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by Bakemaster
Thu Oct 12, 2017 4:51 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4474
Views: 802575

Re: Today I Made:

Do you bother to sear in the instant pot for recipes like that (beef soup)? The booklet likes to instruct me to sear but it's just so awkward in the pot. It does seem to do a decent job where there is contact with the bottom but it comes out so patchy and takes all that extra time when what I want i...
by Bakemaster
Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:22 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Magnetic Knife Block help
Replies: 5
Views: 2495

Re: Magnetic Knife Block help

You can also buy magnetic knife strips that are covered with a layer of wood, which helps avoid damaging the edge. Personally, I much prefer a block to a magnetic arrangement, as I don't want any force pulling on my knife either when I'm taking it out or putting it away; seems like a good way to dro...
by Bakemaster
Sat Sep 09, 2017 3:12 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4474
Views: 802575

Re: Today I Made:

I made such a nice urad dal, ooooooh baby. Pressure is magic for flavors. And I have finally converted to tube ginger; I just can't cook from scratch often enough any more to keep fresh ginger root from spoiling before I've used it up, and I have never been happy with the results of freezing it in p...
by Bakemaster
Thu Sep 07, 2017 3:53 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4474
Views: 802575

Re: Today I Made:

In my admittedly limited and amateur experience baking in large batches, you want to plan to overshoot anyway so you can throw out any culls and reserve some for yourself/family at home. What goes smoothly in a batch of one or two dozen can easily go awry when quadrupled or quintupled (I cussed so m...
by Bakemaster
Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:01 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Food fleeting thoughts
Replies: 185
Views: 24327

Re: Food fleeting thoughts

I always buy bone-in shoulders for my slow pork roasts. It does make a flavor difference and it's trivial to pick out and toss.
by Bakemaster
Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:59 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4474
Views: 802575

Re: Today I Made:

Too soft but I did enjoy it and it held together enough to pick up a piece and eat it. One thing I'm not sure about was cook time/temp. I pretty much just heated the khoya enough to dissolve the sugar and make a smooth batter. No bubbling. The recipe wasn't sugary enough to actually form a proper sy...
by Bakemaster
Sat Aug 26, 2017 5:28 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4474
Views: 802575

Re: Today I Made:

I made a sweet red lentil porridge this morning with masala chai, fruits, nuts, and pumpkin chunks. Served with cream. The texture was too crunchy, those lentils must have been quite stale - I should have pressure cooked them, I suppose, but 45 minutes on the stove is usually more than long enough f...
by Bakemaster
Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:50 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Recipe requests
Replies: 61
Views: 14149

Re: Recipe requests

The serious eats one was okay but I yearn for the exact recipe at this restaurant. The harissa I used relied on cumin, which seemed like the wrong direction to take.

You know what *really* excites me, though, is the "Hünkar begendi" in dubsola's link above... That looks heavenly.
by Bakemaster
Wed Aug 23, 2017 1:47 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1068
Views: 190680

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Pizza would taste better with only the toppings. I can't tell what you're suggesting would be omitted from the pizza, since pizza is a cooked dough with toppings. Do you mean pizza would be better as a cheesy, saucy, soupy casserole? Or are you suggesting the removal of sauce and/or cheese? Sauce-l...
by Bakemaster
Sun Aug 13, 2017 10:09 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Recipe requests
Replies: 61
Views: 14149

Re: Recipe requests

by Bakemaster
Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:50 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Recipe requests
Replies: 61
Views: 14149

Re: Recipe requests

I need a kick-ass recipe for spicy eggplant, must have infinite umami and be SAUCY. The lady who cooks at my favorite Med. buffet won't give hers.
by Bakemaster
Sun Aug 13, 2017 4:48 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1068
Views: 190680

Re: Controversial opinions about food

ATTENTION

BACK TO CONTROVERSY PLEASE
by Bakemaster
Wed Aug 09, 2017 1:39 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Stocks vs Broths
Replies: 13
Views: 4512

Re: Stocks vs Broths

I usually make stock over the course of an afternoon, meaning no need to use the pressure cooker, which has more parts to wash than a regular stock pot. But I've used it on occasion when time constraints demanded it.
by Bakemaster
Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:53 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Joys of Good Cookware
Replies: 252
Views: 68826

