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comment How is King Arthur bread flour made?
@bread101, Just to add to rumtscho's comment (or clarify) -- the softest wheats are used to produce pastry flour. The hardest are used to produce bread or sometimes "high gluten" flour. All purpose flour is often (though not always) a blend of hard and soft wheats. While one can use other additives or processing to produce even softer flours (e.g. American bleached cake flour) or harder (by extracting gluten and adding it), standard flours can vary significantly in gluten content just by the type of wheat.
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answered How does rub or marinade actually seep into meat?
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comment Do quality adjectives have a standard?
DVs are mostly derived directly from RDAs, which vary by age and gender. RDAs are calculated to be sufficient intake for 97-98% of people who fall within the specified age and gender group. For most vitamins and minerals, the DVs exceed the standard RDAs, so they should also be adequate for at least 97-98% of the population in most cases.
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comment What are the advantages of vanilla sugar?
@rumtscho, Thanks for the insight. I know vanilla sugar is more common in Europe (though I wonder why that started). Two related questions: (1) Is all European vanilla sugar made with synthetic or is some made by mixing real beans with sugar (as American recipes often do)? (2) Does potency of European vanilla sugar vary a lot? Some American sources imply that you can substitute standard (more subtle) homemade vanilla sugar for European, while I've read other things implying the European version can perhaps be nearly as potent as powdered vanillin.
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comment Can I slow cook a 3.25 beef roast for 4 hours on high, refridgerate in the crock pot overnight and then cook on low again in the morning for 4 hours?
@Bonnie - Yes, as long as your slow cooker is functioning properly, it should maintain the food at a safe temperature.
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answered Can I slow cook a 3.25 beef roast for 4 hours on high, refridgerate in the crock pot overnight and then cook on low again in the morning for 4 hours?
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