Questions tagged [temperature]

Questions about what temperature is optimal for cooking/preparing certain food or how certain temperatures can affect different types of food. Questions can also include how to best achieve/maintain a certain temperature for a specific type of food.

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How warm is “warm water?”

I'm following a recipe for making dough for a challah bread, and the recipe calls for warm water. How warm should the water be (in degrees)? Do I need to heat it, or is room-temperature good enough? ...
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Fanbake ? What temperature to follow in a recipe [duplicate]

I tend to use the Fanbake symbol on my oven. I also have fan only and conventional. When using Fanbake what temperature should I follow in the recipe?
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Difference in cookie texture if we use melted vs softened butter

I would like to know the difference in the final result if we use softened butter or melted butter in an ordinary cookie recipe. A few days ago i baked chocolate chips cookies i waited for the ...
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Can I use a terracotta pot to bake a pie?

I have cooked many casseroles in a large terracotta pot with great results. Can I bake a pie in a terracota pot in an electric oven. Can the pot take the high temprature that shortcrust or puff ...
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Oven temperature: What exactly is it? [duplicate]

When a recipe call for an oven temperature of 200°, where do you measure it? Is it the temperature of the walls, the tray or the air? [I'm converting an electric oven into a programmable one using ...
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How does core temperature relate with slow cooking?

What I have understood so far: You can slow cook to produce pulled pork/beef/lamb/chicken by applying relatively low temperature for long time so that proteins can denaturate (sous vide can help here ...
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How to avoid cream breaking / splitting in oven?

A peculiar Swedish recipe calls for ladling curry flavored whipped cream over chicken and baking in the oven, at 225c for 20-30 minutes typically. During my childhood, this resulted in a creamy, ...
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How to soft boil eggs with a countertop egg steamer?

Having misplaced the custom measuring cup for an "egg steamer" device, not quite sure how to steam eggs. Desired result: so that: The perfect soft-boiled egg should have firm, custard-like whites ...
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I can't seem to get my nougat to come out right and I don't know why

I tried this pistachio nougat recipe once and it came out great. I've tried it two other times and the nougat hasn't set well at all. I'm thinking that this is because the recipe doesnt list a ...
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How to maintain oil temperature when deep frying at home?

I was frying chicken and I noticed the amount of time needed to fry the chicken and how dark the batter will end up depends largely on the temperature of the oil. The problem is, the oil temperature ...
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Oven temps for cooking in enameled dutch oven

What is the temperature needed to bake 1.5 lb boneless pork chops with 2 potatoes and mushrooms in an enameled dutch oven and for how long?
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What is the maximum internal temperature of baked goods?

Obviously this will vary depending on the size/shape and ingredients used. But how hot does it get inside, say, a loaf of bread? A cake? How wide is the variation? What ingredients (or factors other ...
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Soft Boiled Egg Science

I've heard that the white part of an egg cooks (solidifies) at about 63°C (145°F). I've heard that the yolk cooks at about 68°C (154°F). Is this true? Also what chemicals do the white and yolk ...
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how croissant be baked in Indian home ( temp 32deg C) with a flaky crust and layers

I made croissants using Indian butter , and room temp 32 deg C . They haven’t a flaky crust or layered well . Posting a pic . Please give guidance . Planning to use a variety of butter with 82% ...
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What is my Paella Pan made of?

I bought a paella pan at a flea market. I have no idea what metal(s) it's made of. It cooks like a nonstick but doesn't have a commercial nonstick coating. I clean it by washing it with dawn and hot ...
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How can I make cakes in 20Ltr ONIDA Black Diamond conventional microwave oven? [duplicate]

I am using 20Ltr ONIDA Black Diamond conventional microwave oven. I couldn't bake cakes in this oven at 180 degree temperature. Please send me feedback -how to use this oven for baking cakes?
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Why cool creme brulee?

Why bake, cool then torch the crème brûlée? Why not skip the cooling? Is cooling for setting? Cooling for 4-24 hours is in almost every recipe I find.
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Does natto really need to be fermented at body temperature?

I want to make natto, and recipes say that it should be fermented at ~38°C/100°F. My oven doesn't have a bread proving or defrost setting, and previous experiments with just the oven light on haven't ...
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Food Scientists: Please Explain the Final Dough Temperature (FDT) Formula

This is undoubtedly a question for a food scientist. I have seen online a formula to calculate the water temperature needed to achieve a final/desired dough temperature: water temp = (FDT)*(mult. ...
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Is it normal for the Chickpeas to develop white froth after being soaked for 12 hours?

Yesterday at 08:00 I had soaked white Chickpeas in water and left the container in the kitchen. Daytime temperature here is 44C. At 20:00 the same day I saw the container covered by white froth. Is ...
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Pork butt roast: slicing temp vs pulling temp

At internal temp of 170F, will the pork butt slices be very tender and moist or should one continue to higher temp closer to pulled of 195F to achieve?
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My new pan has a max temperature of 350 F but the recipe calls for 425 F. What should I do?

My recipe calls for an oven temp of 425 degrees but my pan can only withstand 350 degrees per manufacturers instructions. If the original recipe called for 15 minutes at 425 degrees. How long would ...
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Does liquid temperature matter when making bread in a bread maker?

Let me start by saying this is my first attempt at using a bread maker. I just wanted to know if the temperature of the liquid used in the bread recipe matters? Cold vs room temp or warm?
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What can you do with an infrared thermometer?

Infrared thermometers have plummeted in price in recent years, and are now inexpensive gadgets for the home cook, not to mention the pros. What are the primary uses of an infrared thermometer in the ...
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How will baking chicken at a high heat differ from a lower heat?

