3
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3answers
551 views

Potato ricer substitute

I'm looking to make potato gnocchi again but won't have a potato ricer. Is there another way to make the potato flour with it? Will a fine cheese grater work on a baked potato?
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0answers
36 views

Concern about my health. Mothballs contaminates my food [duplicate]

I stored some moth balls inside my cabinet for 3week awhile ago I took the noodle inside the cabinet then cooked it, after cooking it I eat the noodle with rice, something is different it was like ...
2
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2answers
140 views

How do I keep my zoodles from being too watery?

Everytime I make zoodles, I spiralize the zucchini and sauté them in a pan but they're always too watery. I've tried removing the moisture with napkins, but they still release a lot of water. I would ...
0
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0answers
58 views

Can I reheat a frozen creamy mushroom sauce twice?

Two months ago, I cooked a huge portion of a creamy mushroom sauce. Since I couldn't eat all of it, I froze a big portion. Today, I reheated the frozen sauce and still couldn't eat all of it. So I put ...
2
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1answer
59 views

Making spice pastes with a food processor

I've had call to make spice pastes by using a food processor. Rather than using the full-sized bowl, which is way too big, my food processor has a milling attachment designed for coffee beans. ...
2
votes
1answer
90 views

Will any sugar substitutes brown in a crumble topping?

As a diabetic (but unfortunately with a sweet tooth!!), I would welcome any recommendations for a sweetener as a substitute for sugar which will allow browning as in the topping for a fruit crumble.
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0answers
53 views

Charcoal in bread baking, where to start?

I have been wanting to try baking with Charcoal for some time. Sourcing the powder is already a hurdle. Has anyone baked with it before and can offer advice? The best thing I have found so far is here ...
2
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1answer
55 views

Freezer temperature

I checked my freezer temp., when it was somehow empty the thermometer indicated range between -20 to -4C (depend on opening and closing the door) and when I put stuff inside (50% full) indicated -6 to ...
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1answer
54 views

Smoking pork shoulder in a little chief

I got a little chief smoker for christmas, I tried smoking a 5lb pork shoulder today. FAIL! I brined overnight, dry rubbed 1 hour before putting in the smoker. Never got the meat over 85'. Tried ...
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1answer
78 views

Baking concentrate using Hard Alcohol ex Jack Daniels

I am trying to find a way to use hard alcohol such as Fireball, Jack Daniels, Sailor Jerrys and so on and turn them into a baking concentrate. This means the flavor of the alcohol cannot burn off at a ...
0
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3answers
226 views

Should hands be washed after touching the outside of an egg shell?(UK)

Say someone was to remove some eggs from their box to place them in the fridge. Assume this is in Britain(where eggs aren't cleaned before sold, I believe). Is there a risk of salmonella spreading if ...
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1answer
20 views

Aftdr opening yeast [duplicate]

I have just used dried yeast for a bread in the bread maker but there is still a lot left how long will it still be good to use after opening it and closing it properly because the booklet of the ...
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1answer
66 views

Can I fix my Quick bread? [duplicate]

I added 3/4 cup of oil instead of water to a quick bread mix. Can it be saved?
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1answer
85 views

Lemon juice as drinking water preservative

I drink water at work from a plastic bottle, refilled at cooler. I wonder if putting lemon cuts (0.25 lemon/L) in it will preserve it and decent way to keep water safe. Is there a chance that lemon ...
1
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2answers
63 views

stand mixer - reasons to go with a higher wattage vs lower wattage mixer

Not sure if it's ok to mention specific brands or not, so I won't. But I'd like to pick up a stand mixer and the two models i'm considering have either a 325 or 575 watt motor and 5 or 6qts ...
2
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0answers
41 views

What is the best way to preserve oyster stew?

Now that the holidays are over, my local grocery store has a glut of pints of pre-shucked oysters they need to unload. I can't pass that up, so I thought I would make a whole mess of oyster stew or ...
4
votes
6answers
256 views

What is the most time efficient way to serve food fairly to ~100 people?

