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Nov
17
comment Pitas are paper thin on one side
Your recipe and method would be helpful in determining any problem. One side of a pitta is usually very thin, but perhaps not paper thin.
Nov
15
comment Bolognese: can I add the meat after tomatoes?
Not actual caramelisation, but Maillard browning.
Nov
14
comment Can I use taco seasoning in chicken quesadillas?
Unfortunately not. The Tex-Mex Seasoning Bill of 1988 specifically prohibits the interchange of seasonings between different dishes. Thanks Obama!* *may be sarcasm
Nov
11
comment Beets too big for quality?
No thanks. I don't like beets and I'm fine with that :)
Nov
11
comment Beets too big for quality?
I like to take beets, chop them finely, then throw them in the trash. They taste like soil :)
Nov
11
comment ready made sugar syrup
Ah, that rings a bell. I'll modify my answer.
Nov
11
comment Buying first cast iron pan size/depth/shape
I think you're over-thinking this. You're quibbling over fractions of a centimetre. Get the biggest one that will fit on your stove/in your oven and that's within your budget. Avoid one with raised bars as this reduces the amount of flavourful crust that will develop on steak and burgers.
Nov
11
comment Beets too big for quality?
Dice and pickle them.
Nov
11
comment ready made sugar syrup
The question here isn't very clear - what exactly are you asking?
Nov
10
comment What is the inside texture of a Japanese croquette?
I would say something along the lines of a velvet cloud...
Nov
7
comment How to safely cook a lamb's head?
Inhumane? I believe by the time you've killed and beheaded the lamb, then bisected its head, the animal is considerably past caring...
Nov
3
comment How to roast garlic on low temperature grill
Excellent. Another win for low and slow!
Nov
1
comment Stew meat thawed at room temp. Safe?
Nope. Any food left out at room temperature for more than 2 hours should be considered unsafe.
Oct
31
comment How to roast garlic on low temperature grill
They'll certainly be cooked. Generally speaking slower cooking is better, so the results should be even better. It may require some trial and error in terms of timing and placement, but garlic grows on trees (figuratively speaking) after all.
Oct
27
comment What is the difference between Paris ham and French ham?
A check of the ingredients might give you a clue. Jambon de Paris is a specific type of lightly spiced ham. 'French style' ham sounds like marketing speak to me, because there is no one definitive French style of ham. You might as well say 'American-style hamburger'.
Oct
24
comment How long does coconut curry last in the fridge?
I'd throw it out given the power cut. Not worth getting food poisoning over.
Oct
24
comment What do you get when you reheat and cool clotted cream?
It's meant to be eaten cold, or at least room temperature. It's definitely not meant to be eaten warm. If you don't want to eat it stone cold, take the amount you plan on using out of the fridge a couple of hours before you want to eat it.
Oct
24
comment What do you get when you reheat and cool clotted cream?
Why would you heat clotted cream? It's used in the same way as whipped cream or ice cream...
Oct
10
comment Effects of reducing sugar in cookies
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Oct
9
comment can i mix arborio and carnaroli
I have never heard of using half the liquid for carnaroli. I have used the same risotto recipe with both types of rice with very similar results in terms of consistency.