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Software engineer by trade but I came to Seasoned Advice independently of Stack Overflow.

I'm interested in bread, sous-vide, food preservation, dairy, and trying new food.


May
6
comment How can you make “All Purpose Flour” using home ground wheat?
+1 for white wheat. It is much more delicately flavored than red.
May
6
answered How can you tell when flour has gone off?
May
6
revised Are there substantial benefits to grinding your own flour?
More believable price difference for King Arthur flour.
May
6
comment Are there substantial benefits to grinding your own flour?
@Sean- I forgot the exact price and went with what I found on Amazon. Thanks for the correction. From King Arthur's web site a 5# bags is about $5.00. Are grocery stores really that much less? kingarthurflour.com/shop/items/…
May
6
revised Are there substantial benefits to grinding your own flour?
My estimates were a little high.
May
6
revised Are there substantial benefits to grinding your own flour?
Worked out the math for cost savings.
May
6
answered Are there substantial benefits to grinding your own flour?
May
6
comment What to do with Cocoa Pasta
"What sauce goes with it well?" Whipped cream?
May
6
comment What to do with Cocoa Pasta
Cocoa and pepper works surprisingly well together.
May
4
comment how do you get sushi rice to not stick to your hands?
@TFD- A clean wet cloth is not unhygienic. The tap would be a pain because I have to do it constantly- every second roll at least.
May
2
answered Which baking dish is best to bake a banana bread?
Apr
30
awarded  Necromancer
Apr
27
comment Why does dough break when kneading, and how to prevent/ameliorate it?
@Michael- I agree it's hard to add water if you are kneading by hand. If you are using a mixer it is much easier it just takes a little bit of time to work in the water and you should have a splash guard for the bowl.
Apr
27
answered Can store bought salmon be used for sashimi?
Apr
25
comment What does it mean for something to be broiled?
Of course, a "grill" can also be charcoal powered rather than gas.
Apr
25
comment How can I make my lemonade more tart/tangy?
@rumtscho- this is what I was going to say. Make this an answer not a comment.
Apr
24
comment How do you make paneer?
@Avinash- en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queso_blanco They are acid set and don't usually melt. I use them frequently as drop in replacements for paneer with perfect results.
Apr
14
comment What is 'Bread Improver'?
@Henrik- I've used the varieties that contain citric acid and lecithin. It isn't required for good bread but it does cause a modest but noticeable improvement to the bread structure. It is used more often with bread machines as they need all the help they can get.
Apr
14
comment How to strain yogurt
@michael- That is surprising. I would think that would need to be a fairly tight mesh?
Apr
14
answered How to strain yogurt