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Mar
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comment Can I bake bread in pieces?
Agree. +1 for not deserving -1.
Feb
4
revised Baking naan without an oven?
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Feb
4
comment Baking naan without an oven?
Here is a recipe that you might want to try out: foodformyfamily.com/recipes/how-to-make-naan-in-the-oven. I think the main thing is to just turn your oven up as high as it will go. And maybe turn on the grill as well if you have one. A pizza stone might also help.
Jan
31
comment What to do with chicken scraps
Also, you don't have to brown the carcass. It tastes better that way but you don't have to. And if you do not have all the ingredients listed you can just skip some of them. In fact, if you just take the chicken carcass as it is and boil it in plain water for a while you will get a perfectly usable stock. But if you do the browning and add the other items it will be even tastier.
Jan
31
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
30
answered What to do with chicken scraps
Jan
22
comment Does ginger have to be peeled? If so how?
+1 for the trick with the spoon.
Jan
10
comment What hole size to prefer in the bread for what reasons?
But of course the flavour does not come from the holes. The flavour and the holes both come from the method of baking. High hydration, good strong (high protein) flour, long proofing (rising) times are some of the factors that contribute.
Jan
10
comment What hole size to prefer in the bread for what reasons?
@Anisha Kaul: I would say yes. A really good bread with big holes does taste a whole lot better than regular "sandwich-style" bread. There is much more flavour, the inside of the loaf is chewy but also kind of creamy in a weird way. And if the crust is really dark brown and hard (the way I like it) it gives a great crunchy contrast to the soft interior.
Jan
10
comment What hole size to prefer in the bread for what reasons?
@KristinaLopez: You mean baguettes? If so, then yes, baguettes belong in this category. At least when they are properly made, which usually means they're made with sourdough.
Jan
10
comment What hole size to prefer in the bread for what reasons?
@Anisha Kaul: This style of bread is nearly always used for one of two things: 1. Sandwiches of all sorts. 2. Served plain with butter on the side as an accompaniment to other foods. You might for example get a small basket of sliced bread and a small bowl of butter when ordering a soup in a restaurant.
Jan
10
comment What hole size to prefer in the bread for what reasons?
@Anisha Kaul: I see that you live in India. I am assuming that this type of bread is not a common thing over there. Here is a good picture of bread with big holes: zolablue.smugmug.com/photos/244769142-L.jpg. And here is another picture where you can see that the high hydration (which gives a loose dough) has made the loaf quite flat: robinson.to/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/…. If you want to try making this style of bread yourself I would recommend Jim Lahey's no-knead bread: nytimes.com/2006/11/08/dining/081mrex.html?_r=0
Dec
29
comment How do I write a recipe so others (or Google) can translate it well?
Why the downvotes? This is a great question.
Dec
21
accepted Ambiguities in Gravlax recipe
Dec
20
asked Ambiguities in Gravlax recipe
Dec
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awarded  Yearling
Dec
6
comment How can I store truffles?
The information in the link says that they will keep fresh for 2-3 days. While this may be true, my experience with black truffles is that you should eat them as soon as possible. I actually tried buying white truffles from a shop in Berlin once (I live in Sweden). This was on a Friday, and I told the woman behind the counter that I would not be able to eat them until Sunday evening, and could she please vacuum pack them for me. In the end she refused to sell me any, saying that it would be a waste unless I ate them on that same Friday evening. :)
Dec
6
comment How can I store truffles?
I can verify that the egg trick works. Haven't tried it with white truffles though, only the cheaper black variety. Presumably it works even better with white truffles since they are much stronger in flavour (supposedly).
Nov
23
comment How long do you have to cook wild morel mushrooms for them to be safe?
@Steve: Cool! I knew that they had to exist outside Sweden, I just could not find the English name. As for the toxicity, it is all a little exaggerated. If the instructions are followed very little of the toxins remain, and unless you eat them very often you will be fine.
Nov
15
awarded  Nice Answer