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How to make mozzarella from curd?

I have two questions: 1. Are curd and paneer the same thing? I prepared the curd by acidification of milk (adding vinegar). In the recipes, I see that the result is called curd and also paneer ...
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How to best hold wild rice

I'm making mushroom soup recipe and I'm looking forward to serving it at dinner tomorrow. I have powdered the shitakes, sliced the mushrooms and the wild rice is in the oven now. In order to serve the ...
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Can you get sick from milk that's been heated at a high temperature?

If you have pasteurized milk that is steamed for lattes, could that end up making you sick? The steaming seems to occur at a high temperature.
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Microwave Asparagus?

I have a ton of asparagus but no time to cook it the traditional steamer way. Is there a recommended microwave method someone would recommend? Earlier today I sliced some into 2 inch bits, put them in ...
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What cheeses have the least amount of whey in them (or not at all)?

What cheeses have the least amount of whey in them or not at all?
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Sanitizing bottles/jars for homemade sauce

The recipe for tomato sauce (includes vinegar, sugar and salt) I am using says I can put the bottles in cool water and bring to boil; once they are boiling, they are ready to fill and seal. My ...
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Can I salvage undercooked flan

I nearly doubled a flan recipe and didn't cook it enough, and so now it's not set. It's been in my fridge for about 18 hours. Do you think I can put it back in the oven for 20-30 minutes or so? ...
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Difference between Organic Bread and Fresh Bread

Please, what is the difference organic bread and fresh bread. People are getting me confused.
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Can I use granulated sugar instead of demerara sugar

I need demerera sugar for the outside layer of my shortbread cookies. I have none. Will regular granulated sugar work? Will it burn? Note: not actually my question, was posted as a now-deleted answer ...
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Dry leg of lamb

I followed this recipe for a leg of lamb. I placed the lamb in a roasting tray on top of a bunch of celery, carrots and onions. In addition, I covered the tray with aluminum foil. I probed the lamb, ...
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How can you tell if a freezer rose above freezing?

How can one tell, after a power failure, if the contents of a freezer warmed above freezing? Knowing this, and knowing the actual temperature in the freezer, will help decide whether food can be ...
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Thawed meat can we refreeze [duplicate]

Our freezer was accidentally switched off approx a week ago and it was full of beef which had been frozen when very fresh will it be safe to refreeze
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321 views

How much water does pasta absorb when it is cooked?

How much water will dry semolina pasta absorb when it is properly cooked? For example, how much water would one pound of farfalle or spaghetti absorb? I am guessing the shape of the pasta doesn't ...
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Pasteurizing frozen milk

I normally pasteurize my goats milk before I freeze it, however I also freeze some Raw milk. Can I pasteurize my goat milk after I have frozen it raw?
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Why does my roast beef smell wonderful but tastes bland?

My crockpot roast beef has the best aroma ever but the flavor of the finished product is only average. I had a 4 pound tri-tip roast and seasoned it with the usual onion, garlic, worcestershire sauce, ...
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How to clean lecithin residue?

After using liquid soy lecithin to stabilize a foam, I find it often leaves a hard to clean, sticky residue on the cooking ware that was in contact with it in undiluted form, which is resistant to ...
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1answer
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Edible Non Toxic Pencil Alternative for Baking Stencils?

My daughter made macarons last week and decided to use a pencil to sketch out the shapes on parchment paper. Unfortunately the pencil markings (lead) ended up on the bottom of the macarons. What would ...
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How long should meat be steamed for?

I am told it's better to steam meat (over boiling) so that all the dangerous bacteria and parasites are killed but too many nutrients aren't lost in the process. So how does one figure out how long ...
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Should I add salt to my sauerkraut recipe if I add vegetables?

I am following a sauerkraut recipe which calls for a specific amount of salt. They say I can add other vegetables, like carrots. Do I need more salt if I add more vegetables?
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Keeping homemade soup

I occasionally make soup and then freeze it in separate containers to be eaten at a later date. Most of the time I keep one or two servings in the fridge to use in the next few days but I never know ...
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How to determine perfect pan temperature for steak?

I have an electric stove that makes it hard to adjust temperature rapidly. I normally cook steaks in cast iron pan which I put on the biggest stove circle, with the highest setting of 12. I noticed ...
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How to make a strong mug of filter coffee without any Coffee machine?

The filter coffee that I have purchased contains 53% Coffee and 47% Chicory. Since I don't have a machine yet, what I did is as follows: Spoon measure: 6 ml I put heaped Coffee spoon in a steel ...
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What is it that a filter Coffee maker can do that we can't do in a better or equivalent way at home?

So, for knowing what is it all about, today I purchased some filter Coffee. I followed the steps of using a strainer and liked its taste. I want to know what is it that a filter Coffee maker can do ...
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How can I translate my bread machine recipe to using a stand mixer instead?

I really like the whole wheat bread recipe I've been using in my bread machine, but the machine dying on me. How can I use my stand mixer instead? Do I need to add liquids with the yeast and let it ...
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What do I need to know about coffee machines and grinders to get started making good coffee at home?

