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Can you steam a potato for too long?

There are several questions which cover overboiling a potato, where you would excessively hydrate it. However when it's being steamed this seems to not occur, and in other overcooking settings you are ...
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How do I make a chicken cheesesteak that isn't dry?

When I try to make chicken cheesesteaks, this is what I do: thinly slice some chicken breasts saute some chopped onions and green peppers put the meat in a frying pan with some olive oil add some ...
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my german red cabbage does not have much liquid. red german cabbage is dry

Is german red cabbage supposed to be dry and if not What do you do if your german red cabbage is dry.
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How can I improve the outer texture of my lemon poppy seed bundt cake? It is tender and moist in the inside but dry on the outside

My lemon poppy seed bundt cake ingredients: Plain flour 450g Baking powder 1 1/2 tsp Baking soda 1/2 tsp Salt 1/2 tsp Butter 198g Sugar 440g Large eggs 4 Vanilla 1 tsp Lemon juice 85g Lemon zest 2 ...
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Why is my sugar in my recipe becoming gritty and dry after baking in the oven. This is something new for me

I've been making these dessert snacks for years. The last 2 times I've baked them, the sugar has come out gritty and the butter seems all absorbed. Very dry. My recipe calls for brown sugar, butter, ...
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Can I rehydrate dried chillies in bulk?

I have a bunch of dried chillies (chipotles, poblanos and pasillas). My preferred method for using these is to soak them in hot water for about 20 minutes, then blend them and add the paste to ...
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dry canning, had a little water vapor

Today was my first go at dry canning. I canned a few jars of dried pinto beans today. I had them in the oven for two hours at 220°F, and the jars were definitely dry beforehand. After getting the lids ...
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Are the stems of rehydrated dried Shiitake usable?

The stems of the rehydrated Shiitake mushrooms are tough, even after rehydration. In the recipes that I checked it was advised to cut and throw the stems and keep the head of the mushroom. I want ...
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Roasted Peanuts

What is the best way to dry roast peanuts, Slow Dry Roasting or Quick Dry Roasting? Which will give maximum flavour and what will be the impact on the moisture content of peanuts & shelf life? I ...
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What cuts of meat are preferable when you want to avoid drying out?

I want to cook meat that is well done in an oven, doesn't have crust on the outside and doesn't dry out. In this question What am I doing wrong when cooking meat? it seems people were saying its the ...
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How can I make cookies less dry and crumbly?

I have made these cookies once before. I stuck to the recipe and really liked the flavor, but found that they were very dry and crumbly. I would like to make them again with better results. Looking ...
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Is there a way to make pasta dry rather than watery?

After I boil and strain pasta it tastes watery unlike rice which can be dry if you don't use too much water. Is there a way to make pasta dry too?
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