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Film and TV VIP. Seeker of the peace. Part-time chandelier cleaner. A legend in his own time. Oppressor of champions. Soldier of fortune. World traveler. Bon vivant. All around good guy. International lover. Casual hero. Defender of Reason. Philosopher. Wars fought, bears wrestled, equations solved, revolutions quelled, tigers castrated, governments run, test-rockets flown.


Feb
8
comment How to clean non-sticking pan from burnt pepper juices
How about a mild acid like vinegar or lemon juice? Or you could try mixing vinegar with cream of tartar which reacts together to make a quite effective cleaning paste.
Feb
8
comment How do I make my chocolate brownies 'fudgy'?
My brownies always come out fudgy - this was more a question to fill out the SA library :)
Feb
8
comment How to clean non-sticking pan from burnt pepper juices
Have you tried simply soaking it overnight in soapy water to loosen the burnt bits?
Feb
8
comment Why put a stone in the soup?
The 'for irony' bit suggests it's tradition, based on the children's story Henrik Hansen mentions.
Feb
7
comment What is the best way to melt chocolate?
No, no sous-vide I'm afraid
Feb
7
comment Is it possible to temper chocolate at home?
I have a sugar thermometer
Feb
7
comment Handling raw poultry turns my cuticles black!
That sounds very odd. Google turns up nothing. I can only think that the bacteria from the meat is reacting with something on your hands. Does it happen with other meats, say beef or pork?
Feb
4
comment spaghetti dinner
More or less exactly the same as cooking.stackexchange.com/questions/403/…
Feb
1
comment How do I control the temperature of water for an extended period of time?
You essentially need a sous vide machine - it's not really possible with 'normal' kitchen equipment.
Jan
31
comment How can I make Shepherd's Pie without tomatoes?
Personally I never use any tomatoes in my Shepherd's Pie. A good rich stock, well browned meat, and Worcestershire sauce provide all the colour.
Jan
31
comment How to get crispy vegetables chips/fries without frying?
I would also add getting the oil good and hot in the oven beforehand - put it in at least 20 minutes before adding the potatoes (be careful of hot oil splattering). As for drying, I usually par boil my potatoes for 5 minutes before cooking, allowing plenty of time for them to steam dry before they go in the oven (half an hour at least).
Jan
28
comment How important is the creaming process while making a cake?
The best tool is the one you have to hand :)
Jan
28
comment How important is the creaming process while making a cake?
Hand mixers do the job just fine, you just need to make sure you mix for a sufficient length of time.
Jan
26
comment Can I use flour to make a carrot soup more thick?
Agreed. I do this all the time with stews and soups. As long as you cook out the flour a little it's fine.
Jan
12
comment Is it bad to cut onions and other vegetables on the same cutting board?
Of course they should, especially those you use for raw meat. They wear out just like anything else and they're not exactly expensive. In the case of raw meat boards, the more scores and grooves there are, the places there are for bacteria to hide in.
Jan
6
comment What is a close alternative to Graeffe brown sugar?
Is it a soft, dense sugar?
Jan
6
comment What type of cheesecake is the most common in southern US SuperMarkets?
This strikes me as being impossible to answer accurately without an extensive international research study.
Jan
5
comment How can I modify corn bread recipes to accomodate a wet filling?
Strikes me as gilding the lily somewhat. What's the puff pastry for?
Jan
5
comment How can I modify corn bread recipes to accomodate a wet filling?
You're planning on having a corn bread and puff pastry 'crust'?
Jan
5
comment Why doesn't my Lemon Posset thicken? What am I most likely doing wrong?
You could try using concentrated lemon juice. The coagulation process increases in proportion to the acid level, so a stronger acid will boost it.