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I am a professional baker with many years of culinary experience.


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comment Pressure cooker rice quality vs high-end rice cooker
I have a Cuckoo rice cooker (10/10, excellent, would buy again) and it is a rice cooker AND electric pressure cooker! It has a turbo mode that cooks rice from start to finish in like 15 minutes, but the slower settings produce better rice.
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answered Filtered or non-filtered soymilk maker?
Dec
24
revised How to sweeten ganache for a chocolate lining
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Dec
24
comment How to sweeten ganache for a chocolate lining
As long as it was totally dissolved, it shouldn't get grainy. I'd probably go with a superfine sugar just to be safe though. My main concern would be that dissolving the sugar would end up with some of the same effects as a syrup (hygroscopic stuff). And also, as has come up before on here, a pinch of salt can do a lot to eliminate bitterness.
Dec
24
answered How to sweeten ganache for a chocolate lining
Dec
24
comment How can I make these cookies less sweet without ruining the texture?
Good catch. I wrote it at work and must have grabbed the 60 from something else in front of me.
Dec
24
revised How can I make these cookies less sweet without ruining the texture?
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Dec
24
answered How can I make these cookies less sweet without ruining the texture?
Dec
20
comment How-to Cut Baking Chocolate bar clean for perfect squares
The recipe calls for an intact half-square of baking chocolate per cookie? I'd hate to bite into that...
Dec
20
comment Challah rolls open up when baking in the oven
I second this, it definitely looks under-proofed to me.
Dec
18
comment Can I use ocean water to cook my pasta?
Ocean water has a lot of other stuff in it that probably wouldn't contribute positively to the flavor of your pasta.
Dec
18
comment Best vegan substitute for egg wash
I usually dissolve a bit of turbinado sugar into soymilk to use as a wash. You don't get the same shine, but it does brown nicely.
Dec
15
comment Is there a super close substitute for graham crackers?
some of the crunchier gingersnaps might work too
Dec
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revised What are the options for sweetening?
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Nov
25
comment Why put Sprite in a baking recipe?
Can you explain what you mean by "added around dumplings"?
Nov
24
reviewed Approve shelf life for chocolate chips
Nov
24
comment Can cheesecake be cooked without a spring-form pan?
You can also just get a deeper cake pan to accommodate the depth and water bath.
Nov
23
answered How to Prepare Chickpea Purée from a Can?
Nov
23
comment How to Prepare Chickpea Purée from a Can?
Let us continue this discussion in chat.
Nov
23
comment How to Prepare Chickpea Purée from a Can?
Like a lot of foods, there are many strong opinions. While I'd agree that's it's better warm, you definitely can eat it cold.