elderberry syrup. Does anyone know how go from extract to syrup?
2
votes
1answer
113 views

What will happen if I leave out hardboiled eggs in water for four weeks?

Stupid me forgot to take out two, unpeeled hard boiled eggs still in the water before leaving on a 4-week long vacation. If I just leave them be, will they stink up my apartment with that terrible ...
2
votes
1answer
101 views

Tips for cooked chicken to stay juicy half a day

A little background: I'm going to build a chicken congee business. In my country, generally, it's a coconut rice congee poured with turmeric chicken broth. (The chicken breast from the broth will be ...
7
votes
4answers
602 views

Fermenting Sauerkraut - Should I Stir?

I haven't done this for a very long time. I am following Alton Brown's recipe, which conveniently fits perfectly into a little hack-job of containers I already had. (Related: Why isn't glass ideal ...
2
votes
2answers
63 views

How do I make sugar-free ice cream without a machine?

I want to make ice cream at home for diabetics without a machine. I'd want it to be sugar-free. What kind of base ingredients should I use? Will the any of the no machine methods here be better or ...
2
votes
2answers
37 views

How long should I cook a carvery shoulder of lamb, and at what temperature?

I have a carvery shoulder of lamb joint weighing 1.906 kg. How long and at what temperature should I cook it?
1
vote
2answers
39 views

Can I use sage tea as a herb while cooking

I have a bag of loose sage tea, that I do not use for tea. I was wondering whether or not I could use these leaves in my dishes. At first sight, it seems all sage. Is there a way to know if it is ...
0
votes
1answer
47 views

Where to place the oven thermometer in an oven?

Where to place an oven thermometer in a gas oven? Should it be left hanging from the rack or should it be placed on the rack?
4
votes
2answers
52 views

How to infuse flavours in alcohol?

When making lemon lime and bitters at home, I decided to try the bitters by itself (the one with the classic oversized label, I think it's Angostura). It tastes heavily of what seemed like cloves ...
1
vote
1answer
40 views

Why are there holes in pasta dough when it is cold

I made some pasta dough this morning and put it in the fridge. When I ran the first batches thru the roller there were some holes in the pasta after it came out of the roller. But for later batches, ...
5
votes
2answers
137 views

What is the maximum internal temperature of baked goods?

Obviously this will vary depending on the size/shape and ingredients used. But how hot does it get inside, say, a loaf of bread? A cake? How wide is the variation? What ingredients (or factors other ...
1
vote
2answers
40 views

Using homemade pasta instead of dried in a bake

I'd like to use fresh homemade pasta tonight in place of bagged egg noodles. My question is, should I prep the noodles in boiling water in anyway, or should I skip that step and add the freshly made ...
1
vote
0answers
66 views

How to store Soda Water or other Home Made Sodas?

I have a SodaStream which I use to make soda water. My wife recently started purchasing very tasty, but relatively expensive soda drinks from the store, including "Rose Lemonade" (here: ...
0
votes
2answers
47 views

Choreography of making many yorkshire puddings

Say you want to make a lot (>4) yorkshire puddings, but your form only has 4 molds. What is your choreography? Do you ... stack several forms in the oven use one form, take out the pouddings when ...
0
votes
2answers
36 views

Can I substitute canola or safflower oil for vegetable oil when making granola?

I am making granola and just realized I do not have vegetable oil. Can either canola oil or safflower oil be substituted without compromising the flavor?
0
votes
1answer
48 views

smoking chicken know how

I would like to make smoked chicken as it is not available here in UK - I used to be able to get it in S.A. and I think it is fab. I live in a small flat in cold, very cold UK. My question is; Can I ...
0
votes
0answers
28 views

Food Poisoning Prevention [duplicate]

How long is it till the chicken spoils I'm trying to Prevent Poising my family an others .how long would it be till the chicken is bad,?
3
votes
2answers
62 views

Sous Vide long cook meat prep?

Do I need to do anything special to prep a flat iron steak for an overnight SV bath? I have seen some references to dunking in boiling water for anti microbial effect, but am not sure what the best ...
1
vote
1answer
44 views

Making saucisson sec from salami at home

I bought a peppercorn salami a few days ago. I would like to make from it what the French call "Saucisson sec" in their world of Charcuterie, essentially cured dry sausage. But I am not sure about ...
3
votes
1answer
47 views

How do I avoid chunks of butter in non-homogenized milk?

I bought a half-gallon of non-homogenized whole milk for something different. I gather that I need to shake it to mix the cream with the milk, but towards the end of the carton (after using it over a ...
3
votes
1answer
50 views

dehydrating food with a vacuum chamber

I've been considering buying a food dehydrator, mostly for fruit, maybe some jerky. I know that a conventional food dehydrator can take a while, 12-24 hours. I'm curious, can I use a vacuum chamber to ...
1
vote
2answers
58 views

Flank Steak Sous Vide - Blood Spots?

I got a SV wand for X-Mas, so have been doing alot of that this month. I did a flank steak today, which I cut into 3 parts, 3 bags, and did at 52 Deg C for 4 hours. I then Ice Bath'd all three ...
2
votes
0answers
60 views

What were the primary reasons for different livestock consumption habits of countries and cultures?

Whilst visiting a friend in Germany recently he told me that the prevalence of pork in the German diet was because the winters often killed cattle and beef was not readily available. I began to ...
4
votes
1answer
82 views

Why did my sweet potato hash turn soggy when frying in a non-stick pan, and crispy in a cast iron?

I was making a sweet potato hash for pizza topping the other night, and tried to fry the first batch in a non-stick pan. The hash never crisped up and was soggy, so I ended up mashing it instead. The ...

15 30 50 per page