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Sauerbraten with a 1.1 pound beef rump roast

The recipe I'm using says to roast a 3.5-4 pound sauerbraten roast at 325F for approximately 4 hours. I'm making the recipe quite a bit smaller with a 1.1 pound roast. Should I change the cooking ...
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Doubling the ingredient of Japanese cheesecake: more time to cook?

I've done a fair share of cheesecake in the past. Now I would like to try this Japanese cheesecake for an upcoming birthday. We'll be around 20 persons, but the recipe is for an 8" round pan, which is ...
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Getting veggies to go soft in the oven

A few times now I've been cooking vegetables like butternut squash, sweet potatoes or normal potatoes in the oven and it took ages to get them to soften up. Usually by the time the recipe says they ...
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Tri tip bison sous vide techniques.

Preface: I am cooking a private dinner for 14. Americana themed, surf and turf is what they asked for the main entree. I want to cook bison. The only cut I could find in town in time was a tri tip. $...
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Is it possible to overcook peas?

Is it possible to overcook peas as one could overcook a steak or pasta, or are they like mushrooms in that they cannot be overcooked?
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Is reheating partially fried fish safe?

A street side stall selling fish fries them two times for convenience.Initially they fry the fish for 70%, then keep it for 10 to 20 minutes. When a customer comes they fully fry that fish. Is this ...
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Baking cauliflower with potatoes

I like to cook a very simple recipe for roasted potatoes: I peel and cut potatoes to cubes, mix them in a sauce of olive oil, garlic and sweet paprika and place in the oven for about an hour under ...
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Sous Vide time for 1.5 lb 1 inch thick bone-in chuck roast at 140F

Would this require a 24+ hour bath at 140F, or would the limited thickness and size allow it be 12 hours?
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Any tips on how to cook gruel?

I like to cook rice gruel every now and then; however I usually encounter a basic problem. First off, my rough procedure: Mix (sticky) rice flour and water homogeneously Pour into cooking pot (...
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Why cooking times for rice are different in different locations

When I learned to cook rice in the New Orleans area, I used the following recipe: In a big sauce pan measure 1 cup long grain rice to two cups room temperature water, salt to taste. Bring to a boil, ...
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Adjusting Cooking For Smaller Portions

I am going to University in the fall. I love to cook and bake but since I will be myself, I cannot cook the regular portions I had before. Is there a way that I can figure out the correct cooking time ...
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How to sequence better while cooking

I often struggle with sequencing specific cooking activities in the kitchen, and either panic, screw something up, or more often than not the dish takes a lot longer to cook. I've tried prepping more, ...
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I have been cooking yogurt cakes in the US for a while and each time it has to cook for an extra 20 min. Why?

I like the Gâteau au Yaourt (Yogurt Cake) as describe here (in French): http://www.750g.com/gateau-au-yaourt-r45540.htm I uses Yogurt (x1), Flour (x3, see below), Eggs (x3), Oil (x1/2 to x1), Sugar (...
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Can multiple slabs of ribs be baked at once?

I need to bake 10 slabs of barbecue ribs that will be finished off on the grill. The recipe calls for baking each at 250 degrees for 2 hours. Can I bake 2 or more ribs at one time? If so, what ...
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How many minutes between 115 F and 120 F for a ham?

I'm preparing this ham recipe. It calls for a ham 7 to 8 lbs. Well, I ordered a ham described as "7 to 9 lbs" and what got delivered was a hair under 10 lb, so that's what I'm using. Using the ...
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Cooking time and temperature for one oven and two different dishes

I want to warm a 9.6lb spiral ham (275- 15 minutes per lb) and cook a macaroni and cheese casserole (375 for about 30-45 min) in the same oven and have them ready at the same time. How do I do this?
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Messed up brisket

First brisket ever and I don't know what went amiss. Marinade? Coke a Cola. 24 hours. (I thought it sounded funny but FUN) Followed epicurous recipe but i didn't have roaster sealed tightly. ...
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Sous Vide ribs — can't eat for 2 days… best choice?

Cooking ribs in the fairly new Sous Vide cooker seemed like a great idea, right up until the schedule changed and we can't eat dinner as a family tonight. Right now, the ribs are about done with the ...
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What makes overcooked fish smell?

The best I have found is the following: "The house-permeating “fishy” aroma of cooked fish appears to involve a group of volatile molecules formed by fatty-acid fragments reacting with TMAO (...
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How to cook small fish(unfrozen and frozen) in water without overcooking?

I believe the rule is that fish which is 1 inch thick should be simmered for no more than 10 minutes. What about fish like anchovies, whitebait and sardines which I think are less than an inch thick. ...
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Cooking beef goulash in a slow cooker with a temperature controller, what temperature?

I bought a slow cooker: and connected it to a temperature controller: Usually precise temperature control is employed in sous-vide, but I don't want to cook food in plastic bags, only I want to ...
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Sous vide a whole chicken : temp/time?

I have a butterflied chicken in the fridge that is marinating in a mojo mix. I have read many times to SV it at 148f. But what about time? I would like the bird to be uniformly cooked and the meat ...
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How long should pearl barley be boiled for?

Different recipes that involve boiling pearl barley recommend boiling pearl barley for different periods of time. How long should pearl barley be boiled for, and why do different packets of pearl ...
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How do I become more time efficient in the kitchen? [closed]

The only thing holding me back from truly enjoying cooking is that it takes so much of my time. The prepping, cooking, cleaning... What techniques do professional chefs utilize to cook a three ...
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heating ham at 200 degrees versus 325 degrees

If I am heating a fully cooked ham that directs me to cook at 325 degrees F for 20 minutes per pound (ham is 3.38#) and I want to heat it through at a 200 degree F temp. How long should I put the ham ...
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Do I have to adjust oven cooking times from recipes for more / less food?

