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Tea infused with caffeine

I am trying to increase the level of caffeine in everyday tea to 150mg. I am using powder caffeine with L-theane. The powdered caffeine is obviously very bitter how do I mask the taste without adding ...
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Will it wreck the dish if I pre-soak beef in brine, and then slow roast with Marsala? [on hold]

I've found that pre-soaking my beef in brine helps to break down the fibres, making the subsequent roast tender. I've found a recipe for slow-roasting beef with Marsala. I'm wondering if I can ...
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Does eating kimchi increase your risk of bowel cancer? [closed]

I have heard this is true, and that Korea has the highest rate of bowel cancer, and that kimchi is the cause. Anyone know any more about this?
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Can I boil bratwurst in beer to cook them?

I bought Red Hook Bratwurts today, and I'm making them tomorrow. Does anyone know if I could boil them in beer since it already was pre made with beer (Red Hook), or would it not be a good idea? ...
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1answer
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Mackerel brining time before smoking

Having only just bought a charcoal fired barbecue/smoker, I am confused about brining times. Having searched the web I found some sites recommend 20 minutes, for mackerel, others much longer, who is ...
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54 views

Frozen Corned Beef left out to thaw, [duplicate]

in cold basement approximately 40-45 degrees, it was completely frozen about 3 lb. brisket. Discovered it 24 hours later. It was cold to touch, and completely thawed. Still in original vacuum ...
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What spices are good with rice pilaf? [closed]

I am cooking this rice pilaf recipe tonight, I'm going to be using long grain white rice. http://www.eatingwell.com/recipes/rice_pilaf.html I am also going to be adding red pepper to it along with ...
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1answer
51 views

First slicing, then cooking, or the other way around?

I would like to try out a recipe for a gratin of beets and potatoes. For this I will need sliced potatoes and beets. I always like to cook vegetables for a bit before putting them in the oven to make ...
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1answer
96 views

How do I quickly get okra to stop being goopy?

It's irritating to cook any recipe with okra. I love okra, but it always takes a long time to burn off all the goopy stuff. Is there a way to get rid of it more quickly so my okra will be ready ...
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I'm using steel cut oats flour to make bread and muffins but the insides are mushy and wet

I bake them in a 350 degree oven for 45 minutes but it seems the insides refuses to harden and dry any advice? PS: The mixture is (oat flour, baking powder, mashed banana, Jam, milk, maple syrup, ...
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1answer
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What can i use as a corn syrup substitute in icing?

I am making an icing for eclairs and normally use icing sugar, melted chocolate, and corn syrup and refrigerate it overnight. I don't want to buy corn syrup for a couple of Tablespoons. What can I use ...
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Is pasteurized milk safe to drink?

The word pasteurized is written on the milk packets (like the ones shown here). They have a use before date. Assuming it's been refrigerated the whole time, and it's still before the use before date, ...
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54 views

What goes with white cap mushrooms? [closed]

I found this recipe: http://www.marthastewart.com/314083/goat-cheese-stuffed-mushrooms but the idea of cheese + bread crumbs didn't really stick with me. I liked the idea of removing a mushroom's stem ...
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1answer
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Boiling Water For Pasta - With Lid On…Do I Have To Wash The Lid?

I hope this is an appropriate question for the site. Today I was cooking pasta. To begin with, I filled a pot of water and placed the lid on top. Then I cranked the heat up until the water was ...
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1answer
86 views

Can pasteurized milk turn into yogurt by itself?

During the winter, I often leave milk on my porch to make room in my refrigerator. During a recent warm spell, I had an unopened gallon of pasteurized milk on the porch for two days around 50 ...
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1answer
107 views

Why is ground beef red on the bottom also?

Recently, I have been buying ground beef in one pound packages that is red throughout. Last evening I bought a 6 pound bulk package (because of the significant savings) from the same store. The meat ...
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2answers
149 views

How long do peanut butter sandwiches last at room temperature?