Re: The Joys of Good Cookware

I'm looking for first-hand experiences with professional re-coating services.
by Bakemaster
Tue Aug 08, 2017 1:51 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Stocks vs Broths
Replies: 13
Views: 4512

Re: Stocks vs Broths

I have two pressure cookers, and have used the electric for this recipe when I have less time for the first step. Doesn't make it one step, though, when using bone-in, skin-on chicken pieces.
by Bakemaster
Sun Aug 06, 2017 8:03 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Joys of Good Cookware
Replies: 252
Views: 68826

Re: The Joys of Good Cookware

I have a Tramontina frying pan (probably this one , or equivalent from 7-8 years ago), the non-stick coating of which is pitted and peeling. It's in no shape to continue using and I've gotten newer pans to replace it but I'd like to keep it out of the landfill. Has anyone had experience using profes...
by Bakemaster
Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:16 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4474
Views: 802575

Re: Today I Made:

Not even remotely today, this was last month, but I haven't been around and I want to brag (again, for those who saw it on FB):

Over 100 gulab jamuns in one night, for an office fundraiser. House smelled so oily.
by Bakemaster
Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:07 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1068
Views: 190680

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Most pizza joints use at least twice as much cheese as they should on their pizzas.

Most pizza is kind of disgusting if you take the time to think about it.
by Bakemaster
Tue Aug 01, 2017 4:02 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Stocks vs Broths
Replies: 13
Views: 4512

Re: Stocks vs Broths

When I make chicken soup I put four leg quarters in a stock pot with a bunch of smashed-up celery, a quartered onion, a sliced carrot, a couple cloves of garlic and a mix of whole spices. I preferentially choose older or less attractive bits of veg for this step. You can use whatever veg you want th...
by Bakemaster
Sat Jun 10, 2017 10:18 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1068
Views: 190680

Re: Controversial opinions about food

It depends on the spice. It also depends what you consider a "spice."
by Bakemaster
Wed Mar 29, 2017 3:59 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4474
Views: 802575

Re: Today I Made:

I started yesterday, and finished today, a chicken soup with rice. Got the leg quarters falling off bone in under an hour thanks to my pressure cooker. Left it with stock vegetables in the fridge overnight and then picked over the chicken, strained the broth in my chinois, and finished off the soup ...
by Bakemaster
Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:30 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4474
Views: 802575

Re: Today I Made:

Today, just some quick tacos. chocoflan? Interesting. Very pretty, but I'm skeptical - I love the hell out of both of those things separately, can they really be improved together? May try it. That Somlah Marakot looks pretty tasty! It is super soup. From the same cookbook as that other soup recipe ...
by Bakemaster
Sun Mar 19, 2017 8:25 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4474
Views: 802575

Re: Today I Made:

Somlah Marakot (yesterday)

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by Bakemaster
Sat Mar 18, 2017 3:49 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4474
Views: 802575

Re: Today I Made:

Recently made flan, the super simple four-ingredient condensed milk kind, because I bought a flanera to use for pot-in-pot cooking with my pressure cooker. And then I wanted flan. I've actually never made it before, though I love it; I would like to find (hint hint, if anyone has a handy recipe) a g...
by Bakemaster
Sun Jan 22, 2017 5:41 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Joys of Good Cookware
Replies: 252
Views: 68826

Re: The Joys of Good Cookware

Pressure cooker is great for cutting my pork butt recipes down from 6+ hours cooking time to 90 minutes.

Also nice for beans, stock, basically things that tend to take too long to begin with.
by Bakemaster
Thu Jan 19, 2017 4:35 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4474
Views: 802575

Re: Today I Made:

Aww yiss

Motha. Fuckin. Wafkes.
by Bakemaster
Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:57 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 323440

Re: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.

