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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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How to shop for a food processor capable of pulverizing plant material to a fine powder?

I would like to pulverize a variety of plant matter (including whole leaves with stems) into a very fine powder. From what I've read, a food processor is better at this than a blender. With the ...
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Bottling cream-based salad dressing. Preservative advice?

I would like to bottle my home made salad dressing that is mayo- and cream-based. I was wondering what kind of preservatives I could use to lengthen shelf life. Also, I am using garlic powder as an ...
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Rust in my Moka Coffee Pot

Hi I have a similar pot (SS Stovetop Espresso Maker) and have been using it extensively. Recently I have noticed a few rust spots in the section where you need to add water. I am a coffee lover, ...
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Making vinegar - alcohol and sugar tolerance

I am wondering if my latest batch of vinegar is either too sweet or too alcoholic for the acetobacter to flourish. Are there well known thresholds for alcohol and sugar that acetobacter will tolerate? ...
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Remedy a sourdough which used milled red winter wheat

I followed a sourdough recipe that said to use bread flour, I thought a hard red winter wheat ran through our grain mill would suffice if I sifted out the bran... Apparently not. Is there any way to ...
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How can you consistently separate Kefir into curds and whey for cheesemaking?

I have trouble getting my Kefir to cleanly separate on a consistent basis, despite allowing it to sit out for multiple extra days, prior to refrigeration. As my house does not remain at the same ...
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What is the effect of the fat content of milk when making cheese?

How does the fat content of milk affect the cheese it's used to make? For a science fair I am finding out how different fat content milks affect mozzerella cheese. But first I need to know how the fat ...
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Dangers of leaving food in an off gas oven

My gas stove manual warns not leave food in the oven while it's off either: More than an hour before cooking, or More than an hour after cooking I can't seem to find the reason why, or to tell if ...
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Mandarin and orange pips

Mandarin skinned and blended tastes bitter, is it safe too drink? Also tried blending Mandarin after skin was removed. It is very bitter. Is it ok?
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Dog biscuits - curl after baking

I make dog biscuits. After rolling and docking the dough and baking, the biscuits will often "curl" as they cool and air dry for 24-36 hours. It happens about 50% of the time. What am I doing that ...
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Can kefir whey be refrigerated before being used to ferment other foods?

Is it okay to refrigerate kefir whey for a few days before fermenting other foods with it (i.e., almond butter http://www.thecandidadiet.com/forums/topic/fermented-almond-butter-16/ ), or will this ...
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want to know baking time for creme brulee at 225 degrees in the oven

im making creme brulee. it says to keep it in oven at 325 degrees for 45minutes but my over is maximum till 225 degrees. kindly advice and for how much longer should i let it stay in oven at 225 ...
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Equilibrium Brining: how to use a salinity meter?

I'm interested in trying out equilibrium brining. I'm not 100% clear on how to use a salinity meter (e.g. when do I know the brining process is done, etc.). Does anyone here have suggestions on how to ...
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Adding 'netvet; to sausages

I'm not entirely sure what the word in is in the English language but where I'm from there is this one type of food 'skilpaadjies' which is lamb livers encased in the fat that surrounds the liver of ...
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Butter vs oil in Banana bread and Zucchini bread

I've looked up a number of recipes for banana bread and zucchini bread, which I think of as pretty similar foods in terms of texture, moistness, etc. As I expected, the recipes I find online all tend ...
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What herbs and spices are used in Kentucky Fried Chicken?

Has anyone here with an apt awareness of flavors been able to work out some of or all of the herbs and spices that are used in Kentucky Fried Chicken? I feel I can taste paprika but I wonder what ...
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Bunn starts brewing coffee long after it's done

I have a Bunn BT model that releases more water, up to two cups, up to 45 minutes after it stops brewing. I'm getting coffee all over my counter and don't know why!
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Homemade Teriyaki Sauce

I would like to process (in glass jars or bottles for shelf life) teriyaki sauce/marinade. My recipe calls for vinegar. I'm leaning towards pressure cooking for safety reasons but am Unable to find ...
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What causes egg-covered puffed rice cakes to become soft when pan fried (and how to control it)?

While recently making fried bread slices dipped in egg (both white and yolk), I've run out of bread. Since I've already had everything else prepared, I've decided to go ahead and replace the bread ...
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Why does adding salt to broth make it foamy?

I had a nice bowl of clear yellow chicken broth which was not salted. To make it more palatable, I added a small spoonful of salt and the below happened. It was much 'foamier' when I first added the ...
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How long will soaked chia seeds last?

I was just wondering how long you could keep chia seeds in the refrigerator after they have already soaked in the water. I know dry chia seeds have an extremely long life if stored properly but I can'...
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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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How do I find a recipe for the New Years Treat of Kozenach?

Many years ago (at least 50) my dear Babuska and Auntie used to make something called "Kozenach" on New Years Eve. At the stroke of midnight our entire family would drink champagne and eat this ...
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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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Attempting to make Coconut Pringles - dough too crumbly

not a cook here. Attempting to make coconut based "pringles". here's my recipe: 3/4 cup coconut blended into essentially coconut butter 3/4 cup coconut flour 1 tbsp arrowroot powder 1/4 tsp baking ...
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Are bunya-bunya nuts safe to eat if the shells are moldy?

