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Nov
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comment separating almond flour from almond meal
I've experimented quite a bit with Coconut flour, with pretty poor results. Coconout flour has a strong flavour compared with almond flour. Coconut flour absorbs and re-releases water in an unpredicable manner. Gluten doesn't seem to bind to coconut flour. As you increase the proportion of coconut flour above about 20% the dough gets strongly flavored, crumbly, and with unmanageable moisture. The water re-release part is totally bizarre. I've walked away from a nice looking ball of dough in the mixer and found it a sloppy wet mess minutes later. Coconut flour is a total troll.
Nov
5
comment separating almond flour from almond meal
"Sift with a regular sieve (your current process), then grind the part that gets held back, repeat." Have you tried this? When I do that the part that is left back gets progressively oilier. It looks very much like the oily bits stick together and don't go through the sieve. Sifting really seems to separate the oil from whatever the other stuff is.
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Jan
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comment Does soap kill germs?
@SAJ14SAJ Understood. I actually don't think trying to protect against misinterpretation by those skimming questions is productive. I think doing so creates a distraction from the true topic under discussion.
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comment Does soap kill germs?
@Jefromi - I see your point. Hopefully that clickable pictorial at the bottom helps skimmers with that point.
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revised Does soap kill germs?
added note that you still need soap for cleaning
Jan
16
comment Knife cleaning: safe to do without soap?
@CosCallis - With respect to the efficacy of 'anti-bacterial' soap sanitizing (i.e. killing germs), there doesn't seem to be conclusive evidence that they indeed kill germs any better than regular soap. This WebMD article, for example, cites a study that found the antibacterial properties of regular and 'anti-bacterial' soap to be about the same. Furthermore, the term 'anti-bacterial' makes no claim about killing foodborne viruses which ought also to be a concern when cleaning knives.
Jan
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comment Knife cleaning: safe to do without soap?
@CosCallis - With respect, understanding the difference between cleaning (i.e. removing germs and the substances that culture them) and sanitizing (i.e. killing germs in place) is essential to food safety. I don't see how a factual discussion about that difference is a step in the wrong direction.
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comment Knife cleaning: safe to do without soap?
-1 Soap does not kill germs. -- actually your answer prompted me to ask that question. I'm still hoping there's a proper answer to the question of how to clean a knife.
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