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Adding cocoa powder and semi sweet chocolate chips to pound cake

Why not find a Chocolate Pound Cake recipe?

about 19 hours ago
chefj in Home Cooking

Favorite Margarita Mix Recipe?

Well it was 10 years ago!

1 day ago
chefj in Home Cooking

Your favorite Sichuan cookbook?

Here is a discussion that mention a few others. I have and like"Mrs. Chiang's Szechuan Cooking" ISBN-13: 978-0060158286
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/7541...

1 day ago
chefj in Home Cooking

LAMB - Domestic vs imported

You really can not make a comparison in those very general terms. There is a great variety of differences with in the US domestic market. Colorado Lamb does not taste like Sonoma Lamb does not taste like Texas Lamb.

1 day ago
chefj in General Topics
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Spiced Jelly Beans Rule!

I thought the Purple ones were Clove?

Apr 17, 2014
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Spiced Jelly Beans Rule!

Brach's dose a bag of "All Black" saw it at Target the other day.

Apr 17, 2014
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Making a sauce that call for 1T cream. What can I use instead?

I agree just finish Beurre monté

Apr 17, 2014
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Prantls Burnt Almond Torte recipe?

They Ship! I do not think the recipe has ever been published

Apr 16, 2014
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Corn Casserole?

Here is what we made in Maryland serves 8:

3 C of corn, fresh or frozen
1 T sugar
2 tsp Kosher salt
Ground Pepper to taste
2 T Flour
3 T Butter melted
3 beaten Lrg. Eggs
1 C Milk or Evaporated Milk
Pinch Nutmeg
Combine and Bake in a Gratin Dish 35 min at 350F

The recipe is easily altered. Some people and more sugar, Grind some of the Corn, Add Scallions, sauteed Onion, Bacon, Ham, Crab or Cheese.

Apr 16, 2014
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Alphonso mangoes?

Check with any area Indian Groceries. They often take orders for them and buy in Bulk.

Apr 16, 2014
chefj in Washington DC & Baltimore

Recipe for Marc Vetri's Potted Trout Terrine from Rustic Italian Food Cookbook

Just $25 for the Hard Cover Book New. Less for Digital or used.

Apr 15, 2014
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Alphonso mangoes?

At that Price it could not be India, that's for sure.

Apr 15, 2014
chefj in Washington DC & Baltimore

Enough with the schmeer. The 80's are over.

Traif

Apr 15, 2014
chefj in General Topics

Recipe for Nam Kao Tod like at Lotus of Siam?

The Rice for Nam khao is cooked seasoned Jasmine Rice formed into Balls and then deep fried till till browned. Drained and and then crumbled and mixed with Sour Pork AKA Som Moo (ສົ້ມໝູ), Peanuts, Coconut, sliced Scallions, Mint, Cilantro, Lime Juice and Fish Sauce

Apr 15, 2014
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How can I intensify the lemon flavor in a dish without added so much lemon juice that the dish seems watered down?

Sarcasm? Yes?

Apr 13, 2014
chefj in Home Cooking

Sauces to serve over rice, meat, and veggies.

Gado Gado Sauce
Curries from all over the world Jamaican, Thai, Indian, Japanese Etc....
Green or Red Chili Sauces and Moles
Étouffée and Cajun Roux based Sauces
Spanish Picada Sauce

Apr 13, 2014
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Groups Asking Congress To Make FDA Test Food For Radiation

"Unfortunately, we're far too concerned with social networking and the latest iPhone or XBox to worry about trivial things like safe food."
Or unscientific fears about food safety.

Apr 13, 2014
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J. Towers recipe for chilled champagne sabayon. My favorite but not home so don't have cookbook. Help

You should be able to substitute Champagne (preferably off dry) for the Marsala in a standard recipe.
2 Yolks
2 T. Sugar
.25 C. Champagne

Apr 12, 2014
chefj in Home Cooking

mayo help

You know that you start with Yolk not whole Egg right? Your post sounds like you are starting with a whole Egg.
The White contains too much Water to allow a tight Emulsion at the start.

Apr 12, 2014
chefj in Home Cooking

Fresh masa items, made to order

Picante in Berkeley makes Tortillas and Huaraches to order with Fresh Masa

Apr 10, 2014
chefj in San Francisco Bay Area

Is the low carb, no gluten trend hurting pizza, pasta & bread sales?

Not judging from the Pizza places in the Bay area. They are booming with new places opening all the time.

Apr 10, 2014
chefj in General Topics

Tough Beef in my Beef Noodle Soup

Do you have a Chinese Deli nearby. You cold go buy Stewed Brisket of Beef (红烧牛腩)

Apr 10, 2014
chefj in Home Cooking

Omitting Chile Peppers In A Recipe

Wow that has got to be rare.

Apr 10, 2014
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Omitting Chile Peppers In A Recipe

The problem being solved for the OP is the heat of the chilis.

Apr 10, 2014
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Can I use potato starch to brown beef (not for thickening)?

You can skip any coating.Meats can be browned directly in the pan.
What is it for?

Apr 10, 2014
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Freezing cheese

Here are a bunch of past threads on this subject. Perhaps they contain your answer
http://www.chow.com/search?q=Freezing...

Apr 10, 2014
chefj in Cheese

Rangoon Super Stars - Berkeley

Had the Nan Gyi Dok, Rice noodles with coconut chicken sauce, yellow bean powder, cilantro, fried onion, and topped with a hardboiled egg
It was good(not as good as Mandalay's), the Curry had a deep, cooked onion flavor(lots of Umami) very little chili heat. Toppings were a little skimpy and the Noodles where a little soft for me.
Their house made chili paste was a great and needed accompaniment.
I will go back to try more.

Apr 10, 2014
chefj in San Francisco Bay Area

Rangoon Super Stars - Berkeley

The "Tofu" is not the Normal Soy Product but made more like Polenta from either Chickpea Flour or Ground Yellow Peas.

Apr 10, 2014
chefj in San Francisco Bay Area

Lime shortage, who knew?

there was no lime to put on her fruit from the Street Vendor so she skipped the chili as well in fear of either not sticking or being too picante.
Merely a translation no validation or endorsement implied

Apr 08, 2014
chefj in General Topics

What is "fruited hazelnut praline"?

The Nuts are referred to as Fruits. If you look at the Descriptions the percentage of "fruits" is the same as the Percentage of Nuts in the Product.
I have never seen a recipe that called it "Fruited Praline" not sure why the He did that.

Apr 08, 2014
chefj in Home Cooking