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The quantity of which ingredients should be increased to raise the moistness of a cake?

I tried this recipe and found the result to be quite dry for my taste. It contains milk, oil, and eggs. Which among the three should be increased to how much amount in order to raise the moistness ...
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1answer
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How to save hardened fondant?

I make cakes with fondant decorations and figurines. To harden the fondant for these figurines, I add tylose or CMC powder. Sometimes, I just color the white fondant to get the desired color without ...
2
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2answers
289 views

When a recipe asks for 1 cup of sugar, should I assume powdered or tiny crystals form?

When a recipe asks (without clearly specifying) for 1 cup of sugar, should I assume powdered or tiny crystals form?
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1answer
110 views

By `1 tbsp of x` should I assume heaped tablespoon or leveled tablespoon?

When they (recipes) say 1 tbsp of flour (example), do they mean heaped or leveled? What's the standard guess?
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108 views

What is the measurement of 1 cup? [duplicate]

This recipe requires 1 cup milk and 1 cup oats. What is the measurement of 1 cup in milliliters?
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What is the effect of adding sugar to the water when poaching eggs?

I'm doing a food tech assignment and I need to know how adding sugar to the water effects the coagulation of protein when poaching eggs.
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74 views

At which end of the scale on the knob is the refrigerator temperature lowest, at which is it highest?

At what point the temperature of refrigerator/frig going high or low ? For example the numbers are given 1 ,2 ,3 ,4 ,5 some people set at 5 or some people set at 1 at which ...
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Can home-made mozzarella be made in small batches (quart of milk instead of gallon)?

I've spotted a couple of articles (http://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make-homemade-mozzarella-cooking-lessons-from-the-kitchn-174355, ...
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Why would a rice seem “non-absorbent”?

I wanted to make a mushroom risotto with some very nice mushrooms I had acquired. I have made risotto countless times, using traditional methods and "cheater" methods. I didn't expect to have ...
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1answer
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Where and how do I keep the extra buttermilk biscuits?

I wrapped some buttermilk biscuits in a kitchen tower and kept them in the pantry (they were baked two days ago) but now they dried out and turned to some teeth-breaking biscuits! Where and how should ...
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1answer
71 views

What is the origin of fried potato?

What is the origin of fried potato? Is it France that introduced it through French fries to the world? EDIT: By origin I mean the first most popular amongst the world.
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1answer
40 views

Heating aioli as part of cooking or not

Just learned how to make aioli a while back and I'm curious if it can be heated while cooking or if it is something intended for the end while plating.
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1answer
69 views

Is cooking beans or any other food in metal cans safe?

Occasionally, I go camping and cook beans over a fire inside of the [what I am assuming is tin] can it comes packaged in (after opening the lid). Does heating the metal can release any chemicals in ...
2
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1answer
50 views

Homemade Preserves

I was given 3 different jars of preserves. They left the jars in the car for 2 days in the heat of Nevada and when they gave to me you could see the jams had turned to liquid. After leaving on the ...
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1answer
144 views

“Frying” an egg in soy souce?

What will happen if I fry an egg in soy sauce instead of oil? Has this been done before? I am aware soy sauce is not a fat thus not ideal for this task, but I am interested to hear your thoughts..
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1answer
51 views

Can beef stew be reheated several times?

I purchased 2 pound of meat, and the same day cooked it into a stew. For dinner I had a small amount of it, and then put the pot into the refrigerator. The next day for lunch I would like to reheat ...
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1answer
38 views

Leaving out Frozen Tilapia [duplicate]

i took some frozen fish out the freezer Tuesday night and sat it in a sink of water, how ever my parents decided to get pizza and i thought the put it up, but it sat in the sink over night and the ...
0
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2answers
43 views

Shortening substitutes for pan greasing

An answer to a question of mine suggests that a non-stick (bundt) pan plus the cake release will be enough. The suggested formula is 1 part vegetable oil, 1 part shortening and 1 part flour I ...
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3answers
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Pots and Pans in the dishwasher

Settle a longstanding feud in our household for me: is it safe to put pots and pans in the dishwasher? Assume we have both stainless steel and various non-stick pans. Assume we have frypans, ...
0
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3answers
69 views

How to preserve homemade fresh cream for about a week in a freezer?

I get the full cream milk, boil it, and then let it cool down. I collect the thick layer of cream that gathers on its top and put it in the freezer in a vessel. Next day if I get more milk I again ...
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1answer
53 views

How to preserve eggplants/brinjals?

How can eggplant be preserved? I would like to preserve it for a month or more, if possible.
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1answer
91 views

Orange spots on dry chickpea

I have had some dry chickpeas for quite some time (~6-12 months) in my pantry and now I'm looking to cook them. Most of them have some orange spots, which I'm not sure are normal (See picture ...
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1answer
60 views

Dishwasher safe bakeware?

The few times I've placed a standard muffin pan (or other bakeware) in the dishwasher I've regretted it. The pans end up with spots of rust remarkably quickly. What kind of materials/finishes are ...
2
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1answer
98 views

What's a good substitute of onion for someone with an onion allergy?

I am an Allium lover with a strong allergy to all Alliums. It is technically a sensitivity as it isn't an instant reaction, but spending an hour in the bathroom because of one stray piece of red onion ...
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2answers
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Can you safely triple the brine recipe for corned beef?

I am picking up a full packers cut brisket tomorrow, weighing in at about 15 lbs. I am going to be making my very first pastrami. For the Corning brine, all recipes I find call for: 1 gallon/4 ...
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2answers
58 views

What can I do with a lot of fresh tarragon? [closed]

My tarragon plant has gone nuts and I need ideas for using it.
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1answer
49 views

How can I prevent pork from becoming tough while being held at warm temperature?

