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revised Cooking and storing rice for a whole week
Clarification and rinsing notes.
Sep
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answered Cooking and storing rice for a whole week
Aug
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comment How to use and store galangal?
@Jolenealaska To me galangal tastes nothing like ginger. It's also more pungent. I think the aroma really adds to the final product. I think the best way to show yourself is to take a recipe that originally calls for galangal - thai red curry paste, tom yum, sayur asam, sayur lodeh - and substitute with ginger. It may taste OK, but you'll immediately find that something is not quite right.
Aug
23
comment How to use and store galangal?
I grew up in SE Asia and I have never known galangal to ever be a substitute for ginger or visa versa. I've tried it on occasion and found it to be a bad idea.
Aug
20
comment choosing a red food color for red velvet cake
If you are going the colouring route, have you tried powdered food colours? They keep their colour better than liquid colours.
Aug
19
answered Does the pasta have to stick to the wall?
Aug
19
comment How to protect honey jar from ants?
In my grandmothers old house, she used to have a cupboard on legs where all the attracting foods went into. It was placed a few centimetres away fem the wall and all four legs were placed in little metals bowls with water in them. Never saw an ant in there.
Aug
4
comment Where to find a large individual brownie pan?
@bbeckford I too like brownies that are all edges. As jolenealaska pointed out you can get one online, and I suspect your local kitchen wares store sells a similar pan. However if you have a muffin pan, try your recipe in that first. Mine taste good, but the edges did not turn out how I hoped.
Jul
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comment Vegetable stock for a vegan gravy
@rumtscho Asian grocer? I know in various parts of SE Asia, we can get Ajinomoto brand MSG in large jars or packets.
Jul
27
comment Avoid ice crystals in frappuccino
Xanthan Gum is sometimes used as a gluten substitute for things like bread. If your supermarket has a health food isle with gluten free foods, you may find it there.
Jul
27
comment Saved-for-later then reheated potato mixture sparks and catches fire in microwave
I'm not sure that makes sense. Sparking happens when you have a conductor. Microwaves are just EM waves so you need a conductor to get elections to move and spark. And without water, microwaves will not heat anything up. You need free water molecules (as opposed to ice which won't work). In this case, if there is no high metal content, the mix has dehydrated and surface got hot enough to catch light. You can try this with bread. I used to microwave bread about 1 minute on each side and this would dehydrate the bread enough to be crunchy!
Jul
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answered Why do doughnuts have holes?
Jul
25
comment Making whole wheat bread in a bread machine? What kind of flour?
@richard-rast Have you tried hitting up your local bakery? Find one you like and see if they will sell you some of their bread flour or tell you where to get it.
Jul
25
answered Why to remove skin and seeds of tomatoes when we puree them?
Jul
24
revised Coffee roasting, worth upgrade from popcorn popper
Extra information about domestic roasters
Jul
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answered Coffee roasting, worth upgrade from popcorn popper
Jul
22
comment How to remove dirt from inside green/spring onions?
OK, I have never seen that before.
Jul
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comment How to remove dirt from inside green/spring onions?
You mean inside the hollow of each stalk?
Jul
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