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3answers
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What are “cooked” potatoes?

I came across a recipe for skillet potatoes that asked for "cooked potatoes cut into 1/4-inch chunks". While the 1/4-inch chunk part was easy to understand, I'm not sure what is meant by "cooked". ...
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1answer
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Making sorbet with fruit frozen before processing

I've accidentally frozen a bunch of good strawberries with the leaves still on. I want to make them into sorbet. I don't plan to cook the berries. Should I: Thaw the berries, cut the tops off, ...
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11answers
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Are there books describing the general principles of cooking? [closed]

Perhaps my question is too weird, but whenever I read a book on cooking, it's just a list full of recipes. There are a lot of examples but there are no explicit laws or general principles of cooking ...
3
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2answers
157 views

How can I get hash browns to bind without using egg?

I don't want to add egg to bind hash browns. What is the best way to bind hash brown without the eggs? My first thoughts are should I still grate the potato, or boil first to soften to enable them to ...
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2answers
113 views

when does a boiled egg become a poached egg?

This is a very serious question. a poached egg is an egg without its shell in boiling water. a boiled egg is an egg in its shell in boiling water. So, if an egg is being boiled but then cracks out ...
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0answers
38 views

Spaghetti Sauce - turned off - frozen seven hours later [duplicate]

I cooked spaghetti sauce - turn it off and then froze is seven hours later. Is it safe?
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1answer
176 views

How to safely reuse scissors used to open food packaging multiple days in a row?

I often have to resort to prepared food from the local supermarket for a number of consecutive days because my parents are on vacation. This food is sealed in vacuum bags and usually requires 3-5 ...
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78 views

What to do with soggy mushy potato chips?

We had crispy potato chips (not french fries) made by a catering service. They arrived already a bit on the soft side, and on the next day they are quite soft and mushy. I don't like wasting food, so ...
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0answers
40 views

is my curry salvagable? [duplicate]

So I was asked to make curry last for dinner tonight, I prepared it last night and left it outside to cool with a net over it. Everything looked fine when I saw it this morning, it was still slightly ...
2
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1answer
75 views

What cut of ground beef is ideal to mix with ground lamb for kofta?

I'm attempting to replicate kofta that I had at a Mediterranean place last week. They were a mix of beef and lamb, yet neither flavor was more pronounced than the other, in fact it had a sort of ...
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2answers
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Is smell a bad way of determining whether meat is still good?

I have always relied on my sense of smell to determine whether meat (most often chicken) is bad and I thought it was reliable. However, I have just heard that [1] smell is not always reliable, since ...
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2answers
56 views

A firm mousse with juice with my cream whipper

Can I create a firm mousse (dense self holding foam) with juice and no fat or dairy with my cream whipper?
4
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1answer
62 views

Mixing mushroom-potato-carrot soup and warming later (Should I?)

I've got what is probably a pretty basic question - but this is the first thing I've tried to prepare in my life that didn't involve boiling noodles and adding cheese afterwords. I'm looking at ...
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0answers
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How Long Do I Have to Refrigerate Donut Dough? [duplicate]

I'm making raised cream filled donuts and the recipe calls for the dough to be refrigerated over night. Do I have to wait that long? If not how many hours should I let the dough remain in the ...
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0answers
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bringing a hot pan containing hot food to the fridge [duplicate]

I usually cook lunch the night beforehand, and I'd like to put it in the fridge right after I am done with cooking and go straight to bed! I've heard it's not good to put the hot pan in the fridge, so ...
0
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0answers
23 views

How long does cooked rice last in room temp? [duplicate]

Yesterday I cooked two cups of rice and after we ate from it, I completely forgot about it and it was out of refrigerator until now (it's been 24 hours or so). Is it safe to eat it?
0
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1answer
74 views

What difference does it make if I substitute low-fat milk for water in bread recipes?

