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How long should I cook a steak to make it medium rare?

I really like steak and always manage to cook it right but I haven't got it down to a fine art. I like my steak medium rare and though I always manage to get it very pink in the middle I don't know ...
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sourdough starter splits

So on my second day, my sourdough starter split pretty big and I'm wondering if this is expected behaviour. This is 30/30gr water/fullwheat flour from the first and second day. Here is a picture of ...
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How do I make black garlic? [duplicate]

I am trying to make black garlic. I have cooked on low for 11 days in a rice cooker. I now am drying the garlic but it is not turning black or soft. What am I doing wrong?
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Conversion baking pan sizes

I want to convert a recipe for breakfast strata (eggs,bread,cheese,sausage,milk) from baking in 9 x 13 pan to muffin tin. Oven temp and time please.
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Cream or butter in a pudding

I wish to know what would be the difference between using cream or butter in a pudding. I have never used cream instead of butter and do not even know if maybe both can be used at the same time?
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Using eggs in pudding - yolks vs whole eggs

I wish to know what would be the difference between using only egg yolks in a pudding, compared to using whole eggs? Yes, there are other questions on this site, asking what is the difference between ...
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underfilled whipper canisters

I see a lot of info on overfilled whippers but what about underfilled. Let's say I have a 1/2 liter whipper which is 500cc. I know I can get away with just putting in 250cc of liquid but what if I put ...
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Making super-sour sweets — issues with stickiness

I've successfully home-made gummy sweets -- my preferred flavour currently is scotch bonnet chilli. They are made of sugar -- heated until just below hard-ball temperature, gelatin, chillies. The ...
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Can deep frying oil be too hot?

Some days ago I made some "eggplant meatballs" (no meat inside - not sure how you would call them in English). The recipe was quite simple: bake the eggplants for 45 mins to soften the pulp, put it ...
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How can I prevent the top layer of sauces from discolouring?

We also make home made sauces especially chillie. And I noticed that the top of the sauce tend to turn a darker colour when it stands on the shelf too long. How can I stop the discolouring?
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Can you reconstitute garlic powder?

Every time I have garlic powder around, it always ends up forming into a hard sticky lump. Is there any way to reconstitute this into a usable form? Placing it in warm water seems to take forever and ...
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how long can I store beet brine in fridge

Can I use the pickling brine I made last year for beets this year. I kept it in a sealed mason jar in the refridgerater, but I did not process it in a hot water bath. Is this brine safe to use for ...
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Using heavy cream vs whole milk

Can I substitute heavy cream for milk. I am making crepes for manicotti and am wondering if they would be fluffier.
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Smoking without wood chips

I am smoking baby back ribs using an electric vertical smoker. Given that most food absorbs smoke for an hour or two before saturating, what will happen if I stop adding wood chips after about two ...
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Bubbles in canned tomato sauce

I put up two quarts of fresh tomatoes for sauce yesterday. They were in the hot water bath for 45 minutes. This morning they are cold & I thought ready for the cupboard. I notice many air bubbles ...
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Does the fatty acids in olive oil convert into trans fatty acids when heated?

There is not much I can add on the title without going off topic, just was wondering about it. Any seasoned advice?
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Vegetarian replacement for pork mince in Chinese style stir fry

In Chinese cuisine it's very common to start a vegetable stir fry with a bit of minced meat, typically pork, to give the dish a deeper flavor. To make a vegetarian version I usually just leave this ...
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what is the best choice to consume [on hold]

I have a bit of a dilemma on my hands I have a choice between: Grilled Lemon & Garlic Chicken Oaky Smoky Houmou (V) Classic Nachos Crispy Goat's Cheese Bon Bons Butterflied Breaded Shrimp ...
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Does kimchi always have live cultures?

A lot of the kimchi I see in stores doesn't say "live and active cultures" like yogurts and kefir. I'm trying to up my probiotic intake, but I'm not sure if all the kimchi I get is helping me towards ...
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Can fruit juice be used to hold a cheesecake crust together?

I'm thinking of changing a Mocha-Mint Cheesecake recipe of mine to a more plain Peach Cheesecake. Among the other things that need to be modified, I was thinking of instead of using butter as an ...
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Do sprats need to be gutted?

Do you need to gut sprats before cooking & eating them? i.e. is it safe to eat them (so long as they're cooked). do they taste ok (to the average non-squeamish person happy with a bit of fish ...
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how long can you keep uncooked lentils - red and brown

how long can I keep uncooked lentils in my pantry?
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Do cinnamon, mint and saffron turn bitter?

I have noticed that when I use either of the three (cinnamon-mint-saffron) spices/herbs in savory dishes they tend to turn them bitter. With the saffron I know that you only need a pinch but even that ...
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1answer
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In Belgium or from where to buy this grill over rack, steamer rack?

I have this microoven which has grill functionality. But to grill chicken like following picture: i do not have that stand (steamer rack) which is holding the chicken on top. Do you know in ...
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How long do vitamins last in multivitamin juice?

I like to drink multivitamin juice similar to this, but it takes me a 3 or 4 days to drink whole carton. How long will these added vitamins last, when kept in the refrigerator? How long will they ...
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Putting a solid chocolate bar inside cake dough: what's the outcome?

