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What can I do to make my Cheese & Onion Pie freeze well?

Here is my Mum's recipe for what she called Cheese & Onion Pie, which was a favourite of mine as a child, and I continue to make occasionally to this day. Boil some chopped potatoes until soft. ...
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term for the fact that's easier to mix 2 things if the amount are different

I am asking this for a friend because we cannot find the answer in google (but did learn a lot about cocaine, dj mixers, bread, concrete and ligers). Seems like there must be a ...
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How do I cook sticky rice/glutinous rice in my rice cooker?

I would like to try and recreate the sticky rice (aka glutinous rice or sweet rice) as I often find served in a kratip at my local USA Thai restaurant. I already have a rice cooker - the Hamilton ...
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1answer
79 views

How should I make jam out of coffee cherries or coffee cherry husks?

I would like to make a jam (or perhaps more like a preserve/conserve or even marmalade; see this question for distinction) out of either the entire, whole coffee cherry (a.k.a. coffee berry; beans ...
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Chalky smell in bread dough?

The last batch of challah (bread) that we made had a very chalky undertone and aftertaste. This time, the dough has a faint smell of the chalk (we didn't bake it yet). The flour has no odor and was ...
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How do I carve a 2D Betty Boop cake?

Help! This is my first 2D carved cake and I am very frustrated. Do I need to have the cake stacked and dirty iced or dry stacked to carve? I know to freeze the cake but I hate to make all that ...
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1answer
51 views

Packed meat unrefrigerated storage [duplicate]

I have a 1kg beef brisket, still in store packaging, sitting at room temp for 24 hours. Is it safe?
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Grey mushroom cream sauce - why so dark?

I've attempted making an Alfredo sauce many times in the past: With flour+butter, without, many different recipes that none have achieved an actual white color. The mushrooms and onion tint the whole ...
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1answer
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Hand made pasta with wholemeal flour

I made some pasta using wholemeal flour instead of white flour. My ratio was one egg to 100 grams of flour. However, I noticed the following things when making it. It took a good half hour (and ...
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Machine ground wheat flour vs hand ground wheat flour

My question is based on this concept: The proteins (enzymes) denature at a specific temperature. This paper says that plant proteins denature at 50 - 60 degree celcius. As far as my knowledge ...
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Bread dough doesn't keep its shape

I've just made some 50/50 loaves using a biga. The taste is quite good but I'd like the crumb to be more open. The biggest issue is that while raising the dough tends to "spread" rather than rise. ...
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53 views

How to make a glorified homemade New York deli dinner [closed]

It has been requested that we host a Seinfeld-themed dinner. I was thinking soup Nazi, but one of our guests is allergic to seafood (no lobster bisque). I'd rather not spend all day in the kitchen. ...
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1answer
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Make Ahead Quesadillas

A few friends of mine are visiting and I wanted to make some Quesadillas (No meat). Ordinarily, I would make them, keep them covered in tin foil and serve hot in a few minutes. However, this time, I ...
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1answer
32 views

Do I cover a fermenting a bread starter

do I need to cover the jar that the fermenting bread starter is in? If so, cover with what?
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118 views

What is a good time to add Cocoa powder to coffee - before heating, after heating or during heating?

I prepare Turkish coffee, and use pre roasted coffee powder for the same. What is a good time to add Cocoa powder to coffee - before heating, after heating or during heating? Does it matter?
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78 views

Why does my asparagus turn out too chewy?

When I make asparagus, I cut off the ends and boil them in water for about 5 minutes. I discard the ends, and add the other half of the (uncooked) asparagus into the pan with the same water for 8-10 ...
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3answers
90 views

Is apple to be grated a wet or dry ingredient?

Can you please answer this. Is apple a wet or dry ingredient? It will be grated
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53 views

Pie Crust — Cutting to mix

Why is cutting in butter the right way to make pastry dough?
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940 views

If I can't find baking soda or baking powder, what should I do?

Suppose I'm somewhere where stores don't seem to stock baking soda or baking powder. Are there other names either of those might be sold under? Or are there things I could substitute? Related: How ...
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Can whole milk be used to make fresh cheeses like marscapone?

All the recipes for homemade marscapone cheese I have seen use some type of cream with at least 35% fat. Whereas other fresh cheeses can be made with lower fat % milk. I'm not sure how much fat ...
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1answer
46 views

Can I use a Dutch oven for cooking sauces?

Could a large enameled cast iron pot be used as a saucepan? Most recipes I cook usually involve a sauce being cooked low and slow in a 20cm saucepan. I was thinking of buying a 20cm enameled cast ...
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1answer
449 views

The persimmon jam makes my tongue dry

I made a persimmon jam, just like I successfully made other jams, i.e.: took 7 persimmons, added a cup of sugar and a little lemon juice, put in a bread baker and activated the special jam program. ...
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1answer
71 views

Shelf life and preservation of Bánh chưng

It's Tết again and I'm about to buy this traditional Vietnamese delicacy. However, since I'm currently trying out a Joylent-only diet, I'll only be able to eat it after a couple of days. So my ...
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1answer
23 views

How to make creamier and softer vegan coconut ice-cream?

I was making vegan coconut ice-cream with coconut milk base. Instead of using a can of coconut milk, shredded coconut with hot water was squeezed through a towel for coconut milk replacement. Then ...
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Slow Cooker makes a mess

I tried googling this one but I just kept getting recipes. I bought a slow cooker (Proctor-Silex 33043 4-Quart Slow Cooker), which seemed to have good reviews. However I try to make stock, which I ...
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1answer
39 views

Can I make fermented lemon soda using yogurt cultures?

