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Apr
3
comment Tiny bit of mold on maple syrup—can I still bottle it?
Well, given that many commercial maple syrup bottles come with a note to just remove any "harmless" surface mold, I would guess that you're probably OK, but that's just a guess.
Mar
27
comment What is the easiest way to grind poppy seeds?
@user24046: sorry, I no longer remember where I got that picture from. It was somewhere on the internet, though. If "poppy seed grinder" doesn't find it for you, try "mákdaráló".
Mar
19
comment Condensed milk the same as Sweetened Condensed Milk
So what's the difference between unsweetened condensed milk and evaporated milk?
Feb
28
comment Difference between Pancakes and “Kaiserschmarrn”?
IMO, kaiserschmarrn are related to pancakes the same way scrambled eggs are related to omelets: same ingredients, same tools, and there ends the similarity.
Feb
28
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Feb
18
comment How much does a cup of Nutella weigh?
Hi Big Crank. Did you actually read the question? How is the OP supposed to put anything in a measuring cup if he doesn't own a measuring cup?
Feb
17
comment When baking a cake that calls for butter, should you use salted or unsalted?
Exception: if the recipe does not call for any salt, then you really must use unsalted butter, because the difference between "no salt" and "some salt" is much greater than the difference between "some salt" and "some more salt".
Feb
11
comment How can I make fluffy chocolate mousse without gelatin?
I've seen the same recipe/technique attributed to Herve This.
Jan
31
comment How to make mayonnaise with a cooked yolk?
By "bubbled water", do you mean carbonated water?
Jan
29
comment How can I get chewy chocolate chip cookies?
Soft <> chewy. Just sayin'.
Jan
21
comment What ingredients make powdered sugar not gluten-free?
The starch ingredient in powdered sugar absolutely IS listed, at least everywhere I've ever been (US and Europe, basically). It's almost always cornstarch, by the way. That said, if the sugar is processed in a facility that also processes wheat, then it may still not be gluten-free, because of cross-contamination issues.
Jan
20
comment Which caffeine-free tea herbs have tannins?
No decaf tea???? Where exactly are you located?
Jan
20
revised Which caffeine-free tea herbs have tannins?
standardized on a single spelling of *caffeine*, and corrected spelling of *theine*
Jan
20
comment Which caffeine-free tea herbs have tannins?
Also, while I realize that no decaffeination process can remove all traces of caffeine, if all you're trying to avoid is the stimulant effects, then a decaf tea should be perfectly suitable. (If you're hypersensitive to caffeine --like my father was-- then decaf would still be too much caffeine, but for most normal people, such trace amounts of caffeine would have no effect.)
Jan
20
comment Which caffeine-free tea herbs have tannins?
Did you purposely spell caffeine in as many different ways as possible? :)
Jan
20
comment What can I do with a lot of bay leaves?
Send them to your friends who live in more northern climes, where bay doesn't grow too well. They will adore you for it.
Jan
20
comment Are there any tricks to making a light-textured “whipped cream cake”?
Did the recipe suggest any high-altitude adjustments? Did you make any? (Leaving out nearly half the sugar doesn't really qualify in my book.)
Jan
16
comment How do I cook with bay leaves?
The medieval spice mix "poudre fort" often involves bay leaf ground to a powder. That could be a good way to get a real handle on what it tastes like.
Jan
15
comment Quick tiramisu with many restrictions
I'm wondering if you can find a tiramisu-flavored instant pudding.
Jan
14
comment When should food colouring be added to part of a batch of bread dough?
@ccsdg, as Joe said, it's best to add the liquid color to whatever other liquid your recipe calls for. I.e. add it to the water, mix thoroughly, then add the water to the flour.