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Mar
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comment Chicken smells like eggs
Was the chicken an odd colour or slimy at all?
Mar
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Does reheating a roux based sauce thin it out?
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Mar
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comment What is the benefit of using a Mezzaluna Knife over a traditional knife
I would say no - any possible advantage is outweighed by the fact that you have an extra utensil to wash up afterwards. :)
Mar
1
comment What is the benefit of using a Mezzaluna Knife over a traditional knife
Yeah - at least if you have both hands on the handles you can't shear through your fingers :)
Mar
1
comment What is the benefit of using a Mezzaluna Knife over a traditional knife
Sorry, the question was unclear - the original title was simply 'Mezzaluna Knife' - but user editing is what this site's all about: you seem to have rectified things admirably.
Mar
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revised What is the benefit of using a Mezzaluna Knife over a traditional knife
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answered What is the benefit of using a Mezzaluna Knife over a traditional knife
Feb
29
comment How much salt should I put in a vegetable stew?
It's always a good idea to salt at the beginning and end of cooking. +1
Feb
28
comment Am I slow cooking chicken correctly?
What cuts were you cooking? Cheaper cuts like leg and thigh will start to fall apart when slow cooking, that's kind of the point!
Feb
28
revised How can I save my curry - it's way too oily!
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Feb
28
comment Does the direction matter in the Stretch and Fold method?
The directions given in BBA are a bit ambiguous - the photos just show folding in one direction. FWIW jay, I folded as per @rfusca's videos and it worked a treat.
Feb
28
answered How can I save my curry - it's way too oily!
Feb
28
comment Can these settings bake a cake?
It looks to me like you need to set it to the next symbol up anti-clockwise, which should be a conventional fan oven. You should have no problem baking with that setting at 180ºC/435ºF.
Feb
27
comment How can I flambé ice cream?
@jefromi No, it wouldn't - unless you put a match to it. The ignition temperature is the temperature required for a substance to ignite when exposed to a flame. For a substance to spontaneously ignite (i.e. without a flame) it needs to reach the autoignition point: for ethanol that's 365ºC/689ºF - even Texas summers aren't that hot :)
Feb
27
comment Can oil be replaced with yoghurt in a cake recipe?
I would think that the sour taste of yogurt might effect the overall flavour of the cake. Sour cream is often a component of chocolate cakes so it might work. Try it and see!
Feb
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revised How can I flambé ice cream?
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