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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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Making super-sour sweets — issues with stickiness

I've successfully home-made gummy sweets -- my preferred flavour currently is scotch bonnet chilli. They are made of sugar -- heated until just below hard-ball temperature, gelatin, chillies. The ...
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Why did my Chiffon Cake collapse?

Recipe used: 75g flour 1/2 tsp baking powder 80g sugar + 15g sugar (for the meringue) 2 eggs (60g each) 35g oil 60g water Instructions: Place all ingredients except egg whites and 15g sugar in a ...
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Quantities of lactose, lactic acid, and other metabolites in yogurt

It's common to see vague statements about how people with limited lactose tolerance may be able to eat yogurt, because the bacterial fermentation eliminates some of the lactose. However, I haven't ...
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Fat sinking to bottom of stock

So I've made stock a couple of times in the last couple of months - one batch of chicken stock and one of beef neckbone stock - and I've come across a problem I've never seen before. After cooling, ...
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differences in caper berry seeds

I use caper berries in salad sometimes, but honestly I mainly like to just eat them straight out of the jar. I've noticed that in a single jar, each berry has 1 of three types of seeds inside: Black ...
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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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628 views

How do I use tamarind powder?

If a recipe calls for tamarind pulp/paste/concentrate, can I substitute powder? If so, how much tamarind powder should I use?
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64 views

Can you reconstitute garlic powder?

Every time I have garlic powder around, it always ends up forming into a hard sticky lump. Is there any way to reconstitute this into a usable form? Placing it in warm water seems to take forever and ...
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1answer
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Can I use oil in marinades for dehydrated mushrooms?

I have a new dehydrator that I'm looking to use to replace some of my unhealthy quick snacks with better alternatives. To that end, I think I've found a great base for alternative-snacking in ...
3
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1answer
99 views

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 ...
3
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1answer
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What causes congealed bacon fat to have a wrinkly surface?

Earlier this week I refrigerated some rendered bacon fat in a small metal prep bowl, for later use. Today, after making bacon again, I went to add more grease and saw a surprising texture on the ...
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318 views

How to get the pits out of clingstone peaches for peach butter

I'm making peach butter. The recipe I have uses the skin on the peaches (you put the peaches in a blender, put them in the slow cooker with sugar and spices, then use an immersion blender at the end ...
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1answer
188 views

Even heating: skillet thickness vs. electric element size

I've recently started transitioning to stainless-clad aluminum-core skillets, and one oft-compared property of various offerings is the thickness - generally a thicker sandwich contains a thicker ...
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1answer
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How to bake bread and desserts without an oven?

Preface: I already read Is it possible to bake a cake without an oven? and Baking pizza without an oven. The package of many prearranged, UNcooked frozen flour products presuppose the use of an ...
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1answer
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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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1answer
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Sticking cake in prepared pans

I grease both tube & bundt pans & dust with flour. Because I live at about 4200 altitude I cook recipes longer. Every time the cakes stick & do not come out of the pans. I have to do ...
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bacteria forming in reheating of baked potatoes

I understand that if you do not correctly reheat a baked potato bacteria can set in botulism. what is the correct temperature you need to avoid temperature abuse. Also can you use the baked potato ...
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How to upscale fried onion recipes for commercial production

I want to go into commercial production of fried onions but have not been able to find the right type of recipe. All the sites have given the recipe for a few servings but not on large scale. ...
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How long can I leave a vegan chili simmering without components breaking down?

Tomorrow I'm participating in an amateur just-for-fun chili competition my work is putting on. Unfortunately, the tasting starts immediately after work. My question is, when can I make my chili and ...
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Chocolate fondant vs. liquid chocolate cake

What is the difference between chocolate fondant and liquid chocolate cake? They are quite similar and visually indistinguishable.
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97 views

Cookie dough crust

I want to make a dessert using a sugar cookie crust (1 Pillsbury 16.5oz roll), and a mixture of 1 1/2C butterscotch chips, 1 8oz pkg, cream cheese (softened) and 1C heavy whipping cream mixed together ...
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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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Can the duration of the whistle determine if food inside a pressure cooker is cooked

Building upon this question, I was wondering if the duration of the whistle can be used to determine if the food inside a pressure cooker is cooked. As suggested by a couple of answers in the ...
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Can coconut oil yield the same texture as butter/shortening in a cake?

Most cakes usually require having a solid fat, like butter. Coconut oil is solid at room temperature but with a lower melting point, making it seem like a good candidate for substitution. If it is ...
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What can I make a baking form from?

I'm looking for a way to make a precise form for baking bread in it. I have a gas-powered oven at home and I'd like to find an easy to shape material that could be used to make a complex form or parts ...
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Is there a quick substitute for condensed milk?

I'm making steamed rice cakes, and the recipe calls for 3 tablespoons of Condensed milk. I want to have the steamed cakes ready in time for dinner, which is around 30 minutes from now. I've searched ...
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Homemade lemon pancake syrup

I made lemon syrup which contains lemon juice & rind, sugar, butter ,milk and baking soda. I did a pressure bath in jars. It's normal to separate, even in fridge as it did in the jars. Will this ...
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How to fry sepia?

