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Scrambled eggs - add dairy?

I learned to make the best scrambled egg from my dad and he never added anything other than salt and pepper. They key is to let the egg fry until the egg whites are almost cooked through then start scrambling. Its practically a scrambled fried egg.

Sep 28, 2011
dawminator in Home Cooking

Need: Recipe for good hoagie bread

I used to live in Philly and love a good cheese steak. I have never been happy with store bought breads and seeing how I am improving my baking I figured I would try to make a good bread myself. I would prefer a recipe that called for a bread that wasn't too hard but not so soft its like a potato roll. Can't wait to give this a try!

Sep 28, 2011
dawminator in Home Cooking

Okay folks I need Brioche help

First, let me just say that I love this website.

Second, I made my brioche again today and it turned out amazing! This is the first time I have ever gotten anything I have baked to turn out and it was very fulfilling. The crust was golden brown and the inside had a perfect texture and taste. I can't wait to use my egg was and make this into french toast!

Thanks to all of you for helping me out and giving me some much needed baking confidence!

Sep 17, 2011
dawminator in Home Cooking

Okay folks I need Brioche help

I bought it this week actually so I dont think that is it

Sep 15, 2011
dawminator in Home Cooking

Okay folks I need Brioche help

So when do I add the other two eggs?

Sep 15, 2011
dawminator in Home Cooking

Okay folks I need Brioche help

It just stayed lumpy...solution?

Sep 15, 2011
dawminator in Home Cooking

Okay folks I need Brioche help

Ok let me tell you how miserably I failed on this recipe and hopefully you can provide some guidance. I followed the recipe through all the steps. I put warm milk (about 100 degrees) over 2 teaspoons active dry yeast and let it sit for five minutes. It was kind of lumpy but I poured it into the mixer bowl with the help of a spoon. Next, I added one egg and 1/2 cup of flour and mixed those together. Then I covered it with a layer of flour (1/2 cup). I let it sit for 40 minutes in my apartment which is set at 75 degrees. After that (and i noticed there were cracks throughout) I attached the dough hook and began incorporating the rest of the flour. My dough hook didn't do much good however. Pretty much all it did was push all of the flour to the side of the bowl. I tried using a spoon to push it down but the mixture was too dry. In no way did it ever form anything resembling dough. It just looked like lumpy flour. Did I miss a step? Was there more liquid somewhere that was inadvertantly left from the recipe? I appreciate the help!

Sep 15, 2011
dawminator in Home Cooking

Okay folks I need Brioche help

I am maybe the one out of 10,000,000 26 year old men who owns his own Kitchen Aide.

Sep 12, 2011
dawminator in Home Cooking

Okay folks I need Brioche help

What size is the loaf pan you use?

Sep 12, 2011
dawminator in Home Cooking

Okay folks I need Brioche help

First, let me say that I have never had good experience with baking. So I am in need of serious help.

I want to use this for french toast so I am looking for a good recipe that I can make in loaf form. I can never get my baked goods to rise so tips on that would help as well. I have a few weeks until I need to be ready to go but I want to be practicing in the meantime.

TIA!

Sep 12, 2011
dawminator in Home Cooking

Homemade Corn Tortillas

Thanks for all the input. As a report I found that my tortillas were very thick. Next time I make them I will try pressing them four times as suggested. I may try the saran wrap as well. One other question...what heat do you guys cook on?

Sep 12, 2011
dawminator in Home Cooking

Homemade Corn Tortillas

I am making corn tortillas for the first time tomorrow. I went out and bought a tortilla press and some white corn massa. I was thinking of cooking them in caste iron pan. Is this as simple as it sounds or does anyone have any other thoughts, words of caution, or tips?

Sep 09, 2011
dawminator in Home Cooking

Good Butcher

I am looking for a good butcher. I want USDA Prime Skirt stake for my carne asada tacos I am making. I live in Summerlin area and would prefer something close, however, I could handle something on the East side as well. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Sep 09, 2011
dawminator in Las Vegas