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comment How can I uniformly chop peanuts?
Use a sieve to remove the dust. A wire mesh kitchen strainer should work.
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reviewed Approve Will chopping hard destroy my new knives?
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answered How safe is fully cooked chicken that is in a TV dinner that hasnt been reheated then consumed
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comment Is it possible to make a jam-setting gelling agent at home?
Marmalade is usually made with only the pectin from the orange or citrus peel itself. If you're having to add pectin, something is wrong with the recipe. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marmalade
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reviewed Reject How can I melt cheese for dipping?
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reviewed Reject How can I melt cheese for dipping?
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reviewed Reject How long should I keep a cut onion?
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reviewed Reject How can I melt cheese for dipping?
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comment What do these additions to common spice mixes do with your dish?
Starch and dextrose are also added to get the volume of the spice package up to a point where consumers feel they're getting something for their money. Four cubic centimeters of spices in a package the size of a McDonald's ketchup packet will not sell for $1.69 or $2.49, or whatever they're getting for those mixes nowadays.
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29
comment Is it possible to use Coffee Mill for other grain?
You can do nuts and the like if you're quick about it. Only pulse a few times and you'll get small pieces. More, and it turns to sticky paste. There may well be nuts that don't work well at all.
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answered Is it possible to use Coffee Mill for other grain?
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comment How long can rye bread last?
@dancek Your personal experience trumps mine. I'll have to see if I can find some of that Finnish stuff.
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comment Can I get 900F in a charcoal grill?
Regular charcoal briquettes may easily be used to melt aluminum 1,221°F: Video: youtube.com/watch?v=lSoWxG30rb0 To get 900°F, use less air.
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28
comment Pan makes knocking noises
Metal Deathwatch beetles? en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Deathwatch_beetle "these woodborers create a tapping or ticking sound that can be heard in the rafters of old buildings on quiet summer nights"
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reviewed Reject How do I know if food left at room temperature is still safe to eat?
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reviewed Approve Is there an easy way to french trim a rack of lamb?
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comment What difference would using Rock Sugar make in tea?
Color's the key here. If it's brownish, there's some non-sucrose impurities in it. We usually call the brown stuff molasses, and sugar which contains it, brown sugar. In small quantities, It adds a nice flavor.
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comment Chinese cooking troubleshooting: still biting into pieces of ginger
Ginger is grateable.
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28
comment “Acetone” smell on bread
More likely acetaldehyde, which smells kind of like acetone. homebrew.stackexchange.com/questions/7833/… It's a natural fermentation product, but I'm not sure what's doing the fermenting in an already baked loaf.
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27
comment How can I make my Hot chocolate thicker?
Xanthan imparts a slimy feel if you use much of it. Powdered Tapioca might work, as might a whisked in egg yolk. That latter probably has a name that isn't "hot chocolate".