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December 2006

Angst, Anger and Food

If you are like me, you probably enjoyed the recent Food TV program Top Chef. In the final episode of Season 1, Lorraine Bracco of The Sopranos fame and owner of Bracco Wines, said that she didn't care about the drama behind the scenes, and that the back story really doesn't mean anything, that it is what she was served... Read more →




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Blanching Almonds

I have a cookie recipe that requires blanching almonds. How long should I boil them? I will be grinding them up in the blender after I blanch them. --Paula Almonds are blanched to remove the thin brown skins, resulting in a milder flavor since the skins contain tannins which are bitter. According to the Food Substitutions Bible , in order... Read more →




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Lemon Juice Powder in Pancakes

I'm trying to formulate a whole wheat lemon-blueberry pancake mix. I am using hard white wheat flour, lemon juice powder and lemon peel granules for flavor. I'm wondering if the lemon effects the cooking of the pancakes by reacting with the baking powder. It seems like the first couple of pancakes are better then subsequent ones, which also turn out... Read more →




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Yorkshire Pudding Won't Puff

I have a problem with Yorkshire pudding that I hope you can help. My recipe is: 1 cup all purpose flour 3/4 cup cold homogenized milk and 4 eggs I put 1/8th of an inch of extra virgin olive oil in the muffin pans, heat the oil up just to the smoking temp then add the chilled batter and bake... Read more →




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© Lost Hobbit Enterprises 2004 onward