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How do I avoid chunks of butter in non-homogenized milk?

I bought a half-gallon of non-homogenized whole milk for something different. I gather that I need to shake it to mix the cream with the milk, but towards the end of the carton (after using it over a ...
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dehydrating food with a vacuum chamber

I've been considering buying a food dehydrator, mostly for fruit, maybe some jerky. I know that a conventional food dehydrator can take a while, 12-24 hours. I'm curious, can I use a vacuum chamber to ...
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Flank Steak Sous Vide - Blood Spots?

I got a SV wand for X-Mas, so have been doing alot of that this month. I did a flank steak today, which I cut into 3 parts, 3 bags, and did at 52 Deg C for 4 hours. I then Ice Bath'd all three ...
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98 views

What were the primary reasons for different livestock consumption habits of countries and cultures?

Whilst visiting a friend in Germany recently he told me that the prevalence of pork in the German diet was because the winters often killed cattle and beef was not readily available. I began to ...
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98 views

Why did my sweet potato hash turn soggy when frying in a non-stick pan, and crispy in a cast iron?

I was making a sweet potato hash for pizza topping the other night, and tried to fry the first batch in a non-stick pan. The hash never crisped up and was soggy, so I ended up mashing it instead. The ...
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44 views

Baking Turnips But are coming out burnt or soggy

I have tried baking turnips but they turn out very soggy or burnt. Any ideas? Below is the recipe I was using. Oven 350 Turnips Olive oil Rosemary I baked the slices on a baking sheet with the ...
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What is the impact of high heat on wine?

I usually use wine in my tomato sauces, which are usually slowly simmered on the lowest heat setting. I'd really like to make this recipe from The Pioneer Woman blog. However, I'm concerned about ...
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Why does microwave popcorn burn?

I've been experimenting some with do it yourself microwave popcorn, and some trouble getting the 'burn time' right has led me to a question that I can't find a good, definitive answer to. What is the ...
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What is the meaning of the term whole grain?

Often I have read that whole grains are healthy. So, what is a whole grain and what is a non-whole grain? The Pasta I have says "Durum wheat" as the ingredient. What should I understand by that?
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Is this yeast classed as instant yeast?

I want to do this recipe which contains these ingredients for the bread part.. 250g/9oz strong white bread flour, plus extra for dusting 5g salt 8g instant yeast 50g/1¾oz unsalted butter, softened, ...
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Is there a quick, easy, mess-free way to peel an orange (or grapefruit)?

Just what the title says, I don't enjoy getting my fingers all messy and I don't like getting a lot of pith. Is there a better way than just...peeling?
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1answer
341 views

How to know whether the oven's door has loosened and leaking out some energy or is as tight as it was when new?

The child had been playing with the oven door without my knowledge for some time. How to know whether the oven's door has loosened and is leaking out some energy or is as tight as it was when new?
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348 views

How to make sugar glass without corn syrup or cream of tartar?

I'm trying to make a relief sculpture copy out of sugar glass. I don't live in the US, so the corn syrup is not easily available. I read in multiple recipes that cream of tartar can be substituted ...
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1answer
179 views

Black Beans - Toss the soak water?

I'm making a two pounds of dry black beans by: Sorting out the rocks, dirt, malformed beans Washing any dirt or mud from the remaining beans Soaking for only 1 hour in 2 gallons of water and 2 ...
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1answer
33 views

Sweet rice recipe help? Panama cook book recipe

This is from my vague Panama cookbook for "Sweet Rice." It's a side dish, not dessert. Ingredients: - 4 or 5 coconuts (Google says 1 coconut is 1 or 2 cups of coconut milk) - 1/2 pound of ginger ...
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1answer
25 views

Roasting a frozen Creole Pork Leg?

