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Homemade hot sauce- shelf life? Refrigeration?

I made some home made spicy chili paste experimentally. I winged it with no real research when my friend gave me a sizable bag of hang-dried Thai chili peppers from her garden. I chopped up the dried ...
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1answer
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Can I use Maida atta instead of plain flour for breading?

So guys I want to make a dish called Crispy Chicken Burger patties and in the recipe it is prescribed to coat the chicken in plain flour to make it crispy so I wanted to ask if I can use Maida atta as ...
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How long is wheat good for after harvest?

I'm not sure if I am asking this in the right place. I am wondering, if winter wheat is harvested from mid-May to mid-July, and spring wheat is harvested from mid-August to mid-September, then how ...
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1answer
95 views

Roasting beef and lamb roasts together

Can I roast @ 200 degress both a rib roast and a leg of lamb in same oven together without flavors transfering
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1answer
19 views

How to Harvest and Prepare Prickly Pear Pads Without Getting Poked

I enjoy eating Prickly Pear Cactus pads, but I can't figure out how to harvest and prepare them without filling my fingers with tiny hairs. I have asked around and looked online and found sites such ...
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1answer
482 views

How do I seal ice cream containers?

I want to make ice cream, put them into pint containers (or, hopefully of any custom size in the future) and have the containers be sealed with a film like Häagen-Dazs does. A machine would be ok. ...
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Is it contaminating the spice to touch it after touching raw meat?

When I cook raw meat, especially chicken strips, I have it spread out on the chopping board with a few bags and containers of spice to the side. I don't actually use too many shakers for spice. Since ...
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How long does raw ground meat last in the fridge?

Does it make a difference if it's raw ground pork or raw ground veal? There is no sell-by date since I got it at the butcher.
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Letting wine reduce before braising

I've seen recipes for braising (sorry no sources available) that instruct you to deglaze with wine then let it reduce by about half. After the wine has reduced, the next steps are to add in stock, ...
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1answer
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How can I make a “lighter” cheese sauce?

I am looking to make some cheese-sauce filled choux pastry balls as an appetizer. I was considering making a classical mornay sauce for the filling. But when it goes cold, I find it tends to be quite ...
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2answers
61 views

Does dried milk powder retard yeast growth in bread making

I have found that when using dried milk powder to soften the crumb on wholemeal loaves that the dough doesn't rise as well, even when using 25% strong white flour to increase the gluten. Is this ...
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2answers
36 views

compound chocolate vs real chocolate

I have recently bought a small coating pan which I am going to use to coat peanuts & raisins with chocolate, and then polish with capol. I am quite new to the whole chocolate thing. Especially ...
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1answer
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How are jasmine and basmati rice related, how are they different?

While I really like to eat rice, I did not spend much attention on the kind of rice I was eating - up to now. Actually, I'd probably confuse basmati and jasmine rice... Obviously, I'm now curious ...
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2answers
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How do you make popcorn with “indian corn”

I bought a couple ears of this corn at the farmers market and the woman at the stand said to throw it in the microwave. Does anybody know how long it should be in the microwave for?
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2answers
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Bottom part of Biryani got burnt , rice always gets sticky .how to prevent?

Bottom part of my Biryani always got burnt , rice always gets sticky.but i want each grain separated ? .how to prevent burning & stickiness of rice?
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1answer
253 views

What are Chicken Paws?

Although I haven't purchased them, I've recently noticed more than one supermarket chain selling packages of "Chicken Paws". To me, they look exactly like chicken feet, though I've never purchased ...
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1answer
62 views

What is better for chilled cheesecake - pectin or gelatin?

I am currently doing my food technology GCSE coursework and need a Lemon Cheesecake recipe for next week. I was planning on having an enriched shortcrust base, with a chilled lemon cheesecake ...
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1answer
65 views

How can I make delicious pastries in advance of serving day [on hold]

I would like to make some amazing breakfast treats to serve at an event we are hosting but I am part of the event and will be very busy the whole week before. Does anyone have any ideas for pastries ...
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3answers
155 views

What is “pastry butter”?

I was recently watching a television show where a reference was made to "pastry butter". This was in the context of making croissants saying that normal butter was incorrect type to use. After ...
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1answer
42 views

How to keep savory biscotti crunchy?

I've made several batches of this recipe for savory biscotti. They are a pleasant crunchy texture after baking and cooling. The next day, after being stored in an airtight container, they are no ...
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2answers
197 views

Cooking old beets

I just harvested some beets from last year, they are red in the center and the rest is a yellow white color. They are huge, so are they edible?
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6answers
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Why does flatbread have to be microwaved / cooked / toasted?

I was eating at a Subway restaurant the other day and they asked if I would like my flatbread toasted... I responded with a "No thanks." They said, "Well technically the flatbread still HAS to be ...
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1answer
590 views

How to get heat high enough for stir fry?

Considering that mounting a fighter jet afterburner in my kitchen (or anything, for that matter) isn't very convenient or realistic, what would be a realistic way to get the extreme heat output that ...
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8answers
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How to prevent the chicken breasts from drying out

One of the methods I use to cook chicken in general and especially chicken breast is as follows: put the chicken into a frying pan. Pour 1/2 a cup of water and let it cook on medium heat for as long ...
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0answers
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Chocolate chip cookies: too much butter

I made a chocolate chip and snicker cookie batter. But I added double the butter not realizing what I had done I chilled the dough until the next day. The next day when I took the dough out of fridge ...
2
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1answer
106 views

Garlic clove has turned to a firm jelly texture

I keep my garlic on my kitchen shelf by the window. Out of the whole garlic bulb one the cloves has changed to a yellow/orange colour and its texture is like hard jelly. Its slightly squidgy but firm. ...
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1answer
105 views

Small batch of sauerkraut smells yeasty

As an experiment, for my first attempt, I'm making a small batch of sauerkraut. Small like less than 1/3 of a head. Its setup is pretty amateur, no professional airlock. Anyway, it's been going for a ...
5
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1answer
72 views

CharBroil Propane Grill - Troubleshooting a problem

I asked on Meta if this was on-topic and was given the go-ahead to post, so... I purchased a CharBroil 2-burner propane grill a few weeks ago. The flame is the right color and certainly hot enough, ...
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3answers
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Why is there cornstarch in powdered sugar?

