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Chocolate: condensation issues

I made chocolates in a mold but when I take it out of the refrigerator it starts melting and water accumulates on surface. My process: I melted the chocolate and poured it into the mold and then kept ...
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Whip cream dispenser broken

When I screw the No2 charger in to the dispenser nothing happens but if I unscrew it all the gas comes out. How do i fix this?
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Do defrosting plates work in reverse?

Does heat transference go both ways? Can I use the defrosting plate to cool something more rapidly, say a hot pot or pan?
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1answer
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is it okay to use shredded zucchini that smells a little sour for baking

I've had some shredded zucchini in my refrigerator in a plastic container for about a week or two is it okay to use for baking bread or cake if it smells a little sour or maybe like vinegar
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51 views

Pan vs oven cooking

I am 87, single, and do not want to heat up an oven to bake for a short time. Could I just put the 'baking' recipe in a top of the range pan, and accomplish the same results? I'm not asking about ...
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Is Five Guys Switching to Cheap Meat? [closed]

I had a burger at Five Guys today (Aug 22, 2015) and it had that bland taste and gray appearance you associate with Wendy's/McDonald's/Burger King. Are they switching to using beef trimmings and ...
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Storing chicken of the woods (mushroom) (pic)

Wondering if anyone here has stored Chicken of the woods with success. Last year I tried dehydrating but it really doesn't bounce back to well. Could these be sauteed and then frozen for later use in ...
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2answers
143 views

How to bake salmon

What temperature should the inside of the salmon reach? And for how long? Is 450F an acceptable preheated oven temperature? How long per pound should salmon be cooked at 450F?
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Hot drink shaker

I make hot coffee drinks at home (espresso, 1/2&1/2, sugar). I'd like to shake them rather than stir. Is there such a thing as a shaker which can endure the pressure of a shaken hot drink? I ...
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Need info for OTG [on hold]

We have stared small scale Biscuit business. Now we want to go bit higher so thought to buy morphyrichards OTG 52ltr. So I want to know. Can we bake Biscuit in 2 plate at one time(with same baking ...
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My Cakes All Sink In The Center

My cakes all sink in the center and are crusty all over the outside, top and bottom. I googled possible causes for this and the most common answer was the oven's temperature. I tried experimenting ...
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1answer
36 views

How do you get a smooth surface on cakes?

I've been making a lot of cakes recently and I've been noticing that tell all have bumps, wrinkles or holes on the surface. Although it doesn't matter much, does any know how to get a smooth surface ...
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51 views

Can one still cook using 14 chromosome wheat? [closed]

I believe gluten intolerance has to do with the fact that the wheat we use now has "evolved" (not sure the word fits) from its original 14-chromosome to an astounding 42. Celiac problems are a very ...
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Yeast dough won't go “stretchy”

I am getting the feeling yeast-dough just hates me... I have been using a basic pizza recipe: 500g flour 1/2 cube of fresh yeast 1 1/2 teaspoons of salt. 4 tablespoons of olive oil 250ml ...
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Is it possible to determine if fish caught from fishing is safe to make into sashimi or sushi?

I know that fish bought from a grocery store isn't always great quality or safe to consume raw and this was elaborated in this question. However, is it generally safe (if prepared properly) to turn ...
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0answers
18 views

How to make a dish from dried beans without causing gassiness [duplicate]

I've been making a lot of stews recently in a crock pot, and I love using dried beans to thicken it up for cheap. The problem I (and anyone else who eats it) have is that I get terrible gas for one to ...
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0answers
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How many times is it safe to reuse deep frying oil? [duplicate]

How many times is it safe to reuse deep frying oil for things like french fries, falafel, chicken etc.? Does the food deep fried make a difference in that regard, i.e. is it safer to reuse oil that ...
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0answers
8 views

Food safety for ricotta cheese cake left out overnight [duplicate]

I left a baked cake with ricotta cheese in it cooling for 5 1/2 hours before refrigerating it. Is it safe to eat?
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1answer
59 views

How can I reduce the salt taste in a dish [duplicate]

Can a dish prepared with too much salt be overcome without changing the water or ingredient content? Or least in a drastic way.
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1answer
39 views

Other ways to preserve red cabbage [closed]

We have 3 nice heads of red cabbage to pick soon. We are most likely going to can it all as sweet and sour cabbage but before we do that I was wondering if there are other ways to preserve it using ...
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0answers
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How are puffed rice cakes flavoured?

I am working on puffed rice cakes, but I can not find how they are flavoured. Is the oil sprayed on it and seasoning sprinkled after? Or is an oil-seasoning slurry sprayed, or is it something else ...
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3answers
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How do I know when my sauce is reduced enough?

I followed this recipe over the weekend to try out something new: Eric Ripert's Red Snapper and Morels in Port Reduction My biggest issue was the sauce. It was very liquidy. I don't think it reduced ...
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2answers
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Sprinkled versus Rubbing Steak “Rub”

We found a "wet" rub marinade and love how it flavors steak. But, watching a recent cooking show Chef Michael said you should not "rub" your steak but rather sprinkle your seasonings on and let them ...
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Can we drink camomile tea with food or supplements? [closed]

Can we drink camomile tea with food or supplements? by the way, why is it tea as it seems they are flowers.
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677 views

I added more water to my ciabatta dough by accident

I just realized that I added about 4 cups of water to 4 cups of flour for my ciabatta dough. It only calls for 2 cups, but I added 4 for some reason. It’s been rising for a bit over 4 hours and there ...
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3answers
108 views

Sweet and sour chicken not sticky

I have been trying now for a while to make sticky sweet and sour chicken. It tastes great. But its not sticky. How do I achieve this? I only use chicken wings for this. I make a sweet and sour sauce ...
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carbon steel pans in dollar store

