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How long does tortilla dough keep for?

I am making tortillas with masa harina corn flour according to this recipe. Can I make it a few hours in advance and cook the tortillas just before they are to be eaten? Or should I cook them after ...
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How long should chicken wait in eggs before applying bread crumbs?

To get the bread crumbs to stick to the chicken, I coat the chicken with eggs. I then put the bowl in the refrigerator. How long should I wait before taking the chicken out of the eggs and rubbing the ...
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How much is in a handful of spinach?

Yes, I know it's a volume unit, but I what to know how many grams does a male or female hand full of spinach can hold. You'll see, a recipe calls for 2 handfuls of spinach, 1 handful of parsley and 2 ...
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Pasteurized eggs in homemade mayo?

If you are using pasteurized eggs or pasteurized egg yolks when making mayonnaise is it still necessary to leave the mayo out at room temperature for the recommended 24, or more, hours?
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How to Sous Vide Filet Mignon to Medium Rare

I made my own Sous Vide with a crockpot and an Arduino and would like to cook a Filet Mignon cut to medium rare. However, a quick google search of '"sous vide" "medium rare" "filet mignon"' shows ...
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Do chefs use customer feedback to improve dishes? [closed]

I understand that chefs can gauge the quality of a dish by monitoring its popularity. However, suppose a chef wants to improve an existing recipe, how might he/she do that? Will the chef rely on ...
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Help in identifying Scandinavian dessert recipe

Background -- I made this recipe as part of a group project (in college) that was preparing different foods from around the world. My group had Scandinavia, but as I didn't find this recipe (one of ...
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Chicken stock safety [duplicate]

I thawed one quart of homemade chicken to make French onion soup. Can I now freeze the soup? I have not tried doing this yet for food safety reasons.
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Make fruit last longer in fridge?

I am single. When I buy strawberries or blueberries they don't always last until I get to eat them. Would they last longer kept in water? (in Tupperware) I know strawberries can be frozen in syrup. I ...
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Soda carbonation

With the process below, why wouldn't the yeast eat all the sugar or explode the bottle whichever comes first? How does the yeast eat the sugar to make carbonation, yet keep the soda sweet? Directions ...
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How can I use a large quantity of raw almonds all at once?

I have a big practically unused bag of raw almonds that's been sitting in my pantry for a couple years. I got them as a gift when I used to munch on them more, but after a few major life changes it ...
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Why did my chocolate eclairs fail?

I made chocolate eclairs, my second attempt copying exactly from Laura in the Kitchen on YouTube (full recipe here), and the pastry was not all well creamed and looked oily as I placed in oven. It ...
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Is it advisable to season a chicken with salt after having brined it?

I've used a standard 5% salt and water solution to brine a chicken, after having brined it is it advisable for me to season the chicken with salt before cooking it? I'm worried that if I do so that ...
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Using previously frozen salsa

I hope this isn't off base because I'm not asking for recipes, just suggestions that I might not have thought of. I made a HUGE batch of roasted cherry salsa (like normal salsa but where all the ...
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What is the history of souvlaki and is there any benefit in cooking meat on a skewer?

I'm wondering about the origin of souvlaki. Was it only something of a convenience (easy to cook lots of pieces together)? Or does this way of grilling lead to better results, as opposed to just ...
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Using frozen mince beef [duplicate]

I forgot to get my mince beef out of the freezer to cook tonight, so it's still frozen...Can I cook it straight from frozen or does it need to fully defrost?
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Problem in cake baking tray

I have purchased microwave safe cake baking pan but as soon as I use the pan in the microwave the spark is coming. What may be the problem ? In which mode should I keep that?
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What can I use as a substitute for hoisin sauce?

Is there anything I can use as a substitute for hoisin sauce that's less salty or even salt-free? This is for a sauce to go with pork steaks.
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What foods are safe to leave in the car over a long period of time? [duplicate]

I'm going on a long distance permanent relocation road trip and have some random stuff left at home that I can either throw out or bring along. What foods are safe to leave in the car over a long ...
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Pickling whole cucumbers

I know you have to cut off the ends to make the pickles not soggy when making cucumber spears...but if this is the case how do people pickle whole cucumbers?
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Pickles (cucumbers) came out a little soggy after canning

I was very excited to use my water bath for the first time, as so far I have only made refrigerator (cucumber) pickles. This was also the first time I did not use sugar in the brine (just wanted to ...
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What is the difference between a thickener and an emulsifier?

I ask this because I have used a minuscule amount of Xanthan Gum to slightly thicken a chilli sauce I have made. However upon looking at the ingredients of many popular chilli sauces they all tend to ...
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Can instant oatmeal really expire?

I ask because I ate a package of Quaker instant oatmeal (maple/brown sugar) at work today, it was just kinda a single package sitting in our "snack pantry". I looked for a date and it didn't have one. ...
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Are cooking thermometers essential?

I've been watching some cooking shows, and they seem very keen on there thermometers. They have prob thermometers, oven thermometers, meat thermometers, confectionery thermometers, oil thermometers... ...
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How does the Croatian system of flour categorization correspond to the systems of Western Europe and USA?

1) In my country we have following types of wheat flour - T-400/T-450 and these 2 are white, T-500/T-550 (also white), T-850 (brown) and T-1100/T-1600 (black), however when I googled this I didn't ...
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Has there been some change in the varieties of broccoli sold in US supermarkets in the last few years?

