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comment Is cooked fish as perishable as raw fish?
The USDA disagrees with you regarding cooked meat, I can't imagine fish would be any different: cooking.stackexchange.com/a/17550/4194
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comment Recipe calls for shortening, I want to substitute butter. Do I need to melt the butter?
I agree with rumtscho - 'wet' doesn't necessarily mean 'liquid'. It didn't call for the shortening to be melted, so why melt the butter?
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revised Blending eggs for omelette?
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revised Can I substitute vegetable oil for olive oil?
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Aug
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answered Horizontal cuts when dicing an onion
Aug
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revised What is the best way to make a perfect fried egg?
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Aug
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revised Which acid is the most effective against oxidation of avocados?
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Aug
18
comment rice warming & safe
If you are frying the rice you are much better off cooking the rice fully, then cooling it quickly by spreading it out on a plate and putting it in the fridge. This has the dual effects of cooling the rice safely and drying it out so it fries properly. Warm, moist rice will result in a gloopy mess when you fry it.
Aug
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comment Recipe calls for shortening, I want to substitute butter. Do I need to melt the butter?
The only bread I am aware of in BBA that uses shortening is the standard white sandwich loaf, and if memory serves there is a side note alongside that very recipe that says you can substitute butter for shortening and vice-versa, with the caveat I mentioned above.
Aug
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comment Recipe calls for shortening, I want to substitute butter. Do I need to melt the butter?
The usual trade off with butter vs. shortening is flavour for texture. Butter leads to a denser, but tastier loaf.
Aug
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comment Are limes and lime juice more acidic than lemons and lemon juice?
They have virtually identical levels of citric acid, with limes actually having slightly less. Other than higher levels of calcium and phosphorous in lime juice there's very little difference between the two. An experiment is needed, I think! We'll leave it in your hands :)
Aug
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answered How to choose a pan for making caramel?
Aug
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comment Smoker Ideas, something between Ribs and a Brisket
Agreed on pork shoulder - pretty forgiving.
Aug
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Aug
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comment Can an opened pack of dried yeast be stored for later use?
Yup. You need to seal it and keep it cold.
Aug
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revised Can an opened pack of dried yeast be stored for later use?
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answered Can an opened pack of dried yeast be stored for later use?
Aug
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revised How do I stop my pans boiling over?
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Aug
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answered How do I stop my pans boiling over?
Aug
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answered How does irradiated beef spoil?