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comment Why is my pizza doughy inside?
How thick did you roll the base out too?
Aug
20
comment Carbon steel seasoning
Check the oil level on those fast moving eggs!
Aug
20
comment carbon steel pans in dollar store
@NRaf The heated salt absorbs the sticky oil which has not polymerised fully, and any other sticky impurities stuck to the surface.
Aug
20
comment What kind of meat to use for Wiener Schnitzel?
In many parts of the world, Wiener Schnitzel is beef flank or sirlion pulled apart along the grain to make large thin steaks, it does not require pounding if done properly
Aug
18
comment Charles Darwin high altitude cooking of potatoes
Not having a pot lid would be a 2°C to 5°C drop at least, depending on pot shape and wind etc
Aug
18
comment Charles Darwin high altitude cooking of potatoes
@papin We certainly are, just that too many SA users don't have a sense of humour. How sad!
Aug
17
comment How are crisp flavours made?
@Eugene Petrov I have seen it in powder form! Not in the industry, so may have been mistaken? For a strong vinegar powder as in "salt and vinegar" crisps, a more popular choice is sodium acetate, which is the result of a basic baking soda and vinegar reaction, which you can make at home from the dried crystals of that reaction
Aug
16
comment How are crisp flavours made?
@Eugene Petrov Commercial acetic acid is called Glacial acetic acid, it is shipped in water tight drums (25 Kg typically) as it is extremely hygroscopic. It is easier to spray onto crisps if kept in powder form. You only need a small amount (around 50 mg) to flavour a whole bag of crisps
Aug
15
comment Toffee that is soft?
Check temperature chart at en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candy_making
Aug
7
comment How do I keep an egg from cracking while being boiled?
OP is from Australia; hard boil is just an expression for boiling, it doesn't actually have to mean boiling an egg until hard. Either way, they problem and solutions are the same
Aug
7
comment How do I keep an egg from cracking while being boiled?
Please move answer to linked question as this is a duplicate
Aug
6
comment How hot does popcorn need to be before it pops?
Why don't you try it! And tell us the exciting results :-)
Aug
4
comment Why wooden sticks for ice cream bars?
@Jefromi local ice-block maker does promotions sometimes with "collectable" plastic sticks, but they always switch back to wood when promo over
Aug
4
comment Why wooden sticks for ice cream bars?
@Jefromi Depends what country you live in? We have plenty of wooden disposable things here, but we live in country with a "wall of wood"!
Aug
4
comment Why wooden sticks for ice cream bars?
Wooden spatulas (not food grade?) are <$0.01 each in bulk, a plastic mold costs >$0.01 to make and press per item regardless of plastic content from my experience
Aug
4
comment Why wooden sticks for ice cream bars?
Plastic locks up carbon for many many years which is good too, and saves trees being cut down :-) . Also most plastic is made from by-product of petrol manufacturing, so if we didn't use it for plastic junk, it would be sitting around in huge piles at the refinery
Aug
4
comment Why wooden sticks for ice cream bars?
@Jefromi You may be confused since paper bags are generally more expensive than plastic bags, but that's due to manufacturing process, not ingredients
Aug
3
comment Storing unused portion of red onion
For fridge storage for a couple of days, the small amount of air in a re-usable plastic container will not hurt the onion. The container, or single use plastic wrap, is to stop onion gases contaminating the rest of the fridge
Aug
2
comment How to make pizza crust thin and elastic at the same time?
I haven't voted on your answer, but your first paragraph is not good. And I am not sure if baking soda and pizza should be in same sentence!
Jul
31
comment Defrosting Fish without Bag
Well while you walk to the store, you can pick up the plastic bags, and put them in the rubbish. The water in LA is scarce, don't run it, just fill a bowl. Fish doesn't need much defrosting