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How to balance the bitterness of Habanero peppers?

I'm a hobby hot sauce maker and I'm wondering how do I balance the bitterness of Habanero peppers? All the super hot peppers in the Chinense family have a strong bitter taste that comes with the ...
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Binding properties of turmeric

Is turmeric known to have any binding properties? Wikipedia doesn't mention anything, and a google search only relates to iron binding properties of turmeric or similar health benefits. A few days ...
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Can you substitute Asian red chili paste (e.g. Thai Kitchen's Roasted Red Chili Paste) for Sambal Oelek?

The recipe you will find here: http://runningonbrie.com/2014/04/28/korean-inspired-pork-rice-bowl/ (Korean Pork Rice Bowl recipe)
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Is it important to knead biga/poolish?

I've never read a biga/poolish bread recipe that specifically mentions whether or not to knead the starter dough. Is it helpful to knead it, or is it not worth doing?
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Is it advisable to freeze tomatoes?

I have some tomatoes that might go bad soon. Do they freeze well? (E.g. taste, texture)
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how to season a frozen steak

I have some frozen steaks I want to cook rather quickly. I want to follow this method: this question but I am not sure how to season it. How do I apply seasoning to a steak without defrosting it?
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What kinds of beans are there and how to recognize them? [closed]

I've been looking for nutrition facts for beans (bought in bulk, doesn't have a label) I bought but couldn't find which type there are. It took me quite a while to recognize them as pinto beans. Also ...
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What is a device used to slice tomatoes with in one motion called?

I worked at a restaurant for a month once and they had a device there. It was a rectangular box: you'd put a tomato in it, and there was a handle at the one end you could use to push the tomato ...
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When should I add proofed yeast to a bread machine?

I like to use proofed yeast when making bread. I want to use a bread machine but all the recipes call for adding dry yeast to the dry ingredients before adding the liquid. Since proofed yeast is ...
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What is a clove of garlic?

If a recipe calls for 8 whole cloves of garlic, does it mean 8 whole garlics? Or does it mean 8 of the wedges?
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Substituting quinoa flour for wheat flour in egg pasta

If I am making an egg pasta, can I substitute quinoa flour for wheat flour (semolina, durum, all purpose, etc)? Or will the presence of the eggs not be enough to offset the absence of gluten, and I ...
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How do I keep a hot meal fresh for several hours?

In three days, I will be picking up two fully-prepared chicken dinners - with potatoes, cole slaw, and a pre-packaged dessert - from work to home for my wife and I. I've done this before and it came ...
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1answer
71 views

Coconut sugar flavor

I bought a lot of coconut sugar (and have since given it to my MIL). I baked cupcakes with it and the entire batch of cupcakes fell (there was a crater-like indention in every cupcake). All of my ...
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Jam “separates” in processing

I've been making jams and jellies for a while now. While I don't have this problem as much with marmalade, for some reason my jam usually separates when being jarred and canned. By separate, I mean ...
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Can I subtitute water for milk in crêpes?

I want to make crêpes, but I have run out of milk. I do have all the other ingredients I need. Can I somehow substitute the milk by water or anything else?
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1answer
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Dry brining burger patties with onions

I tend to mix in some onions when making burger onions, before putting on a rack and letting it sit in the fridge for an hour before cooking. With that said, if I dry brine at the same time, will the ...
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Is my chicken ruined?

I put 4 raw chicken breasts is a crock pot in the fridge last night around 9pm. This morning at 6:50, not thinking, I removed the crock pot from the fridge and put it into the cooker. I left it off ...
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Is there a significant difference between pizza ovens and conventional ovens with pizza functionality?

I have a small pizza oven (the round ones, with stone), with whom I make an adequate pizza; according to the manuals, temperatures go from 190 to 400 °C, so I guess I'm baking it between 300 and 350 ...
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How can I tell the difference between a rabbit and a cat?

I received a shipment of prefabricated skinned rabbit last week and the shipment seemed unusual. Rabbits have a very close resemblance to cats once their “hair” and skin have been removed. Is there a ...
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1answer
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I've seasoned and floured more chicken than I need to fry. What's the best way to store it for cooking at a later date?

I have marinated chicken overnight, floured it for frying and didn't cook. What is the best way to store it for frying at a later time?
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1answer
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Onion has yellow center. Is it safe to eat?

I cut open an onion I had and it had a yellow center. I read online it might be a sign of sprouting but I am uncertain if that's actually the case. Is it safe to eat? Should I just throw the onion ...
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Does salt do anything more for baked products than just add flavor? [duplicate]

From a chemical scientific stand point... What roles does salt play in food besides the usual afterthought of sprinkling some on top of your food item to increase/enhance the flavor. I know this is ...
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1answer
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When did the US start refrigerating eggs on a regular basis?

Does anyone recall when refrigerated eggs became the norm in the US? I seem to remember buying eggs in the large grocery stores off the shelf--not refrigerated--as recently as the 1990s. I lived in ...
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2answers
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How is one meant to treat fenugreek seeds?

The last time I used fenugreek seeds, they and mustard seeds were the first into the pan, followed by onions, then other vegetables. I expected them to soften a bit and release their flavor, but they ...
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1answer
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How do I cook frozen Goya Empanadas in the microwave?

How do I cook frozen Goya Pizza Empanadas in the microwave?
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what is the proper microwave setting for pizza?

my pizza remains uncooked in the center and hardens at the edges, even if i cook it for 30 mins at 220 degrees Celsius what is the solution ?
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Why do my pre-cooked hams always take way longer than they should?