We recently harvested a bunch of bunya-bunya cones and set them aside for a while to wait for them to split open. Unfortunately, we forgot about them for a while and it rained in the meantime, so not ...
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What will the best ratio for cream : madagascar vanilla bean?

How much cream can one vanilla bean able to provides its flavor before it breaks out ? I presume there's a limit to infuse the cream to the right flavor. I think it will be a waste not to infuse more ...
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Substituting Lard for Soy Shortening

how do I convert my cake recipes from shortening to lard-I live at 6000 ft altitude. The lard is hydrogenated and has more water so it needs adjustment. I'm at altitude and that requires adjustments ...
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Choc pudding, cook & serve hasn't thickened

I cooked it for 30 min over medium high heat, stirring frequently. I used 2% milk. It didn't thicken completely, but eventually I removed it from heat, thinking it would thicken in the fridge. It ...
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Wok comparison for induction

My wok cooking has never turned out very well, which has been partially subpar equipment and partially lack of training and practice. I'm looking to get a wok to use with my induction cooktop, and ...
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How do I adjust cooking time for dense fruitcake in smaller pans

I'm making a fruit-laden very dense fruitcake. The original recipe is for 2 standard loaf pans but I'm using 4 small loaf pans (all I know is external dimensions are 6.875 x 3.625 x 2.125) Recipe ...
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Can I replicate these Cafe Noir cookies?

I recently bought a pack of McVitie's Cafe Noir expecting shop junk and for once quite liked it. It's very light and crunchy like a rich tea with a thin icing which seems to permeate the upper half (...
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Brining rack of lamb

I am making a crown rack of lamb tomorrow, and today to prep I plan on getting some of the trimming done. I went to a new butcher this time around and sadly they left the extra layer of fat on the ...
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Cooking pork roast ahead of time for Christmas?

I need to take a rolled loin pork roast to Christmas lunch. I will cook it at home and take it with me but we will not be eating until an hour after we arrive. My question is, how do I cook the roast ...
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Tomato Sauce Turns Dark/Sweet

I tried to make my own tomato sauce from fresh tomatoes using a slow-cooker (for quite a long time). I gather this may not have been a good idea because the result is very dark red and it's super ...
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Can I fix my universal meat grinder which leaks when I make cranberry orange relish

'Tis the season for cranberry orange relish, but what a mess! The source of the leak: where the handle meets the barrel of the grinder. Is there a gasket there that can be replaced?
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Pumpkin pie filling way too thick

I am making pumpkin pie from scratch, the filling is way thicker than in the video recipe I followed. Will it still cook properly? I used 2 cups of fresh pumpkin, 2 eggs plus one yolk and one cup of ...
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Prevent the grinder basket on Cuisinart coffee maker from sticking

I have a Cuisinart grind and brew coffee maker. The grinder basket is very hard to remove. I have cleaned it as well as I could and Cuisinart just offered to sell me a new part for $30 that may or ...
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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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Why did my chocolate icing exude its cocoa butter?

I tried making Corriher's "Luscious, creamy chocolate icing" for the first time. 340 g milk chocolate (I love Hershey's) 225 g semisweet chocolate 28 g light brown sugar a pinch of salt 5 ml ...
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How much dry ice should be used to keep this much dough frozen in a box of this size?

I would like build a package with frozen food products (to -18 °C). The products are small balls of pizza dough (diameter of 4 cm). Total dough ball weight is 10 kg (333 balls, 30 grams each). I'm ...
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Can I add Xanthan Gum to cookies made with all purpose flour to decrease softness which causes cookies to break?

Use a shortbread recipe which adds eggs to the basic recipe of flour, butter, sugar and flavoring. The cookies taste fantastic, but break too easily. Need to ship the cookies as gifts, but they are ...
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Sweet potatoes: to cook or not to cook?

I would like to dehydrate some sweet potatoes. Here I found a recipe for dehydrating fresh sweet potatoes in low temperatures without cooking them first. But here they say that fresh sweet potatoes ...
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Tart Taste to Hot Bath method canned Vegetable soup

Why does my homemade vegetable soup cooked for at least 3 hours and then I put into canning jars in a hot bath for 45 minutes taste tart? What can I add to take the tart taste away? It has been ...
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Double Layer Piping Tool

Is there such a piping(?) tool that can output two types of dough at the same time whereas one of the dough is a pate a choux and the other dough is some cookie dough. The pate a choux would be ...
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Frozen Misto pump head

I bought my third Misto (love them) and the pump head does not move after filling and pressurizing the canister. It is not clogged, as nothing has gone through it. Is there a way to release the head ...
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Are there nut mix combinations that enhance mutual flavor?

My typical approach to making a nut mix for myself or family is to just grab 5-7 types of nuts the person likes most, mix them in a bowl, and pat myself on the back for a job well done. However, ...
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can I freeze jalapeno peppers then use them for pepper jelly when my green peppers comne in?

My jalapeno peppers plants are loaded, but my green peppers aren't ready to pick yet. Can I freeze the jalapeno peppers then thaw them out to make pepper jelly?

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