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Amateur home cook


Jun
8
awarded  Caucus
Feb
27
comment Baking course online
It's not free, but rouxbe, which is a very high quality on line cooking school, includes baking lessons.
Jan
23
awarded  Yearling
Jan
18
answered Salad onions — any way to make them sweet but not soft?
Jan
3
answered Gas burner is “clicking” - how can I stop this?
Nov
23
comment How can non-hydrogenated shortening exist?
@miahelf According to wikipedia, palm oil is semi-solid at room temperature and coconut oil's melting point is 76F, so at room temperature, hydrogenation is unnecessary for these fats to be shortening-like.
Nov
23
comment How can non-hydrogenated shortening exist?
@rumtscho That's completely wrong. coconut oil and palm oil are saturatated fat, not trans fats. Solid margarines can be trans fat free if they are fully hydrogenated. It is the partial hydrogenation that creates trans fats.
Nov
14
comment An efficient way to zest key limes?
I guess it depends on what you are good at.
Nov
13
answered An efficient way to zest key limes?
Nov
13
answered Will avocado stay fresh longer if stored in the refrigerator?
Nov
4
revised Yellowness of egg yolk
edited body
Nov
4
answered Yellowness of egg yolk
Sep
26
answered Why do organic eggs seem to be spoiled right after purchasing?
Sep
12
comment What to use instead of white wine in recipes?
Someone did that test and found that it is very difficult to remove all alcohol: ochef.com/165.htm
Sep
12
answered What to use instead of white wine in recipes?
Sep
12
comment Can I replace pine nuts with other nuts in a pesto sauce recipe?
@gunbusters363 It's important to just use the yellow part and avoid the white part, which is bitter. Try it!
Sep
12
comment Can I replace pine nuts with other nuts in a pesto sauce recipe?
@gunbusters363 "lemon zest" is the rind of the lemon. It has a lemon flavor that endures longer than the juice. cashews + lemon zest + raisons + olive oil makes a delicious sweet pesto.I particularly like it with chicken.
Sep
10
comment Can I replace pine nuts with other nuts in a pesto sauce recipe?
try cashew/lemon zest/raisons
Aug
18
answered What's the purpose of clarifying butter?
Aug
15
comment Why do adult humans drink milk while no other animal does?
-1 not related to cooking