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What is the physical effect of sifting dry ingredients for a cake?

I notice that for recipes that call to sift the dry ingredients, most usually cakes or cupcakes, there is a noticeable difference in the batter after the wets have been incorporated. What are the ...
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How can I hold a battered Mars bar in a deep fryer without leaving any chocolate exposed?

I made a deep-fried Mars bar today. When I was initially lowering it in the oil I held it with tongs, and when I released, the part where the tongs were touching had left the chocolate exposed. I ...
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how to make crumpets with bigger and more holes [duplicate]

I make many batches of crumpets and although they taste okay, I can't seem to get enough holes. I've tried adding bi-carb at various stages of proving, but it doesn't do anything. I've also tried ...
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Is it better to freeze crepe batter or cooked crepes?

I sometimes make crepe pancakes with the following recipe: 200g of flour, 350ml of milk, 2 eggs and a table spoon of vegetable oil. I was wondering whether it was better to store the crepe batter in ...
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How can I make moong dal crepe crispy?

I'm making a north Indian snack for my toddler, he likes crispy textures. Moong dal ground with water, added chopped onion and cilantro. The batter was thin like a crepe batter and cooked in frying ...
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Problem with crepe batter collecting on spreader

Ok so here’s the deal, I’ve already read the thread someone else posted about “how can I spread crepe batter before it cooks”. I’m having a different issue and I’m at my wits end. Here’s what I’m ...
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Storing pound cake batter [duplicate]

I have leftover pound cake batter that I would like to use tomorrow. How can I store it and for how long.
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Making Thai Khanom Tang Teak (ขนม ถัง แตก)

I desire to make Thai Khanom Tang Teak (in standard Thai: ขนม ถัง แตก); It is a pancake-like dish made from a batter with the following recipe: About one cup of White Rice flour About 2 cups of Sugar ...
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What type of beer is best for beer battered fish?

I was looking for a beer battered fish recipe the other day when I noticed most of the recipes don't state a style of beer to use. Some of the recipes use a significant amount of beer so I assume that ...
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Which type of charger for soda syphon batter

I'm looking at a recipe for batter using a soda syphon. Since the term soda syphon, as opposed to cream whipper, is used I'd assumed the cartridges should be CO2 (recipe doesn't say). But I've found ...
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Scaled down batch of soda syphon batter

I want to make a smaller batch of a soda syphon batter recipe as a trial. The batter involves flour, vodka, honey and lager, and is put into a CO2 soda syphon. The full batch is too much for a trial ...
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Fixing a dry cake batter

I made a chocolate cake batter last night to test for my sons birthday cake. I made a batch of cupcakes with it to test it and it came out dry. Now I’m not sure if it’s from over baking or something ...
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What is the right kind of syphon to use for fish batter?

[See below re possible dup] I've seen recipes for fish and chips call for the use of a CO2 syphon for the batter (looking at you, Heston!). So I'm looking to buy a syphon (I don't have one yet). I ...
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How Can I Spread Crepe Batter Before It Cooks?

I am trying to make crepes in a non-stick skillet. I've got the batter ready, well refrigerated. However, I am having trouble getting the batter to spread enough to cover the whole skillet before it ...
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When making batter/dough, why is it really bad to clean your spoon by hitting it on the edge of the bowl a few times?

Mom and I were looking at a holiday cooking tv-show a few weeks back, and during the part where the host made the dough for the oliebollen, he hit his spoon a few times against the bowl, to get rid of ...
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American pancakes: Why not substitute some wheat flour for starch?

please bear with me: I've only eaten pancakes once (not even in the US), so I might not know how real American pancakes taste like. In pancake recipes the mantra seems to be not to over-mix the ...
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Deep frying without schnitzels sticking to each other

How do I avoid the phenomenon of pieces of breaded schnitzel sticking together inside the deep fryer
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How to incorporate grape flavor in a chiffon cake?

I'm trying to make a layer of chiffon cake, with a grape flavor but I'm not satisfied with the flavor. I have tried using the juice from the grapes, incorporated into the batter, but it is not ...
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How to batter something wet?

I'm trying to batter a frozen egg but the egg melts as I try to batter it and it falls off about half the time. I notice when I cool the batter mixture and flour mixture before hand it has a better ...
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How do I encourage funnel cake cohesion?

I tried making funnel cakes this weekend. The recipes I looked at were all very similar, basically pancake batter that is deep fried. I used this recipe: http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/paula-deen/...
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Right way to make cake batter that asks for butter and oil

One method says to cream butter, oil, and sugar until fluffy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Mix in flour mixture alternately with milk, beginning and ending with flour. ...
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How to get Taiyaki crispy? Are they even supposed to be crispy?

My homemade Taiyaki always turn out wrong in texture: They are soft and chewy both on the inside as well as the crust. While inner texture is right — fluffy, chewy and soft, with molten Anko, the ...
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Why does canelé batter have to be made 24 hours in advance?

I am experimenting with making canelé. All recipes I've found call for the batter to be made and left in the refrigerator for at least 24 hours before baking, but none say why. One guess is that ...
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How to make ridge structure of crispy chicken

In food shop, we see many fold ridges on crispy chicken like this Picture: While googling about the secret, I found most of them advised to put the chicken pieces in a bag after dipping it in the ...
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Does (how does) cake batter consistency affect outcomes?