Having eaten broccoli all my life, in the last year or two I have noticed some differences in most any broccoli, either fresh or frozen. The primary differences I notice: 1) There are many small ...
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Pulled pork too sweet

I made pulled pork and added too much brown sugar. What can I add to dilute it so it's not so sweet? Tried not adding barbeque sauce, but that didn't help.
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Can I use the leftover pickling brine?

I have some leftover brine that was leftover from making canned pickles, it was heated up to put in the canned pickles to make them. Can I use this brine again to make more canned pickles? The brine ...
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converting a muffin recipe to a cake recipe

I have a muffin recipe for chocolate zucchini muffins. The recipe calls for a 325 degree oven and a baking time of 20-25 minutes. I want to bake these in a 9 x 13 pan as a cake. How long should I ...
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How much cream should I make for my mini Oreo cream pies?

I'm making mini cream pies, in custard cups, and I just need to know how much cream to make to fill them all.
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Reuse of Food Grade Tins

I am interested in using a food grade tin (such as this) to store small amounts of food, in particular for storing summer sausage or cheese for short periods of time (1-2 days). What are the food ...
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Is Kosher Salts Kosher? [migrated]

This may seem rather silly but is Kosher salt supposed to be understood as certain salts that adhere to the Jewish religions dietary restrictions? I'm curious if this is so what about salt can make it ...
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Sodium benzoate the correct amount

I would like to know the ratio for using sodium benzoate as a preservative in our jams and relishes. We state on our product that it's home made and no added preservatives are added, would this be ...
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2answers
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Coconut rice; should it taste like coconut?

I made coconut rice yesterday with a simple recipe (coconut milk, water, tsp sugar, pinch of salt, rice, all in the rice cooker). I was a little bit underwhelmed by the output; the rice was cooked ...
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Difference between french bread and japanese bread

I live in japan for 1 year now, but i cannot find french bread - Baguette - in tokyo as we have in france They're bread is not crunchy nor crispy at all, and it's chewy, I kind of feel like i am ...
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How to grill polenta?

The first time I tried to grill polenta on a barbecue, I brushed both sides with olive oil and it came out perfectly with a crisp exterior and a creamy interior. The next time I tried it, on a ...
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1answer
205 views

Is it possible to create the flavour of a food by using the component chemicals?

For example, if I were able to identify the flavour compounds of bacon or cabbage, could I take just those ingredients and create the flavour? Is identifying the flavour compounds something that has ...
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1answer
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Pressure cooking beans with salt and spices

I am trying to pressure cook beans. In order to to soeed things up eben further I add salt before cooking rather than after. While I know that salt toughening beans is an unsubstantiated myth there ...
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1answer
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Is this moldy vinegar salvageable?

I started making apple cider vinegar using the second method listed on http://thehealthyeatingsite.com/apple-cider-vinegar-recipe/ It's been little over 4 months and my mix is looking really weird. ...
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What is GABA Rice?

GABA rice seems to command a high premium is only found on Amazon in a few varieties, one by Koshihikari, one by Sempio. Is GABA rice anything but brown rice pre-heated? Is there any health benefits ...
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1answer
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What is the best way to go about developing and formulating a product?

I hope this is within posting guidelines. I have an exciting vision for a product but I have no formal culinary experience (mixing, baking, etc) I do have extensive knowledge in the field of nutrition ...
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Re-Use Jerk Marinade [duplicate]

I used a Jerk Marinade for chicken wings this past weekend and stored the remainder in the fridge. May I use this on turkey wings today?
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57 views

Do I chill mead?

I've just bought a bottle of mead for the first time - do I need to chill it before drinking, like a white wine, or let it breathe before drinking, like a red wine?
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1answer
62 views

How to tell if fresh chilli is off?

So, I keep running into this difficulty. I buy and use a lot of fresh chillies in my cooking, but sometimes the dish turns out, well, significantly worse and I cannot identify anything I am doing ...
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1answer
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A general rule which applies to different types of bread

As someone who is not new to baking different types of breads, I would like to conclude from different recipes that regardless of what the directions is about you can add dry ingredients together and ...
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4answers
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Supply of Boiling water without power outlet

This weekend coming some friends and I will be running a cake stall at a local vintage fare. We would also like to sell hot beverages such as tea and coffee. How can we cheaply and easily heat water ...
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Pork Belly - served with soft fat

I have been to two restaurant now and been really disappointed with their pork belly as I was expecting the fat would come crispy and when it didn't the waitress said Chef said its slow cooked so ...
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3answers
141 views

Could I get sick from accidentally cooking an olive can metal lid in my spaghetti sauce?

I accidentally cooked a metal lid from an olive can in my spaghetti, but didn't find it until everyone had already eaten. Could my family get sick from it?
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What natural emulsifier can I use for almond milk?

I am a vegan and I make my own raw almond milk (blend soaked almonds, strain through a nut milk bag). The trouble comes when I want to warm the milk for a warm drink or to put in my coffee - if it ...
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How to properly store cubed carrots?

At our restaurant, we have a refrigerated garmage station. Here is a picture. Notice the cubed carrots are in the center section in one of the nine metal containers. Also, you can't see it, but ...

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