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toss or keep unrefrigerated brie

Thanks everyone. I will keep the brie and enjoy eating it!

toss or keep unrefrigerated brie

OK, I accidentally forgot to refrigerate my wedge of brie last night at around 12:30 a.m. I left it on the table and much to my dismay, realized what I had done when I came down for breakfast at 8:00am. I put it back in the fridge, but am seriously considering tossing it for safety reasons. Some sites say it's fine to sit out overnight and up to a couple days on the counter to ripen, others say, toss after 2 hours as it's dairy and has the potential to develop bacteria. Advice?? Would you toss or keep? Thanks!

Oct 05, 2014
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No-boil lasagna noodles

Same for me.

Aug 22, 2014
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bread flour question

My family loves focaccia bread, so I'll think about this. Really, I haven't been motivated to make bread as it always looks so time consuming and challenging on the cooking shows.

Jul 16, 2014
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bread flour question

I'd have to look up how to make naan as I've never made that either. If it's easy, maybe I'll try. Might be time to expand my baking repertoire a bit.

Jul 16, 2014
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bread flour question

Thank you very much for your input. I'm learning so much about bread flour this a.m. I like the idea of using it as a coating for meats and will try it instead of AP for my lemon pound cake which is moist and dense. I can see that I'm going to be busy with this product throughout the summer and into the Fall. I certainly came to the right place for help!

Jul 15, 2014
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bread flour question

Thank you for sharing that info. I appreciate it.

Jul 15, 2014
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bread flour question

I've never made pizza dough, probably because I've always had good places in my neighborhood for pizza, flatbreads, etc. and it's just easier to eat at those places or do take out. I've thought about making it many times, though, as it would be less expensive and maybe even better. (?) I would have to be in the mood to play with it a little.

Jul 15, 2014
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bread flour question

I will certainly try it in my fruit crumble next time around, just wasn't sure if it would make it too chewy. I've never made pasta or biscuits, but will try it in my pie crust recipe. I like the roux idea, too. Thanks so much for checking in and for your help.

Jul 15, 2014
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bread flour question

Are you substituting bread flour for AP in your recipes? If so, is there a difference in taste or texture?

Jul 15, 2014
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bread flour question

Recently, I purchased a 5 lb. bag of bread flour for a cookie recipe. I now have this bag of flour and don't know what else I can make with it except for the cookie recipe which is fine, I just don't want to make it all the time. I'm not a bread maker, and don't have any interest in making pizza dough, yeast breads, or pretzels/crackers. I like to make cookies, easy cakes, fruit crumbles, and would attempt something savory, if I had a good recipe. My pie dough recipes all call for AP flour. If you have any suggestions (links are appreciated), please share. Thank you!

Jul 15, 2014
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coconut oil question

Great! I'll check out TJ's brand and Whole Foods for the Earth Balance coconut spread. Costco is about 20 minutes or so away and I go there every so often, so I'll check out their brand, too. Thanks so much for getting back to me.

May 24, 2014
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coconut oil question

Thanks everyone for your helpful replies. I plan to make a batch of oatmeal cookies soon using coconut oil as per your suggestions. I appreciate your taking the time to post and explain how coconut oil works in baked goods. Does anyone have a brand they especially like? I live near Whole Foods and Trader Joe's..... and Wegman's just opened up in my neighborhood.

May 23, 2014
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coconut oil question

I would like to make some cookies using coconut oil in place of butter. There is confusing info in web-land, so I thought I'd try my questions here. Has anyone made cookies using this substitution? Can you sub 1:1? Is it necessary to melt the coconut oil or can you cream with sugar as you would butter? I know that coconut oil hardens when put into the fridge. Many recipes say to chill the dough before baking cookies. Does anyone know how long it could take for the dough to come to room temperature? And lastly, what are the differences in taste and texture when subbing coconut oil for butter? I'm interested because I have dairy issues and would like to eat a cookie that tastes really good without the butter. Thanks for any help.

May 23, 2014
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cookie question

Does anyone have a good recipe for a CRISPY oatmeal raisin cookie? I'm interested in a crispy texture and a cookie that doesn't taste like I'm eating a bowl of oatmeal. The recipes I've tried are heavy on the cinnamon and nutmeg, which is OK, but not quite what I'm craving. I'm looking for something with a little more taste excitement. Not sure how to describe it. Any suggestions? Links appreciated.
Thanks!

