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Software developer, front-end and various other ends.


Jul
25
comment How does crepe batter differ from pancake batter?
I've learned the similar lesson that the only way to prepare a griddle for pancakes is to cook some pancakes on it. They'll turn out somewhat odd, but those that follow look fine.
Jul
24
answered How to make home-made butter?
Jul
24
revised Will adding lemon juice to non-wheat pastas make them starchier?
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Jul
24
answered Will adding lemon juice to non-wheat pastas make them starchier?
Jul
24
answered Are you supposed to eat the rind of Brie cheese?
Jul
23
comment What kind of coffee grinder is best?
Well, this might be true if you're not too picky about your coffee, but the fact is that a simple "propeller" grinder gives you a pretty broad range of gound bean particles, and you'll either not grind enough and waste coffee, or grind too much and get cups of grit. Chacun à son goût of course :-)
Jul
23
answered Stock vs Broth - What's the difference in usage?
Jul
23
revised Can agave nectar be substituted for honey in baking?
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Jul
23
answered Can agave nectar be substituted for honey in baking?
Jul
23
comment Can heavy cream be frozen?
Voting the question up because I think that this is not a good idea - I want to see if somebody offers an explanation to prove me wrong. It seems to me that the freezing/thawing process would mess up the emulsion, but I'm no chemist. Also: cream keeps for a really long time anyway. Why do you feel the need to freeze it? How much do you need to buy?
Jul
23
comment What vegetables hold up well for making vegetarian pot pie?
Roasted cauliflower is seriously a revelation. I have 3 kids and they love it, and their friends tell stories about it. And the best part is that (aside from the mess) it's not hard at all.
Jul
22
answered What vegetables hold up well for making vegetarian pot pie?
Jul
22
comment Are garlic butter and garlic oil interchangeable?
Well it depends on what's meant. If the question means, "will all recipes calling for garlic butter taste exactly the same if made with garlic oil", then I think I'd say "no".
Jul
22
answered Are garlic butter and garlic oil interchangeable?
Jul
22
comment Making “long(er)-life” homemade mayonnaise
This is a good question, because the minimum amount of mayonnaise one can make is pretty much dictated by the size of chicken eggs :-)
Jul
22
comment Do you heat the pan first, then add oil? Or put the oil in and heat up with the pan?
Well, I agree I suppose, but you'll find no plastic-handled pans in my house :-)
Jul
22
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Jul
22
comment Do you heat the pan first, then add oil? Or put the oil in and heat up with the pan?
I don't know what it'd be about a dry metal pan on a hot burner that'd cause a fire, unless you've got a seriously massive stove or lots of atmospheric combustibles.
Jul
22
comment Does active dry yeast really expire?
And according to McGee, the difference is that "instant" yeast is dried a lot more quickly than "active dry" yeast, and the little particles are of a shape that absorbs water much more readily. Thus, it needs no proofing and can be added as a dry ingredient (which I've been doing for years with consistently good results).
Jul
21
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