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Mar
23
comment Barbecue sauce with onion
Did he sterilise the jars/bottles?
Mar
20
comment Can I cook duck breast a day before?
Looks great, well done.
Mar
20
comment First slicing, then cooking, or the other way around?
Do you mean a gratin?
Mar
20
comment How do I quickly get okra to stop being goopy?
What do you mean by 'burn its cloggy'?
Mar
18
comment Does incorporating whipping cream in a chocolate syrup extend its shelf life?
That is true - he said 'on' not 'in'. But I believe he means that it remained closed until they used it recently (ie earlier in the day) to make the chocolate syrup.
Mar
18
comment Does incorporating whipping cream in a chocolate syrup extend its shelf life?
OP didn't say he opened the cream some months ago, he just said he bought it some months ago and froze it.
Mar
16
comment Pasta Salad+Chicken freezer storage for a week?
Yes, yes and yes! Make sure it is piping hot throughout when you reheat it.
Mar
16
comment Yolks flat and breaking
I ask because the age of the chickens can apparently effect yolk integrity. If they are new layers or old chickens, the yolk can become weak as you describe. Could it be you just have a mix at the moment of quite young and quite old without many in their 'prime'?
Mar
16
comment Yolks flat and breaking
How old are the chickens?
Mar
11
comment Forgot to put brown and white sugar in cookie dough
Put the sugar in now, before you bake it?
Mar
10
comment How do I make dosas smooth and shiny?
I'd say they look a little thick - when you spread it out, you should be able to see through it in places. The batter itself is quite thick - it should certainly coat the back of a spoon. This video illustrates the consistency of the batter, the heat of the cooking surface, and the thickness of the dosa quite well: youtube.com/watch?v=63_0EsvKBfo
Mar
5
comment Cooking pasta in a Pressure Cooker
Tenacious pasta - now I've heard it all!
Mar
4
comment Mason Jar Stuck Inside Another
Go Red Sox! That is all.
Feb
24
comment Why is my dough not very stretchy?
No, that won't make a difference. You just need to let the gluten relax as Escoce says.
Feb
23
comment Stir fry - garlic burns if I put it in first, what am I doing wrong?
I have seen both methods advocated. The idea of adding garlic (and usually ginger) first is that it flavours the oil which you then fry the other stuff in.
Feb
14
comment Caffeine pills don't dissolve in hot tea
Why not just not press into a pill in the first place?
Feb
14
comment How do you make Hull Hotcakes?
Unfortunately recipe requests are off-topic here.
Feb
11
comment Air bubble on surface of chocolate
Are you sure the recipe doesn't call for you to blitz the chocolate in the mixer to make finer chunks that will then melt easier, making a smoother ganache?
Feb
9
comment Why don't most non-East Asian varieties of rice stick together?
Cooking method has some bearing. When I steam basmati rice, it sticks. When I cook it like pasta (ie straight into boiling water) it doesn't.
Feb
4
comment Will Cinnamon ever dissolve in a cocktail?
Use an extract or syrup. Much simpler.