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October 2005

Baking Soda vs. Baking Powder Redux

At least three times now I have seen responses to the question, "What is the difference between baking soda and baking powder?" answered with something like, "Baking powder makes baked goods rise up rather than spread, while baking soda does the opposite." To test this, I performed a simple experiment. ... Read more




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Do I Need to Use Unsalted Butter?

Q: Lots of recipes call for unsalted butter, which I don't usually have on hand. Do I need to use unsalted butter? How would I replace it with salted butter? -- Michelle Some cooks claim that there is a noticeable taste difference between salted and unsalted butter, so my first suggestion would be to try it for yourself. Make the... Read more




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Substituting Dried Herbs for Fresh

Q: If a recipe calls for fresh herbs and I only have dried, or the other way around, what is the substitution? -- Dave The general rule of thumb is that one part of a dried herb has about the same strength as three times that amount of the fresh. If a recipe calls for two tablespoons of fresh sage,... Read more




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© Lost Hobbit Enterprises 2004 onward


Complete vs Complementary Protein

Q: Would you please tell me what the difference is between complete and complementary proteins. -- Angie Proteins are the basic building blocks for all living cells. They are made up from chains of smaller compounds called amino acids. There are 20 amino acids that are important to human health. Of these, your body is able to manufacture most itself... Read more




Due to the volume of questions received, not all can be answered, nor can we guarantee we will answer questions immediately
© Lost Hobbit Enterprises 2004 onward