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answered What type of glue should I use to repair a marble mortar and pestle?
Feb
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comment What is the “honey stick” called?
It's also used for stroop ... but that's even harder to find than the sticks in the U.S.
Feb
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Feb
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comment Pumpkin Bread that is similar to Banana Bread
pumpernickel is a sourdough rye bread. Banana bread is typically a quick bread, which uses a batter, not a dough. And you might be able to get a decent bread by replacing the banana w/ canned pumpkin in a banana bread recipe, but I have no experience w/ that.
Feb
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revised How to bake a veiny cake?
removed bit about putting veins under frosting, added new update section
Feb
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comment How to bake a veiny cake?
@Stephie : I took 'veins' to mean 'blood vessels', and assumed they're going for the arteries, which are on the outside of the brain : nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/imagepages/9441.htm ... which now that I look at a picture ... aren't actually in the groves.
Feb
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answered How to bake a veiny cake?
Feb
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revised What should I look for when choosing tomatoes for pasta sauces?
added link to the high heat tomato q: on gardening.SE that wayfairing stranger mentioned in comments on his answer.
Feb
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comment What should I look for when choosing tomatoes for pasta sauces?
And I probably should've mentioned -- 'plum' refers to the oblong shape. It's possible that there are sauce / paste tomatoes that aren't plum. (I get most of my tomato seedlings as the ones my step-father can't fit ... he's the expert in tomatoes & peppers)
Feb
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answered What should I look for when choosing tomatoes for pasta sauces?
Jan
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comment Yorkshire Pudding Wraps
I should also mention that Yorkshire Pudding batter is rather similar to the German pfannkuchen, which may or may not puff up depending on how hot the pan is when you cook it.
Jan
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comment What should I look for when choosing tomatoes for pasta sauces?
I wasn't familiar w/ Viva Italia, and found this page comparing it to Roma : allthingsplants.com/ideas/view/Newyorkrita/1720/… . The important thing to remember is that you want a determinate plum tomato. Plums (aka 'sauce' or 'paste' tomatoes) have better meat to seed-gel ratio, and 'determinate' means that you get a single harvest vs. having then ripen over a period of many weeks.
Jan
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comment Yorkshire Pudding Wraps
That actually looks more like a Beef Wellington.
Jan
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comment Substitutions for vegetable oil in cornbread
And before I get criticized for posting in comments ... I'm fairly certain this is a duplicate, but have a class to get to, so can't look for it.
Jan
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comment Substitutions for vegetable oil in cornbread
In baking, you can substitute any of the neutral-flavored oils with each other. related : cooking.stackexchange.com/q/701/67
Jan
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I'm going to endorse Jolene, not just because of how much she's participated, but specifically because of the type of participation. If you look at the "candidate stats", you'll see "Upvote/Downvote: 1689 / 140". Those are the sort of numbers I like to see -- way more positive than negative, and lots of voting. (if people don't vote, other people don't get reputation)
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@Jefromi : Jolene is in Alaska, so she'd add a few more time zones of coverage.
Jan
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answered Hamilton Beach 5 qt Slow Cooker Bad taste and smell
Jan
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comment Why does my calzone crust lose its crunchiness within minutes of being removed from the oven?
@BarAkiva : No, it's an issue with things that have been sealed in a crust (so it applies to pies also). For flatbreads in general, you can dock them to prevent them from puffing up. I've seen some recipes call for making pitas that puff up, but you then pierce it to let the internal steam escape. As for shape and size of the cut, it can just be a straight cut, but size depends on number of vents and size of the item being vented. For smaller hand pies, I'll go with 2 or 3 cuts about 1/2" (1.25cm). For meal-sized ones, I might do 3 to 5, each about 3/4" (~2cm).
Jan
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answered Slow cooking chicken breast