I was looking up how to make my own powdered/confectioner/icing sugar. Some 'recipes' say that you should add a bit of cornstarch while others just leave this out. So what is the role of cornstarch? ...
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1answer
59 views

Are sundried tomatoes regulated in the EU?

There are different methods for drying tomatoes, and I suppose that using a dehydrator is most convenient in an industrial setting. Still, many dried tomatoes are sold as "sundried tomatoes". I have ...
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5answers
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Should I let stock cool with the bones/veg still in it?

I've just made some stock and its bed time now. Do I need to strain my stock before I go to bed, or can I leave it overnight with all the stuff in it and strain it in the morning? Is one preferable ...
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5answers
57k views

Difference between conventional oven with fan assisted and convection with fan assisted?

For all my recipes I have been baking using convention plus fan assisted option and my bakes turn out to be good. But now I have moved to new house where there is a convection oven. I tried my cookie ...
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12answers
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Possible to thicken gravy without flour or cornstarch?

I'm on a diet where I can't eat a number of things that I would typically use to make gravy, specifically corn and flour. I'm planning on roasting a chicken tonight and I was thinking it would be ...
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6answers
6k views

What can I do to prevent the gaseous side effect of sunchokes?

I'd love to eat sunchokes (aka Jerusalem artichokes or topinambour) more frequently, but the side effects (gas, abdominal discomfort) are a bummer. In a home kitchen, how can I prepare the sunchokes ...
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2answers
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How much brown sugar do I add to one third a cup to make half a cup of brown sugar

How much brown sugar do I add to one third cup to make half cup brown sugar?
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3answers
225 views

Preserving cheese sandwich

I'm curious about an effective method of preserving a cheese sandwich. I'm looking to prepare them as far ahead of use as possible. I've considered various alternatives but it's not really clear ...
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6answers
10k views

How much meat should I serve per person?

Catering a small event tomorrow for twenty people. Serving beef brisket, pulled pork, and veggie lasagna. Question is how much brisket & pork should allow for each person? also serving three ...
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1answer
47 views

Flavored caramelization

When should flavorings to brown sugar-caramel be added: during caramelization of after? I make caramel regularly for inclusion in coffee based drinks. The caramel recipe is simply: brown sugar ...
2
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1answer
33 views

Dulce De leche as a macaron filling

as a follow up question, I'd use dulce de leche (Slow Cooker Dulce De Leche) for the macaron filling, how do I milden its sweetness? Could I mix it with melted dark chocolate for example, and will it ...
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1answer
26 views

Is it ok to store peanut oil in the container it came in after being used?

I am starting to get into frying again. I was wondering if it is ok to store the oil after it has cooled down in its original container or if there is a better option for storage.
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2answers
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What is the difference between granulated cane sugar and granulated sugar?

I see two types of sugar in the baking aisle that I can't differentiate: "granulated sugar" and "granulated cane sugar". The latter is considerably more expensive. So, what is the difference between ...
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1answer
55 views

Ceramic made from alumina poisonous?

I was searching for ceramic knife and learned they can be made from Zirconia or Alumina. Some cheap ones could be from the latter because material is cheaper. Isn't Aluminum Oxide poisonous to human ...
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1answer
27 views

Pork Sirloin vs Chump

I'm trying to become more proficient in my understanding of pork cuts. I've heard of the "chump" (mostly from Brits) and pork sirloin. They both seem to come from roughly the same place on the pig ...
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1answer
28 views

substitute for dairy products? [on hold]

I am a cookery student. As a part of my course, I need to create dietary menus. I have chosen dairy free. Because I am allegy to dairy it can help me to understand how I can produce dairy free food. I ...
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2answers
105 views

How to chop/mince meat?

How can I chop or mince meat more easily? Currently I just use a knife and chop it up. Meat grinders are no good. I am not trying to make sausage. I want to chop the meat up, not turn it into goo. ...
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0answers
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What caused smooth homemade nutella to become grainy in refrigerator?

I blended toasted hazelnuts in a vitamix until they were a butter, added melted chocolate, then added coconut oil to increase smoothness. Here are the amounts: 450 grams hazelnuts (unsalted, raw or ...
8
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1answer
1k views

Is Nattou safe to eat when it has white dots on it?

I bought a couple packs of Nattou (fermented soybeans) and stored it in my refrigerator. They come sealed in plastic, so I opened the plastic and only ate about half of one container. I wrapped it ...
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0answers
68 views

New Red Potatoes have pink streaks inside

Is it safe to eat new red potatoes fresh out of garden that has pink streaks in them? What are these pink streaks?
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1answer
568 views

Why not mix meat or poultry with fish?

I have just realized that I cannot recall ever seeing an item on any menu or in any cookbook that includes both fish and meat or fish and poultry together. (Meat and poultry I have seen.) Is there a ...
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11answers
121k views

Should I rinse canned beans before using them?

Certainly, if I were making a salad with canned beans, I would thoroughly rinse them first. But if I'm making soup or chili with canned black beans or kidney beans, should I drain and rinse them ...

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