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reviewed Approve What can I use instead of paddle attachment for a stand mixer?
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reviewed Approve A simple way to make crushed ice?
May
21
reviewed Approve Where do you buy Indian spices online?
May
20
comment What can I use as a manual hard cheese slicer?
Chef's knife bolted to the end of a block of wood, so it swivels. Be sure to blunt the tip of the blade, beyond the swivel point, with a bench grinder so as not to poke yourself while cutting.
May
20
reviewed Approve Removing that eggy smell from cakes
May
20
reviewed Approve Why does commercial brown (whole wheat) bread taste bitter?
May
16
comment Quick-cooking vs. regular oats for bread
Regular meaning steel cut? I'd think uncooked whole oat groats would just sit there and look at you funny if you put them in a bread recipe; end up crunchier than added roast sunflower seeds.
May
14
reviewed Approve Is there a good way to cook a hamburger on a cast iron skillet?
May
11
comment How to increase the temperature of my double boiler?
@rumtscho Agreed, now that I think about it. If you really want some oddball temperature, you're better off with a precisely thermostatted heating plate.
May
10
comment How to increase the temperature of my double boiler?
Sugar solutions (sucrose/water) will get you there. Soft ball stage runs about 115 °C: craftybaking.com/howto/candy-sugar-syrup-temperature-chart Can't find a decent table of BP°C vs percent sugar today, or I'd make this an answer.
May
7
reviewed Approve How can I cook a full chicken with skin on it when my oven is broken?
May
7
comment Shelf life of marmalade
No mold on the surface? Likely a good seal. Likely OK to eat.
May
6
reviewed Approve Black flakes from new cast iron pan
May
6
comment What is the definition of a cup of coffee
A search for "one cup of coffee contains" is informative: google.com/… The caffeine content of the mythical standard cup of coffee varies from 65 to 150 mg caffeine; and that's just on the first page of results. The 'standard' is not very much of a standard at all.
May
6
reviewed Approve What is the definition of a cup of coffee
May
6
comment Is there any good way to check for honey adulteration besides a lab test?
Determining whether your honey-like substance comes from flowers, a 50 gallon drum of HFCS, or some mixture thereof still comes down to pollen, protein and carbohydrate analysis. None of these techniques transfer well to non-lab environments.
May
5
comment Is it safe to store unopened metal cans in the refrigerator?
Cans tend to work there way to the front, where they'll fall out, and hit you on the toe. Other than that, and the remote possibilty the fridge is set too low and will freeze the cans, distortiong their shape, there should be no danger.
May
5
reviewed Approve Time vs. Temperature - What changes what?
May
4
reviewed Reject Substitution for egg to bind hamburger mince
May
4
answered Is there any good way to check for honey adulteration besides a lab test?