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Aug
4
revised What is this fruit?
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Aug
3
comment Why was my Danish pastry dough so wet?
New Pine Fresh Scent!
Aug
3
revised Why was my Danish pastry dough so wet?
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Aug
3
answered Why was my Danish pastry dough so wet?
Aug
3
comment Does it make sense to refrigerate the dough made for Parathas to be used after 8 hours?
Wrap it tightly, so that there is no air between the surface of the dough and the bag. If you are worried about the dough stiffening, perhaps make it a little wetter than normal; you can always add more flour when you roll it out.
Aug
3
comment Does it make sense to refrigerate the dough made for Parathas to be used after 8 hours?
I was under the impression that paratha were brushed with ghee and folded a few times, which is what gives them their layered texture.
Aug
2
comment Does it make sense to refrigerate the dough made for Parathas to be used after 8 hours?
No, why would it? You roll them so thin and cook them on such a hot tava that it makes little difference what temperature they start at. Make sure you wrap the dough tightly in plastic wrap to prevent it drying out in the fridge and you'll be fine.
Aug
2
answered Does it make sense to refrigerate the dough made for Parathas to be used after 8 hours?
Aug
1
answered Why does my cocoa syrup overflow?
Jul
27
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Can you make your own black garlic?
Jul
27
answered Is it normal for ginger paste to spit violently in oil?
Jul
26
comment Why do people recommend cream of tartar when whipping egg whites to the exclusion of all other acids?
I think 'virtually every single egg white recipe' is coming it a bit strong. They're more likely to recommend white wine vinegar or lemon juice.
Jul
26
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Where does the chlorine taste in yogurt come from?
Jul
24
comment How do I make home-made Vietnamese or thai rice noodles?
In any case, I believe Vietnamese rice noodles are made using a laborious involving pounding rice for hours; probably not something you can do at home.
Jul
24
comment What can I use as an alternative sweetener for smoothies?
You know of course that sugar is just as 'natural' as honey, agave nectar, or anything else? Especially if you use unrefined sugar.
Jul
23
comment How to peel bell peppers effectively?
If you're doing this, the pepper will peel even easier if you put it in a heat-proof bowl and cover with plastic wrap. The skin will steam itself loose.
Jul
23
revised How to peel bell peppers effectively?
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Jul
23
answered How to peel bell peppers effectively?
Jul
22
revised how to freeze individual chicken pot pies
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Jul
21
comment Why do my teriyaki steaks come out hard and dry?
UK 'frying steak' is thin - about 1/8"/5mm thick. It needs about a minute either side. 8 minutes and you've got shoe leather.