I'm trying to make a lemon soda using fermentation. Is it possible to make a lemon soda by mixing sugar, lemon, warm water and a scoop of live cultured yogurt? I put it inside a pressurize cooker, is ...
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Rice flour: weight to volume

I have a recipe that calls for 1 lb of glutinous rice flour (mochiko), but I don't have a kitchen scale. Approximately how many cups would this be equivalent to?
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Can I substitute almond milk for heavy cream in chocolate glaze?

When making chocolate glaze for éclairs or donuts, I want to use almond milk (well mainly because I don't normally have heavy cream readily available but I have almond milk) The almond milk I have is ...
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1answer
49 views

What does the egg white do in peppermint creams?

Some recipes I have seen say to use egg white and water instead of lemon juice and water in peppermint creams. Why is this? What does egg white do that water doesn't?
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2answers
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What previously manual techniques should I use a stand mixer for?

I recently added a KitchenAid to my kitchen on Valentine's day, so that's the source of my question. I know plenty of things can be done by hand or with a stand mixer. But recipes don't always ...
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5answers
139 views

What can I use as a replacement for cumin?

I've just run out of cumin and rather than go to the shops for more I wonder what I could substitute for cumin? I'm making a lentil soup, which calls for sweating onions and the finishing the onions ...
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1answer
41 views

egg yolks and egg whites

I was making an old recipe to serve and it is with pineapple, cream cheese, dream whip and other ingredients and it says to beat 2 egg yolks and mix in then beat the 2 egg whites and fold in at no ...
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1answer
197 views

Substitute for baking parchment

I don't have access to baking parchment and I need to make a cheesecake tomorrow. Is there any substitute that I can use for baking parchment?
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Golden Syrup best before date [duplicate]

I have some golden syrup in a plastic bottle, all looks normal. It has a best before date Feb 2010. Is it still ok to feed to kids on pancake day February 2015??
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What does a meat thermometer display if the meat temperature is uneven?

Let's say I'm cooking a piece of meat and the whose outside temperature is higher than its inside temperature. If I stick a meat thermometer through the piece of meat so that part of the needle is at ...
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862 views

Can spaghetti noodles replace lo mein noodles?

Let's say a family member asked me to try cooking lo mein for dinner, but I don't have time to stop by a big enough grocery store to get Asian noodles. I do, however, have spaghetti in the cupboard. ...
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1answer
107 views

Modernist / molecular cuisine with a microwave?

The microwave is usually frowned upon by ambitious chefs. It provides a convenient way to quickly heat ready made meals or the leftovers from the day before, but it is usually not regarded as a ...
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222 views

How much is a sleeve of celery?

I was reading a recipe for Slow Cooker Rosemary Garlic Beef Stew and noticed that one of the ingredients called for a "sleeve" of celery. I've heard of a stalk of celery, but I've never heard of a ...
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667 views

A cup of cilantro?

Generally speaking when a recipe calls for a cup of a fresh herb like cilantro, how tight to I have to cram it into the measuring cup?
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1answer
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Keep macaroni cheese creamy after refrigerating

I occasionally make Macaroni and Cheese with a béchamel/roux (and tuna, but I still call Macaroni and Cheese). I make the sauce with butter, corn flour and milk and add the cheese later. I use a lot ...
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1answer
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Can I use sona masoori rice for making dosa?

I have been trying to make dosa in the US since 6 months & never got the fermented batter. When searched in seasoned advice I found a similar question asked. How to ferment dosa batter? I have ...
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2answers
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Can I refreeze gravlax made from previously frozen salmon

Can I refreeze gravlax made from previously frozen salmon?
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What is 'Musk' as used in this recipe

I recently made this truffle ravioli dish, it was an easy enough recipe, but I was confused about one thing: it calls for 'musk'. I didn't know what this was, my research only turned up musk melon, ...
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1answer
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I want to make a mug cake, can i use hot chocolate mix instead of cocoa?

Unfortunately, I do not have any cocoa powder left and I am wondering if using cadbury's hot chocolate mix would give me the same effect.
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1answer
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Spicy foods and weight loss [closed]

It is well known that consuming spicy foods increases your metabolism and contributes to fat burning, mainly due to the presence of capsaicin. Since this effect is very small, how many spicy foods ...
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421 views

Can I make risotto without wine?

I want to make risotto without using any alcohol. I am a vegetarian and I want to use vegetarian or mushroom stock only (without any meat). What is the role of wine in making risotto? Does it help ...
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1answer
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Why is the rice in my mushroom risotto always very hard?

I'm a fan of Italian mushroom risotto and I love to cook it from time to time, but cooking the arborio rice well seems impossible to me if I follow traditional recipes. Last time I pre-cooked the ...
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1answer
61 views

Making noodles in a wok

What is the best way to make noodle dishes like lo mein in a wok? I am trying to get the best noodle texture and a taste close to the restaurants.
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1answer
226 views

Substitute for Onion Powder

I live in Europe but use many US recipes. These often call for onion powder which is hard to find here. Diced or minced onion is often not a good alternative and whilst garlic powder is easier to ...
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Caffeine pills don't dissolve in hot tea

I'm drinking Rooibos Vanilla Tea and I like to dissolve an 80 mg caffeine pill in it. I hand press the pills myself from pure caffeine powder. However, the pill doesn't dissolve very well in the tea. ...

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