Apr 24, 2014
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almond flour cake recipe

That's good to know. Thank you!

Mar 05, 2014
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almond flour cake recipe

I have one of those, as well as a stand mixer, but they don't work well for the recipe I've used. The batter is extremely thick and hard to work with until all the egg whites are folded in, then the batter lightens up. A real project! Time for a new recipe Thanks for your reply, I appreciate your trying to help me.

Mar 05, 2014
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almond flour cake recipe

Great idea, thanks for sharing that. I would need a plain almond flour cake recipe that doesn't require folding egg whites into a stiff batter. I did that twice last Passover and developed sore wrists which took forever to heal. I'm sure there is a good, easy recipe out there, just haven't found it yet.

Mar 05, 2014
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almond flour cake recipe

This looks awesome, but I can't eat chocolate. Bummer! Thanks for chiming in. I know some one who would LOVE this recipe.

Mar 05, 2014
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does anyone have a good almond flour apple cake recipe?

This looks delicious! Thank you for sharing. I don't have an 8 inch springform pan, though. Maybe I could make it in an 8 x 2 inch cake pan? Anyway, most appreciated.

Mar 03, 2014
addicted2cake in Special Diets

almond flour cake recipe

Haven't tried this one, but it looks really good. Thanks for passing it along!

Mar 03, 2014
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does anyone have a good almond flour apple cake recipe?

I have a 5 lb bag of almond flour that I'm trying to use up. I've tried several apple cake recipes, but haven't hit on one that I like. One of the problems I'm having is how much almond flour to use when a recipe calls for cups. Some recipes give weight, others do not. Some sites say that one cup of almond flour weighs about 4 ounces, but when I spoon it into my measuring cups then weigh it, I get just a little over 3 ounces. Before I try again, as ingredients are not cheap, does anyone have a good almond flour apple cake recipe that is tried and true? Feel free to share links to sites/blogs that you think could work. Thanks!

Mar 03, 2014
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almond flour cake recipe

With Passover around the corner, I am looking for desserts that use almond flour. Lately, I've been obsessed with finding a good almond flour apple cake recipe, but thus far, have not hit on one. I do not like desserts made with matzoh or matzoh meal and would rather just have some fruit for dessert than eat anything made with matzoh. If you have a tried and true almond flour (not almond meal) cake (preferably apple) recipe, please share. I also don't eat chocolate - which I love - but doesn't love me. Thanks!

Mar 03, 2014
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store bought veggie broth recs?

This is a good boxed broth. I've been using it lately for lentil and squash soups. Couldn't get the low sodium when I posted originally, but now, the neighborhood Whole Foods carries it.

Dec 02, 2013
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coconut milk thai sauce recipes.....i need help, please

Looks like a nice, easy recipe. Thanks! How much coconut milk do you use? Coconut cream looks like an interesting product. I'll have to read more of the q & a's on Amazon.

Nov 22, 2013
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coconut milk thai sauce recipes.....i need help, please

Thanks, emu. Sounds like fish sauce and full fat coconut milk, along with a more flavorful broth (thanks all for the bouillon suggestions) should help my thai dishes taste much better. Glad to know kosher fish sauces exist.

Nov 22, 2013
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coconut milk thai sauce recipes.....i need help, please

OK. Glad to know you copied and pasted - because that was alot of info!! I can get Thai Kitchen at Whole Foods. I often get catalogs from Penzey spices. I've never bought anything, but maybe I'll treat myself to the sweet curry powder.

Nov 21, 2013
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coconut milk thai sauce recipes.....i need help, please

Thanks again! Site looks very interesting. Just may give one of these items a try.

Nov 21, 2013
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coconut milk thai sauce recipes.....i need help, please

Thanks, bobabear. I keep Kosher, so I'm afraid I can't experiment with clam juice. I remember how delicious clam juice is, as I wasn't always kosher and used it for many recipes. It would certainly add some natural saltiness to my recipes, as you said. I'll have to stick with veggie and chicken broths.

Nov 21, 2013
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coconut milk thai sauce recipes.....i need help, please

WOW! Thank you very much for taking the time to share all that with me. I don't have a pressure cooker or slow cooker so would have to adapt to stove and oven. The flavors look really wonderful!

Nov 21, 2013
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