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September 2007

Smoke Point

I recently heard a TV chef say that she prefers a certain kind of oil because it has a high smoke point. What is a smoke point, and why does it matter? --Sean The smoke point of any oil or fat is the temperature at which it begins to smoke. This is important because at or near the smoke point,... Read more →




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Evaporated vs. Condensed Milk

What is the difference between evaporated milk and condensed milk? Can I substitute one for the other? --Pat Evaporated milk is milk from which about 60% of the water has been evaporated. Condensed milk, or sweetened condensed milk, is milk and sugar which has been heated until about 60% of the water is cooked off. Evaporated milk is also referred... Read more →




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© Lost Hobbit Enterprises 2004 onward


Baking Soda or Baking Powder at Altitude

I live at 8500' and am now using gluten free recipes. I usually double or triple the recipe and always wonder if I am suppose to double or triple (whichever I am doing) the baking soda or baking powder. Can you give me some help with this? --Vedina It is not clear from your question whether the recipes you are... Read more →




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Instant Rice

How is instant rice made? --Lindsay Instant rice is also known as minute rice rice. It is made by fully cooking regular rice and then dehydrating it to remove most of the moisture. Because it has already been cooked, all that is necessary to prepare instant rice is to simply rehydrate it with hot water. Cup for cup of cooked... 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