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I have a BA Hons degree in typographic design and Masters degree in business administration. I worked in the publishing industry for 30 years as a setter, copy editor and proof reader, before moving into management. Now semi-retired.

My main interest areas are cookery, cricket, and reading/writing.


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comment Info about spelt
I don't think spelt contains as much gluten as traditional wheat, but I'm not an expert on this, or at least I have limited knowledge of flour products.
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comment Chili/Stew - Is it necessary to cook all the meat before adding to the rest of the ingredients?
I'd be interested to know how this turns out and what if anything you might change the next time you cook it. Do follow up on this.
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comment Kneading and rolling fondant icing without air bubbles
@Divi No problem. I'm glad you found the solution to your air bubbles!
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comment Chili/Stew - Is it necessary to cook all the meat before adding to the rest of the ingredients?
+1 I like the idea of using some of the drained fat to incorporate into a thickening roux. What colour would you generally cook the roux to for this purpose? And what ratio of fat/to flour would you use?
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answered Chili/Stew - Is it necessary to cook all the meat before adding to the rest of the ingredients?
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comment How to add a salty/bacon flavor and texture to vegan collard greens?
Have you tried smoked salt?
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comment What is the modern alternative to sieving soup recipes?
@rumtscho That explanation is really helpful, thank you.
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comment What is the modern alternative to sieving soup recipes?
@citizen And the difference between using a food mill/moulli and a blender and fine metal sieve...is?
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comment What is the modern alternative to sieving soup recipes?
A mouli is basically a hand held food mincer. If you have an electric blender it's far better and far less work than a mouli! Remember, Ms David's book was written some time ago (I have a copy) and some of the terms it uses is out of date.
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answered What is the modern alternative to sieving soup recipes?
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comment Should ghee be kept out of light?
@citizen That seems sensible. Just take your ghee out of the fridge an hour or so before you intend to use it, same thing you'd do with butter really.
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comment What is sour cream called in Hindi?
@KristinaLopez You need to remember than the English versions of Sanskrit words are phonetic and therefore spellings can and will vary considerably.
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comment What is sour cream called in Hindi?
@KristinaLopez Makkani, Makhani can also mean cream.
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comment What is sour cream called in Hindi?
@KristinaLopez What source? Perhaps I speak Hindi - थोडा़ खट्टा मक्खन ;-)