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How to achieve freeze dried strawberry flakes?

First off, if they're the texture of raisins, they aren't the sort of freeze-dried strawberries the recipe wants - what it wants is something totally dry, almost the texture of styrofoam. They should ...
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How to achieve freeze dried strawberry flakes?

You are using the wrong tool for the job, what you need is a food processor, not a blender. A blender is designed for liquids, not solids, and the blade doesn't reach the edge. The blogger may have ...
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Energy bar is too soft

It sounds like what you need is a powder, you could try a protein powder, or you could use peanut butter powder, which is a good thickener. Chia powder is also a great binder. Another option would ...
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Can a food contain 'extra' sodium?

I think you've misunderstood people talking about sodium; I would expect they are generally just talking about table salt, NaCl. Addressing your question about quantity, it's very common that when ...
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Looking for the name of an orange crunchy snack

Yes, it is indeed jalebi. Everyone, go out to your local Indian eatery and try it out!
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Name for turning ingredients to powder / mush, and then molding back into their original shape

Reformed This is most often used to describe meat products such as "reformed ham" or "reformed scampi". You can occasionally see onion rings made with chopped onion described as reformed, e.g. here. ...
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Is it possible to make "finely ground corn flour"?

My answer here would be "no". Even if it is not impossible, it is rather impractical to pursue this. This may surprise some people, because as a home cook, it is pretty easy to take some ...
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Name of the snack (possibly Indian)

This is funny because: In English they are called " fried snacks" :) But it's a polish thing, they are called "przysmak świętokrzyski" or "crates". It's basically wheat flour (97,5%) and water. Then ...
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How to make 'proper' Caribbean Roti

Your question intrigued me and I'm curious to know what these rotis are like. I make rotis often and have for a number of decades but I learned how originally from a Punjabi family. I don't really ...
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How to prepare an easy and fast snack rich in protein?

A hard boiled egg is high in protein and comes in a handy natural container.
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How to decode some less common food Expiration Manufactured codes (US)?

Those codes will typically indicate the production date and time of the product, not the expiration. Industry standard is to use Julian date codes. For the information you provided: '206' may ...
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Can a food contain 'extra' sodium?

The answer is "no", but probably not for the reasons you imagined it. The most widespread mental model on taste is what I would all "analytical": salt ions hit the receptors on ...
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Can a food contain 'extra' sodium?

I too think you have mis-understood what happens when the sodium is declared on the product nutritional information. To get the sodium content (and other contents too), the food-stuff undergoes a ...
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What’s the science behind thenkuzhal (its a crispy snack, crispy hollow tubes)?

I think the hollow comes from air expanding while frying the dough. At first I thought it was made like an Italian bucatini (with a die), but watching videos showing how Thaenkuzhal is made, I think ...
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How to clump store-bought granola?

this might just work: let's say there's about a half-cup (or just over 100 ml) of crumbs preheat your oven to 200F (about 90C) with the door closed take a paper towel and tear it in half get one ...
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Are there any snacks that use a large amount of black sesame seeds?

You can make black sesame seed soup. It's mildly sweet and is often eaten at breakfast by Chinese. Black sesame seeds are unhulled unlike most (white) sesame seeds sold in North America and Europe ...
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Name of the snack (possibly Indian)

I don't believe they have a name in English. A known brand name of a snack made from the same material is Pom Bears, but just like the grid thingies, it is very strongly associated with the shape, to ...
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Name for turning ingredients to powder / mush, and then molding back into their original shape

The relatively new term of Molecular Gastronomy, I think would apply, though my saying so I am sure would cause practitioners to cringe. MG is the aspect of food science which studies the physical ...
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How to prepare an easy and fast snack rich in protein?

How about low-fat cottage cheese? It would be easy to put in your bag; it is fairly high in protein, and low in carbohydrates. You can throw it into a smoothy too.
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