In an oven, when following cooking times from a recipe, do I have to adjust times if I change quantity? I don't mean thicker or thinner food, I mean more or less of the same size, like e.g. more or ...
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Double cooked pasta

On my pasta package it says something like ready for double cooking and more curiously it gives cooking times of 11 min for regular (single cooking) and 5.5 / 2 min for first/second cooking when ...
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cheese cake cooking times

I usually bake a 10" New York style cheese cake. cheese cakes. On my 10", I bake it for 45 minutes at 350 degrees, shut off the oven but leave the cake in for another hour before removing. I now want ...
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induction cooking with a homemaker 2000w cooker,

heated supafry a solid oil, sugar thermometer on temp 2 was 140 degrees c. 3 went to well over 200 degrees. when food added first cooked instantly then next slower till i put thermometer back in ...
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Can I finish cooking a pork roast next day after partially cooking it

I will be having 17 people for dinner, and I will serve a pork roast. Can I partially cook it, wait until it cools, wrap it and put it the refrigerator and finish cooking it the next day?
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How long should I cook a half goose?

I have a 4.6 kg frozen goose from the supermarket. I have cut it in half along the spine and am planning to roast both halves separately. Presumably the bigger surface area means I don't need to cook ...
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Is using vegetable oil on a flat-top grill a valid method for reducing cook-time?

I recently got into a discusion with the owner of my restaurant about using vegetable oil on the flat-top grill. We cook marinated chicken breast on the flat-top and I use oil because I believe that ...
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How long to roast a whole goose?

My wife brought a fresh, unfrozen whole 11.71 Lb goose for us to roast for thanksgiving. How long should I roast it for? I've found conflicting advice online: BBC/Gordon Ramsay say 10 mins @ 240C/...
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How long does it actually take to extract tea compounds from leaves using the boiling method?

So, I'm looking at the intersection of multiple brewing style of tea extraction, and the boil-it-to-death style of brewing, and I would like to know about how long does boiling actually work to ...
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Does the temperature increase the longer the food is on the stovetop?

My physics knowledge is nonexistent, so I'm sorry for the ridiculously simple question. When you're cooking on a stovetop (say on medium heat), does the temperature continuously increase the longer ...
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Cooking rib roast for a large group with minimal time

We're having a decent sized party, and hoping to serve rib roasts (we're looking at 3 7-rib roasts). The problem is, we only have access to the ovens on site 2 hours before we want to eat. This ...
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Does poking steaks and other meats cause flavor loss?

I was barbecuing, during which I was testing my steak for give using the tips of my thongs. But I didn't pierce the meat or jab too hard. A friend said that I'm ruining the steak and that it causes ...
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What does this chart mean when it says “lbs per round” or “lbs per sqare/rectangle”?

From http://howtocakeit.com/blogs/cakes/48185153-how-to-make-ice-and-decorate-yo-yo-s-chocolate-cake-like-a-pro: What do the different columns mean?
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Oven cook times - thawed vs frozen

There are many "foil" meal recipes online that are quick and easy. http://www.bettycrocker.com/menus-holidays-parties/mhplibrary/recipes/15-foil-pack-favorites However, they all have cooking times ...
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Ideas to cook dry beans fast in halogen oven

I am planning to cook beans in an halogen oven i recently acquired. Where i am in an office, I have no gas cooking facilities and don't want to venture into electric cooking to weight on electricity ...
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How powerful is my cooktop?

I should have asked this years ago. When a recipe calls for "medium heat", I'll burn the dish. I've had this problem on an electric range and a gas top; probably more so on the gas top. I've tried ...
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Time&Temperature vs energy needed for molecules structure's changes

Recently I've read an interesting post about time vs temperature (Time vs. Temperature - What changes what?) I've been thinking about this problem for a long time. and I'd like to share an idea.. "A ...
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Can I pause halfway through coking boneless shoulder?

My other half put the shoulder in the oven to cook so that when I got home I could finish it, but my food delivery hasn't come. Can I pause the cooking and go get the stuff that I need and then carry ...
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How do I cook a cottage pie from chilled?

I made a cottage pie yesterday afternoon but did not cook it. I cooked the mince and veg and the mash, put it in the dish but did not put it in the oven. I then allowed it to cool and then placed it ...
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What's the basic technique for long braising of pork?

I boiled 1kg chunk of pork 12 hours: first boiling 45 min 8 h at low heat 45 min boiling low heat now some hours I am not sure if this was a good strategy. I know there's no single "right" way, ...
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Smoking time for 6 racks (18 lbs) of baby back ribs?

I have a vertical propane smoker that has slots for 7 racks. I will be smoking 6 racks of baby back ribs. I have smoked 3 racks (9 pounds) at 200-210 in six hours. I know I will need additional time ...
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Does a pressure cooker really cook food evenly?

My mother uses a 5 liter pressure cooker to cook chicken pieces. She heats it for 10 minutes, switches off the stove and waits for the steam pressure to go down before opening the lid. Even ...
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Breakfast burritos from 16 egg casserole, how to cook everything uniformly?

I am baking a 16 egg casserole that will be used for breakfast burritos and so I want the egg mixture to be cooked uniformly through. Once the breakfast burritos are made I will freeze them all. What ...
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What is the lowest temperature possible (of water) to cook meat in?

Say I want to cook a piece of meat by putting it in water and bringing the water to a certain temperature. (In celsius please) how low can the temperature be for it to be still able to cook the meat? ...
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Can Chick Peas take over two hours to cook?

I have been cooking Chick Peas for 2 hours, and they still feel too hard to enjoy. (I did soak them for 24 hours before that). Can that be? They have been sitting in my pantry for some years, would ...