I have a cookbook from Panama and the directions are sometimes missing or can be very broad. I'm a new cook so I need exact directions. I've tried Googling too but can't seem to find other recipes ...
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1answer
95 views

Is it safe to cook pork chops that thawed on counter overnight? [duplicate]

Is it safe to cook pork that thawed on the counter overnight?
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14 views

What are some dishes indigenous to Seattle? [closed]

Looking to make some dishes local to both regions of the Super Bowl teams. Does anyone know of any foods that represent Seattle well or are popular there?
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3answers
549 views

Baking in gas oven does not brown the top

I need advice from those who bake in gas oven without fan. I bake on the middle rack and have an oven thermometer(my oven is -20 deg off). My cakes get baked darker on bottom and paler on top. Cookies ...
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305 views

Reverse engineer the Perfect Japanese Omelet

I've come across this video of a very impressive japanese omelet and I've been trying to understand how it's done and what do I need to make it at home. I've seen this video reproducing the ...
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2answers
73 views

Cooking peanut butter cookies, is there any adjustment using crunchy vs. creamy?

I assume most recipes call for creamy. Should I use more crunchy? Should there be a cooking adjustment for time or temp?
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1answer
213 views

Starters vs Entree

I've been watching Hell's Kitchen USA and they have Starters/Appetisers, Entrees and Desserts. In Australia, we have Entree, Mains and Desserts, so its very confusing what Starters and Entrees are and ...
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How can one use Thai basil stems and flowers?

What parts, besides the leaves of Thai Basil, are usable? I am making Thai Basil Chicken (Gai Pad Krapow) using the leaves but can I use the stems and flowers as well?
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2answers
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What is the difference between regular (vege. oil) and butter recipe cake mixes?

Many commercial cake mixes use vegetable oil, but I have seen some (usually 10% or less of what the store carries) that are "Butter Recipe". These use butter instead of vegetable oil. What is the ...
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2answers
82 views

How to mount a ham?

I bought a Serrano ham on sale. It's the whole pig's leg, and it comes with a kind of a stand. However, the stand was delivered in pieces like IKEA furniture, but unlike IKEA, it has no manual ...
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0answers
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What's wrong with my iSi soda siphon, and how do I fix it?

I am the happy owner of a soda siphon which I've used for the last three years on a near-daily basis to make sparkling water for sundry use at home. It appears to be this model, though I've lost the ...
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1answer
50 views

How to bake 3 large pans of lasagna in a regular size oven

I need to bake 3 large pans of lasagna in our conventional regular size oven. The pans are "13 x 9 x3" in size so I will need to use two oven racks.
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0answers
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How to reduce the beany flavour of soya milk and tofu [duplicate]

I have set up a plant of soya milk and tofu. i am facing problem of beany flavour in it. kindly suggest any method by which the beany flavour can be taken out..thanks in advance
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1answer
81 views

Why does some cookie recipes both put sugar and brown sugar? Also can we use sweetener like stevia instead of sugar in recipes?

Why does some cookie recipes both put sugar and brown sugar? What is sweeter regular sugar or brown sugar? Also can we use sweetener like stevia instead of sugar in recipes? Will it give a sweeter ...
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469 views

Why does caffeine taste bitter when added to tea?

Black tea contains about 40 mg of caffeine. When adding 80 mg of caffeine powder, the tea tastes bitter. Why doesn't caffeine that is already in the tea or in an energy drink taste bitter and how ...
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2answers
212 views

What makes Kewpie (Japanese) mayonnaise so different from Hellmann's?

According to Amazon, Kewpie mayonnaise contains vegetable oil, egg yolk, vinegar, salt, MSG and spices (no sugar). Hellmann's (which I specify only because it seems like it's the 'canonical" American ...
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2answers
65 views

Brownie Questions

The last couple of times that I have baked brownies, they would come out with a thin layer of oil at the top. I don't know if i'm not giving the butter-sugar mixture enough time to cool down but after ...
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2answers
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How to dry out rehydrated dried mangos?

