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18h
comment What is the type of cheese in “chips and cheese” UK fast-food? (with photos)
It is almost certainly some kind of mild/medium pre-grated cheddar, probably bought in bags in relative bulk. Perhaps any difference in taste is down to the fact that what passes for cheddar where you are is not the same as Cheddar in the UK. In any case, unless you have a bionic heart, I'd advise caution in doing too much research :)
1d
comment Choreography of making many yorkshire puddings
Overheating it to compensate. But then you adjust the temperature down to stop the Yorkshires burning.
2d
comment Choreography of making many yorkshire puddings
You can get the pan as hot as you like, but if the oven's cold it won't do you any good
Jan
26
comment Baking Turnips But are coming out burnt or soggy
Placing them on a rack and thence in the fridge for a few hours will dry them out too.
Jan
26
comment What is the meaning of the term whole grain?
You're supposed to be asleep!
Jan
26
comment What is the meaning of the term whole grain?
You just had to use diagrams didn't you? ಠ_ಠ
Dec
17
comment Is there any cut of beef that's close to Kobe beef?
For our North American friends fillet = tenderloin.
Dec
17
comment Baking below sea level
I have heard of decreasing the amount of raising agents at higher altitudes to account for the lower atmospheric pressure, so it follows you may need to do the reverse for higher pressure areas.
Dec
12
comment Reducing “gamy” flavor of turkey
Just use a chicken and tell everyone it's turkey.
Dec
11
comment After breakfast, egg plate clean up
Pre-scrubbing or rinsing renders a dishwasher pointless. Modern detergents and dishwashers are more than capable of dealing with greasy and/or eggy plates.
Dec
11
comment Cake baking temperature using top-heating gas oven
Most gas ovens have the flame either at the back or the top and bottom. Are you sure you're setting your oven to the correct setting?
Dec
7
comment What direction must one stir molten chocolate?
Cooks illustrated has recipes that make use of the Coriolis Effect? Good grief. It doesn't affect anything smaller than weather systems!
Dec
6
comment Is there a super close substitute for graham crackers?
You can probably find 'digestive biscuits' in Australia. They are the ex British Empire's go-to for crumb crusts.
Dec
5
comment How to cook frozen goose
That would work well with leg/thigh, but as Stephie says, breasts are generally much drier, so slow cooking will result in expensive rubber. A relatively fast, high roast is the way to go.
Dec
5
comment How to get cheese melted without burning grilled cheese
Do it in a pan, then you don't end up with grilled cheese melba toast, and the bread doesn't burn.
Dec
5
comment Are there cheeses with less saturated fat?
Though you can buy low fat cheese of course. The ratio of saturated to non saturated is the same, but there is less overall fat.
Dec
4
comment Is roasting a whole duck something a beginner should avioid?
Also, it's never a good idea to cook a dish for the first time for guests. Always practice first!
Dec
4
comment How long will my homemade marinade with orange juice last?
It's impossible to give an exact time, but given the sugar and vinegar, probably a couple of weeks. Don't quote me on that - it depends on several factors, not least the cleanliness of the jar. If you boiled the marinade and put it in a sterilised jar it would probably keep for months.
Dec
3
comment Selecting a big joint of meat to cook without an oven
Leg of lamb is not a low and slow joint.
Dec
3
comment Using gas cooker now having problem cooking food
This is good advice for any kind of oven, let alone gas.