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comment creme brulee without torch
In my opinion, a blowtorch is a worthwile investment. Do yourself a favour though and buy a proper welding blowtorch in the hardware store - not one of the "cooking" ones. Mine runs on MAPP gas (which is flavourless and unscented, so food doesn't get that gas smell if the flame should go out for any reason) and crisps up crème brulée within a couple of seconds. It also works great for browning meats after cooking them sous-vide.
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Aug
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answered What are the key ingredients in Worcester Sauce?
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answered Why prevent apples from turning brown?
Apr
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comment What is the purpose of a pressure cooker in a rice cooker?
The main effect of the pressure is not to prevent the water from boiling, but to raise the temperature at which it boils.
Apr
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comment What is the purpose of a pressure cooker in a rice cooker?
Sorry about the delay... your question was hiding.
Apr
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answered how to break up a bread recipe?
Mar
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comment What is the purpose of a pressure cooker in a rice cooker?
I'd say that depends on several factors, mostly on what rice you use and what pressure the cooker generates. A quick websearch has pointed me to missvickie.com/howto/grains/rice-cooking.htm, it seems the reduction can be quite drastic... 4-8 minutes for white rice!
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answered What is the purpose of a pressure cooker in a rice cooker?
Mar
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answered What spices taste umami?
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answered Made oven ghee - what is the liquid at the top of my cold ghee?
Feb
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comment What is the best wine to use in a fondue recipe?
Yes and no... If it's called Fendant, it's a bog-standard chasselas made in the Valais region. Other that the provenance, there is no difference.
Feb
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comment What is the best wine to use in a fondue recipe?
...and ideally, the same wine should be served with the fondue.
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answered What is the best wine to use in a fondue recipe?
Feb
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answered Making Raclette without special equipment or specific type of cheese
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answered hard crack candy coming out too sticky