How to make sepia tender and tasty? It seems to me that there is a great disagreement in the literature on how to achieve that. Advice varies from frying it very hot (300°C) for short times, to ...
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Xmas ham on the BBQ

We are hosting Xmas for the first time this year, and our oven is going to be full with turkey and vegetables, so I am hoping to do the ham (half a leg) on the BBQ (with lid down) Is this a feasible ...
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Pâtés raw from inside in another oven - how to make them right in this oven?

We used to do different pâtés in one oven, they are always great. For Christmas we can use different oven and, so far, three pâtés were raw from inside. Could you advice what configuration of oven to ...
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How long is homemade spiced apple cider good for in a sealed Mason canning jar?

I bring the cider to a boil and simmer the spices for 15 minutes. Immediately after, I pour the cider into canning Mason glass jars with the lids that have the button. How long should I expect the ...
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How to make a coconut bar?

I am trying to reverse engineer this coconut bar. I placed all the listed ingredients together into a pot, heated it up, mixed it up, let it cool, but the result was bad. Any ideas of how to find ...
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crunch and crispy honey cookies

I tried a honey cookie recipe that I found on line. The cookies came out very tasty and nice but rather soft. How do I achieve a crunch and crispy effect in honey cookies?
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Egg Yolks in Making Tassies

I am making the pecan filling for some tassies. I have extra egg yolks, and want to know if I can use 2 yolks intstead of 1 whole egg.
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Cake baking temperature using top-heating gas oven

I am new at baking. I want to bake a sponge cake and need to know the temperature at which I can use my gas oven for baking. In this model, the oven heat comes from the top.
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Do cream Dispensers/Chargers produce more cream than Cream Bottles purchased in Stores?

My question is that, Do they make more cream than if i was to buy a bottle of Whipped cream from the stores? In that case would I be getting more value for money buying a Cream dispenser/Charger or ...
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How do I use Cacao Nibs in the chocolate making recipe

The chocolate making recipes usually say Cacao powder and Cacao butter. What if I have nibs? I can process/blitz them, but do I substitute the nibs for powder, butter or both? What is the ...
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Can anyone identify this RED GINSENG CANDY?

Can anyone identify this RED GINSENG CANDY? Do you know where to buy? In 1992, a realtor in Edison, NJ, gave me one of these wonderful candies. She didn't know where to buy more because the ...
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Using Agar Agar for Jelly Making

I use Agar Agar instead of fruit pectin because it is "cleaner" and I have more control over the sugar. However, I found a recipe for garlic jelly and forgot that it will not set if using agar agar if ...
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Salvaging leftovers of a filleted mackerel for a stew

I've just filleted a few mackerel (mackerels?) after watching this video tutorial. This is the first time I've done anything of the sort, so I did the filleting a lot less cleanly than in the video, ...
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Butter and chocolate left at room temperature

I mixed butter and melted chocolate chips (dark chocolate I think) together intending to make icing but changed my mind about the icing. I put the chocolate butter in the fridge and it's fine but the ...
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Why is the liquid caramel colour separating in my cakes?

I am making Christmas cakes, and when I am creaming the margarine and sugar, I put in my liquid caramel colour and mix it through. Once all combined, I then add all other ingredients, and once ...
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Using a Jelly Bag

I am attempting to make Sea Buckthorn jelly (as in jam jelly rather than gelatin jelly), but am having an issue with straining the juice. Here's what I have done so far: freeze the berries on the ...
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Pork fat and vinegar storage/safety

About a month ago I made pulled pork, with cider vinegar. After cooking, and putting about half of the cooking liquid into the pork I poured the other half into a mason jar and put it in the fridge. ...
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Is it safe to drink?

How long is it safe to store warm milk in thermos flask? I carry warm milk for my daughter when we are out . She likes it with chocolate horlicks . But I m not sure if it is bacteria free if consumed ...
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Is it feasable to make gummy bear that have the same physical properties as regular ones without using gelatin?

I'm looking for some first hand experience with this thing. Most vegan gummy bears and similar candy use agar-agar instead of gelatin but the end result is nowhere near the original. The candy tastes ...
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How to reassemble an espresso basket

I took apart the deLonghi espresso maker basket and after i reassembled it, it no longer lets the water through. The holes are not clogged. The little knob on the bottom goes through in the right ...
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Why does my chocolate cake come out dry and grainy on top?

I want to make a chocolate cake recipe that is moist from the inside and flavoursome. I tried making one with: milk, vegetable oil, eggs, bicarbonate of sodium, sugar and flour, and golden syrup. The ...
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Extruded cookies with filling

I am looking for a recipe for round extruded cookies with cocoa cream filling for a Rheon extrusion machine. I tried the following recipe: flour:100 sugar:33 fat:29.17 oil:30 eggs:17 water:2 ...

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