Okay.. so I watch this video in youtube where this guys seem to have done their homework. They have this fried egg dancing on the pan like skates on ice: https://youtu.be/-suTmUX4Vbk So we don't ...
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Michelin Three Star Restaurant; but if the chef is not there [closed]

When going to Michelin three star French restaurant in Paris, should I first find out if the star chef is actually cooking or at least present? I have been visiting a French restaurant in Paris that ...
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1answer
73 views

Bottling hot sauces

Does anyone make bottles that can be sealed by canning method? I'll be making sauce in a few weeks and I'm looking for long term storage ideas without freezing or refrigeration. If everything else ...
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0answers
84 views

How long is it safe to keep meat in the freezer? [duplicate]

The primary meat I'm concerned is chicken but this question also applies to pork, beef, boar, venison (deer). 1) I bought too much chicken and put a pack of chicken wings into the freezer 1-2 days ...
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Cleaning a Teflon pan with burnt rice residual

Here is the rice cooker I own: There is a removable pan which is Teflon coated. A few days ago, cooking 2 cups of rice I thought it was too slow so I put it on direct heat (oven) to make it ...
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2answers
78 views

Carbon steel seasoning

I know there's dozen of posts and discussion everywhere, but I'm getting pretty confused. Everyone has something different to say : use rapeseed oil, coconut, olive oil, flaxseed, someone in the oven, ...
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2answers
122 views

How to cook rice for 60 people

I have to cook for 60 people, and one of the things I am going to make is (japanese) rice. Normally I cook it in a rice cooker, or in a pan with an amount of water and let it cook until the water has ...
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1answer
69 views

How to cook for a big group

I have to prepare a meal for a group of 60 people. I already have a recipe (Japanese curry with rice) but I have no clue how many of all the ingredients I need, because when I cook it for myself I ...
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1answer
64 views

Deglaze in iron pan

I know the pan will not suffer for just a glass of wine, but wine is acid, and I know I shouldn't use any acid into it. Also, water is not advisable in a frying iron pan. Can this remove the ...
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2answers
200 views

Ways to avoid headaches while cooking

I have recently started to learn how to cook. Whenever I am trying to make a chapati or to cook a vegetable, I start experiencing an acute headache, most likely because of the steam or maybe the flame ...
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119 views

Accidentally microwaved stainless steel travel coffee mug. Still safe to use?

The image isn't my exact coffee cup, but it is similar. I didn't read the label and microwaved it until I smelled something strange (probably a minute and a half). Luckily, I when I took it out, ...
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1answer
52 views

What is the difference between Seed, Grain, Nut, Kernel, Pit, Bean?

What is the difference between Seed, Grain, Nut, Kernel, Pit, Bean? Seed (as in apple) Grain (as in wheat), fruit Nut (as in almond) Kernel (as in corn) Pit (as in olive) Bean (as in fava/broad ...
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3answers
697 views

How to avoid stiffness and crispness of toasted/oven baked bread sandwiches

I would like to know whether there is any solution to avoid the stiffness and crispness of bread of oven baked sandwiches which uses normal white bread as the base. I used to make sandwiches with ...
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1answer
41 views

Can I keep canned peaches in the fridge if water got in during processing?

I followed all the rules to a tee. Unfortunately, before immersing jars for final boiling, I apparently did not tighten the lids enough. I just took them out of the boiling water after 30 minutes ...
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2answers
152 views

Charles Darwin high altitude cooking of potatoes

I just read about Charles Darwin's attempt to boil potatoes while at high altitudes. In The Voyage of the Beagle you can read: Having crossed the Peuquenes [Piuquenes], we descended into a ...
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4answers
312 views

Making Southern style chicken in the oven

I've been trying to make southern style chicken in the oven. I firstly soak my chicken in buttermilk, I then dredge it in flour, leave to stand for half an hour to dry a bit. I then dredge it again in ...
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1answer
48 views

Why would different types of pots/pans (made from different metal) give a different taste to food?

There's many types of pots and pans: from copper to stainless steel. I own several different types at home. I have been using them, and I've noticed a slightly different tastes each one give on the ...
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365 views

Why is it recommended to blanch onions before pickling them?

I was recently looking for a recipe to pickle onions, and among several others I found this one. Skimming through the comments I came across the same question as I'm asking now, but without any other ...
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1answer
93 views

Should I be worried if my broth or stock has no foam to skim?

A lot of recipes tell you to skim the foam/scum. What if I'm making one of those recipes and there doesn't end up being any? Does that mean I did something wrong somehow? Or am I just lucky not to ...
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1answer
224 views

Vanilla Pudding: Could someone explain this recipe to me?

Recipe in question Ingredients 1/3 cup granulated sugar 2 tablespoons cornstarch 1/4 teaspoon fine salt 2 1/4 cups whole milk 3 large egg yolks, lightly beaten 3 tablespoons unsalted ...
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2answers
67 views

Why do some sorbet recipes call for egg whites?

Frozen sorbet recipes are generally simple, with only a few ingredients. For example: fruit puree water sugar egg white! Why is the egg white present? And why is this not consistent in the sorbet ...
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1answer
87 views

Can I replace brown sugar with white sugar without using molasses in cookies?

I don't know if I can replace the brown sugar with white sugar because the recipe already calls for white sugar too.
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cooked fish (cod) storage and use previously asked and shodily answered [migrated]

Whomever Jefomi ??? is who answered this question 3 yrs ago didn't do a very good job but more than that, he/she was so rude so my question is "How can you allow someone to reply to a question without ...
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1answer
56 views

Flavour-wise, what is the use of an electric/gas BBQ?

I can understand that an electric/gas BBQ is very practical for outdoor events because you can cook a large amount of food in a relatively short amount of time, without smelling up the house. A ...

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