Archive for November 2018
Yeast fermentation protocols?">Yeast fermentation protocols?
I know that, when replacing one form of yeast with another, I need to multiply the quantity by X or by zero-point-Y. But in contemplating a substitution, should I also worry about the other ingredients called for in the fermentation stage? Some recipes call for water, and some for...Read more
Tis the Season for Kugel">Tis the Season for Kugel
Is it favorable to assemble kugel a day ahead and bake next day? Open to any advice. Thanks! Reading More May Cause Envy...Read more
CHEESE BALLS - Home Cooking Dish of the Month, December 2018">CHEESE BALLS - Home Cooking Dish of the Month, December 2018
Welcome to the December 2018 Dish of the Month reporting thread! This month we will be going balls to the wall – Cheese Balls, that is! According to Kim Severson of the New York Times: “December is the Olympics for cheese ball fans. The treats populate dairy cases in many parts of...Read more
Does using a stand mixer to mix meatloaf negatively affect the texture?">Does using a stand mixer to mix meatloaf negatively affect the texture?
Best thing I got out of that Alton Brown show... Use the loaf pan as a mold. Trying it right now, had to run a knife around the pyrex loaf pan to release it but it looks like it's going to cook a lot more even since it's so...Read more
Ooey Gooey Delightful Peanut Butter Blossoms">Ooey Gooey Delightful Peanut Butter Blossoms
I made this recipe for Thanksgiving, and MAN, it was a hit. My guests couldn't stop eating them, and they are so easy to just pop in your mouth and deliciously fun to chew, savor, and swallow, that I found that I polished off a whole tray by myself...Read more
Tate's Bake Shop chocolate peppermint cookies- Ina Garten's icebox cake">Tate's Bake Shop chocolate peppermint cookies- Ina Garten's icebox cake
I couldn't resist picking up a box of Tate's double chocolate peppermint cookies from Whole Foods yesterday. Like their chocolate chip cookies, they are delicious and addictive! I love Ina Garten's icebox mocha cake made with their chocolate chip cookies and I was thinking I could remake the cake for...Read more
Where do you fall on the latke spectrum?">Where do you fall on the latke spectrum?
'Tis the season for fried potatoes. Yesterday's Washington Post had a recipe for super-easy latkes using frozen (defrosted) hash browns. I like to think of myself as open minded but....geez....I suddenly felt like a fussy old lady unwilling to accept new ideas. I'm fine with your apple cheddar fritters or...Read more
Weekly Menu Planning – December 2018">Weekly Menu Planning – December 2018
Let’s use this thread to share concise weekly dinner menus for each week in December. Will you be cooking with the Cookbook of the Month (COTM) crowd from BREAD TOAST CRUMBS by Alexandra Stafford? Or will you be inspired by the selected Dish of the Month (DOTM)? The 4 finalists...Read more
La Maison Japonaise chicken flambé">La Maison Japonaise chicken flambé
Got it. Thank you so much!!!! Reading More May Cause Envy...Read more
Looking for: Aplets recipe">Looking for: Aplets recipe
The stuff based on Turkish delight (lokum) sold by Liberty orchards, flavored with apple juice. Almost all of the recipes I've come across are based on gelatin, but Aplets get their texture from corn starch and pectin, never gelatin. The closest I've found is this, http://rebeatworld.blogspot.com/2009/12/loucoum-or-turkish-delight-or-aplets.html which at least uses pectin rather than...Read more