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Sep
22
awarded  Nice Answer
Sep
22
awarded  Teacher
Sep
22
answered Burned Cookies - Now what?
Sep
10
comment I bought Mainland's vintage cheddar, it tastes… stale?
According to reasonably reliable sources there are cheese options even for the lactose intolerant!
Jun
14
comment How does Korean chili powder differ from “US” chili powder?
The images linked in your answer are broken. :'( would you mind re-uploading them, preferably using SE's built-in hosting so this doesn't happen again?
Feb
24
revised How do I impart “extra” flavor with Sous Vide cooking?
Fix formatting typo
Feb
24
suggested suggested edit on How do I impart “extra” flavor with Sous Vide cooking?
Jan
8
awarded  Excavator
Jan
8
awarded  Editor
Jan
8
revised Which torch to buy for finishing sous vide meat? Butane or propane?
Clarify statement
Jan
8
suggested suggested edit on Which torch to buy for finishing sous vide meat? Butane or propane?
Sep
27
awarded  Famous Question
Jul
21
comment Which knife is best for somone just learning to cook?
Why not a chef's knife?
Mar
25
comment Does beer in bread retard the yeast?
Maybe, I'm not sure exactly what qualifies as a "soda bread," but baking powder != baking soda. It's definitely a quick bread, which is great since I make it pretty frequently and it takes very little time. Anyway: 470g flour, 3 tbsp brown sugar, 1 tbsp baking powder, 1 tsp salt, 12 oz beer, 4 tbsp melted butter. Combine dry ingredients. Mix in beer. Spread into greased 9"x5" loaf pan (I use Crisco). Pour butter on top. Bake @ 375°F for 35-40 minutes. Cool for 5 minutes before turning out. Credit: amazon.com/The-Williams-Sonoma-Baking-Book-Essential/dp/…
Mar
25
awarded  Commentator
Mar
25
comment What kind of beer for beer bread?
I love using Guiness or some other stout (chocolate, coffee, oatmeal...).
Mar
24
comment Does beer in bread retard the yeast?
I have a fantastic beer bread recipe that uses no yeast at all; the leavening agent of choice is baking powder. If you're just looking for a good (and really easy!) recipe, I'd be happy to share it.
Jan
5
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Dec
22
comment Why isn't the beef fat in my chili melting?
I thought good marbling makes a cut of beef more desirable. I can understand removing the big pieces of gristle and fat around the edges of my cut, but why aim for an overall lean (not-marbled) cut here?
Dec
2
asked Why isn't the beef fat in my chili melting?