I work at a nice restaurant and bar. We sometimes make pork loin roasts and gravy for our banquets. The pork is cooked to 145 degrees internally and is very tender and delicious when sliced, but as it ...
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4answers
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Is yogurt plus milk considered buttermilk?

I've read somewhere (it was a vanilla cake recipe, IIRC) that 3/4 cup yogurt plus 1/4 milk is buttermilk. A recipe (buttermilk biscuits) calls for buttermilk and I'd like to know if I can use this ...
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4answers
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What does one use a saw for?

In the 1939 illustrated book Madeline is a kitchen scene. On the counter are plates (or bowls), a colander, a ladle, a saucepan, a large knife — and a hand saw. Is a hand saw a kitchen ...
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2answers
43 views

Substitute for pastry flour

The recipe calls for pastry flour which I can't find here. I would like a substitution which results exactly the same dough as they show in the video.
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2answers
102 views

Is there an alternative to spreading flour when rolling the dough?

Today, when I was rolling the dough for my Podpłomyk, I noticed that I actually need to use quite a lot of flour to prevent the dough from sticking to the rolling pin and the board. Is there a way ...
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1answer
74 views

Melted biscuits [closed]

When I was young, my mother had us on a non-wheat non-sugar diet for reasons. So she made some sweet biscuits that were sugar-free (had honey or something in them instead of sugar - or something - ...
2
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2answers
71 views

Szechuan fish soup ingredient — what is it?

I got a fish-and-pickled-cabbage soup the other day at a Szechuan restaurant that had these things in it that looked kinda like this. They were translucent off-white, about 2 inches long, and maybe an ...
2
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1answer
101 views

Why are my doughnuts raw in the middle?

I recently began making doughnuts. I did a few experiments. The first time I followed the recipe exactly and they came out perfectly. Large, airy, and soft. But on day 2 they were too dry and lost ...
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1answer
61 views

Self-Saucing Pudding—Storing?

I've made this recipe once before and it turned out really well. I'd like to make it ahead of time for an event that I'm going to but I'm really not sure how it should be stored overnight. The top ...
2
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2answers
113 views

Why did my cookies come out like this?

Here is the recipe. http://www.handletheheat.com/2013/10/ultimate-chocolate-chip-cookies.html It looks completely different from the web-site.What could be the cause of this mistake? too much eggs? ...
3
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2answers
108 views

Beef discoloration on parts not in contact with air

I have bought a pack of sliced beef and opened it up as soon as I got home. Judging by the date on a package, it was packed on the same day I bought it. It was red on the outside, but dark and ...
1
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2answers
155 views

How to cleanly slice hard-boiled eggs?

After some furious brainstorming in The Frying Pan, I recently prepared some hors d'oeuvres for a group of friends. These snacks were meant to include a thinly sliced boiled egg element. Unfortunately ...
4
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1answer
86 views

Russian Vobla - ratio for the brine?

A few years ago I had the pleasure of meeting several people from Moldova who were briefly living here in the USA. One of the fun things we did was a sort of "culinary exchange" where they'd cook ...
4
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1answer
70 views

What is the proper technique for making an angel food cake?

I made one this weekend for the first time in 2 years, following a recipe. As I was following the instructions, I felt like it was missing something and when I looked at the end product I determined I ...
2
votes
1answer
123 views

Does beef/pork stew require a dutch oven?

I am learning how to make beef/pork stew. Every recipe I see says to use a Dutch oven, that will be placed inside the oven. Couldnt stew be made just as well with a regular stainless steel pot that ...
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1answer
38 views

Necessary to empty my pellet grill auger when I'm done grilling?

So, I have a wood pellet grill. Is it a good idea to make sure there aren't any remaining pellets in my hopper or auger when I'm done cooking?
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1answer
92 views

How to convert slow cooker recipes to pressure cooker with different cooking times?

Google results for this question either don't answer the question at all or don't address what happens when multiple ingredients have different pressure cooking times. I'm specifically looking to ...
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1answer
78 views

Age between mild and sharp

Mild cheddar is 3-4 months old. Sharp cheddar is 1 year old. What do they call the cheese that is between 3-4 months and 1 year?
5
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1answer
94 views

Why Do We 'Simmer' Fudge Instead of 'Boiling' it?

I've noticed that many candy recipes (specifically fudge recipes) instruct you to boil the mixture, then reduce to simmer, until you reach a specific temperature. My limited understanding of physics ...
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0answers
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italian seasoning in my kale soup [duplicate]

Read what was in Italian seasoning. Would like to make mine from my herb garden; to be used through the winter...I always eat my kale soup, but want Italian seasoning through the year. Is there a ...
3
votes
1answer
185 views

Filling vs Frosting

What's the difference between filling and frosting? Does filling mean filling inside layers of a cake and frosting is covering the outside of the cake?
2
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1answer
40 views

Crock Pot to Enameled Cast Iron Pot Cooking Times and Temperatures

I have an enameled cast iron pot, but no 'crockpot' slow cooker. I am reading A LOT of conflicting information online about how to adjust electric crock pot slow cooker recipe cooking times (and ...
5
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2answers
206 views

What is a good substitute for oyster sauce (for someone with a shellfish allergy)?

I've recently developed a shellfish allergy, and I'm not sure what the best substitute for oyster sauce would be. I've read that the flavor of it is not really easily substitutable. What is the best ...
2
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2answers
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Adding salt to the oil making potato chips

As a follow-up question, reading this recipe the question comes to mind is that what happens if I add salt to the oil instead of sprinkling salt on chips after they're removed from the oil? Sprinkling ...

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