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Is it safe to eat hard boiled eggs after washing with peroxide and cold water?

I read that washing eggs with cold water will draw bacteria from the outer shell inward the egg. I was wondering if it is safe to wash the eggs with peroxide and rinse with cold water for cleaning and ...
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what are these darker stains in radish?

We have some radish that have these darker areas in the flesh. Currently, we are on the island of Malta where food ingredients are very low quality in general, so anything out of the ordinary ...
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Ought dried WHITE fungus have black specks and dark areas?

Please see beneath. My grandma bought these dried white fungus at Sunny Supermarket in Toronto, Canada. But are those black specks and dark areas harmless? When she bought them, she didn't notice ...
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Why would the exterior of a cake cook and not the interior?

I attempted to make the blueberry corn cake from "All About Cake" by Christina Tosi, and for both layers, the top of the cake got rock solid and started to collapse down, but the inside of the cake ...
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Beef suet in fridge [duplicate]

How long is beef suet good in fridge? Does it make any difference if I store it as a whole or chopped into pieces? EDIT: This is suet, not tallow, which can even be left outside the fridge for 1 ...
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Sourdough starter with milk vs just using regular starter and adding milk separately?

How much of a difference would it make to the final product and which one would be the better choice for any enriched sourdough breads/pastries/cakes etc? And by "regular starter" I mean the normal ...
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Induction surface started making a barely noticeable high-pitch whining noise, even when it is not in use, is this dangerous?

We have been using a 4-slot Amica induction surface for 4 years now, and it started making a barely noticeable high-pitch whining noise, even when it is not in use. Is this dangerous? Can aging ...
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How long does it take a hot oven to become cold [on hold]

The recipe calls for a cold oven and I something baking in the oven on 450. How long will it take to for it to be cold again?
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Chicken Breast expiration [duplicate]

If I buy raw chicken breasts from nofrils on June 21 and expiration date says June 23 can I cook it on June 23 and eat the left overs the next day? Would that make the chicken okay to eat still, or ...
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How to barbecue an egg?

I recently discovered that eggs are outstanding in front country hiking: inexpensive nutritious richer flavour than boiled cooks in 10 minutes just add salt. The only problem is that they explode! ...
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Why does water always boil over when steaming shrimp?

Normally, with some typical amount of water, when steaming vegetables my steamer never boils over. However, when I steam shrimp, it seems like no matter how low I keep the heat or how little water I ...
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Why does meat coated in oil cook better than meat not coated in oil?

I recently oven cooked some meat. Half was coated in oil the other half not. Other than that they had salt and no other ingredients. After cooking for about an hour I found the one coated in oil ...
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How to prevent crust forming during frying, baking and grilling?

I do not like the crust that forms on the surface of meat when frying, baking and grilling. It seems to me this is caused by oil being on the surface of the meat. In the case of baking and grilling ...
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Why did my mango pickle become bitter?

I dried the mango in sunlight, heated the oil and slightly roasted all masala before grinding it. Now the problem is that masala taste bitter. How can I fix it? The masala I used includes salt, rye ...
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Problems with frying chicken…coating doesnt stick, and coating doesnt get crispy [duplicate]

Ive been trying to fry chicken in oil, but im running into issues with the coating. Ive tried using a pre-made coating mix and flour. I coat the chicken in egg (which is supposed to help the coating ...
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Is iodized salt unsuitable for baking bread?

I've heard it said that iodized salt produces an acrid flavor when heated to high temperatures, such as for baking. Is there any truth to this?
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Can milk chocolate plus cocoa powder substitute for dark chocolate?

I just got a smoking deal on milk chocolate and bought a bunch. However, I tend to like a darker chocolate flavor in my baking. I would like try to use the milk chocolate plus some cocoa powder (and ...
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Is my Anchor Hocking Oven Basics glass measuring cup inaccurate?

For measuring I usually use my red plastic Betty Crocker cups. While rearranging some dishes, I noticed the 1 cup line on the 2 cup Anchor H one looked off - greater than one cup. I poured one cup ...
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has anyone tried scrambling whites, then stirring in yolks?

I'm obviously not near my kitchen... I was reading on lifehacker about cornstarch in scrambled eggs, then some of their other articles on scrambled eggs, and I was thinking that the thing I miss ...
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Can I turn skimmed into whole milk?

Usually, we use milk with 1.5% fat. Occasionally, I need whole milk for a recipe. Can I somehow "enrich" the skimmed milk so that I have more or less whole milk?
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Dumpling cooked and frozen

Can I cook a dumpling and freeze? What is the best method to reheat? These dumplings are fried/steamed in butter and water. Thank you
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Soft cheese at 75 degrees

Recieved an overnight delivery of soft cheese. One cheese was not under the ice pack and is at 75 degrees, is it still good to eat?
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What makes rice wet?

Recently I've been making rice, but my rice is always a bit moister than I'd like. Normally it is visibly wet and somewhat sticky. My normal recipe is: Add a lot of water to a pan. Bring water to ...
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Does squid ink pasta bleed?

Will the black color from squid ink spaghetti bleed onto other ingredients? I was recently given a package of squid ink spaghetti. I haven't used it before and I want to try something creative. I ...
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Dietary Fiber with Crunchy Texture

I'm looking for a dietary fiber or a mix of dietary fibers (and other ingredients which act like dietary fibers such as sugar alcohols) with really low (even zero) food calories that I can create a ...
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What would be a good sub for pineapple, any other fruit or veggie for a strawberry pineapple mint salsa

I need to sub pineapple with something else, im highly allergic to it.
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What's a pan and what's a pot?