I'd like to know whether is it possible to always substitute milk with water (or the other way around) in bread recipes and what difference does it make? For example, in the following recipe that I ...
3
votes
2answers
75 views

Canning Hot Peppers

This is my recipe for canning peppers. I bring 3 gal vinegar, 1 gal water and 1 lb canning salt to a boil. Let cool down a bit then pour into 1 qrt large mouth with peppers, garlic and pickling ...
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0answers
22 views

Will cooking meat in a slow cooker longer than the recipe calls for have any adverse effects? [duplicate]

I have a recipe for slow cooker beef curry that calls for beef chunks, coconut milk, and red curry paste. It says to cook on low for 8 or so hours. Suppose that near the end of the 8 hours I ...
0
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1answer
40 views

Fresh salmon that was frozen after: till when can it still be eaten raw

I always buy fresh salmon filet, cut it into pieces and put it in the freezer. I usually take a frozen piece cut it and eat it raw. My question is: for how long can a frozen salmon filet (frozen ...
2
votes
1answer
81 views

White Stains on stainless steel [duplicate]

So these are stains that I tried to get off with everything this board has adviced. Still no end in sight. I tried baking soda, citric acid, white vinegar, bar keeper's friend etc. Does anyone know ...
6
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4answers
309 views

I want to duplicate my bread mistake!

I make all of my own bread. For just everyday use my go-to recipe is as follows: Honey-Oat Pain de Mie 255g lukewarm water 361g AP Flour 85g old-fashioned rolled oats (not quick oats) 1 1/2 ...
2
votes
2answers
78 views

Leaving buttermilk out overnight, recipe for food poisoning?

In the recipe for corn bread in The Bread Baker's Apprentice, the first instruction reads: "The night before baking the corn bread, soak the cornmeal (1 cup) in the buttermilk (2 cups). Cover and ...
2
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2answers
66 views

What are the recommended coffee roast types for Aeropress?

Many tutorials on brewing coffee with the aeropress cover the optimal water temperature, water volume/weight, grind, for making a decent cup of coffee. What none of them seem to cover is what type of ...
3
votes
4answers
194 views

How to make bread mould resistant?

With the bread I bake, they become mouldy within two weeks. With the bread I bought from the supermarket, usually whole wheat, I would have the loaf gradually consumed and by the 6th week, it would ...
3
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2answers
52 views

Whole wheat pasta from milling to the results

Can it work to make pasta from freshly home-milled flour?
8
votes
1answer
1k views

Is an unrefrigerated canned ham safe to eat?

I just cooked a canned ham for my family. It was fully cooked, and I reheated it well. The problem is that we ate it and then I realized it was supposed to be refrigerated. I had kept it on the shelf. ...
2
votes
1answer
112 views

Alton Brown's Buffalo Wings

See: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZSaR4WmVvRI Alton Brown refrigerates his wings, then steams them, then refrigerate them again. The rationale behind refrigerating them was to dry them out so they ...
0
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1answer
71 views

Is there any commercial stand mixer bigger than kitchenaids with bowl scraping paddle?

the biggest kitchenaid with a bowl scraping paddle (called flex edge by them) is a 7 quart mixer. i would choose something bigger only if such paddle that also scrapes the side of the bowl when mixing ...
4
votes
3answers
103 views

Why won't my beans soften?

I have an old jar of 9 bean soup mix which is basically dried beans. In order to cook them, they must first be softened and according to some prior research a few methods exist, though the most common ...
2
votes
3answers
76 views

Do I need to boil filled jam/chutney jars? [duplicate]

I want to start making chutneys/jams at home, but am unsure of exactly how to proceed. Friends I've spoken to have said to sterilize the jars, then just put the hot jam/chutney in, and some online ...
1
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1answer
79 views

Can anyone explain the meaning of 2x and 4x brie cheese?

I have seen brie cheese labeled 2X and 4X and would like to know what that means.
4
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2answers
108 views

Cheese from UHT Milk

I live in a town where fresh or whole milk is not readily available. I was wondering if I could make cheese from UHT Milk. If so, what kind of cheese and what method I should use? Or rather, Should I? ...
4
votes
3answers
76 views

Adding/substituting non-flour ingredients in bread

I have a basic bread recipe that works well in my automatic breadmaker. The recipe is: 1 & 7/8 cup water 5 cups whole wheat flour 3 tbsp sugar 2 tbsp dry milk 2 tsp salt 4 tbsp vital wheat ...
1
vote
1answer
66 views

What is a yeast cake?

