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Have I over- or under-cleaned my cast iron dutch oven?

There are several questions on this site addressing how to fix a cast iron pan or dutch oven when it collects rust or gets rock hard black food melted into it, including this question that I posted ...
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1answer
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Japanese knives for someone who can't sharpen freehand?

Long story short: I horribly suck at sharpening the traditional way, so I got a Lansky sharpening sytem and I'm very pleased at the results. Now I want good knives, and a friend of mine is traveling ...
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1answer
49 views

How can I preserve avocados longer?

Avocados are tricky beasts. If you get them while the peel's still green, they're hard as stones. When they ripen, the skin goes brown and the flesh softens, but when this happens you have to eat ...
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1answer
51 views

Can you get food poisoning from calamari rings?

I'm asking because cooking time can be hard to nail down - the quick cooking version involves cooking them for only 1-2 minutes (once unthawed). It seems like such a low cooking time would be prone to ...
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1answer
53 views

Why is the dough in cheap pizza places so bad?

I notice that in small, cheap "sub-shop" type pizza places the crust is almost always bad, what I call "spongy", having a rubbery texture and often little air bubbles. Higher class, brick oven type ...
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1answer
25 views

Yeast amounts unsure

My recipe calls for .25 ounce package of active dry yeast, and the package of active dry yeast that I purchased from the store is 1/4 ounce packages is this the same amount of active dry yeast that I ...
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Use a convection/microwave oven without using the turntable

My turntable will turn off in microwave but not convection. Can not use my oblong oven safe dishes with turn table on in convection mode. Can I remove the turntable plate and put the metal rack used ...
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Cooked roastbeef left out at room temperture all night [duplicate]

I just cooked my roastbeef and place it in a glass container and a lid and was letting it cool off before placing it in the refrigerator but left it out on the counter all night from 9am - 7am. Is it ...
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1answer
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How to salvage a totally nuked cast iron dutch oven?

Please note: I don't believe this question is a dupe. There is this question, which has some excellent answers, but they are suggestions that don't apply to my situation because I have ruined my cast ...
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1answer
51 views

How do you get geletin from rendering cow fat?

In this answer to another question, someone mentioned that they got gelatin out of rendering cow fat. I'm about to render a bunch of cow fat in a few days, and I was wondering how to get gelatin from ...
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2answers
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Should rendered pork lard be melting at only 85° F?

I recently rendered a bunch of pork fat into lard. Some of it I froze (after solidifying in refrigerator), whereas the rest I put in mason jars and vacuum sealed. I just left these on a pantry shelf ...
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2answers
78 views

When to use glass vs. metal vs. stoneware baking dish?

I've recently started to do more baking. I have metal baking sheets, metal bakeware, glass bakeware and I also know that there is stoneware baking dish, like this casserole. How do I decide which to ...
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3answers
115 views

Is there a frosting similar to whipped cream but without cream?

Can I use butter or margarine for frosting instead of whipping cream in cakes? I tried frosting cake with butter and icing sugar but I did not like the outcome. Is there something else that'd come ...
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0answers
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How to make a custard (royale) that sets up firm on the stovetop?

I was trying to make royales for consomme for the first time, since I figured I already have spare yolks already. Following a recipe for custard in general that said one can use as much as 4 yolks per ...
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2answers
53 views

Do i need to thaw meat before cooking in pressure cooker [duplicate]

Do I have to have meat thawed before putting it in my pressure cooker.
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0answers
66 views

What is the difference between Dutch Pie and German Pie?

I've seen several recipes of the two pies and even then I don't know if there is an original. Usually in Dutch Pie in Brazil, picture here, I see it based on a dough made with melted butter and ...
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1answer
371 views

What salt should I use in a bread machine recipe?

I've got a big book of bread machine recipes that does a really good job breaking down what ingredients perform what actions in the whole baking process and how modifying the recipe will change the ...
2
votes
1answer
70 views

Can I add frozen vegetables to my thawed chicken meat in a slow cooker?

