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May
15
revised How can I stop my pie from burning?
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May
14
comment Is it okay to put baking powder in Yorkshire Pudding batter?
+1 - hot fat is the absolute no. 1 factor in a well-risen Yorkshire Pudding in my experience. I heat mine for at least half an hour.
May
12
comment When I'm separating egg whites, how much does it matter if a little yolk gets in?
I didn't say you needed it, I said pastry chefs use it :P
May
12
comment When I'm separating egg whites, how much does it matter if a little yolk gets in?
Nice answer. Pastry chefs use copper bowls for making meringues, as copper ions transfer to the egg whites and help stabilise them, preventing overbeating.
May
11
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Is curry ketchup just ketchup with curry powder?
May
11
comment Is there a difference between coca, focaccia and pizza?
It seems that nothing is set in stone when it comes to bread names. Certainly most foccacia recipes I've seen contain yeast.
May
10
answered How much does a cup of Nutella weigh?
May
10
comment Theoretical: why there's no gradient of doneness in bread?
True - the steam doesn't evaporate, it merely escapes from the oven.
May
9
comment Why does my oven take so long to heat up?
Perhaps newer ovens have to conform to relatively recently introduced safety standards that effect the speed they heat up at.
May
8
comment How can I get the most smoke flavor from Lapsang Souchong tea?
Perhaps the best thing would be an experiment or two. Use the same amount of tea and water and steep three cups for three different times etc
May
7
comment How can I get the most smoke flavor from Lapsang Souchong tea?
Wiki says Formosan (Taiwanese) lapsang has the smokiest flavour, perhaps you could find some?
May
7
comment How long can I store mole?
Go big or go home, I always say.
May
7
asked How long can I store mole?
May
7
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How to create homemade special coffees
May
7
comment How to make caramel sauce that doesn't taste bitter?
That's a good tip BaffledCook
May
7
answered How to make caramel sauce that doesn't taste bitter?
May
6
comment Are chillies hotter when they're ripe?
I'm also looking at it from a post-pick point of view. Their heat may well build as they grow and ripen, but I would think it plateaus at a certain point.
May
6
comment Are chillies hotter when they're ripe?
Yes, I suppose so. I'm coming from the angle of buying chillies at the supermarket, where they are obviously always ripe.
May
6
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How to create homemade special coffees
May
6
comment Are chillies hotter when they're ripe?
The placenta doesn't disappear per se, I imagine it just dries out. That means there's less water, but the amount of capsaicin shouldn't change all that much.