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Grünkern –milled vs. whole

I am looking into making grünkern soup this winter. While I have a general idea of the recipe, there's one difference that always comes up: whether the grünkern is whole or milled. As someone who's ...
3
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2answers
127 views

Is there a way to properly steel-cut oats yourself?

I'm fond of porridge for breakfast. This used to have something of a weirdo reputation here in Germany, but actually seems to be taking off in popularity recently. Trouble is, everything I was able ...
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5answers
735 views

Is there a specific name for the mise en place containers used in professional kitchens?

I've recently been watching the PBS show "The Mind of a Chef" and noticed the plastic containers the chefs use to store ingredients as part of their mise en place. To me they seem like a better ...
3
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3answers
752 views

Can I use my blender for food processing the ingredients in my Gazpacho?

My wife and I would like to try Gazpacho, and part of the recipe calls for 'food processing' coarse cuts of red onion, cucumber, tomato and red pepper. We don't have a food processor, and we can't ...
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1answer
74 views

Which fresh herbs goes well with an omelette? [closed]

I'm playing around with omelettes, and was wondering which fresh herbs (and fresh spices) are commonly used in omlettes? Also, are there some that are often avoided? I'm looking for personal ...
4
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1answer
72 views

How do you properly toast rice?

No matter what recipe I try, whenever I toast rice it comes out unevenly brown (it always skips past the golden brown stage), it lacks any nutty smell and smells and tastes partially burnt. I tried ...
2
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1answer
43 views

I've tried to make yougurt but I've got soured milk - what went wrong?

I've tried to made home-made yogurt. I've tried to follow the receipt first by pasteurizing milk to kill the bacteria, waiting until the milk is 107 degree and adding culture. I've used incubator for ...
4
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2answers
141 views

What kind of nonstick coating is this?

I recently bought a Good Cook brand sheet cake pan, not realizing that it was nonstick. I'm was wondering what kind of nonstick coating it had, since the only coatings I know of are ceramic and teflon,...
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2answers
79 views

Cleaning burnt beans stuck to pot?

Yep. Every several years, a pot of beans is left unattended, sinks up the place and ends up with a rock formation of encrusted bean matter that can't be removed. This time, it's my dearly-beloved ...
3
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2answers
120 views

Sourdough starter, growing for increased production

I am a commercial baker, and we are going through lots of sourdough starter. But I wanted some ideas or help for growing sourdough starter without throwing away lots of starter. Will the sourdough ...
8
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3answers
652 views

Appropriate process for bulk sauteing onions?

In doing some bulk cooking for a vacation, I needed to cook 12 sliced onions and later 6 minced onions for two different dishes; both as a first step in a sauce. In both cases, I used a large Le ...
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2answers
978 views

Best practices for baking experiment 'design'?

Is there a generally accepted best way to experiment with recipes? When starting with a recipe that is not 'quite right', if you wanted to tweak the quantities of various ingredients (and taste the ...
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1answer
33 views

How long should meat be brined for in a 10 percent solution?

I use a 10 percent salt solution for my brines. It just seems the easiest. 100 grams of salt per liter of water, but I have read that this is a bit high as most books speak of a 6 percent solution. ...
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1answer
65 views

What are the principal components of coconut taste, and how do they differ between fresh and stale coconuts?

I was used to drinking coconut milk and finding that it is nice, a bit sweet, and a bit bland. One day i had a normal supermarket coconut, that tasted like Malibu essence inside. Is that what a very ...
2
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1answer
47 views

Can you brine frozen meat?

I want to brine a frozen chicken but I'm unsure if there is any reason why brining frozen meat is bad? Can you brine frozen meat, or do you first have to defrost it before you can brine it, or does ...
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1answer
73 views

What is the measure for scaling cinnamon if you double a recipe?

