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Nov
23
answered What is the proper amount of time to thaw + brine a turkey simultaneously?
Nov
23
answered Cooking red kidney beans
Nov
21
answered What happens if I brine my turkey for 2 days?
Nov
21
answered Can I substitute store-bought puff pastry dough for phyllo in pumpkin pastry?
Nov
21
revised Has anyone successfully spatchcocked their Thanksgiving Turkey?
Report on results from last year.
Nov
21
comment Will store bought chicken eggs hatch?
@Marti: Chilling a fertilized egg will kill the germ. Fertilized eggs intended for hatching should be kept at about 50-65F until they are incubated. Incubation temperature is 99.5F.
Nov
21
answered How to make a pie with no yolk?
Nov
18
answered Converting upright charcoal smoker to electric
Nov
18
answered How long do you let a turkey rest after cooking?
Nov
18
answered Tres Leche Without Homemade Cake?
Nov
17
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Nov
16
comment Cooking turkey with high-voltage arc
You'd have to design a platform that would either channel the arc through the turkey or a mobile platform that moved the turkey in the arc. Either way 6000-11000F is going to sear the skin before the inside of the bird gets a chance to cook. If you waited for the inside to cook the white meat would have vaporized. I think this approach would be more appropriate for a nice steak.
Nov
16
answered How to keep a chocolate cream from getting hard?
Nov
15
answered In my new mixer, my bread dough gets wrapped around the kneading hook. What should I do?
Nov
4
comment Yellowness of egg yolk
@Manako- "a vegetarian fed chicken is definitely more natural than ones that are not marked vegetarian" Good point for store bought eggs.
Nov
4
comment Yellowness of egg yolk
A vegetarian fed chicken is not a natural situation. In the wild chickens are omnivores. My chickens will gladly eat anything smaller than they are- In addition to the weeds and bugs that they eat I've seen them catch and fight over snakes, lizards, mice, etc. I agree that diet determines the egg color. All my chickens' egg yolks are almost orange.
Nov
2
comment How to get raspberry flavor into a smoothie without seeds?
+1 This is what I do. I usually add a little of the seeds back in for cosmetic reasons. You can freeze the puree. You cannot mill frozen fruit.
Oct
28
comment Are the claims legitimate linking botulism to vacuum prepared foods?
This is true but remember that the botulism spores don't die until 250F. If the food is cooked, cooled, and not eaten immediately there is an enormous risk of botulism.
Oct
19
comment Sugar forming tiny bubbles in microwaved coffee?
To eliminate the risk you can place a wooden skewer in the vessel to provide nucleation sites.
Oct
18
answered Condensed milk versus regular milk in fudge recipes