Kids and I are reading a book written in the 50's, and there's a recipe in the book that uses one "yeast cake"? What is a suitable replacement in dry yeast? The rest of the recipe (this is from ...
4
votes
4answers
172 views

How do I leave fried eggs intact?

Note: I looked through to see if there were any similar questions, but it appears that most of them were about eggs done over easy. I like having my fried eggs over hard. Unfortunately, it seems that ...
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votes
2answers
71 views

How do I brew longjing tea? [closed]

I want some knowledge regarding the longjing tea. I have not tasted it but want some more knowledge about it and also the brewing method of it.
15
votes
3answers
903 views

Creating a home “anti-griddle”?

I watched a restaurant documentary last night (Spinning Plates; pretty good!) which featured a modernist chef demonstrating their kitchen's anti-griddle: essentially a large metal plate chilled down ...
1
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2answers
100 views

Using whole wheat flour instead of all purpose and semolina

I want to make pasta at some point and I am wondering if I could use all whole wheat flour instead of a blend of all purpose and semolina flour. I know the taste will be a little different but can I ...
1
vote
2answers
75 views

How does aging affect Gouda cheese?

I'm particularly interested in how aged Gouda will melt compared to young Gouda, but I'm interested in what happens to its flavor as well. I live in the US and have never actually tasted aged Gouda. ...
0
votes
0answers
34 views

Triple batch multipliers [duplicate]

I read on Wikihow that when you double batch that you should multiply seasonings times 1.5, then adjust to taste. Similarly for alcohol, multiply by 1.25. I am writing a story in which one character ...
1
vote
1answer
107 views

Slow-Carb or low-carb alternative to pita and similiar neutral tasting breads

While I like grey or dark breads from whole grain, some recipies simply call for a white bread with less own taste. For example when you have hummus or aioli, you want a parisienne or a pita bread but ...
3
votes
1answer
119 views

Making batter one day, baking the next

I have to bake a white chocolate mud cake after work and I am always left with some batter, which I then use to bake cupcakes. As mudcake takes a couple of hours to bake (at least my recipe), by the ...
2
votes
2answers
126 views

Kneading dough - significance of warm hands

I made bread the other day and kneaded the dough by hand. The recipes everywhere ask for warm water, which is understandabe for the yeast to rise. When my mother kneads dough using the same recipe, ...
2
votes
1answer
172 views

At what point is a beef stew being overcooked?

I made beef stew last night in my slow cooker. At seven hours I felt like it wasn't ready so I set an alarm to wake me up at ten hours and moved it into the fridge around 1 AM. Let's say I left it ...
1
vote
1answer
51 views

'Espresso' Maker - Base turned dark, is it bad?

A few days ago I got an 'Espresso' maker made out of Aluminium (one of these). At the moment I am experimenting a bit with it, but I noticed something strange. The base (the part where you put the ...
6
votes
2answers
118 views

Is sugar a thickening agent?

Is sugar a thickening agent? Palm sugar for instance? Let's say if sugar has a role in thickening liquid then how does it do it?
2
votes
2answers
79 views

Why doesn't my caramel sauce thicken?

The actual measurement of the caramel sauce is 50g sugar : 20g water. I divided it to 17g of sugar to 7g of water, but after following the necessary procedures the mixture doesn't boil, and nor does ...
2
votes
2answers
61 views

What is the purpose of heating agar powder

Is agar powder heated so that it will form a gel when it is cooled? if not then what is the purpose of boiling it?
3
votes
1answer
132 views

What's the difference between dried split peas and dried snack peas such as wasabi peas?

Wasabi peas (and similar snacks) appear to just be dried green peas (coated in wasabi). Similarly, dried green split peas are also dried green peas (that have been split). So why is it that wasabi ...

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