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Aug
13
comment What is the proper word/term/expression to describe a dish that appears to be something different
I suspected that term might be used, but a search of this site of the word "trompe" retuned no results, so I assumed it wasn't widely used in cooking.
Aug
13
comment What is the proper word/term/expression to describe a dish that appears to be something different
what's the SCA ...?
Dec
5
comment Can I use my oven for sous-vide
Great link, the temperature data in this experiment showed how constant the water temp can be in an oven. Very encouraging.
Dec
2
comment Can I use my oven for sous-vide
@ChrisSteinbach why do you say this will take longer than regular sous-vide? Surely this is just 'regular' sous-vide, the only difference being using an alternate tool to regulate the temperature? Or am I missing something?
Nov
30
comment Can I use my oven for sous-vide
@GdD, I guess I was asking the question about electric ovens in general but hoping that someone would know about my particular oven. I've edited the Q, to make that more clear
Nov
30
comment Can I use my oven for sous-vide
@derobert, keeping the lid on seems like a good idea. But if the top was much cooler, wouldn't that set up convention currents in the pot and even out the water temp? Or am I being to optimistic?
Oct
24
comment Why does tea become bitter if brewed too hot or too long?
how can you brew tea too hot? Water for tea has too at boiling point in order for the tea too taste OK. Nothing worse than tea made with hot, but not boiling water.
Oct
20
comment Is there enough pectin in Apples to make jam
@thursdaysgeek hmm, searched for apple and pectin, that one didn't come up...
Oct
13
comment What is sourdough bread?
I found sourdough bread at the local farmers' market (Carlow). I enjoyed the bread, but I don't thinkI will be bothering to grow a starter any time soon. It wasn't THAT good.
Oct
4
comment What is sourdough bread?
@Tor-Einar Jarnbjo I've never seen dry sourdough yeast here in Ireland. But then, I've never actually sought it out. Also, I've never seen sourdough bread in the small town bakeries where I live. They may well have it in the bigger city bakeries.
May
9
comment Ready to eat food not suitable for microwave
I was too hungry to wait so I nuked it anyway. The pastry blistered badly and became a bit more chewy or tougher. The filling inside was fine. Overall the thing wasn't perfect, but reasonably edible. My oven takes 20 minutes to heat up so I will be tempted to nuke my pasties in the future.