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Jan
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comment How should I order unknown wines in a tasting
Put that as an answer, Stefan.
Jan
10
comment American equivalent for British chocolate terms
In my experience chocolate chips are often not proper chocolate. Quite often they are 'compound chocolate', a mix of vegetable fat and cocoa amongst other things.
Jan
9
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Jan
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Jan
9
answered American equivalent for British chocolate terms
Jan
9
comment What hole size to prefer in the bread for what reasons?
True, but they are exceptions rather than the norm, and I note they go through a special process to achieve that density of crumb.
Jan
9
reviewed Approve Can Grapeseed oil be considered edible after it has passed the expiry date?
Jan
9
comment What hole size to prefer in the bread for what reasons?
Agreed. Smaller-holed loaves, like 'standard' sandwich bread, are almost always enriched with fat and milk, which has the dual effect of tenderising the bread and reducing hole size. Larger-holed loaves, for example pain a l'ancienne or ciabatta, are often very lean with little or no fat in them at all, and are subsequently also much chewier.
Jan
8
comment Extraordinary Beef Gravy?
Unfortunately recipe requests are off topic here on Seasoned Advice.
Jan
4
answered Would using milk powder better than fresh milk when poaching?
Jan
3
comment Is it okay to bake caramel pudding rather than steaming it?
It's not so much about moisture getting in as no moisture getting out.
Jan
2
comment Is it okay to bake caramel pudding rather than steaming it?
Steaming also serves to make the pudding very moist. Doubt you'd get that even with a bain marie
Dec
30
answered How to shape dough
Dec
30
comment Smartphone app to guide me with cooking
You need instructions to pick up spoons and eggs but not to separate eggs? ;)
Dec
27
comment What Garlic to use for Garlic Bagels
Took the words right out of my mouth.
Dec
22
comment My sauerkraut was left with dark mold covering the surface, is it ok?
As always, if in doubt throw it out! It's cabbage and vinegar, it can't have cost much. Is it worth getting food poisoning over?
Dec
21
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Dec
21
accepted What is the best way to toast pecans?
Dec
21
comment What is the best way to toast pecans?
Thanks. I don't have a microwave, but I don't think I'd consider using it if I did. And a good idea Joe re. a cool sheet pan to arrest the toasting process.
Dec
21
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