I have been making spiced dried mangoes lately by purchasing a package of dried mangoes, placing them into a bowl, splashing some lime juice on them, and then adding paprika, cayenne, ancho, and ...
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1answer
123 views

Cooking, freezing, recooking, and refreezing chicken

I boiled a whole chicken, then froze the cut up parts. I then cook different meals but want to know if I can refreeze the leftovers from the dinners.
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1answer
57 views

Frozen bread dough that has been thawed out in the refrigerator for five days

Is it safe to use frozen bread dough that has been thawed in the refrigerator for five days? It was on a metal tray and dough covered with wax paper to keep it from drying out. It did rise already ...
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0answers
19 views

how long can I leave cooked meat out on the counter before it goes bad? [duplicate]

How long can I leave cooked meat on the counter before it goes bad and I can't use it?
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2answers
127 views

Does whole milk or soy milk spoil faster? Why?

I'm doing a science fair project and I need some help. My question is does whole milk or soy milk spoil faster? Does anyone know which one spoils faster or if they spoil at the same rate? Please ...
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61 views

What is the conversion ratio from whole potatoes to potato flakes?

I have a recipe for butternut squash soup that calls for 2 potatoes which will be pureed in the end. I only have potato flakes. How much of the flakes do I use to equal the 2 potatoes?
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1answer
123 views

Are slightly moldy beets edible after boiling?

I have some beets with mold on the stems and top which is hardly visible but has a noticeable smell. If I cook them for 60 minutes and then peel them, will the beets then be edible?
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1answer
59 views

Can sarsaparilla and sassafras be substituted with licorice root?

I am trying to make root beer using natural ingredients, but sarsaparilla and sassafras root are difficult to get in my area. I found root beer recipes that used licorice root as an ingredient, and I ...
2
votes
2answers
107 views

Baked beans still firm after soaking and hours of cooking

I decided I would make baked beans for a BBQ at my MIL's this past weekend. I've never made baked beans but decided that it was time since I love them so much! I found a recipe for Southern Baked ...
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3answers
286 views

Unpeeled garlic cloves in French / Belgian cooking?

I am looking through some recipes that came with a French pressure cooker I just bought (in Belgium). It seems most of the recipes that use garlic ask for one or two upeeled garlic cloves ...
2
votes
1answer
181 views

How to make Cheeze Burst Pizza same as Domino's?

I'm a true pizza lover and at Domino's they make a great style called "Cheese Burst", the only problem is I can't eat it due to religious reasons. As a Jain, I don't eat some common foods. For more ...
3
votes
1answer
103 views

American cheese availability and utility

According to Wikipedia, the product commonly (and in that article) called "American cheese" is generally manufactured from ingredients such as one or more cheeses, milk, whey, milkfat, milk ...
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0answers
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What are qualities that are needed in a stand mixer? [closed]

I'm an industrial design student, and I am redesigning a stand mixer and I'm looking for any input on features that are required for people who use it at least on a semi regular basis, especially ...
4
votes
1answer
98 views

Why do choc chip cookies change with different temperature butter?

My name is Chris and my daughters name is Maggie (9yr) She’s doing s science fair project and we have a question we need help with. Her science project is baking choc chip cookies 3 different ways to ...
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0answers
45 views

Best recipe databases? [closed]

I am looking for new recipe databases to peruse. What kinds exist? Can someone provide some general information about the online resources available to chefs for expanding their cookbooks?
2
votes
1answer
73 views

Thickening Alfredo sauce

My girlfriend and I are huge fettuccine alfredo fans, so we have been trying to recreate one of our favorite Italian dishes at home. The trouble we keep having is thickening the Alfredo sauce ...
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votes
2answers
92 views

How to make cheesecake less tangy

I love cheesecake, however I despise the acidic, tangy taste associate with cream cheese and yogurt. I recently purchased some that didn't have that taste at all, just smooth an delicious. I'd like ...
5
votes
1answer
146 views

How to pick avocadoes with small seeds?

Two avocadoes may look the same size from the outside, but the one with a smaller seed will have more flesh and may thus be more desirable. So how do I tell which avocadoes have smaller seeds? ...

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