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comment Why does the “almost no knead bread” recipe use beer? Can it be replaced?
@rumtscho the malt used as a dough conditioner is diastatic (ie the diastase enzymes are still active), boiling the wort during the brewing process deactivates these enzymes.
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reviewed Reject suggested edit on Are fungal toxins a significant problem in coffee, and if so, can they be avoided?
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reviewed Reject suggested edit on Are fungal toxins a significant problem in coffee, and if so, can they be avoided?
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comment gluten free hot cross buns
Is there a base recipe that you are working from on which we could offer guidance about modifications?
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revised Why does the “almost no knead bread” recipe use beer? Can it be replaced?
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answered Why does the “almost no knead bread” recipe use beer? Can it be replaced?
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comment Why is dark chocolate dark when pure cocoa is light brown?
Like coffee, cacao can also be roasted light or dark to meet specific flavor criteria. Many low-moderate quality beans are roasted dark to remove bad flavors and to yield chocolate with a roasty flavor but one that does not have the subtler flavors of more carefully roasted and higher quality beans.
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comment Why is dark chocolate dark when pure cocoa is light brown?
The "% cocoa" label on chocolate tells how much of the bar is made from any combination of three derivatives from the cacao bean... cocoa powder, cocoa liquor, and cocoa butter. While, technically, the "100% cocoa" standard could be met by "compacting the cocoa into a solid form", that is not how chocolate bars are made... no one would want to eat that.
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answered Giant meringue French pastry - what are these called?
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comment Giant meringue French pastry - what are these called?
Like this? 3.bp.blogspot.com/_of9NPGo1g1M/Rarv4t5Af4I/AAAAAAAAAEM/…
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comment What is the difference between coffee grinds/beans labeled as “espresso coffee” and ordinary coffee?
Since most pre-ground espresso coffee is very finely ground, you may end up with over extracted coffee when using a drip-style coffee maker.
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revised What method of coffee preparation gives the most caffeine in the finished cup?
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answered What method of coffee preparation gives the most caffeine in the finished cup?
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comment What method of coffee preparation gives the most caffeine in the finished cup?
Caffeine is extracted early in the brewing process, so longer brewing has little effect on caffeine content... especially if you standardized to a fine or medium-fine grind.