In Dutch, we have just one word for pots and pans, which happens to be "pan", so I was surprised to learn about the word "pot". I learned that pans are for frying, which is why they are shallow and ...
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How to handle mango puree going stale in mousse

I made a mango mousse cake using the recipe here: https://www.womanscribbles.net/mango-mousse-cake/ Turned out nice, but after two days the mango puree was tasting stale. How can i counter this?
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How long can chocolate be held at temper?

I just got a chocolate melter and have held some tempered pure chocolate (Lindt Excellence 90%) for a day at 33C. I intend to make up 3 or 4 truffles, a few times a week. What’s occurred to me is ...
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How to stop frozen bananas making everything else in the freezer taste like banana?

I freeze peeled bananas for making ice cream. I triple bag them in three Ziploc bags. This works fine. However, apparently they are making other things in the freezer taste like bananas. Apart from ...
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Need help I made this recipe and I doubled the recipe and it looked dry

I need help to fit these batches I already rolled them up can I go ahead fix it. what can I do to fix these batches so it doesn't crumble and look dry. i have I included the recipe I used. Like I said ...
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Genoise vs whipped egg whites- which is better?

If I'm making a cake utilising all the leavening agents including creamed butter and sugar as well as baking powder and soda, would there be any difference if I were to include whipped egg whites vs ...
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How to decode some less common food Expiration Date/Date Manufactured codes (US)?

I was cleaning out and found some snack chips with date codes that are not in an obvious Day/Month/Year format. For example: 028 B2 A1 (Bloom's Potato Chips) 021 T B4A1 (Lieber's Tortilla Chips). ...
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What's the difference between a deep fryer and a chip pan?

As described in the Wikipedia article, a chip pan is a pan that contains oil for frying. The oil is heated to a high temperature, and then usually a metal basket is lowered into the pan for frying of ...
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Incorporating Italian meringue into mousse

Yesterday I made some mousse using whipped cream and Italian meringue as aerators. I incorporated the whipped cream to the base first and the Italian meringue last. However, the Italian meringue was a ...
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How to tell if a vegetable steamer contains titanium

How do I find out why steamers sometimes have titanium, and which ones, if so? Also, why is it there in the first place?
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What is the fatty tissue in beef/pork after it has been braised/stwed?

Perhaps this question has been asked before, but I am unable to find it. The closest I got was someone asking about chicken skin after frying. When a piece of meat with large nuggets or fat attached ...
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Why does cooking oatmeal starting with cold milk make it creamy?

I'd always made oatmeal according to the "traditional" method of bringing the liquid to boil first, then adding the oatmeal. I recently discovered a recipe that calls for adding the oatmeal to cold ...
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Should an enameled cast iron pan be seasoned?

Should I season my Michael Symon Home enameled cast iron frying pan?
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What does tomato purée mean in a UK context? [duplicate]

I'm looking at a recipe on a UK website that mentions needing "2 tbsp tomato purée". Googling Australian websites suggests tomato puree is relatively unconcentrated and comes in cans. By contrast ...
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Why is it recommended to mix yogurt starter with a small amount of milk before adding to the entire batch?

When making yogurt with Yogourmet yogurt starters it is recommended to boil the milk, bring it down to 110 degrees F, then take out a cup of milk and mix the starter, then add that mixture back into ...
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Puff pastry for cream horns

I am making cream horns and I bake the puff pastry on the molds, let them cool and fill with cream. I freeze some empty for later, but they are not crispy. How to improve on that?
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How to remove white stain after stove cleaning?

I cleaned the gate of my stove using easy off oven cleaner and then had some white stains that cannot be removed: How do I remove the stains?
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Are residues from seasoning coating harmful when using carbon steel pan?

I seasoned this carbon steel pan a few months ago, but after several times I cooked, the seasoning coating started to flake. I wonder are the residues harmful? Can I remain the way it is or should I ...
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My Alfredo sauce always ends up gooey

I’ve been trying to make authentic Alfredo sauce using this recipe. I’m normally pretty good with sauces, but this one is eluding me. I simmer the pasta water and melt the butter, and everything ...
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Should beans be drained after cooking?

I cook beans and then eat them (usually without adding anything else). I know that soaking water for beans should be drained. However, I haven't seen anything definitive about the water that the beans ...
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After steaming for 5 mins, why are live PEI mussels shriveled, but PC's mussels plump?

In both cases beneath, I steam the PEI mussels for 5 mins. on a pan on my stove that rules out any possibility of overcooking. I`ve bought the product beneath from my supermarket weekly for the past ...
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What is the secret to avoid bitter-tasting rapini?

At a certain pick-your-own-food-and-stamp-your-card-then-pay-at-the-exit restaurant, the salad bar includes a delectable rapini, even though it looks like it is prepared with nothing more than ...
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Do you need more yogurt starter for more milk?

I bought some Yogourmet yogurt starter packages and it says to use 5g per 1L of milk. However, if I am making a gallon at a time - is more starter actually required than it would be for just 1L?
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Adding both soy lecithin and calcium propionate for bread

I use in my plain bread recipe - 1280g of plain flour and for whole wheat bread recipe- 960g white flour added is 320g wheat flour. How much liquid soy lecithin and the calcium propionate should be ...

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