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Does fully frozen food (bread) give off any moisture?

Or "does bread benefit from being in a sealed bag once frozen?" I bake bread rolls regularly and freeze them in sealed plastic bags, and then I thaw one or two at a time. Sometimes I don't ...
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What does “settled” mean when making puddings?

I’m hoping to make Amelia Simmons’s A Cream Almond Pudding from her 1796 American Cookery. The recipe is: Boil gently a little mace and half a nutmeg (grated) in a quart cream; when cool, beat 8 ...
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How long can I safely store soaked (but not cooked) *soy* beans in the fridge?

I make my own soy milk using a plant milk maker. The maker itself is very quick - it takes about 40 minutes to make a litre of soy milk. But soaking the soy beans takes hours, which means if I run out ...
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Removing alcohol from maple extract

I would like to remove the alcohol, or as much as is reasonable, from maple extract. I plan to use this for flavoring cold foods, and don't want the alcohol taste. I have thought to do this by ...
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Induction hob not working when oven is on

I have an induction hob, which is over an oven (both around 10 years old). Recently I have had a problem, whereby if I have the oven on for a while at the same time as the hob, the hob cuts out. It ...
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Improving my approach for plain water boiled brown lentils

I don't know if I am doing things right. How can I improve my recipe? The recipe. Only 2 ingedients water and lentils. I buy 1 plastic package of lentils from the supermarket. Around 500g. I open the ...
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Safety of cans of cokes in a refrigerator that isn't working

My front refrigerator has stopped having cold air circulating. I ran out of room in my other refrigerator and put several cans of coke in the refrigerator that doesn't have cold air circulating and ...
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Best way to slice bread to keep it fresh

Suppose I have a round loaf of bread, like the one in this picture. I want to eat it over multiple days, a portion each meal. What is the best way to cut it into slices to preserve freshness? Parallel ...
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Light or dark, when picking frozen abalones sealed in clear plastic?

What shade is best? Light or dark? In my village, the store sells solely frozen Australian abalone, sealed in see through plastic. I am befuddled, as advice on the Internet contradicts! "Avoid ...
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Why is store-bought ajvar marked as consume within 3-4 days?

I've started to be a big fan of store-bought spicy ajvar, which is generally a delicious and low-effort spread for toast et al. However, all the jars claim something like "after opening, ...
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How to judge if rejuvelac (fermented grain soaking water) is safe other than tasting it?

Rejuvelac is made by soaking fresh sprouts in water and then filtering and taking the water, discarding the sprouts, see for example here. Anything I ever see about the safety is that it shouldn't ...
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Two Different Pie Fillings

I want to bake a pie for my school club this upcoming Thursday, and while thinking of what kind to make had the idea to make a peaches and cream pie! The only thing is, when I looked it up, a lot of ...
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When would a cook reach out for a mortar and pestle rather than an electric grinder for spices and a sharp knife for herbs?

The last person I witnessed use a mortar and pestle was my grandmother, and even she was dissatisfied with how a few grains of coriander might regularly fly off. But mortar and pestles remain very ...
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What is the way of drinking chimarrao correctly and easily?

I love yerba and tried to taste a new one for me - chimarrao (Brazilian yerba, very fine, nearly flour). Having looked at some videos, I tried teabags on bombilla, preparing it properly and tapping on ...
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Does it make sense to use a burr grinder to crack spices into a uniform size?

A blade grinder produces spices of many different sizes, and I have no intention of using a mortar and pestle — on account of it being the 21st century, and due to my lack of confidence that they test ...
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What is this vegetable?

I don’t know this food. Can you help identify it?
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what is the best crepe recipe? [closed]

I am looking for recipes so I can find the best kind.
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How to evenly mix stir fried vegetables with noodles?

Gather round, fellow cooks, while we attempt to solve a mystery together. Tis the mystery of the slippery noodle and uneven stir fry, a true mind boggler for all ages! Behold the conundrum: Whenever I ...
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How to use gelatin to stick seasonings to dry roasted nuts?

A number of Planters' dry roasted products (for example Planters' dry roasted sunflower kernels) use gelatin as an ingredient to help seasonings adhere. I searched for an explanation of how gelatin is ...
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Watery brown suger syrup fermented into what?

I made brown suger syrup with coconut suger a while back... it got too thick so I added water and the leftovers stayed in a plastic bottle. Over time I noticed the bottle had built up pressure, and ...
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Swiss buttercream being runny and unusable for cake decoration

I followed a recipe to make swiss buttercream: 5 egg whites 200 gr sugar 225 gr butter (Bain-marie to dissolve sugar) Beating egg whites until stiff peaks form and gradually adding the softened butter ...
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Does homemade garlic salt carry a risk of botulism?

Last december I made my own garlic salt, and since then I have learned that storing homemade garlic stuff has risks of botulism. However, most info I can find is about garlic oil, and I am now unsure ...
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Should skin dissolve completely in bone/skin broth?

I just made my first attempt at bone-and-skin broth in my new Instant Pot pressure cooker. I'm more interested in the broth as a source of amino acids from the collagenous material than as a source of ...
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How to produce a dough in 1 day instead of 2? [closed]

We have a recipe of Whole wheat dough with the following ingredients: Whole wheat Sunflour Oil Milk Water Salt This dough we mix for 20 minutes, then let it rest refrigerated at 1'C for 12 to 18 ...
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Dairy milk alternatives - any limitations?

There are many alternatives to diary milk, but are there recipes that these alternatives can't be used for, just because of the nature of dairy? for example I want to make some millionaire shortbread ...
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How do I keep French bread loaves from drying out while in the Couche?

