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Baking beetroot in coffee crust

I've just read a blog post from Amass restaurant. I got very curious about roasting beetroot in coffee grounds as they said in the article. Looking a bit further, I've also found an article by Amass' ...
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What determines the amount of oleo saccharum that you get when combining the lemon zest and the sugar?

Lately I started making the “State fair lemonade” from food wishes and learned about oleo saccharum. The first two times I made the oleo saccharum I peeled 6 lemons and used 250 grams of sugar (which ...
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White texture on natto

I'm making a first time natto in natto/black garlic pot. So I go by the recipe. First soak beans for 24 h then steam to be softer. Put natto starter inside a small amount of water and mix it with ...
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How do I create slippery and light jelly for drinking?

I created an experiment with 10 different water/gelatin ratios but none provided the required results. I'd like to create viscosity similar to Jelly Juice pouch bags. However, when the results I'm ...
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What are these dark spots on my walnut kerns? Are they safe to eat?

Sometimes, when I'm eating walnuts, I'll find one with some dark spots on the kern surface, as shown in the photograph below. I normally prefer to err on the side of caution (I think I read somewhere ...
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How does the speed of nigari addition to soy milk affect the resulting tofu?

When making tofu, nigari water (magnesium chloride) is added to soy milk to curdle it. In my personal experience, adding the nigari very slowly (over the course of tens of minutes) produces soft tofu ...
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Why would acorn meal still be bitter after cold leaching for a month in the fridge?

I've successfully leached, ground and dried acorns to make flour in the past. Problem: currently have a batch of ground acorn meal which I have been cold leaching in the fridge for at least a month. ...
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What makes sencha karigane sweeter than sencha?

Why does the addition of stems and veins to the tea increase the sweetness of the brew? Is there a specific chemical in the stems and veins of tea leaves that's responsible for the change in flavor ...
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Cause of Spoiled idli?

I have prepared idli which was spoiled after steaming. I followed the following process: Soaked idli rava (coarsely ground rice) along with whole black gram(without skin). Grinded with mixie to ...
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How to tell if Koji rice is bad?

I have some store bought Cold Mountain brand Koji rice. On the container it says it keeps in the fridge for "6-12 months". I've had it for about 8 months, but can detect no change from when I bought ...
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How do I prevent my sugar coating from melting on my gummy bears

I am making homemade gummy bears and I cannot prevent the sugar coating from melting way into a puddle of watered sugar? I tried drying the gummy bears for a day but it still melts away.
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Eggless choux pastry recipe yields paper-thin top, gooey bottom

I'm trying to make eggless choux pastries for an egg-allergic friend (my eventual targets are croques-en-bouche and saint-honorés). I have experience with choux pastry, but I've never made an eggless ...
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Possible to get Sugar Syrup and Coconut Oil to solidify together (Emulsifier needed?)

I'm trying to make a 'magic-shell' like topping from burnt sugar syrup by mixing burnt sugar syrup (sugar + corn syrup heated until dark copper color, cooked with water until smooth) with coconut oil. ...
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Guidelines for cooking Desert Truffels?

I have gotten my hands on a number of fresh blackish Desert Truffles, which are apparently quite different from the European ones. To quote: Desert truffles have nothing to do with their European ...
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Poppy seeds with bitter aftertaste from boiling

I've followed the recipe here to make a poppy seed filling. The filling ended up with a somewhat bitter aftertaste, and I am wondering the following: At what point of that recipe could something have ...
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What is the minimum processing time for salsas?

I found a recipe (Wonderful Salsa at Food.com) that called for it to be processed for 10 minutes. I'm seeing now that other salsa recipes call for 15 or more minutes. Is this true for all salsas, or ...
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Difficulty Working with Koji

I've made a shio koji "starter" using koji-inoculated rice grains, salt, and water, and have added fresh rice to it once in a while to keep it living and fed. I've heard many chefs and home cooks talk ...
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Improving mouth feel of vegan hard boiled yolk

This recipe is typical of vegan hard boiled egg for salad. Egg white portion fine. Yolk could use some improvement in mouth feel: https://www.onegreenplanet.org/vegan-recipe/the-ultimate-genius-vegan-...
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Is it possible to make a Dutch baby, or similar, without an oven?

I find myself temporarily without an oven, but am really craving a Dutch baby. Since a Dutch baby is cooked in a very hot oven, clearly I can't make a normal one. But is there any version of one, or ...
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How does molten chocolate fondant work?

I'd like to understand more about the chemistry involved in baking molten chocolate fondant, specifically: What affects the consistency and how and why? What I know so far - I found the main factor to ...
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How much (sunflower) lecithin should be used to emulsify each gram of fat in water?

I read around and haven't found a clear answer. Is there a minimum ratio of lecithin (preferably powder) to fat required to fully emulsify it in water? Does the amount of water matter? And does the ...
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How to remove skin from field corn

I'm trying to nixtamalize field corn. The kernels swell but the skins don't come off even with vigorous rubbing. What am I doing wrong?
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How can I make my the colour of non-dairy flan more like a classic flan?

Hello Seasoned Advice community, I'm looking for some flan advice please! Thanks in advance for your answers. A family member has a dairy allergy, so for several years have been swapping cow milk out ...
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Is this mold in hot sauce?