I've made lots of cake... usually in the form of mini cupcakes. Generally I find a full cake recipe for a layer cake or even a sheet cake or bundt cake and just put it in mini cupcake pans and bake ...
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Resting for brownie batter

It's traditional to rest dough for some pastries like cookies and breads. I think it allows more time for delicate enzymatic processes, to yield a better flavor. I would like to ask if this is also ...
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Why didn't my cheesecake bites come out right? [closed]

I used cream cheese, condensed milk, sugar and vanilla extract and some chopped oreos to make Oreo cheesecake bites. The crust was an actual Oreo. I baked this for an hour and when I took it out it ...
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The ingredients I used in my recipe were too cold and they did not mix well. Is there anything I can do to fix this

I already started mixing the wet ingredients and they are clumpy, is there anything I can do to fix this? I would hate to waste all those ingredients(especially since I doubled the recipe...yikes) ...
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How can I make my (American style) pancakes light and spongy?

I will be participating at a charity event at the end of this month and I am still not sure about my recipe. I am using a mini pancake griddle to cook the pancakes. My pancakes are ok, but I think ...
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How to make fluffy Appam without Sweet?

I have seen all recipies of Appam that use sugar for fermenting. How can I make salty tasting fluffy white appam ? I have wasted around 3 kgs of rice trying it but, still unsuccessful.
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What is the purpose of baking powder in batter?

In particular, what is the purpose of the baking powder in this recipe: http://www.wearesovegan.com/korean-cauliflower-bites/
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How much dry cake mix, water, oil and eggs to use for two 4in round cakes?

I have a 15.25oz Betty Crocker box mix. On the back it says to use it all with 1 cup of water, 1/2oil and 3 eggs and that makes two 8 in rounds or 24 cupcakes. I don't know how much I need, please ...
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Flourless cookies form “skin” that seals in moisture

I've developed a sort of recipe for flourless low-cal cookies which, so far, actually works pretty well, resulting in a soft scone-type confection, but I'm having one problem with it: upon baking, the ...
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Which is a better option for making dosa batter. Indian mixie or US blender?

Moving to US next week planning to avoid the Mixie as it weighs almost 3 kgs . Which is the best option in blenders for making soft batter and chutney? I have got few recommendations like Osterizer ...
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How long can you keep yeasted waffle batter (including eggs/buttermilk) in the refrigerator?

How long can you keep yeasted waffle batter (including eggs/buttermilk) in the refrigerator?
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cornmeal crust on chicken is too gritty, is there a way to fix after chx has been baked?

I made oven baked chicken using coarse ground cornmeal (obviously a mistake). Dredged chx in flour, then egg, then cornmeal. I'm worried I'll break a tooth on the gritty corn particles in the ...
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Making toad in the hole with duck eggs

I've been keeping ducks for a couple of years, and therefore I cook with duck eggs, since they're effectively free. They're Indian runner ducks, which aren't very large, and the eggs are pretty much ...
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Any reason I can't use popover batter to make one huge popover without separating into little cups?

Something like http://www.food.com/recipe/perfect-popovers-189284 but all in one baking pan?
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Super soft fried shrimp in a light batter

I dined at a sushi restaurant recently that had an appetizer called buffalo rock shrimp. Essentially its fried shrimp in a buffalo sauce. To describe the dish more specifically. The shrimp itself is ...
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How to make a firm loaf from pancake batter mix?

I have two questions. One specific. One general. First: I am a beginner at cooking. But, I have learned a few things. I try to experiment without going crazy. I have found that altering a recipe can ...
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What are the differences between using whole wheat flour vs. all purpose flour in batter for frying?

There have been many questions related to whole wheat flower on this site before, but nearly all of them focus on baking. I'd like to know what is the effect of frying with whole wheat flour in terms ...
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How to keep battered (tempura) goods from sticking to the deep frying pan?

I really like deep frying shrimp and veggies in tempura batter, but every time I put these goods in the deep frying pan they stick to the net that is in there to make the goods easy to put in and take ...
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How do I prevent my tempura chicken from getting soggy with time? [duplicate]

Why does by bite-sized tempura chicken turn soggy after some time? They are really light and crispy when I initially deep fry them, but they gradually becomes soggy after 15 to 20 minutes. My chicken ...
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Can I use sona masoori rice for making dosa?

I have been trying to make dosa in the US since 6 months & never got the fermented batter. When searched in seasoned advice I found a similar question asked. How to ferment dosa batter? I have ...
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What is the ideal temperature for water added to chickpea flour for falafel?

Recipes for falafel using bean flour usually recommend warm, but not hot water to mix with the dry ingredients. What is the ideal temperature range for the water?
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Chocolate Berry Cake with Berries as main batter ingredient?

I have this rather vague idea that popped into my head for a chocolate berry cake of some kind where the berries, pureed, go into the batter itself and form a large proportion of the ingredients. ...
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Three day old pancake batter with grey spots

I know from experience and Googling that day-old carrot cake can result in green carrot bits due to oxidation but remains perfectly edible. Has the same thing happened to my pancake batter? Or are ...
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How much cake batter to make two 6“x2” cakes?

I have two 6"x2" cake pans, and am wondering how many cups of a box cake mix batter I need to put into each pan? Thank you!!
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Why did my idli looked cooked from outside but was still mushy inside?

I sometimes try using Homemade batter for making idlis and dosas as I live in the perfect temperate climate which is required for fermenting the batter properly and wish to cut down on the ...
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Why don't other grain proteins behave like gluten?

There are many excellent explanations here (and elsewhere) of what gluten "does." What I haven't seen anywhere is an explanation of what makes gluten so special. Where do its marvelous elastic ...