I'm the food manager at a student cooperative residence with 140 residents. A cook crew of 5 residents cook dinner every night, and usually 60-100 people attend dinner on a given night. Right now, ...
2
votes
4answers
99 views

How does good pasta dough feel to the touch?

I have just been given an Imperia Pasta Roller as a present and have wasted no time in trying to make pasta. As advised in the instruction manual, I have made a small batch of pasta just using water ...
5
votes
2answers
128 views

What is the difference between acetate sheets and baking paper when making chocolate deco?

I would like to make chocolate decorations with melted chocolate. After searching on the web, however, I am not quite sure I could find acetate sheets. But I can find baking paper. Would there be any ...
2
votes
2answers
92 views

What exactly does cooking meat do as far as sanitation goes?

I know there are government recommendations for foods to reach certain internal temperatures so that they are "safe to eat". But if the meat has spoiled already, or has been dropped on the floor or ...
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1answer
47 views

Skin oranges 24-h in advance?

I want to squeeze oranges quickly using the screw-type motorized juicers (e.g. Hurom). It would be good if I can have them pre-supremed and ready to be put in the juicer. Will removing the rind of ...
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1answer
92 views

Using pesto as a sauce ingredient

I have some leftover turkey (still) and a jar of pesto, so came up with an idea to make a kind of turkey pasta pesto bake: my thoughts were to end up with something along the lines of baked ziti (only ...
1
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2answers
47 views

How to keep aglio olio warm?

I realize aglio olio is best consumed warm. When it cools it's not as nice as the oil thickens. Am I putting too much oil or should I use a thinner olive oil?
4
votes
1answer
62 views

Gumbo file is slimey and too thick.

I used a new type of file powder in gumbo that I have made many times. It came out too thick and slimey. I can thin it down with some chicken stock. How can I fix the slimey texture. It is very ...
5
votes
3answers
171 views

Why is my bread falling flat?

I've tried baking bread several times and I seem to always have the same problem. The dough seems fine, until I shape it and let it rise a second time, and then when it rises, instead of forming a ...
4
votes
0answers
52 views

How to dry/preserve whole oranges [closed]

I recently made an orange pomander ball and I want to dry it so that I can use it in the future but I live in a fairly foggy and dreary area so it would be hard to simply set it out. Does anyone have ...
2
votes
0answers
49 views

Normal lifetime of non-stick teflon pans

Questions such as Are Non-Stick Bread Pans Destined to Fail? conclude that non-stick pans do not last forever, especially cheaper ones. I am trying to find some information that allows me to quantify ...
1
vote
2answers
39 views

With what can you maximise energy from an induction stove?

This question concerns only an induction stove, which I abbreviate to IS (and not an electric oven with coiled elements). I already know that the energy from a Chinese Wok Range exceeds, and so is ...
3
votes
1answer
196 views

How can I get the most flavor out of cashews?

I'd like to make a soup that uses cashews for much of its flavor. For some reason, I can only use a limited number of cashews, but I can use them in any way I want. How can I get the most cashew ...
7
votes
2answers
189 views

Is an oil-based roux cooked the same as one made with butter?

I have experience making a roux with butter and flour. If I want to substitute a non-dairy fat (e.g. olive or sunflower oil), will there be any cooking or consistency differences that I need to watch ...
3
votes
1answer
76 views

How to get more lactic acid vs acetic acid in sourdough?

I want to start a sourdough culture with wheat flour. I don't want the vinegar taste to be too pronounced. What can I do to create a culture which produces a high ratio of lactic to acetic acid?
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vote
1answer
64 views

Springform pan vs. regular cake pan

Can a regular cake such as from a cake mix be baked in a springform pan? If so, will the results be the same as a normal cake pan?
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0answers
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I have a 8.6 pd 4 rib standing rib roast with bone. What temp and how long do I cook it in the over? Should I use the convection fan? [duplicate]

I am preparing a 8.6 pound standing rib roast to serve 8 adults for New Years Eve. How long does it need to cook for medium or rare and at what temperature?
2
votes
1answer
63 views

How to make stiff mashed potatoes?