I accidentally added frozen instead of thawed vegetables to my Chicken Alfredo meal I'm cooking in an Instant Pot (slow cooker mode). It's currently cooking right now, but I'm not sure if I should ...
4
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1answer
77 views

Challah braids melding together

I am trying to make Challah using this recipe, and the bread tastes good, but the braids are melding together like this: What is going on here? I am kneading using the slap-and-fold technique ...
2
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2answers
81 views

can one use a toaster oven to bake cakes and cupcakes?

I am an amateur chef that has passion in cooking.m looking for a small affordable oven to use for my baking but I am not sure which one to go for. i.e a toaster oven,a microwave oven or a mini oven. ...
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0answers
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Propane grill leaking from valve stem

I can't find this problem anywhere via google. It's not solved by resetting the regulator (and I'll argue that it shouldn't be below), and doesn't seem to be related to this cooking.se question. Of ...
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0answers
36 views

Using lighter wood to start grill!

My husband loves to grill. He used lighter wood this time and the meat tasted like chemical. Is it safe to eat the meat??? I just want to know before we eat it.
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1answer
53 views

Why did my piece of beef harden on crock pot?

I cooked a piece of sirloin in crock pot with sliced green peppers, onions, and one can of tomatoes. It was cooked for 1hr on HI and 4 hrs on low. It was checked after this & was hard. Was it ...
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1answer
26 views

What happens if you cook chocolate pudding too long on a double boiler?

I am having some troubles getting my pudding consistency right. The kind of pudding I am trying to make is of just milk, cream, sugar, cocoa and cornstarch. The double boiler I use is a small pot in ...
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1answer
36 views

Ceramic Coffee mug measurement

I have been looking for a coffee mug that will hold at least 12 oz of coffee. On ebay, I see things like mug is 3 1/2 inches across and 4 inches deep. This does not tell me a thing about how many ...
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0answers
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Do I use pure glucose or sugar syrup for making a caramel filling for a cookie?

I am trying to perfect my Dutch syrup waffles (stroopwafels). The cookies (waffles are perfect but the caramel filling is giving me problems. I tried making the caramel filling from sugar, sugar ...
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1answer
35 views

How do I clean a moldy rice cooker heating element?

There's a pretty large patch of white and green mold on the heating element of my rice cooker, near the magnet. Is there a way to remove it? It's grown to the point of bumpy. It seems that my brother ...
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0answers
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How to make fry chicken with the crispy skin [duplicate]

KFC has a extra crispy chicken. I want to know how to get the chicken skin/outside crispy with the crunchy effect. P.S.- i know how to season the flour and the chicken already. Am not sure what to ...
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1answer
59 views

Eggless Belgian Waffles become unbreakably hard

I am a big admirer of Belgian Waffles and hence have been trying to come up with the perfect recipe to prepare them. However, I cannot use eggs in waffles because majority of my cousins are vegetarian....
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1answer
71 views

Can I use a plastic cup instead of a ramekin for my panna cotta?

I don't have ramekins or custard cups. Can I pour the warm (not hot) cream-buttermilk mixture of panna cotta into plastic cups to refrigerate?
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0answers
36 views

Olive Oil's Nature and Safe Amount if Intake Daily [closed]

I've two questions here. First, I've heard two opposing opinions regarding olive oil's nature. Some say that it has highly inflamatted nature (thus may cause inflammation of liver etc.) and some ...
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0answers
27 views

Can i bake cake in sharp r72a1 microwave oven with grill [on hold]

Hw to bake cake in microwave oven with grill. Hw to convert microwave into oven
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0answers
31 views

Should outside staff be cleaning walk in chillers? [closed]

I work at McDonald's as an outside maintenance worker, emptying and replacing bin bags, litter walks, contact with rotting food waste wheelie bins, jet washing the car park and other duties. My ...
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1answer
133 views

Enlarging from a home bakery to a commercial bakery

I am presently a dessert baker in my licensed home kitchen and am moving to a retail storefront location with a commercial dessert bakery. My proprietary recipes for cheesecakes, layer cakes, brownies,...
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0answers
46 views

Problems with gelatine

got the following recipe from a UK newspaper. Tried it and it did not set. At all! My gelatine was fresh and 200-225 bloom and the grapefruit juice was freshly pressed. It tasted delicious but we ...
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1answer
62 views

Can anyone identify this type of green tea?