How to make a strong mug of coffee? "Crema" is a light-colored foam layer which builds on top of espresso, and many people like it. Espresso is also stronger than normal coffee. For both, you need ...
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What is the difference between instant and filter coffee?

http://www.brucoffee.in/OurCoffees.aspx They have labeled their coffee's as instant and filter. What would be the difference between them? Why should I choose one over the other?
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Frozen canned soup

I recently moved, and during the process I stored some things (canned soup for one) in a non temperature-controlled storage unit. As you know this winter has been science fiction cold, and the cans ...
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1answer
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Why fold in ingredients, why not just whisk?

Many recipes such as those for soufflé, call for folding in ingredients into whipped egg whites, so that you don't knock the air out. But why not just whisk the ingredients in? That way there's no ...
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Deep-Frying stuffed mushrooms?

I got stuffed mushrooms at the butcher's today with minced meat inside them. Would it be a good idea to deep-fry them; and if so on how many degrees would you do so? Thanks for your help!
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Preparing spaghetti without boiling water

I saw a commercial on televison for preparing spaghetti without boiling the noodles, just place them in water for about on hour. Can this be done?
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Cryovac tenderloin left in trunk of my car [duplicate]

I unintentionally left a whole cryovac tenderloin roast in the trunk of my car for 36 hours, big mistake I know! The temperature range during that time was between 25 - 55 degress, mostly in the 35 - ...
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1answer
51 views

How do I reheat a casserole in the microwave? [closed]

Would someone please tell me how long and at what power I should reheat a casserole or other pasta dish that has already been cooked? Thank you.
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1answer
70 views

Dry-aging at home

I am dry aging a T-Bone steak in my refrigerator. I have placed wooden BBQ skewer sticks on top of a plastic bowl. My steak is sitting on top of the skewers and covered in a paper towel with a small ...
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Neapolitan Pizza in a regular gas oven

I am trying to master the homemade Neapolitan pizza, from dough preparation to cooking it. After following the recommendations at Seriouseats.com for the dough preparation, I came across some doubts ...
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1answer
97 views

How do I reheat a casserole in the oven?

How long and at what temperature should I reheat a pre-baked casserole or pasta dish for 8 people (9x12) that I am taking to a luncheon?
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127 views

How can I clean my stainless steel teapot?

I have a rather nice stainless steel teapot that I use every day. I've started to get some black buildup due to using it on a gas range. What method would work well for restoring my teapot back to ...
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1answer
89 views

What kind of steak is this?

I'm trying to identify what this steak is typically called, so I can know whether I am trimming and preparing it properly. I've been unable to find any photos of similar cuts. I recently purchased a ...
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1answer
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What meats are appropriate for dry-aging

We know that dry-aging can be used for beef to evaporate water, concentrate flavor and let some of the enzymes break down the connective tissue in the meat, resulting in a tender & juicier steak. ...
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What is the science behind Magic Cake?

Magic Cake has a seemingly simple batter, that is mixed and baked as a single entity. (See link for the full recipe and method). When it is baked, it separates into three distinct layers: A dense ...
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Correct knife to use for portioning raw salmon?

I recently bought a relatively large (~2lbs) filet of salmon. In order to portion it out I placed it skin side up on a cutting board and used a bread knife to essentially saw through the skin as it ...
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Difference between Pancakes and “Kaiserschmarrn”?

Is there a difference between pancakes and Kaiserschmarrn from Austria?
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1answer
122 views

Substituting white flour for all-purpose flour (maida) in making Indian samosas

Indian recipes call for using Maida or All-purpose flour in making samosa. Disregarding for a second the difference between the two (as discussed in here - Difference between Maida and All purpose ...
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Should I throw moldy Strawberries away?

Should I throw away moldy Strawberries or just cut the bad parts off? They aren't super bad but I am a little paranoid when it comes to mold.
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Are there low-fat substitutes for shortening in baking?

My husband has just had stints put into his heart and is now on a fat/salt/sugar diet. I do all the cooking and enjoy making things from scratch. I am trying to adjust my recipes for his new diet. ...
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1answer
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Meaning of the term 'tack' in bread making?

I have a recipe for oat and honey bread and it mentions the word 'tack'. Please can you tell me what this means? It says the following; "It should start coming together and getting more tack and less ...
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How long to stir-fry vegetables to retain most nutrients? [closed]

If I need to stir-fry vegetables, how long is the ideal time? I like stir-frying vegetables (almost my staple food) but I don't want to lose much of the nutrients.
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1answer
159 views

How to make a strong mug of instant Coffee?

I am not an avid coffee drinker. Yesterday, I tried Bru Gold coffee brand. I mixed one teaspoon milk with 1 teaspoon coffee and added the remaining 200ml hot milk premixed with 2 teaspoons of ...
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What are these small long narrow yellow things?

In a food market, on the street, I bought a Masala Dosa, and it had some small yellow narrow long things in it that were delicious. I snapped a picture: Any ideas what they are?
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989 views

Substitute for sesame oil?

An Asian recipe I'm trying calls for sesame oil. However, the only bottle I found is $6, and since I'm only using a tablespoon if it, and am on a tight budget, I don't want to spend that much just to ...
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Impastata Ricotta for Cannoli

I have been trying to make homemade cannoli filling, but I can not find Impastata Ricotta anywhere. I have tried using regular Ricotta, leaving it to drain in a cheesecloth overnight and then food ...

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