Some recipes call for stiff mashed potatoes, e.g. to help well formed shapes as in this recipe: http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/crunch-swiss-and-ham-appetizers Should I just boil the potatoes, ...
1
vote
1answer
51 views

Can I cook a thawed turkey?

I bought a PC stuffed turkey roll. It said keep frozen but I accidently left it in the fridge for two days. Is it still safe to cook from its defrosted state? It is small and stuffed.
3
votes
1answer
211 views

Help translating an older Recipe

I have an old recipe handed down from my great great grandmother in law, for what she called brown bread. Unfortunately it has a few ingredients that I don't recognise. I did some searching on google ...
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6answers
3k views

Does “American” Food exist around the world?

In America, foods generally considered to be of foreign origin are referred to by the country or region which they are originally from. For example, "That Italian restaurant just opened, let's try ...
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votes
1answer
40 views

Key Lime Pie Filling - Thins out after pumping

Key Lime pie filling thickens once the lime juice is added to the sweetened condensed milk and allowed to sit. Why does the filling thin out when it is pumped and require static hold time to thicken ...
0
votes
2answers
30 views

Can cooking or processing generate more natural sugars?

This question excludes all added or synthetic sugars (which I abbreviate to AS), and refers only to only natural sugars intrinsic and inherent in food (which I abbreviate to NS). I wish to clarify ...
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0answers
57 views

Difference between vegetable shortening and vegetable ghee?

What is difference between vegetable shortening and vegetable ghee? Can we use vegetable ghee as its substitute?
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1answer
78 views

Is there REALLY a difference in powdered milk brands for baking bread

I reading a new to me bread recipe it calls for a specific brand of nonfat dry milk powder (such as Alba). I wonder if there is a difference in brands/ makers or is there something special about this ...
2
votes
1answer
44 views

How to minimize smoke/liquid output when roasting chicken?

Last spring I discovered this recipe for roast chicken. It's a winner: simple, reliable, and tasty. I have two quibbles: It produces enough smoke to set off the smoke alarm, even with the exhaust ...
0
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0answers
15 views

ham broth left out overnight [duplicate]

i boiled ham bones down and accidentally it left out overnight. Is is safe to use in soup? I had removed all of the fat/skin, etc. just juice in container. in 60 degree room for approx 8 hours
3
votes
1answer
104 views

Unopened shredded cheese gets soggy in the fridge

I just moved out of my parents house and I'm fairly new to cooking and how to store stuff. I bought a package of shredded mozzarella like a week or so ago and put it in the fridge. Today I was ...
1
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0answers
64 views

How does removing the germ of garlic help with breath/digestion?

I have recently heard from a friend who is a chef, that removing the germ in a garlic clove helps with reducing the garlic breath and also avoids digestive problems some people have when eating ...
3
votes
2answers
294 views

Is garnish meant to be eaten?

Are sprigs of plants decorating meat dishes, or the slice of lemon/olive in drinks meant to be consumed? Are they at least safe to eat?
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0answers
12 views

Fully cooked sealed ham [duplicate]

I have a "sealed" fully cooked ham that was stored in a 55 degree room for 7 days. would it still be OK to bake and eat?
2
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0answers
20 views

Heating Pan & Oil [duplicate]

Virgin question -- be gentle. Wasn't able to find answer in database. I've seen recipes that say heat pan and then add oil and recipes that say add oil to pan and heat both together. Does it ...
0
votes
1answer
71 views

Should I add water to my homemade orange juice? [closed]

I am considering adding water to my fresh-squeezed orange juice. The purpose is mainly to obtain a juice that is less acidic and easier to digest. I suppose there are pros and cons for mixing ...
1
vote
0answers
54 views

How to clean an induction stove from overheat?

After all water in teapot was boiled, an empty teapot was left on the surface and stove was turned on. You can see the spot on the photo. Is there some ways to fix or clean this? Induction hob model ...

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