My house mate brought back from green tea from either China or Malaysia that was dark green balls that unrolled to large, thick leaves when steeped and I'm struggling to find anything similar! It ...
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2answers
103 views

I over seasoned BBQ chicken with too much salt how do I fix it

I BBQ a case of chicken for a family reunion it is extremely salty how do I fix it
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1answer
31 views

How much gluten flour do I need to add?

Ill spare everyone the boring details and just say that im trying to mimick a pizza at home. I know that the original pizza uses a flour with 15% protein but I can't find that flour available. Instead,...
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0answers
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How do you fit a double espresso into a demitasse? [migrated]

With lattes you can fit a double handle over the cup that you're making the coffee in. But a demitasse won't fit under a double handle. Do you make two single shots and pour the second one into the ...
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0answers
53 views

Is family style plating-serving used less in home cooking now? [closed]

My six year old actually brought this up to me. He was watching some shows and asked why there was food on the table being served. We hardly do this at our house - usually make plates at the stove. ...
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0answers
35 views

Why is my beet and carrot salad flat and tasteless? [closed]

My raw beet and carrot salad is lacking in flavor and taste. Is there anything I can do to pep it I up?
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2answers
64 views

Can you make Sous Vide Steak in a Pressure Cooker?

I have been reading about sous vide cooking and it seems like sous vide cooking is done under pressure. I want to try cooking a steak sous vide in a pressure cooker and then searing it to create a ...
1
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3answers
55 views

Tomato Products containing Citric Acid

I read that tomatoes are often not picked in the optimal ripeness for canning and because of this, citric acid is added to promote further ripening within the can. I purchase bottled pasta sauce and ...
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2answers
93 views

Is my wok carbon steel (it is magnetic)and how do I proceed - seems I am ruining it

I found what appears to be a new wok at Goodwill. It came with a lid that is very light with a wooden knob on the top and it seems to be aluminum. The wok however is much heavier, with two side ...
2
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1answer
30 views

Can I put meat on a broiler rack without using foil?

I have a sturdy broiler I use for broiling meat. It is very similar to the Cook N Home Nonstick Turkey Roaster, a rectangular cast iron deep walled pan with a rack inside of it. Formerly I have ...
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1answer
38 views

How long do unrefrigerated opened canned peppers last? [duplicate]

I received a couple homemade cans of banana peppers that were canned with a jalapeno in each for some extra heat. I absolutely love the taste of them, but I am curious how long they can last once ...
3
votes
2answers
91 views

How to spread peanut butter that is required to stay refrigerated?

I recently bought some "natural" crunchy peanut butter from Harris Teeter. Other than natural my only other description is the oil rises to the top when it isn't stirred for a while. There is a very ...
0
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0answers
7 views

Warm Brew Coffee? [migrated]

I usually hot brew coffee as it's the most convenient method. I occasionally cold brew coffee for a less bitter coffee, which I prefer, but is a bit of a pain in the a***. I'm assuming the bitterness ...
1
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2answers
69 views

How to shred carrots without them getting mushy

My goal is to shred carrots to use in a green salad. I've used graters with differently-sized holes, but it seems whenever I shred carrots, the shredded bits are very mushy and clump together. How do ...
0
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2answers
63 views

How powerful is my cooktop?

I should have asked this years ago. When a recipe calls for "medium heat", I'll burn the dish. I've had this problem on an electric range and a gas top; probably more so on the gas top. I've tried ...

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