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Oct
16
comment Why is it necessary for Turkish Coffee to start brewing with cold water?
It might also be noted that you should use cold water when you make any coffee. Cold water is more fresh (it hasn't spent any length of time sitting in a hot water tank). This goes for boiling pasta, potatoes, or anything else.
Sep
30
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Sep
24
comment Can I make puff pastry with half the butter?
Interesting to read the different views on butter temperature when making butter puff dough. In my experience, the most important thing to remember is to 'match' the dough consistency with the type of butter you are going to use. In other words, if you are using room temperature butter, you make a softer dough. If you are using cold butter, you make a stiffer dough. It's all about making sure you can keep your layers stratified without working the fat into the dough. If you had a soft dough and hard butter, the dough would be torn all to hell...
Sep
17
comment What is the liquid often ladled onto the grill top in restaurants?
It's either water or some type of stock (chicken, vegetable, etc.). Just throwing oil on with a lid wouldn't do a heck of a lot.
Aug
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Aug
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revised What method yields best result for washing breads?
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Aug
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answered What method yields best result for washing breads?
Jun
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reviewed Reject suggested edit on How should I prepare dried chickpeas?
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May
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answered Why are my cinnamon rolls turning into toffee?
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revised How to make hot dog buns or sandwich rolls with a soft crust?
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Feb
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comment Why is there vinegar in the bread recipe?
You can't tell me that it doesn't speed gluten formation. That's simply not true. If you replace 5 percent of the water in your mix with vinegar, it will DEFINITELY be mixed quicker.
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May
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comment Crusty french bread
grrcurrie makes me laugh because his bum smells like elderberries...
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