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Why did my colored doughnut change colors?

Some time ago, I made a doughnut recipe, I only made yeast doughnut once a few years ago, I don't have experience with yeasted bakery products. I baked the doughnuts instead of frying. I also added ...
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Can commercially sold, vacuum-packed beetroot (cooked) be stored under room temperature?

I don't have any experience at all with beetroots. But a couple days ago, I received some vacuum packed cooked beetroots by post (without special temperature control) as part of a vegetable basket. ...
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Should I use raw beets in my smoothie recipe?

I have a smoothie recipe which requires beets, and having never prepared raw beets, but only ever pulled the, from a pre-canned jar, I'm wondering how to proceed. I'm reading the cookbook "100 Best ...
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Home made beet gnocchi is sticky

First time I tried making gnocchi (or any pasta type). I followed the orders but my gnocchi are pretty sticky (maybe there's a better word?). It feels like a pasta that was overcooked on a low flame ...
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Beets have a fungus

I bought some beets at a farmers market today but now find out they have a fungus (brown spots on yellow leaves). I will not eat the greens but are the beet roots edible?
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Increasing the earthy flavor of beets?

I enjoy the "earthy" flavor of beets -- I would like to know: What way(s) of preparing beets result in the most earthy flavor? And are certain types of beets known for tasting earthier?
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Homemade Beet Pasta loses color when cooked

I love making homemade pasta, and I've been making the beet pasta for a while (I use this recipe here http://natalieparamore.com/homemade-beet-pasta/). When I make the pasta, it gets a beautiful dark ...
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First slicing, then cooking, or the other way around?

I would like to try out a recipe for a gratin of beets and potatoes. For this I will need sliced potatoes and beets. I always like to cook vegetables for a bit before putting them in the oven to make ...
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How to prevent brillant pink raw bread dough from cooking up to yellow?

I added some cooked beets to a bread recipe. The result was a lovely pink dough: After cooking, the rolls were yellow on the inside with some of the pink still visible in the crust: Why? Any way ...
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Why are my beets not fermenting?

My first attempt (RAW BEETS) - large mason jars, 2 tbsp sea salt, water up to 1" below lid. After a week I opened the lid to "burp" the gas out, but there was nothing, no fizz, just dead beets in ...
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How to remove soil smell from beetroots?

I buy veggies from local store (not organic). When I cook, I get the soil smell from it. How can I avoid it? any precooking process can help? Thanks in advance.
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Are beets related to turnips?

We recently made fresh beets, which was a new experience for me, and I was surprised to discover that a freshly cooked fresh beet tastes quite like a similarly cooked turnip. Is there any connection ...
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beet stock shelf life [duplicate]

How long will beet stock be good in the fridge and is it obvious (odor or otherwise) if it's bad. I've had this beet stock for a while and I want to drink it but I'm a little nervous. It smells fine ...
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Why does my beet kvass taste bad?

I took 4 medium beets, chopped them up in a medium dice, put the beets in a 1-gallon Pickl-It jar. I added 1 ½ tablespoon unrefined sea salt, added filtered water to ½ inch below lid, and closed with ...
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How to make beet kvass in Winter?

I often make fermented beet kvass. This was going well in summer, but now in the colder weather the environment is too cold for the kvass to ferment properly. The home temperature is 60F, but the ...
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How do I roast beets to easily remove the skins?

Ideally, when roasting beets, the skins should just come right off once they're done and cool. I don't seem to be good at this, though: sometimes they're great, and sometimes the skins are pretty ...
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How do beets bake up in flour?

I am thinking about incorporating some raw shredded beets in a vegan chocolate sheet cake. Since it is vegan, I will be substituting with Ener-G, chia, or flax egg substitutes and earth balance ...
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Using beet stock

There's a pot full of water left over after boiling beets. I know beets are full of good stuff. I'd rather not throw this beet stock down the drain, but rather use it. How can this beet water or ...
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Are these beets still edible?

I boiled some beets last weekend but then had to travel unexpectedly. They have been in the fridge in a container. They have some light purple watery droplets on them now. Are they still edible? ...
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What are some ways to prepare beet greens?

Back in my home country beets are only sold as the roots; in the US they're always sold with the leaves attached to them. I know how to use the roots, but what are some interesting uses for the leaves?...
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How can I tell whether beetroot is still edible?

I have some raw beetroot I bought about a week ago, having stored them at room temperature since. It's the first time I bought it raw, and I'm unsure whether it's still edible. It is already soft, ...
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Bitter roasted beets

I just roasted some beets in the oven (as usual) but they turned out really bitter. Any idea why or what can I do to save them?
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How do I cook beetroot

I've just pulled some beetroot out of my garden. I've never cooked beetroot before so would love a few suggestions.
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Why roast beets in vinegar?

I have always roasted my beets in a bit of vinegar in the bottom of the pan like 1/4" or so. It is how I was taught. But why do it? What does the vinegar do for the beets?
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