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Temperature adjustment for bread baking

My aunt gave me a recipe for Easter bread. You are to bake it at 275 degrees for 15-20 mins.then lower to 250 degrees til golden brown. This is a yeast bread recipe from probably the 1920's. What ...
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Recipe for Karashi Renkon

I really want to make lotus stuffed with mustard in the style of "Karashi Renkon". I have found lots of pictures where the holes are yellow and the outside also appears to have a yellow layer but have ...
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Does the calorie count of these pistachio nuts include the shell?

This pack of nuts states 600 calories per 100g. Does this calorie count include the shell?
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36 views

How many average onions are there per pound?

How many onions are there on average per pound assuming they are average size? I have tried figuring out by number of onions per cup and number of cups per pound, but when counting it with tally ...
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1answer
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What is instant pudding mix used for in baking cookies?

In some recipes instant pudding mix/cornstarch are called. What is the main point of adding these two ingredients in your dough. Thank you
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1answer
40 views

How do I keep ground turkey or chicken from clumping when I cook it?

When I sautee ground turkey or chicken for tacos or sloppy joes, I want the chunks of meat to be smaller and more like ground beef which breaks up easily. But the ground turkey or chicken tends to ...
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Is ham safe to eat if it was at room temperature but is recooked? [duplicate]

I accidentally left two half hams in a storage locker in a basement for four days. They were in packaged in plastic and packed in ice, but the ice would have melted by the end of the second day. They ...
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1answer
29 views

Should I cook frozen salmon differently from fresh salmon?

I bought some frozen wild-caught salmon fillets for the first time so see how we like it. Can I broil it the way I usually cook salmon, or does the freezing process lend itself better to other ...
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1answer
49 views

Do Eggs Need to be Refrigerated? [duplicate]

Do eggs really need to be refrigerated? If so, how long can they last without refrigeration? Obviously eggs come out of the chicken at body temperature, so there must be some amount of time they can ...
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50 views

Barium and aluminum in Teff? [on hold]

I was researching Teff (the ancient grain originally from Ethiopia), and was interested in the fact that it is gluten-free and high in a lot of nutrients, including protein and iron. However, every ...
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2answers
80 views

Is it safe to use a tea kettle with black dots on the bottom?

My tea kettle has a bunch of black dots all over the inside bottom part of it. I tried washing it and using a scrub sponge to scrub it off but it won't come off. Is it safe to continue using it or ...
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How do I make a firm no-bake cheesecake? [on hold]

We have tried several online recipes for making non-bake cheesecakes but so far we have been unable to make any that will keep firm in the refrigerator. Maybe adding a special type of Roux would help? ...
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Baking time for paper vs metal

Have made many fruitcakes in a 7" metal angel food pan, for ease of time and cleaning. I was excited to try the 7" paper tube pans, but what I ended up with was soup on the inside. The paper pan was ...
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How efficient is stock for protein extraction?

Proteins from collagen and tissues thicken stock. Fat is rendered too. Since fat settles to the surface after refrigeration, I assume that you can extract most or all of the fat through skimming ...
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1answer
50 views

How do I clean off bread stuck to a non-flat / patterened cast iron pan?

If this was a normal pan I'd be scraping it with a metal spatula right now, but it's a custom shaped pan (for making novelty shape bread/cupcakes). There are no flat spots, just a lot of grooves and ...
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2answers
59 views

What size are small, medium and large tomatoes?

Many recipes call for a tomato of a certain size. How do you know the difference between small, medium and large tomatoes?
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1answer
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Lemon dill sauce broke

When making a lemon dill sauce will limited ingredients due to Lenten restrictions, we found the sauce broke after simmering. The sauce was vegetable stock with lemon juice then thickened with a roux ...
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3answers
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Preheat the Dutch oven (and the oven itself) for No-Knead Bread? (experiment results)

I'm trying the America's Test Kitchen tweak of No-Knead Bread. The video segment on the website conflicts with the attached written recipe (sorry, paywalled). The video clearly says to preheat the ...
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What other vegetables can I roast with asparagus?

I eat roasted vegetables at least once a week. I usually combine two or three veggies (broccoli with cauliflower, potatoes with carrots and onions, Brussels sprouts with carrots and parsnips, etc.), ...
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Colouring oil - chocolate looklike

does anyone has experience with colouring vegetable/olive oil? It should be with brown-chocolate colour and the result might be a fake chocolate leak.
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How to troubleshoot bulky and flavorless quickly risen yeast bread?

We have used an online recipe today called "Quick Yeast Bread" to try as a special toasted accompaniment but found that the loaves were too bulky and also lacking in flavour. Could any amateur cooks ...
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1answer
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Is carob bean cooked when used as a thickener?