Had some Three Philosophers over the weekend and suddenly recalled why I haven't had Three Philosophers again since I first tried in, oh, let's say 2008. Just makes me think, is this what some people really want in a beer? And why? Actually, it reminds me just a little bit of port, which I don't lik...
by Bakemaster
Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:53 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4474
Views: 802575

Re: Today I Made:

Today was one of my go-to meals, lion's head soup, but since I have really been wanting to try miso soup from scratch and so have got some miso sitting in the fridge I decided to drop a spoonful of that into the pot. Certainly not ow-tentico and I dunno if I'd do it again with the red miso but I mig...
by Bakemaster
Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:44 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The CGNU Dumples Thread
Replies: 63
Views: 28683

Re: The CGNU Dumples Thread

So I tried the $2/box shumai and har gow they have in the freezers at the Vietnamese grocery this past week. Yuge mistake, I'm telling you, the worst. I imagine these to be basically China's equivalent of off-brand Bagel Bites. Gonna stick with the $6/bag frozen baozi that I know are good, and maybe...
by Bakemaster
Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:16 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 323440

Re: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.

You should try some brown ales, they are more malt-forward and traditionally not bitter. Also, milds. I did have an American Brown Ale that had a bit of hoppiness. "Brown ale" is super varied. UK browns are as you describe, but many, many American browns are hoppy. I am always disappointe...
by Bakemaster
Sun Jan 08, 2017 5:47 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4474
Views: 802575

Re: Today I Made:

Anywho, it's cold, so I made his Tuscan kale stew; very simple, kale, sausage, potatoes, a little bit of seasoning, simmered for ages. Tasty. I love that dish, though I've seen it more often with white beans in place of potatoes and prefer it that way. Also can't beat a good cabbage and sausage sou...
by Bakemaster
Mon Jan 02, 2017 4:36 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4474
Views: 802575

Re: Today I Made:

Shakshuka! Not Kenji's recipe, but close enough (though I wish I'd thought to add the olives, that would have been really fine). I've wanted to try this dish for a few years, pretty much since I got hens and started eating eggs more often and in more variety of styles. It's really satisfying, I thi...
by Bakemaster
Mon Jan 02, 2017 12:10 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The CGNU Dumples Thread
Replies: 63
Views: 28683

Re: The CGNU Dumples Thread

DUMPLES NEVER DIE
by Bakemaster
Sun Jan 01, 2017 10:16 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.
Replies: 1738
Views: 323440

Re: Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy.

Happened upon some Lagunitas Aunt Sally at my in-laws' house last week, some kind of sour ale. I don't drink those often but this one I liked enough to bring it home (since my in-laws didn't). Actually, nobody around here but me likes it. Hmm...
by Bakemaster
Sun Jan 01, 2017 10:02 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The CGNU Dumples Thread
Replies: 63
Views: 28683

Re: The CGNU Dumples Thread

POD COME BACK AND REHOST PLS I WANT TO SEE
by Bakemaster
Sun Jan 01, 2017 9:37 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: The Liquor Thread
Replies: 1264
Views: 252415

Re: The Liquor Thread

Cracked open my holiday gift of Bunnahabhain Toiteach last night for a taste, pretty pleased with it. Also sampled a friend's Oban and wasn't as interested.
by Bakemaster
Sun Jan 01, 2017 7:24 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1068
Views: 190680

Re: Controversial opinions about food

Strawberries are best eaten with your hand in a field, fool
by Bakemaster
Tue Dec 20, 2016 4:13 pm UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4474
Views: 802575

Re: Today I Made:

Marinated some pork tenderloins in a commercial lime-garlic-herb marinade overnight, then braided them with quartered clementine oranges, some orange segments that were in the fridge and a bit of white wine. Worked out well for a complete improvisation. You braided the tenderloins and there were or...
by Bakemaster
Wed Dec 14, 2016 4:40 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Today I Made:
Replies: 4474
Views: 802575

Re: Today I Made:

Oh shit, did you join the Instant Pot cult?

(I joined it)
by Bakemaster
Tue Aug 18, 2015 4:45 am UTC
Forum: Food
Topic: Controversial opinions about food
Replies: 1068
Views: 190680

Re: Controversial opinions about food

I'm not sure I could even tell the difference between ghee and butter on a piece of butter naan. That's how little I use ghee. And my Indian cooking may not be close to as good as a native's but when I'm on, it's on.

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