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Sep
25
comment Why is there a small piece of iron sponge in my electric water boiler?
Perhaps it's easier/cheaper to just whack a sponge in there than to rough up one side of the steel?
Sep
25
comment How do you french trim a lamb shank?
Top video result on YouTube: youtube.com/watch?v=hD0UCd-IeZY
Sep
25
comment Why is there a small piece of iron sponge in my electric water boiler?
It could very well be there to provide nucleation points for bubbles to form and prevent superheating, yes.
Sep
23
comment Can you eat turkey eggs?
@BrownRedHawk they are a little bigger, but the main difference is they are more pointed.
Sep
22
comment What gives a good bagel its crust?
@crmdgn barely any steam will come off slightly damp bagels. I would try heating a pan along with oven, then pouring boiling water into it when you put the bagels in.
Sep
22
comment What gives a good bagel its crust?
Are you introducing any steam into your oven?
Sep
21
comment Browning beef for beef stew?
Take your time, it's a stew not a stir fry. The better the crust, the better the flavour. Obviously don't cremate it. Here's a pretty good example: dizzypigbbq.com/images/RecipeImages/Stroganoff/3BrownedBeef.jpg
Aug
29
comment can i use whole eggs instead of egg yolks?
You don't need to waste the egg whites. Make meringue!
Aug
20
comment I added more water to my ciabatta dough by accident
It's an old adage, I can't lay claim to it. I have found it applies to many things in life :)
Aug
18
comment Why is my chocolate fudge not that dark?
What are you using to make the fudge chocolate flavoured?
Aug
18
comment How to avoid stiffness and crispness of toasted/oven baked bread sandwiches
If it was plastic, it wouldn't be foil, it would be film. :P
Aug
8
comment Is it safe to eat the clam that didn't open?
@jay do you have a source for your assertions re. mussels being more likely to be unsafe if they're closed after cooking? I seem to recall it being a baseless myth that cropped up in a cookbook and was repeated enough that it became common 'knowledge'.
Jul
26
comment My lasagna sauce is too tart
Adding diced carrots is another option to add sweetness.
Jul
26
comment How to control temperature of a charcoal bbq
www.amazingribs.com
Jul
22
comment How much meat should I serve per person?
@JohnnyWayneMitchell how much did you go for pp in the end?
Jul
22
comment Is a (British) wedding cake just a tiered fruit cake
True, true.....
Jul
21
comment Making drinkable yogurt
It would get you runny yoghurt. Milk is fairly neutrally flavoured, I don't think you'd notice the taste over the yoghurt. Try it - it's not like milk or yoghurt is expensive :)
Jul
21
comment Making drinkable yogurt
Try adding milk rather than water.
Jul
20
comment How much meat should I serve per person?
Yes, before cooking of course. Who buys meat based on the cooked weight? :D And @DanC - it's brisket and pulled pork, so it's definitely a BBQ...
Jul
16
comment Toffee that is soft?
What you need is fudge rather than toffee. That basically means much more fat (butter and condensed milk, usually), but the results are much softer and easier on the teeth (in terms of stickability, not decay!)