We're going on a long flight with our family tonight. I prepared peanut butter sandwiches for the kids, and would like to pack it already to avoid the last minute rush (or forgetting them). We're not ...
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My small chuck roast was dry

How long should I braise a small beef chuck roast, about 1 pound, on top the stove? Does it need to be totally immersed in liquid?
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1answer
51 views

How to make Fresh Asian Noodle? [closed]

How do I make Fresh Asian Noodle (similar to Egg Noodle)? What are the ingredients and the steps to make them? I am asking about noodles, not a dish.
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1answer
48 views

Placing a ceramic bowl over stainless steel saucepan

I have a few ceramic bowls that are oven, microwave, and dishwasher safe (I normally hand-wash them, though). I was looking at recipes for lemon curd and some of them recommended putting them in a ...
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2answers
46 views

How do I dissolve chunky powder completely in milk?

I am talking about this: http://www.cadburybournvita.in/ That powder has tiny and somewhat hard chunks in it which don't get dissolved easily. How do dissolve it completely in milk?
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68 views

White wine vinegar in sweet and sour sauce

Can I sub white wine vinegar for white vinegar in sweet and sour sauce? Answer much appreciated!
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1answer
54 views

cake burns on bottom

Why is my cake burning on the bottom and the top is not done. I must not have the oven rack in the right place. If I want the cake to bake less on the bottom, what position should the rack be in.
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109 views

Does one really need to add bicarbonate of soda if one already uses baking powder?

I find the taste of bicarbonate of soda ruins the taste of many cakes and cookies. If I'm using double acting baking powder, do I need to add the soda as well? I have come accross so many recipes that ...
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Why is my sassafrass root bark tea always so bitter?

I've been on a quest for a while now to make my own root beer. I've tried all sorts of recipes using all sorts of ingredients, and I now have this huge collection of spices and roots and leaves... but ...
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1answer
847 views

Is cooking a raw steak in the microwave safe?

I only have a microwave in my room and I'm moving away in a month, so I don't want to buy an oven or any kitchen appliances, but I still want a steak, is it safe to cook it in the microwave?
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1answer
336 views

Can I cook duck breast a day before?

I have to serve a 'carpaccio' of roasted duck breast tomorrow, but I'd like to prepare it today. I want to serve the duck breast on room temperature, after cooking it medium rare or medium. Can I ...
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64 views

Does incorporating whipping cream in a chocolate syrup extend its shelf life?

We bought a box/carton of whipping cream a few months ago and it sat on the freezer for some time and we used it earlier to create a chocolate sauce/syrup for a cake. However, we didn't need ...
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1answer
107 views

Why aren't my potatoes cooked?

I had a 3lb roast on a bed of baby potatoes (smaller than a ping-pong ball but larger than a grape) and onions at 375F for almost 3 hours. The roast came out great (cooked to 150F internally), but the ...
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57 views

Would a tagine be better for high altitude braising?

I am thinking of getting a 2 quart Le Creuset Tagine for braising. I'm at around 5000 feet, and so am stuck with a lower boiling temperature for water - 9 degrees Fahrenheit less then at sea level. ...
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1answer
38 views

How do I tell if a rutabaga is fresh?

I recently bought a rutabaga from the store, having never done so before, and every single one on display had an oily feel to it - not sticky, but slick like it had been coated in a soft wax. Is ...
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1answer
25 views

Refrigerated Beef Brisket [duplicate]

I bought some prime trimmed beef brisket on March 9 with a sell by date of Mar. 12. It was kept in the frig in its foam/plastic wrap container until Mar.16. There was some odor when I opened it up and ...
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211 views

Is it okay to eat silver

One of my friends recently went to India and brought back some sweets today. These sweets have a silver layer on top. Therefore, I'm quite curious as to whether or not it is safe to eat silver. As ...
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1answer
65 views

Bitter bell peppers

Why do sweet Mini bell peppers turn bitter when cooked in a crockpot? I make chicken with tomatoes and put some Mini peppers in and they were horribly bitter
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1answer
46 views

How long should I sear meat after thawing from frozen state?

