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Jul
24
comment What kind of homemade sandwich bread or wrap lasts longest?
I checked two UK supermarket loaves. A big brand white sliced contained "Antioxidant: Vitamin C". A multigrain sliced bread contained "Preservative: Calcium Propionate", which is a mould inhibitor. Both will contain a lot of salt, which will act as a preservative. For the OP's purposes, I'm thinking less about the healthiness of the additives, than of their availability for home cooking.
Jul
23
revised What to do with leftover whey from vinegar-based cheese preparation
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Jul
23
comment Vegetarian Fish
Are you suggesting that chick-peas taste of fish?
Jul
23
comment Bacon Buns: How to make them softer
Are an experienced bread maker, having problems specifically with this recipe? Or are you a newcomer to breadmaking. Asking because it affects what answers are appropriate.
Jul
23
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Jul
9
comment What is the liquid ingredient in a korma?
Oil is a liquid. And (in real peanut butter) it's peanut oil from the nuts themselves. It's true that in the US a lot of peanut butter has the peanut oil swapped out for palm oil.
Jul
9
answered What is the liquid ingredient in a korma?
Jul
9
comment How do I make meringue using a whipped cream charger?
It's not just that it takes more air. It's that the beating process denatures the egg proteins, creating the structure necessary to hold in all that air.
Jul
9
answered How do you properly drain the grease after browning ground beef?
Jul
9
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Jul
9
answered Can I add tomato paste afterwards, instead of during cooking, for a tomato sauce?
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Jul
9
comment What's the proper way to dispose of used fats & oils?
Anything that used to be alive is compostable. Different things take different lengths of time to compost, that's all -- and some things attract vermin.
Jul
9
comment What's the proper way to dispose of used fats & oils?
General composting advice is not to use cooked food or meat, since it attracts vermin. I would probably put used vegetable oil in my compost, but I would avoid lard or meat fat.
Jul
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9
answered What kind of homemade sandwich bread or wrap lasts longest?
Jul
3
comment Will store bought chicken eggs hatch?
As recently as the 1980s, you would very occasionally find an egg containing a foetus in a shop-bought box. Producers check by holding the egg to a bright light. Nowadays that process is automated.
Jul
3
comment What might cause a tangy flavor in hummus?
Wouldn't it be more reliable to ask at the restaurant? I'd love to hear their answer.
Jul
2
comment Teabags: for how long should I let them sit in the hot water?
Until it's the strength you like. There is no better answer. Surely nobody drinks tea for a caffeine buzz?