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How to make coffee-infused butter?

A simple way to do this is to place 250 grams of whole bean coffee and 500 grams of butter in a ziploc bag. Then place that in a water bath with a sous vide device set at 90C. Cook for 3 hours. ...
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How to make coffee-infused butter?

It depends on what your exact requirements are. If you can live with something which tastes like butter+espresso, but is softer, pick an emulsifier, add it to the double shot of espresso, and then ...
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Is it possible to infuse piperine of Black pepper into oil?

Oil is used to extract pepper flavor, as piperine is relatively non-polar. Its solubility in water (a polar solvent) is only 0.04 grams per liter. It is more soluble in less polar solvents (67 grams ...
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Using the Fruit soaked in vodka

If it's only been soaked briefly, these options might be for immediate eating even if they'd otherwise keep. They're necessarily fairly general solutions as I don't know what sort of fruit you've got. ...
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When trying to infuse spices into an oil, why is it important not to cook the spice?

Cooking and infusing are different processes. When cooking with a spice you want it to release flavor and aroma into the food you're cooking with it, and usually you also enhance the flavor of the ...
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Can I keep chillies in alcohol long term without continuing to affect the flavour?

The hotter the pepper, the shorter the infusion time, and the less time for the tequila to pick up any unwanted green vegetal flavor the thick skin of a jalapeño can impart (serious eats) For ...
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How did/do the Russians make carrot tea?

I know the carrot tea my grandmother did it* it's super deliceous ande easy to make, everyone must try it. All you have to do is to grate carrots as you would for soup or stew, and dry them in the ...
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Minimum time/temp for clove-flavor infusion?

The formula you are looking for doesn't exist Speaking in general terms, I don't think you'll find a one-size-fits-all answer for spice-temperature infusion times. Different spices will react ...
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Type of silk to use for making tea bags

This is an interesting idea, but I don't think it's all that practical - or at least not as good as you seem it to be. Still, you can try it, just don't expect wonders. At what temperature would this ...
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Cannabis Grapeseed Oil Infusion from Non-Decarboxylated Plant Matter - When is infusion done?

My Main question is this... At what point is the infusion done? This would largely depend on your definition of the word "Done". Your own research reveals a number of opinions on how long it takes ...
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Making large quantities of tea with bags

Every black tea bag contains around 25-110 mg of caffeine per serving. If you want more caffeine and tannins, of course 5 tea bags would contain more caffeine than a single bag. The reasons are: ...
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Can I cook apple peels in my applesauce in a cheesecloth bundle?

You might be better off using a synthetic jam-straining bag. These have larger holes and are less absorbent and easier to clean. You will also extract more of the pulp from the layer of fruit stuck to ...
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When and why would one infuse flavor into sugar for baking?

There's another reason for using infused sugar, and that's complexity - preparing the sugar would let one deal with a single more complex (and more predictable) ingredient, instead of more than one ...
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What are the consequences of infusing a tea bag longer than recommended?

There are many chemical compounds in tea, and some more more soluble than others. So a short steep will extract the more soluble compounds, while not extracting much of the less soluble ones. The ...
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Can I cook apple peels in my applesauce in a cheesecloth bundle?

If you use cheesecloth just make sure it either hasn't been used before or it has been cleaned thoroughly with scalding hot water. If you just smell it, you'll be able to tell if there is any residue ...
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Does addition of tomato puree make the oil component of sauce less lubricating?

I think you're getting a little caught up on minutiae. True, oil & water [or tomato purée] don't mix - however, oils & water can be emulsified. In other words you can create a mixture that ...
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Freezing flavored/infused oils

You should be fine. In fact, there is advice on preserving fresh herbs by freezing them in ice cube trays filled with oil - I tried it once, and enjoyed the results. So I'm pretty sure the flavored ...
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Can mayonnaise be infused with coconut, without getting watery?

Depending on the type of coconut milk you have access to, you could only use the upper, creamy part of the coconut milk. Here in Germany (and the Netherlands, as we often buy there) the out of the box ...
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Can mayonnaise be infused with coconut, without getting watery?

You can add some liquid to mayonnaise without breaking it. I've added smallish amounts of soy sauce and hot sauce and such to mayonnaise with success. The question would be, could you get enough ...
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Can mayonnaise be infused with coconut, without getting watery?

If you do not want to dilute the mayonnaise with liquid, coconut milk powder is an option. Depending on how much you add, you might find that your mayo is too thick. If that is the case, you could get ...
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How to infuse vanilla into bourbon (or other spices into liquor) using low heat without reducing alcohol proof?

Just put a vanilla bean in the bottle of booze and leave it there until the booze is used up. I always have a bottle of rum with a bean it.
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Minimum time/temp for clove-flavor infusion?

I want to see if I can get similar results without having to get that mixture so hot. Most if not all Western cooking systems call the technique of bringing milk or cream just to the precipice of a ...
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Can mayonnaise be infused with coconut, without getting watery?

If you want coconut flavor in something that is already a semiliquid I would not use liquid coconut products at all. Use shredded coconut. Unsweetened shredded coconut is powerfully coconutty. You ...
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Using the Fruit soaked in vodka

Just to add to Chris‘ answer: You can also use fruit that have soaked much longer. A classical „Rumtopf“ fills up with fruit during the Year and the strawberries that come in first are generally much ...
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Can mayonnaise be infused with coconut, without getting watery?

This is speculative, as I've not tried this, and I'm assuming that by 'the flavour of coconut milk' you mean 'coconut flavour'. Creamed coconut/coconut butter, rather than coconut cream, may be your ...
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Does addition of tomato puree make the oil component of sauce less lubricating?

You're right - a sauce of fried tomato concentrate or other water-based ingredients floating about in oil would not be very appetizing, taste of much, or adhere to the pasta very well. But tomato ...
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Can I keep chillies in alcohol long term without continuing to affect the flavour?

If you also are willing to test the drink infusion, I suggest an iterative experimentation. Make 5 smaller batches and test them every day. If 24 hours is indeed the max, you still have plenty of ...
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Making tea out of grape leaves -when to pick the leaves?

The descriptions of grape leaf tea I have seen don't mention a specific age to pick the leaves at - so leaves of most any age are likely to be fine, it probably isn't necessary to only pick those of a ...
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Is there a compressed gas device designed specifically for creating infusions?

Actually the product you mention, or at least a very similar product, is advertised for that purpose. They even sell some extra parts to make that easier - it's not quite clear to me what the extra ...
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