4,908 reputation
628
bio website
location West Virginia, United States
age 34
visits member for 3 years
seen yesterday

Mar
20
comment Does one really need to add bicarbonate of soda if one already uses baking powder?
Another important reason that many cake and cookie recipes include baking soda is that the alkalinity increases both Maillard browning and caramelization. Failure to include sufficient amounts of baking soda may lead to having to choose between A) properly cooked, but pale and less flavorful baked goods or B) overcooked, but browned and "toasted" ones.
Mar
20
comment Does one really need to add bicarbonate of soda if one already uses baking powder?
Baking soda does not require an acid to produce leavening, but leavening is increased with the addition of acid. Sodium bicarbonate dissolved in a little water releases CO2 at room temperature and above.
Mar
19
reviewed Approve cake burns on bottom
Mar
18
revised Does 100% rye sourdough bread always have a sticky crumb? How do I make it stick to the knife less?
additional content
Mar
18
revised Does 100% rye sourdough bread always have a sticky crumb? How do I make it stick to the knife less?
grammar, units
Mar
14
reviewed Edit What exactly is 'osobaya sayanskaya' in House of Cards S03E03?
Mar
14
revised What exactly is 'osobaya sayanskaya' in House of Cards S03E03?
picture added
Mar
13
comment Maintaining Sourdough Starter - Are potato flakes/water necessary?
cooking.stackexchange.com/questions/53842/…
Mar
13
reviewed Approve What does “de-bearding” mussels mean?
Mar
11
revised Homemade liquid sweetener from Stevia
clarified terminology
Mar
8
reviewed Approve How does a pinch of salt make a difference to a recipe?
Mar
8
reviewed Approve Cooking an egg without oil or butter
Mar
7
answered Does 100% rye sourdough bread always have a sticky crumb? How do I make it stick to the knife less?
Mar
7
revised Curing with smoked salt
additional information
Mar
7
answered Curing with smoked salt
Feb
25
reviewed Reject and Edit Can I Use Normal Household Glass Items to Steam Cook Inside Pots?
Feb
25
revised Can I Use Normal Household Glass Items to Steam Cook Inside Pots?
units and spelling
Feb
17
reviewed Approve What's wrong with my oven?
Feb
15
reviewed Approve When is it necessary to cover food with aluminum foil during baking/roasting?
Feb
15
reviewed Approve Is Casu Marzu illegal in the United States?