Many yoghurts contain carob bean gum as a thickener. Does anyone know if this is raw or cooked carob bean ?
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1answer
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How should the smoke appear in the exhaust in a kettle charcoal grill

I am about to start my BBQ adventure. I intend to buy a Weber charcoal grill. I am going to use it for grilling and smoking. I was listening to a podcast where the desired smoke color was discussed. ...
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Good meals for a healthy brain, that will help you focus? [on hold]

Caffeine is good and all, but I feel I am starting to get an addiction to it, and I need a healthier supplement. Would love to hear what foods you eat that help you focus on work.
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why did our fridge stop working? [migrated]

Why did our fridge stop working? It built up with ice (not the freezer, but the fridge) then started beeping, then just conked out. We defrosted it - took 24 hours to do, even though it's a ...
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Better way to tenderize meat? [duplicate]

I've been using the standard mallet type thing to tenderize meat. In order to keep meat juice from splattering everywhere, I usually place some cellophane over the meat when I hit it, but usually the ...
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how to prepare fresh sardines for bucatini con sarde

I tried boning sardines according to on-line instructions and made a mess of them. Recipes, say this one by Mario Batali, ...
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1answer
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cooling pasturized milk

I live in the Romanian countryside. Everyone here pasteurizes milk in a pan on the stove. No one goes through a quick cooling process: people just don't have conditions to do it, I guess. Instead, the ...
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Which rack level of oven is suitable for baking choco lava cakes?

I've always done baking and cooking in microwave ovens but I don't have any idea of the ovens installed under the cooktops.. Today I'm trying it first time..baking choco lava cakes (funfoods bake ...
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Cream cheese frosting split. Is it still safe for consumption?

As I was making cream cheese frosting, it split and curdled a bit . Can I still use it for icing the cake . It tastes fine.
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How to keep graham cracker crust from falling apart

Whenever I make any type of square using a graham cracker crust, it always falls apart upon slicing. No matter what I try, either following the receipe exactly,increasing or decreasing the amount of ...
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1answer
41 views

Any downside to pre making marinade and then putting it in the fridge?

I was just wondering, is there any downside to making a marinade and then storing it in the fridge before it's used?
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1answer
132 views

What is this tea stalk that almost every cup of tea in anime has?

Here are two photos of tea stalks in their natural habitat: I've never seen those myself when I made tea, and I've been making at least two cups of tea every day for the past six years. Is it a ...
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Pizza making Tips and Recipes needed [closed]

We have been told that we will need to make a very large thick crust cheese and tomato pizza with chorizos and a cheesecake after dessert for a business delegate visiting our place of work soon, so ...
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1answer
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Can I add butter to yeast dough which has already risen?

I used yeast,water,milk,egg,sugar and flour in my dough. I forgot to put the butter the recipe called for. My dough has risen already. Can I add the butter after it has risen or can I make something ...
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How does flavor transfer?

A few days ago I was cooking some liver in a pan. My idea was to make some fried onions and fried apple halves to go with it. I wanted all of the flavors to combine, but alas the end result was that ...
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Tasty vs Mild vs Mature Cheddar Cheese

I expect Cheddar to come in Semi-matured, Matured and Vintage. Each indicating increasing amount of time maturing, and increased sharpness. The term Mild also makes sense. However, alot of cheese, ...
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1answer
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What purpose could baking soda and cream of tartar serve in a meatball recipe?

I came across a recipe for Italian-style meatballs today that includes two ingredients I've never seen used in any meatball recipe before: baking soda and cream of tartar. It also does not include any ...
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1answer
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Can I cook a pre-made meatloaf from frozen?

Can I cook a pre-made meatloaf from frozen? And if so, what temp, covered or not covered, and how long - how do I know when it is done?
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Anyone knows how this seed/fruit is called? (bush)

If someone can help me would be good.Thanks in regard.
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Presto multi cooker sous vide- clarification?

I read your post about using the Presto multi cooker as a secondary sous vide machine in this post: http://lifehacker.com/5984614/how-to-sous-vide-without-a-sous-vide-machine I'm interested in doing ...
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gluten free hot cross buns

What can I add to make my gluten free buns a decent size. I have tried for years. There has to be something to lift them and make them to the same size as our regular hot cross buns
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What's the point of “draining” yogurt?

new to the site so go easy on me. Just a quick question-- I'm making a recipe for tandoori chicken, and it told me to "drain" 1 cup plain yogurt "for 15 minutes in a fine sieve or cheesecloth." I did ...
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Using light cream instead of milk in crepes?

I have light cream with 15% fat. How can I use his cream instead of milk in crepes? Do I need to use water and what percentage?
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Bacon in sealed package, 4 days at room temp

I bought 4 packages of vacuum packed bacon 4 days ago, left them on the counter at room temperature by mistake. I opened them tonight, they smelled fine, color was good, bacon was not slimy. I cooked ...
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Why does the “almost no knead bread” recipe use beer? Can it be replaced?

In America's Test Kitchen/Cook's Illustrated they have a recipe for an almost no knead bread that has beer as one of it's ingredients. What does the beer add? And can it be replaced by something else ...
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Cooking own pizza in a microwave

Can I make my own pizza dough and cook it in the microwave? Is there any chance that I could reach acceptable results?
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How long will a frozen lamb roast stay “good” ?

I have a lamb roast in the freezer ( uncooked) that I put there at Christma, will this still be "good"? thank you, Claudia
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Why is dark chocolate dark when pure cocoa is light brown?

Kind of a simplistic question, but my curiosity cannot be assuaged. When you look at pure cocoa powder, it has a light brown color, like a milk chocolate bar. And yet a dark chocolate bar, which is ...
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Is our oven at work powerful enough to bake pizza?

Do all thick based pizzas require an oven temperature of at least 300°C (575°F) to cook better as per our reference manual?

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