When rising my french bread loaves or baguettes: how do I keep them moist enough to expand without making a mess of the couche? Ciabattas for instance have short proofing times as they still have ...
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Dairy products also tasting weird like lemonpiewriter! [duplicate]

I saw lemonpiewriter's question about dairy products tasting oddly (7/2023). I am having that EXACT same issue the last few months. Daisy sour cream was the first place I noticed it. I tried a ...
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Fresh manicotti [closed]

New to pasta game. Some successful noodles, different styles & ravioli, doing manicotti this weekend. Do needles need to be boiled or blanched before baking the dish? What kitchen aid pasta ...
Matthew Cosgrove's user avatar
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Why does cooking meat with heat from all sides make such a big difference in taste?

I have this apparatus that you put in a whole bird's butt and it keeps the bird upright in the oven. I have tried cooking the same bird with the same spices and the same resting time. All the ...
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Can anyone identify this garnish?

I'm looking at an article about frisée salad, specifically at the very first picture, which is the one dish of course for which no recipe is given. The little white flakes look so pretty, but I'm at ...
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What ingredient(s) create the savory finish in Palestinian dukkah?

Middle Eastern friends introduced me to Palestinian-style dukkah, which is based on wheat berries rather than on the nuts used in Egyptian-style dukkah. While some of the recipes I've tried at home ...
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Making shortcrust pastry ahead of time

I'll be making a quantity of savoury shortcrust pastry, using the classic 2:1 flour to butter ratio which will be used to make Cornish pasties. This will be for a total of 900g of pastry. The recipe ...
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Is it safe to eat yellow yam, which I pan-fried?

in re yellow yam, it would seem to be generally said (every article or video I googled) that (A) if you touch it (either skin or guts of it) during prep, your hands will break out, wear heavy gloves. (...
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Does potassium sorbate have a pungent odor?

I ordered potassium sorbate powder from Amazon but on opening it, I noticed that the powder has a very repulsive and pungent odor. It is not just me who smells it that way. My friends also confirm ...
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My induction stove only heats up half of my pan?

I have an induction stove but it somehow only gets one half (the left half) of the pan to a high enough temperature. All my pans are from the same brand and I'm fairly certain that the issue lies ...
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How long can I keep homemade concentrated meat broth? [duplicate]

I made a broth from a pork leg (bones and meat, already broiled), also adding some browned veg and herbs. Then I reduced the broth by about tenfold and put it in a jar. After cooling the result was a ...
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Slow Cooker Red Beans & Rice

I am preparing to make RB&R in my slow cooker today. It seems easy enough...cut everything up, toss in with beans, broth and spices, turn on, go take a nap. But someone mentioned I might want/...
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Why add eggs to semolina dough one hot, one cold?

On a packet of durum semolina that I bought is a recipe for Nocken (a light Austrian dumpling). It has you mix the semolina into boiling milk, which gets pretty stiff as the liquid is taken up; then ...
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Unconventional flatbread recipe/process, concern about food safety RESULTED IN: Speedy's Flatbread recipe (see answer: Adjusted Recipe)

After reading several flat bread recipes, I came up with the following. As mentioned, I'm concerned about proper cooking. Depending on the thickness of bread it can leave the oven and when I tear ...
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Serious device for making hummus at home

The problem: I'm faced with the challenge of scaling up my homemade hummus production to a larger batch size, aiming to process anywhere from 0.5 to 1kg of raw chickpeas at once. My Attempts: Using a ...
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Would adding baking soda/powder help these crackers?

This is a sourdough discard recipe for crackers that I love the flavor of. When spread over a 9x13 inch baking sheet the crackers are thick and hard, when spread over a 10x15 inch sheet they are too ...
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Is poaching a Rotolo necessary when the filling is entirely pre-cooked?

I recently made Marcella Hazan's "Spinach and Ricotta Rotolo" (pg. 224-227) where you're basically making a jelly roll composed of a pasta sheet wrapped around a spinach and cheese filling. ...
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What is Ultralight Malt Extract and Light Malt Extract, and how do they compare to Dry Malt Extract?

What does the term light and ultralight mean in the context of malt extract? What actually happens to Dry Malt Extract to make it light and ultralight?
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How to use pectine (E440) to make confectionary/gummy?

I am experimenting with a fructose/maltodextrin/MCT powder mixture as fuel for longer running sessions. I have a good mixture which works well for me, has a nice mouth feel due to the MCT, is ...
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What's the recommended method of cooling flan out of the oven?

I just baked 8 individual flans and want to know how to cool them. What is the best way to handle the cooling process so that I don't damage the flan and make it easy for them to extract? I want to ...
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Does 3D Printing filament meet food safety regulatory requirements? (CE, NSF, etc)

Do filaments that are commonly-used in 3D Printers meet the requirements of Food Safety Regulators in various regions around the world (eg US, EU, Korea, India, etc)? The most common 3D Printing ...
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A pot of chicken broth explodes boiling. What causes it?

I am an active cook and make noodles all the time. I had this marvel just two times in my life. You have a pot of chicken broth (there's nothing in it, no salt even), you heat it on a regular electric ...
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How much water should be added to a Maggi seasoning cube?

I sometimes use Maggi liquid seasoning in my cooking. My recipe calls for a specific number of grams to be added. The other day, the supermarket was out of stock of the liquid seasoning, but they had ...
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How good is the quality of OEM extra virgin olive oil compared to that of a known brand by the same packing company?

How good is the quality of OEM extra virgin olive oil compared to that of a known brand by the same packing company? For example, Acesur has a well known brand La Espanola. It also makes available OEM ...
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cooked beef patty at 250F/120C, is it safe to eat? [duplicate]

I'm pretty new to this and I don't have a thermometer, so I decided to cook the beef patties (1/5 a pound each, 6 total) a few minutes on each side in the pan, then 1 hour at 250F in the oven wrapped ...
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