I have several 1 year old bottles of fermented Serrano hot sauce (I do not remember if this batch had an onion in it or not). The sauce was canned via hot fill hold processing in woozy bottles at a ...
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Dosa on clad stainless steel pan

Has anyone had success at making dosa on a clad stainless steel pan? I mimicked the method for frying eggs on clad stainless steel (medium heat, when drops of water dance, add fat, spread room-...
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Standing rib roast and safety standards collision

Some seemingly respectable sources (e.g. this and this) recommend bringing the meat to room temperature for as long as four hours. They then instruct you to slow roast it to the internal temperature ...
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Can a prebaked cheesecake be baked again inside a cake batter

I want to attempt to make a Christmas Piecaken. One of the layers I want to put a 7” cheesecake inside a 10” springform pan and pour red velvet cake batter around it. Will the cheesecake hold up ...
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How to improve the texture of popping/bursting boba spheres with reverse spherification?

I'm trying to make boba spheres using reverse spherification, but it doesn't have the texture like the ones you get from asian supermarkets, the one with a "hard, plastic texture" that burst ...
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Which emulsifer to use for low viscosity emulsions of 10-20% fat and water

I'd like to create low viscosity emulsions of between 10% to 20% fat and ~80% water, the hope was to have a viscosity somewhere around that of milk or cream. Slightly thicker could be ok as well but ...
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Gluten free bread initially rises but collapses into itself later

I've noticed that the gluten free bread I make in the breadmaker does reach the size of the gluten one but later ends up collapsing into itself later. I've tried to make this recording of the process ...
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How do I clean my gas oven at the very bottom where the burner is?

Last night I was baking a peach cobbler at 400F when my son noticed orange flames coming out of the vent holes at the sides of the bottom panel of the oven. I shut off the oven and eventually the ...
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Home sausage making

I have been attempting to make home beef sausages. I have pretty much did everything according to the playbook. (Cure, spices salt, casing, etc.). However due to climate I cannot dry them outside (I ...
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I'm Making Shio Koji - I Have Questions About The Process

So I'm fascinated by what I have read about the myriad culinary possibilities at my fingertips using shio koji. Bought some good rice koji (IseSo Miyako Koji) and have started two similar mixtures ...
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What is this Burmese/Myanmmarese Brown to Black dried tea leafs?

While in Phra Khanong market, the only Burmese market I know of in Bangkok I bought the following seemingly-to-me similar products of Brown to Black dried tea leafs (pictured below). I dranked a ...
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What are food additives that help popsicle/shaved ice melt slower?

What are food additives that help popsicle/shaved ice melt slower? Simple popsicle ingredients: water, sugar, flavoring I used agar agar and gelatin before, but don’t want to: The texture is not ...
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Calculating Salt/Sugar additions for Mushroom based Jerky

I'm working on a mushroom based jerky recipe and there are a couple questions about water activity that I am having trouble finding answers to. What salt and sugar content should I be aiming for to ...
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What's this orange jelly on pomelo?

I was peeling my pomelo when I noticed this orange gelatinous substance between slices. No other places were found and the fruit looks good from inside. Is it safe to eat?
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Coconut yoghurt too thick

I've been trying to make a creamy coconut yoghurt in an incubator. Ingredients: Water Coconut milk powder Small amount of store-bought coconut yoghurt The first time it came out too thin. The next ...
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Reprocessing Salsa

I was using a new canner for the first time and while processing salsa I could not get the 10# control to jiggle. I processed for approximately an hour and the canner was under pressure during that ...
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Granola from oat groats

I would like to make granola using a completely whole grain- the oat groat. How can I make granola from oat groats? Should I half-cook them and then put them in the oven?
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Plain vs flavored Crema Catalana

I have in front of me two recipes for Crema Catalana, one plain and one coffee and cardamom flavored. The amount of milk in the former is equal to the amount of milk plus coffee of the latter. The ...
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Final failure mode of Cosori electric pressure cooker when lid is left unlocked?

One reason I prefer an electronic pressure cooker to a regular stove for safety is that it won't start without setting the count-down timer to turn it back off. (I am forgetful, and have 3 times ...
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Creating some flakiness inside a Belgian Liege waffle

I have a pretty good basic recipe for Belgian Liege waffles. Its as follows: 1 egg, 40g butter, 5g salt, 20g sugar, 250g flour, 6g dry yeast, 90ml milk, once the ingredients are combined and the dough ...
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Technique to find and eliminate the needle bone in lamb shanks?

In lamb and in cattle, the fibula and ulna bones are vestigial (http://www.aps.uoguelph.ca/~swatland/ch2_1.htm, "In beef and lamb carcasses there is a single major bone, the tibia or shank bone...") ...
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White spots of mould in the blue mould on the outside of my blue cheese

There are white spots of mould in the blue mould on the outside of my blue cheese. Is this normal? My cheese cave runs at 60F with 85 to 90% humidity. I took this pic today, after the cheese has been ...
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How to recreate the sauce in McDonald's 1955 Burger?

For a few weeks, my local McDonalds was selling a burger called the "1955 Burger", which had a really delicious sauce with lots of other things mixed in. I tried buying various BBQ sauces in the ...
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Mysterious Minty Yams?

Last night some friends sliced and roasted some purple yams, which came out nicely. We were very perplexed, however, that 1 in 4 had a strong minty taste, a lot like teaberry. They didn't use any ...
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Avoiding gritty cockles

Is there any way I can identify whether or not a cockle is likely to contain grit before I bite down on it? I don't mean by cutting it open before hand, but a visual identification. General shade/...
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Multi-step Programmable Comercial Convection Oven

I have some Turbofan convection ovens which I use for baking. They have a program mode but it only supports one time and temperature setting. What I really need is to be able to create a program with ...
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How much of toxins really penetrate melons?

[realsimple.com:] Cantaloupes often contain five of the longest-lasting chemicals, one of which is dieldrin, an exceedingly toxic and carcinogenic insecticide. Though it was banned in 1974, residues ...
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