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Oct
6
comment Is there any danger to letting food cook in a slow cooker for a very long time?
They both look the same to me. <shrug>
Oct
3
comment Is wasabi considered to be spicy or to be a spice?
If you know that all English mustard is hot, yes. But some people don't, I'll wager.
Oct
3
comment What kind of herbs are common in Italian dishes?
Oh, I know. Don't shoot the messenger! :D
Oct
3
comment Are refried beans supposed to be slimy and nasty smelling?
I hesitate to ask, but just to narrow the possibilities down, you did use dry beans, right? Not canned?
Oct
3
comment What kind of herbs are common in Italian dishes?
My Italian friend says only the Greeks use oregano. She is from northern Italy though, which is nearly a separate country from the south.
Oct
3
comment How do I keep fruit from sinking to the bottom of my cake?
It does work, or I wouldn't have suggested it. It works well for chocolate chips too.
Oct
2
comment Is wasabi considered to be spicy or to be a spice?
Y'all need to try Tewkesbury Mustard - hot English mustard mixed with horseradish. Nut up or shut up! :)
Oct
2
comment What is the purpose of sugar in baking plain bread?
Dammit, you're right. And you need to bold what you think is important too.
Oct
2
comment Is wasabi considered to be spicy or to be a spice?
@Sobachatina You girl. Roast beef is nothing with horseradish sauce.
Oct
2
comment Is wasabi considered to be spicy or to be a spice?
Fresh Horseradish is used in things like fish mousse, not just as a condiment :)
Oct
2
comment Is wasabi considered to be spicy or to be a spice?
Black pepper is interesting, as it is classed as a spice, but is also used as a condiment. Blame the Romans.
Oct
2
comment What is the purpose of sugar in baking plain bread?
See the amount of sugar in the average fast food bun. Combined with vacuum packing, they're virtually indestructible.
Oct
1
comment Complementary taste to elderberry ice cream?
yoghurt and ice cream? Only in Bulgaria...
Sep
30
comment Cooking minced/ground beef with a jar of sauce
It sounds as if that's a very thick sauce. If you make up 500ml of beef stock (paste cubes like Knorr are best if using cubes) and add that along with sauce, stir, then just get a bare simmer going (not a full on boil), it can tick along for a couple of hours and the mince will be much nicer.
Sep
29
comment How hard is it to make fudge?
Get out of the wrong side of bed this morning @aaronut?
Sep
21
comment My pizza crust is very hard and tough and not light and crispy, why?
Could you post the recipe you're using?
Sep
19
comment What can I do with dried chipotle chillies?
You can also simply rehydrate them and then use as you would undried chillies. Just soak in hot water for 20 minutes. For chilli con carne, I soak them in beef stock, then use both the stock and the chipotle themselves in the chilli.
Sep
19
comment Would smoked chicken work well in paella?
Why do I get the impression paella is a favourite of yours BaffledCook? :D
Sep
18
comment Soaking starches in water for better frying
You can also try dredging the fries in cornstarch before cooking, that'll really crisp them up.
Sep
18
comment Soaking starches in water for better frying
Edited to do just that