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Apr
26
revised In what proportion should the given ingredients be combined to form a cookie?
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Apr
26
revised In what proportion should the given ingredients be combined to form a cookie?
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Apr
26
comment In what proportion should the given ingredients be combined to form a cookie?
@SAJ14SAJ Sure. Your answer spoke to the purpose (and substations) for those ingredients; excellent job! I was trying to address the "combinations" part of her question. Yes, that's only a start, but a better start than saying "can't be done" or "look it up on the Internet." Anyway, that's how *I* do it.
Apr
26
revised In what proportion should the given ingredients be combined to form a cookie?
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Apr
26
answered In what proportion should the given ingredients be combined to form a cookie?
Apr
25
comment Can I change the flour type of my sourdough starter?
Fair enough. My suggestion to "start over" was based on an assumption that the author switched for good reason and wished to continue with the wheat flour. My rye starter always seemed to sour better anyway.
Apr
25
revised Can I change the flour type of my sourdough starter?
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Apr
25
answered Can I change the flour type of my sourdough starter?
Feb
14
comment Are there visual differences between regular and decaf coffee?
@WayfaringStranger Can you post your answer using the 'answer' function rather than using a comment. Thanks.
Feb
11
awarded  Caucus
Feb
10
comment Vanilla Extract Vodka Quality
@Aaronut If you want to get down to double-blind studies, several (including America's Test Kitchen and many others) say they prefer the taste of vanillin (artificial vanilla extract) to the alcohol based extracts anyway... primarily in baked goods. Just saying. wink
Feb
8
awarded  Custodian
Jan
28
comment Is it wise to use an aluminum foil in the microwave? Is there a substitute for the aluminum foil?
I hear ya, but it still sounds like describing "safe" ways to wash your clothes with gasoline.
Jan
25
comment Is it wise to use an aluminum foil in the microwave? Is there a substitute for the aluminum foil?
I'm sorry, but this sounds like horrible advice. It is "unwise." Period. Why would we recommend something that is "generally unsafe in microwaves" for an application it is entirely inappropriate for?! It's a scientific curiosity that you can make it work at all... until it doesn't. The penalty for getting it wrong is breaking the microwave (best case) or a fire in the kitchen. I suspect the voting is going for the "wow" factor, but this is not culinary advice. It's a science experiment.
Jan
18
revised Grinding melted latex off a pizza stone?
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17
revised Grinding melted latex off a pizza stone?
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Jan
17
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Jan
17
answered Grinding melted latex off a pizza stone?
Jul
9
awarded  Yearling
Jun
8
awarded  Constituent