I want to fix my daughter's favorite foods for her birthday -- chicken and fries -- but don't want to actually deep-fry anything. (Don't have a deep-fryer, for one thing.) I have found a couple of ...
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Why does food get cold faster in some locales than others?

I live in a dry climate at 7,000 feet where we experience a true four seasons. The temperature range can be vast from below 0 degrees farenheit to the high 90s and sometimes over 100. I've noticed ...
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Keeping food warm: Do double duty with heated dinner plate and enameled cast iron sizzle “charger” plate?

Will using both a heated dinner plate and an enameled cast iron sizzle plate as a charger (under the dinner plate) keep food warm for an appreciably longer time than simply heating the dinner plate or ...
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How is baking bread in a ceramic pan different from using a metal one?

I just used my ceramic bread pans for the first time. The top crust was just like it used to be when I baked with those cheap metal pans with the stick-free surface that I'm wanting to avoid now to ...
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What would cooking chicken at 140 degrees F for a prolonged period do?

A couple of times I've cooked chicken at 140F in the oven (i.e. with the oven temperature set to 140 degrees). Both times I've followed the advice to cease cooking when an internal temperature of 140 ...
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Does keeping a fridge/freezer full significantly help energy efficiency?

This is one of those statements I frequently encounter, but I've never really seen evidence to support it. The advice often goes even further to say that if your fridge/freezer is relatively empty, ...
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How do I adjust cooking time when temperature may be off by 5-10C?

Over the holidays, my mom tasked me to prepare a Crown Roast of Pork for our Media Noche (basically it's the meal you have as you approach the New Year with fireworks) meal. All of the recipes I ...
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When smoking, is temperature consistency more important than exact temperature?

I am smoking ribs in a charcoal smoker. The smoked rib recipe that I am following instructs smoking the ribs at 225°F. My smoker is maintaining a temperature of 215°F. I can add more lump ...
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Keep temperature at exact 62C/143F for an hour

Is there an appliance with which I can keep something at a specific temperature, in this case 62C, without constantly checking manually? I have been looking at thermostat controlled induction plates ...
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Should I consider water temperature in kettle or in cup to infuse my tea?

Most, if not all, teas have an ideal infusing temperature. Is this temperature the real water temperature at the time of infusion, or the water temperature while pouring it from the kettle ? For ...
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Why do some powders clump in hot water?

Why do some powders like flour or matcha green tea causes lumps in hot water while other powders like sugar or cocoa or wheat grass (triticum aestivum) readily dissolve? Wheat grass powder is green ...
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Cooking pasta in water temperature range?

I'd like to know what is the temperature range in which pasta can be cooked in water. I'd be interested in this in order to waste less energy/heat as opposed to cooking it in rolling boiling water and ...
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Advice for cooking two pumpkin pies at once

Tonight my wife will attempt the feat of cooking two of her pumpkin pies at once. Given the firing schedule for one pie (the Libby's recipe for one pie- 15 mins @ 425, reduce to 350 for 40-50 mins), ...
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(Technology idea) “Fly-by-wire” gas cooktop controls - feasible? [closed]

I've seen recipes that require precise temperature control and had a potentially groundbreaking idea stem from it: how does the idea of fully-digital cooktop controls sound to all you cooks out there? ...
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What is the best temperature to roast a spatchcock chicken?

From your own personal experience, what was the best temperature and time it took to roast a whole chicken in the oven? Im doing a spatchcock. I want to know what temperature worked best for you to ...
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How does sous vide cooking time affect moisture (final weight) of meat?

I know cooking meat at higher temperatures will cause meat to lose moisture as the proteins "constrict". This is well known. Cooking a steak sous vide at 160F will lead to a much drier steak than ...
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Does instant pot cook meat thoroughly?

I forgot to use a thermometer to check my pork stew. I guess most people don't bother but now worried since I didn't check it after cooking. It looked very well done but had cooled down a bit after ...
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How hot does popcorn need to be before it pops?

I'm interested to know if I can make popcorn in the oven, such as in a covered roasting pan. I'm also just quite curious to know the temperature it needs. Would it pop in a 250C oven? If so, what ...
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How long can I leave kefir and oatmeal at the room temperature? [duplicate]

Thinking of making oatmeal kefir overnight and bringing it for lunch in school. Will it be safe to leave this inside my bag for 5-6 hours?
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Fix my matcha pudding?

In the winter my matcha puddings come out the wrong color. Every few months I make a batch of matcha puddings for my family get togethers. In the warm months it comes out perfectly. The matcha ...
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When cooking 2 Honey Baked Ham frozen sides, how do I need to change temp or time?

I have two frozen sides from the Honey Baked Ham store that I want to cook simultaneously - they are the Au Gratin Potatoes and the Sweet Potato Souffle. The first should cook at 375 Degrees ...
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How/Why Does Broth Burn?

When simmering a basic chicken or beef broth (bones/meat/onion/carrot/spices) the result generally improves with time until, often, after a long time (on the order of 12-24 hours) the broth and solids ...
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Tempered chocolate thickens

I have now twice experienced that when I'm tempering dark chocolate is becomes incredibly thick - almost solid- in the cooling phase When it happens I will accidentally heat it up to much as to get it ...
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slow cooker pot roast with carrots and potatoes

Slow cooker recipe for above says 6 hour on high,but I prefer to do it on low, go to work and come back with dinner being around 6:30. How many hours on low should I set the crock pot for?
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Smoking a pig at 225 F vs barbecuing one at 250F?

I have seen many posts that say smoking a pork shoulder at 225F to an internal temperature of 195F will take 15 hours. I have also seen many posts that say you can barbecue a 90 pound whole hog at ...
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What is the simmering temperature in thermometer?

I would like to know the simmering temperature what is when we simmering food. I just purchased a food thermometer and would like to learn how to use it.

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