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Dec
9
comment What can replace milk in crepes?
I don't know whether it would work but if I was desperate I would experiment a bit and would try either using water or diluting the yoghurt with water to make a runnier but creamy liquid.
Dec
8
comment What is the best way to making a great pavlova base?
I think it would be the water from the berries I top it with that would make it go soggy - you're right that cream and set egg white wouldn't mix by themselves!
Dec
8
comment What is the best way to making a great pavlova base?
Having read the comments and Yossarin's answer - they are right to point out that it will go soggy if you top it too long before you want to eat it.
Dec
4
comment How to make “honeycomb” less sticky?
Good question - we also tried making this and it just came out a sticky gooey mess.
Dec
3
comment How do I pound chicken (or other meat) without making a mess?
I do this too with no problem - making sure to not fully zip the bag closed - leave a small gap for air to escape otherwise it will burst. Also I use a wooden rolling pin to pound it flat so it doesn't break the bag at all.
Nov
27
comment Why use chopped tomatoes and tomato paste/puree?
I am in the UK and the puree I am using comes in a tube like toothpaste. It is probably the same as what you are calling paste.
Nov
26
comment Any secondary uses for taffy?
+1 for using in cookies
Nov
25
comment Why do some countries prefer UHT milk and cream?
Out of interest, what country are you in?
Nov
25
comment Chop nuts before or after toasting?
Good tip - I didn't know that! - +1
Nov
21
comment Can I freeze muffin mixture?
I had noticed that before I posted the question but this solution didn't help as I had run out of muffin cases and didn't have time to get more. (Yes, I am aware that I could have baked them without cases in a well-greased tin.)
Nov
19
comment How to make softer biscotti?
Ooh, good tip, thank you! I will try this one.
Nov
12
comment What is the best way to clean a roasting tray/baking tray that has sauce burned on to it?
This is working nicely, thank you!
Nov
10
comment What is the best way to clean a roasting tray/baking tray that has sauce burned on to it?
I have no idea what Ajax or Barkeeper's Friend are I'm afraid!
Nov
10
comment What is the best way to clean a roasting tray/baking tray that has sauce burned on to it?
No - I think you may have had it right Marti - I mean powder we put in our washing machine to clean clothes.
Nov
2
comment What is this Italian Cookie called?
It sounds delicious!
Nov
1
comment What's the difference between Greek and Bulgarian Feta Cheese
+1 for knowledge and expertise, great answer!
Oct
29
comment Substituting with Bacon and Bacon Fat in a Recipe
+1 on the question for something I've never considered doing, +1 for yossarian because that sounds delicious and crazy at the same time. I hope I am adventurous enough to try this...!
Oct
16
comment Where can I obtain cream without additives?
Are you in the US, UK or elsewhere?
Oct
16
comment What is a poolish starter?
Thank you all for these answers - I asked out of interest, and you have certainly satisfied my curiosity! I don't think I will actually use a starter in my bread as we make it in a machine and although the science makes sense (in Julio's answer, which is why I chose it) I don't think the benefits in this case outweigh the extra time it will take me! Thanks everyone!
Oct
16
comment What is a poolish starter?
Thanks Hobodave - you got in there before me! :)