I generally sous vide more food than I can eat at one time, so I put the extra food in a water bath and then freeze. I'm wondering how long and at what temperature I need to sear meats after thawing ...
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1answer
137 views

Chicken Noodle Soup

I am under the weather, and I am longing for some delicious homemade chicken noodle soup. I have 6 bone-in chicken thighs in my freezer that I can use, as well as boneless chicken breast (But I read ...
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Using fresh compressed cake yeast in bread machine

While using compressed cake yeast in bread machine it rises well for the first rise but on the second rise it does not rise well and I get a deep concave surface , I typically add 3x the dry yeast ...
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2answers
70 views

Can arabic gum substitute for fat in making ice cream from homogenized 3% fat (low fat) milk

Many articles suggest adding gum to ice cream batter to make it creamy , can this technique be used to add more gum to the milk to compensate for the low fat homogenized milk. Mostly recipes ask to ...
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1answer
389 views

Why do some quinoa seeds sink and some float?

I was boiling quinoa the other day and I noticed that, when I dumped them in a pot of water, a minority of seeds (maybe 10%) floated and the rest sank. Why do some stay afloat?
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Advantages of metal vs glass stockpot lids

I just ordered a new 6 qt stockpot (that I use for soups and stews) and it came with a metal lid. All the stockpots I owned before had glass lids with a small vent hole to release some steam. An ...
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1answer
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How to tenderize large squid?

My whole life I've been buying small squid (maybe 4-6" long bodies without the head and tentacles), which are very mildly chewy and tender. All it takes is sautee them in a little OO and they are ...
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Pasta Salad+Chicken freezer storage for a week?

Maybe this is silly, but im a bit paranoid when it comes to spoilage and me and my wife are doing this new "make lunch for a week" thing to save money and stop us from eating out. Anyways this week ...
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1answer
109 views

Yolks flat and breaking

We have had our own chickens for over 20 years and feed them on crushed grain and laying pellets and they eat greens in the fields. The fresh eggs have always been plump in the centre when cracked. ...
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1answer
115 views

How is King Arthur bread flour made?

I checked out their website and other sources but could not find any details as to what their bread flour is actually composed of. Does it include both the bran and germ or is the bran removed? And if ...
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1answer
61 views

Macarons…Why not color the syrup?

Much to the amusement of @ElendilTheTall, I'm working on French macarons. I'm using the method that makes an Italian meringue, so I pour hot sugar syrup into the partially whipped egg whites. The ...
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1answer
46 views

oven cleaning help and tips

our house have a built-in oven that hasn't been used since we moved in (a year and half ago). I think the owner didn't clean before we move in. Do you think I can still use it? will it be safe? should ...
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Halva seen on Mahane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem

I am looking for a version of a Halava recipe i have only seen on Mahane Yehuda Market in Jerusalem so far. It's not a hard sugger-paste-texture like Halva is commonly revered. It is some kind of ...
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2answers
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Excess flour in banneton after proofing

I finally got around to buying bannetons for my bread baking and just used one for the first time. Worked great! However, I used rice flour to coat the interior and, after releasing the dough, there ...
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2answers
131 views

Ingredient Identification: Hong Kong restaurant spicy spice

I was at a fast food restaurant in Hong Kong which was apparently popular for its spicy dishes - there were cartoons on the walls and lots of red peppers everywhere. It looked like a chain, sort of ...
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1answer
42 views

Can you substitute honey for sugar in a pickling brine?

That's about it. I want to make some vinegar pickles (from the Momofuku cookbook, if it matters). My partner is on a diet that forbids refined sugar but allows honey. Will honey work for this purpose? ...

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