I love bread and butter pudding. We came across a recipe, and had plenty of ingredients, so decided to double everything, including double the cinammon. This almost worked out perfectly, except that ...
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0answers
23 views

Stop pizza toppings sliding off sauce [duplicate]

I only find this with my home-cooked pizzas (making the dough from scratch), and not with purchased pizzas e.g Dominos. Whenever I add cheese and toppings, on top of my pizza sauce, they are very ...
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2answers
118 views

stagnant water in my tumble or 1 gallon container, how many days until it becomes contaminated or undrinkable?

How many days, or even weeks until a certain water inside the container (a tumbler, or maybe a 1 gallon water container) becomes undrinkable? Does it vary on container? If so, I am using a plastic 1 ...
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0answers
43 views

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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1answer
26 views

cooked corned beef, “potted meats”. preservation

I cooked corned beef that is to be used as sandwiches or tortilla wraps, so I chilled my freshly corned beef in a Ziplock bag and was thinking about the method of "potting meats" for preservation. ...
0
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1answer
58 views

Problem with “No Bake Cookies”

We have made the standard type of these for years, using a recipe similar to this one 3-Minute No-Bake Cookies. A problem we have sometimes is that the sugar will not set (I think). The cookie should ...
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2answers
34 views

How much EGCG and caffeine can specific amount of water absorb from tea leaves?

For example; 1) 100mL water + 4 tablespoons of green tea leaves 2) 100mL water + 12 tablespoons of green tea leaves Will the second one result with higher EGCG and caffeine content? Or is there a ...
3
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1answer
54 views

Kosher veal steak more salty than kosher beef steak - is it expected and why?

When I make veal vs. beef steak from kosher meat, it consistently seems to me that the veal is significantly more salty. The steak isn't salted by me at all (aside from whatever saltiness remains ...
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1answer
64 views

What happened to my cornbread? Please help [closed]

please help me. My cornbread sunk in the middle.what did I do wrong?
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1answer
606 views

Can I use this Ikea glassware on stove top?

In particular, this VARDAGEN Glass Bowl. It's almost a quarter inch thick, feels heavy and solid, wonder if anyone has tried. Nothing fancy, just boil and soup kind of thing. I figure it's ...
2
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1answer
35 views

Is there a definitive measure of completed lacto fermentation?

In brewing, as the yeast consume the sugars from solution, the density of the medium is measurably reduced. When the yeast stop converting sugars, the density of the medium, as measured by a ...
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1answer
45 views

Effect of flour/fat/sugar/egg ratio in a sponge pudding

I thought I'd have a go at making a sponge pudding. I've Googled recipes and they all seem to be variations on creaming together fat and suger, beat in the egg then flour, then bake or steam. However ...
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2answers
86 views

Nutrient composition of cheap cashews/nuts

Is there a difference in the nutrient composition of cheap (home brand) raw/salted cashews sold in supermarkets like Walmart/Costco/Coles/Woolworths etc compared to other branded cashews ? Similarly, ...
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0answers
17 views

Pork dilemma help [duplicate]

My freezer was left open over night and I had a joint of pork in there half is still frozen the other has thawed can I keep it in there to refreeze?or shall I take it out to defrost and cook it?
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2answers
113 views

Can I use raw sugar to make cookies instead of granulated?

I am currently outside of the United States and I haven't been able to find granulated sugar, all I've been able to find is what seems to be raw sugar and powdered sugar. Would either of these work to ...
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0answers
26 views

Ratio of liquid/glucomannan/xanthan gum for flan or Walden Farms dip

I'm hoping someone can offer suggestions for what a good ratio of glucomannan and xanthan gum per volume liquid to thicken a flavored liquid(water consistency w/o thickeners) into a result that has a ...
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0answers
113 views

Red Copper Cookware

Just bought a new stove with glasstop. I have a Red Copper (ceramic copper infused cookware) and not sure if it is recommended for the glass top. I read that ceramic cookware not recommended and ...
3
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1answer
53 views

I ruined my dumplings in the crock pot

I made chicken and gravy in the crock pot. Later on I decided to add dumplings., for the next night. It wasn't hot, I figured it would soak up all the juices for cooking in the morning. Needless to ...
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0answers
17 views

Cooking frozen chicken passed its expiry date [duplicate]

I have some Piri Piri chicken which I bought and froze prior to the Nov 2015 expiration date that I fully defrosted last week and cooked last night (June 23rd 2016). Is this safe to eat?
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1answer
56 views

Curing pork belly for bacon - how much juice should come out?

