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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Best temperature for reducing stock?

When I make (chicken) stock, after it's made and the fat skimmed off I reduce it 3-x and freeze the resulting highly concentrated stock in cubes. Obviously I would prefer the reduced stock to be as ...
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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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Cooking with Hemp Protein Powder

I was considering making baking goods with protein powder and was considering Hemp Protein Powder. I see most of the recipes often use Hemp Hearts but didn't find much with the protein powder form. ...
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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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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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Air dehydrating ambient air temperature?

I would like to dehydrate fruits with an outdoor air drying rack in an arid climate: What ambient air temperature is ideal for this? I've heard anything below 118°F is good for dehydrating. Is 100°F ...
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Power outage - Six hours vs. four hours

We had a power outage last night in winter that lasted six hours. I understand that for an outage over four hours things should be thrown away if they get above 40 degrees for two more hours according ...
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Precise Digital Temperature Control? & ideas to correctly threshold melt & cool Cocoa Butter for stable Recrystallization at home?

Precise Digital Temperature Control? & ideas to correctly threshold melt & cool Cocoa Butter for stable Recrystallization at home? Trying to look at Hot water dispensers, kettles/ flasks, ...
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Can I pre-cook Tri Tip and finish it later?

I like to smoke tri tip to an internal temp of 100F, then sear it on the grill to an internal temp of 130F. Could I take the meat out of the smoker at 100F, cool it down with ice to 60F, store it in ...
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How do I keep my chocolate ganache in the right consistency?

I made a chocolate ganache and after a few hours in the fridge it was in the perfect consistency. I left it out of the fridge so it would be room temperature, and an hour later it became much harder. ...
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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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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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Can I reliably expect cheesecake to raise by 10°F after being taken out of the oven?

I just made a Pumpkin cheesecake. Long story short, I tried substituting whipping cream for condensed milk, in equal parts, and my cake ended up super watery. I managed to get the temperature to 155°...
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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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