Let's say I'm making a plain vanilla cake in a rectangular shape. If I were to put a solid chocolate bar in the middle of the dough before baking it, what would the outcome be when the cake is removed ...
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How should I pre-cook a burger to be micrwaveable?

Start with a generic 1/3rd lb patty of ground beef, either frozen or fresh. Normally I follow the advice from How do you grill a perfect burger?, however, I want to make many. How can I cook and ...
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Strange orange gel on surface of zucchini?

There's a strange orange gel-like substance on the surface of a zucchini that's been sitting in my kitchen for a few days. It's a bit like tiny globs of orange marmalade. Any idea what it could be? Is ...
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Wanted: a site with different recipes for making homemade curry powder [on hold]

Does anyone know of an online source for a collection of homemade curry powder recipes?
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'home mixed' wholewheat flour

I live in Indonesia now and there is no wholewheat flour in the shops. You can buy a ground husk 'supplement' to blend with white flour. Question is, how much husk to mix with how much flour?
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packaging an uncooked/raw hot sauce

I make a hot sauce with peppers,parsley,garlic,salt and olive oil. I have to freeze it in jars otherwise it ferments. Is there a way to package a raw/ uncooked product without fermentation?
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For how long are frozen ribs safe to eat? [duplicate]

I am cooking baby back ribs I froze three years ago, are they still safe to eat?
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what temperature to scramble eggs at?

We moved and went from an electric stove to a gas stove. The new stove doesn't seem to get hot enough to scramble eggs on. How hot should the pan surface be to scramble eggs? All the recipes I've ...
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How to bake bread and desserts without an oven?

Preface: I already read Is it possible to bake a cake without an oven? and Baking pizza without an oven. The package of many prearranged, UNcooked frozen flour products presuppose the use of an ...
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1answer
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Beef fat for frying

Where do I purchase beef fat for frying fish? I have been using a solid fat of half vegetable and half beef fat, but have not been able to find beef fat only.
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Where can I buy skinless chicken drumsticks?

When I buy chicken drumsticks at the store, either the 3 pound IQF variety, or the store brand (which normally comes 6 drumsticks to a package), they always have skin. Of course, I can remove the ...
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Why are store bought paninis only par baked?

I bought some mini paninis from the super market and the packet had instructions to bake them again for another 5-6 minutes before serving. Why are paninis sold par baked and not completely baked like ...
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Fresh popcorn serving size suggestion [on hold]

I am planning to sell popcorn spiced with my own personal recipes, and i am looking to purchase bags for them. Each bag should contain a single serving of popcorn, but i'm not sure how much that ...
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1answer
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Water Exploded in Microwave

I heated water in the microwave and it exploded inside. Water was pouring out even though the door was shut. I now know that I'm not supposed to heat water in the microwave. But I did and now after ...
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Use of oven-ready noodles for lasagna recipe [duplicate]

Can you use the oven ready (don't require pre-cooking) lasagna noodles for any recipe? I want to make a spinach lasagna with bechamel sauce and would like to trim the prep time down a bit.
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Is eating uncooked spaghetti dangerous?

Sometimes I like to eat some (15 to 20 pieces) uncooked and dry spaghetti from the store as a snack. Still, I am worried a little about salmonella and other such things, so my question: How safe is ...
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How do I avoid fibrous, dry beans?

I've recently started adding beans to my diet to get more fiber. I've never been a fan, but it's better than the alternative. I've also discovered refried variations, which helps a lot. What I'm ...
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What natural ingredient besides honey and fats can I use to bind a mixture of powders together?

So I need to turn super food powders into something more tangible, like a stick form. Honey seems to not be that effective and has a lot of sugar and fats melt quite easily. Water obviously not a good ...
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Is it necessary to remove the seeds of Tinda before cooking Tinda sabji?

Is it necessary to remove the seeds of Tinda before cooking? And if so why?
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What would be the result of using chicken livers when making liverwurst?

Is liver just liver or is there some basic difference in beef, swine, chicken. If I take a liverwurst recipe and use chicken liver instead of pork am I gong to get the same results within + or - 10%. ...
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What cheese to use for homemade Sicilian pizza so it does not dry in the oven?

I followed the recipe from Serious Eats to make Sicialian Pizza at home. http://www.seriouseats.com/recipes/2011/01/easy-no-roll-no-stretch-sicilian-style-square.html Everything was good except for ...
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Discolored ring in squash

Our yellow squash has some brownish discoloration inside in a ring down that extends length-wise. Is this normal variation and safe to eat, or is this an indicator that the squash has gone bad?
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E.Coli Temperature death rate?

Since I've seen the Salmonella version of the chart that basically shows the cooking time for Poultry for salmonella to die at lower temperatures (just takes longer) is there an E.Coli version? I ...
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1answer
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Guacamole Sitting out?

So I find it odd, that every site says "Don't leave guac sitting out more than 2 hours or you'll get sick!" But a lot of recipes (like alton browns for instance) actually say to let it sit out for a ...
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What's the name of this food? [on hold]

Does anybody know the name of this food? Any details or info?

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