So I am curing some bacon - my third batch using small 1.5kg pieces of pork belly. The method is simple: cut skin off, rub in salt and a little brown sugar, put in a ziplock bag in the fridge and flip ...
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2answers
130 views

How to prevent chicken from having a chalky texture?

Even after brining, filleting and cooking to perfect temperature (68 to 71 c) my chicken texture (whole and breast) sometimes comes chalky. Mind you, the chicken can still be juicy while being chalky. ...
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2answers
129 views

what is the ingredient that makes my takeout lo mein smoky tasting?

Have a great place for Chinese takeout. Love their Lo Mein. It has a great smoky taste. Alas when reheating left overs, the smoky taste is gone. Would like to replace/add to the Lo Mein, but not ...
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3answers
253 views

How best to store cheese long term?

I like cheese. It's delicious. Sometimes it goes on a huge sale and it's a lot cheaper than normal. I want to be able to stock up in these times. I am wondering what the best way to store cheese is ...
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2answers
85 views

How do I use a Convection Microwave Oven Hybrid?

I just moved to a small studio apartment, and it has a convection microwave/oven. The top half has a metal rack like you would find in an oven, while the bottom has a round glass rotating thing that ...
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4answers
4k views

Salad packaged with raw meat: is it safe?

Sometimes I see in supermarkets (in Italy) packages in which rocket salad is sold together with raw beef, like in this picture: This is clearly meant to be prepared in the form of tagliata con ...
3
votes
1answer
101 views

Microwave more than one container at a time

If package says to microwave 7 minutes for one container, how long for three? I want to cook all three packages at one time but it doesn't give me multiple microwaving times. Microwave shouldn't be ...
5
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1answer
1k views

Cooking rice overnight?

I want to have cooked rice in the morning when I wake up. My plan is to prepare the uncooked rice before going to bed, add the water, set a timer and go sleep. Is it possible to leave the rice and ...
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3answers
74 views

What do the numbers on my deep fryer dial mean?

I'm very new to cooking. I bought a second-hand deep fryer, without a user manual. The dial has these numbers on it: What do the numbers mean? Do they refer to wattage, or temperature (degrees C/F?)...
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2answers
81 views

Can unsweetened almond milk be used for the same things as regular milk?

Yesterday, I bought a bottle of almond milk from the store across the street. Normally I get lactose-free milk for my wife's sensitive stomach, and today I tried the almond milk in my cereal...it ...
3
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1answer
82 views

Are there particular palate cleansers for particular foods?

Whilst buying perfume for my wife, the assistant kept offering us a glass of coffee beans to 'cleanse our olfactory palate' in between smelling fragrances. I had heard of 'palate cleansing' before, ...
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0answers
27 views

What makes pink salt pink? [duplicate]

What are some of the names of chemical compounds (minerals our what not) which make the healthy (sandless) pink salt pink?
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1answer
82 views

What temperature, in degrees, should I set my slow cooker to for a 5-pound pork shoulder?

I'm making pulled pork with a 5-pound pork shoulder in my slow cooker. My cooker has a temperature control that ranges from 200 to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. I hope to have it done in 6 to 8 hours. What ...
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2answers
45 views

Commercial yeast ( Saccharomyces cerevisiae) in a sourdough culture

I would like to know a good reason for adding commercial yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) to a sourdough culture and would it survive?
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1answer
61 views

How to save failed pie crust dough (warm butter)?

OK, I've accidentally used warm butter in a common pie crust recipe (250 g flour + 205 g butter + salt + cold water). The dough formed before I could even add some water at it does not look like the ...
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0answers
33 views

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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