My ham is 8.5lbs half-ham and was refridgerated, but not frozen. Here are the instructions that were with it. Here's what I did: Preheated the oven to 275. Removed all packaging and put the ham ...
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3answers
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One base cake mix and then make several flavors

Does anyone know how to make one base cake mix and then make several flavors for cupcakes? I was thinking a basic white cake mix then SPLITTING mix into Vanilla Bean, Chocolate and Strawberry. Thank ...
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1answer
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Is it safe to eat baby-potatoes?

I kept several potatoes in a box dark cool cellar. Now, after 6 months, I am surprised to see that they grew a lot of sprouts, and among them, many "baby potatoes", with radius between 1 and 10 ...
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What can I use to replace onions on sauces? [duplicate]

Is it possible to replace onions with another vegetable on sauces and get a similar flavour?
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1answer
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How do I modify cooking methods for a markedly smaller roast than most recipes state?

I purchased a small boneless leg of lamb roast for my husband and I to enjoy as an Easter meal. It's about 2.5 lbs. (1.3 kg). I have experience dry roasting larger cuts of beef in the past, but ...
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Why cover a pepper after blackening?

I have seen multiple recipes that ask to cover the pepper after blackening? What is the use for this?
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2answers
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Baking focaccia

I forgot to add the salt to the dough! I did, however, put olive oil, salt and rosemary on the exterior of the dough when I put it in the pan. I'm wondering what effect the lack of salt in the dough ...
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1answer
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Filling tart with beans/rice for baking

I've found a recipe for a lemon tart: http://www.bbcgoodfood.com/recipes/380616/greggs-tangy-lemon-tart Everything looks fine to me and I get what to do exactly, but I don't understand the part that ...
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1answer
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How to convert cook time and temp from 9" round cake pans to standard cupcakes? [duplicate]

I am making carrot cake "cupcakes" from a recipe meant for round 9" cake pans (3 layers, if that matters). The cake pans are supposed to cook 25-30 min at 350. How should I cook the cupcakes? ...
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1answer
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Can apple cider vinegar be substitute when coloring eggs?

I have egg coloring kit that suggested using vinegar for darker colors. Only have apple cider vinegar in cupboard. Can I use this instead or am I better off just using water?
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1answer
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Meyer curd without added sugar?

Is there any reason I can't make a Meyer lemon curd without adding sugar. Is the sugar doing anything structural or is it just taste? Should I adjust the number of eggs?
4
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3answers
122 views

Transporting partially finished ravioli

In a couple of weeks I am catering a private dinner for a work relation. I will be prepping everything in my home kitchen and finishing off in their kitchen, meaning I want to get every dish as close ...
2
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3answers
41 views

Standing Rib Roast

I have a receipe for a 5 lb. standing rib roast but it's 10 lbs. How much do I have the change the cooking time to accomodate the bigger piece of meat?
0
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1answer
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3 types of fish, 3 temperature/time per package

I have to have 3 fish items ready at 6:00 PM but they each require different temperature and time and are of different weight. Can someone please help me ... what I need is the oven temperature and ...
5
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2answers
323 views

What soy sauce is Tamari closest to?

There are a great many variations on the theme of 'Soy sauce'. And whilst there are lots of descriptions of the difference, I can't find the answer to this question: Which other soy sauce(s?) is ...
2
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2answers
141 views

Why won't my ground beef thaw?

I put ground beef in the fridge 3 days ago and it's still frozen! Why isn't it thawing like normal?
3
votes
2answers
75 views

Is there any way to make crepes without a proper non-stick pan?

I unfortunately ended up in situation where I tried to make crepes in a regular pan - needless to say, I was unprepared and it didn't end up well (they would get stuck to the pan and burn) I tried ...
2
votes
1answer
116 views

Why does my food taste like propane when i grill?

Every now and then when I use my propane grill my food comes out tasting like propane. I am wondering why this is and how to correct it.
3
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1answer
43 views

Can I substitute low fat greek yogurt for light sour cream in a high speed blender?

I'm wondering whether the blending speed will affect the texture of the yogurt unfavourably. I am making a spinach and artichoke dip, and I want to lower the calories per serving. If I can substitute, ...
3
votes
1answer
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Loose-leaf tea: specifics of re-steeping multiple times?

I'm an avid tea drinker who drinks several cups of loose-leaf tea every day. My usual steeping technique is to fill a teapot with about 3 cups of boiling water, wait for it to cool to the correct ...
7
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1answer
392 views

Coffee flavored melted chocolate for drizzling over cookies?

I am making coffee flavored biscottis that I want to drizzle with coffee flavored melted chocolate, which should harden after. I have searched but without much luck. I was thinking of mixing a bit of ...
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0answers
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Food Left Out all day [duplicate]

I forgot to turn on the crock pot with scalloped potatoes and ham. The ham was previously cooked, potatoes, cheddar cheese and cream of mushroom soup and dry seasonings. I felt it and it was still ...
0
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0answers
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Purchased ham didn't get into the fridge when we got home [duplicate]

I purchased a 10 pound honey glazed ham from Walmart. When I got home, I forgot to put it in the fridge. It has been sitting out on the kitchen counter for 20 hours. Can I still cook it and eat it? ...
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vote
1answer
61 views

How to offset sweetness in a sauce?

I recently tried a recipe for Mongolian BBQ that I found online. The sauce consists of garlic, ginger, water, soy sauce, cornstarch, and the main ingredient is 2/3 cup of brown sugar. While it ...

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