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Perhaps the Worst Thing I've Ever Eaten

Wow! I can't believe this was almost ten years ago! I would love to try it again, but I'm not sure if there are any Sri Lankan restaurants/sweet shops near where I currently live.

BTW, Big O...if you're still around I hope all is well!

about 20 hours ago
junglekitte in Manhattan

European style butter vs. regular every day U.S.butter

I have...:) I am also a professional chef, but was giving that advice to someone who appears to be a home cook. Nederlandsbaker, please give them both a try and report back! :)

Aug 28, 2015
junglekitte in General Topics

European style butter vs. regular every day U.S.butter

I live in USA, but use Lurpak (Danish butter) in all of my baking, American recipes included. It comes out great.

Have you tried the vodka pie crust from Cook's Illustrated? I made that with Lurpak and it was wonderful. Good luck! :)

Aug 27, 2015
junglekitte in General Topics

Do you use garlic powder?

In addition to the great ideas everyone else had, I also put it on my hamburgers before grilling them.

Danish breads

Sounds like you mean this....scroll down and the light rye bread recipe is on that page. This recipe uses caraway seeds, but you can add any seeds you wish inside and on top of this. Sunflower, sesame, and flax would be good.

http://www.danishsandwich.com/2011/01...

Aug 25, 2015
junglekitte in Home Cooking

Where To Watch The Great British Bake Off?

Indeed! Last year I watched the recent season on PBS, but unfortunately I couldn't find the past seasons there. I have since found and watched them all thanks to the chowhound members! :)

Jul 22, 2015
junglekitte in Food Media & News

potato salad recipe [moved from Kosher]

14 years later I hope they found a good recipe by now! :P

All joking aside, I'm curious about your recipe. I've never seen a recipe with oil in it! Thx for sharing.

Jul 17, 2015
junglekitte in Home Cooking

Cheesecake topped with cake - question

That looks great!

Jul 17, 2015
junglekitte in Home Cooking

Superior recipes from Cook's Illustrated et. al.?

l love to eat it cold too! :)

Jul 12, 2015
junglekitte in Home Cooking
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Superior recipes from Cook's Illustrated et. al.?

+1 for their pecan pie! BEST ever. And their pumpkin pie while we're at it! :)

Jul 11, 2015
junglekitte in Home Cooking
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Superior recipes from Cook's Illustrated et. al.?

I think their carrot cake is above any other I've made or tasted elsewhere.

Superior recipes from Cook's Illustrated et. al.?

+1 for that thread. Great info there!!!

Jul 09, 2015
junglekitte in Home Cooking

pâte à choux storage

Thank you! :D

Jul 09, 2015
junglekitte in Home Cooking

pâte à choux storage

Hello! I just made a batch of pâte à choux and would like to not bake them all today. Is it okay to refrigerate the dough for a day or two and then use as directed?

TIA!: )

Jul 09, 2015
junglekitte in Home Cooking

Where To Watch The Great British Bake Off?

Someone closed that youtube account!!!! :( I only got to see half of one episode and now they're all gone! I hope it wasn't because of this post.

Why is this show so difficult to find? I can find almost any other show out there, but this baking show is practically top secret. lol :(

Jul 03, 2015
junglekitte in Food Media & News

Where To Watch The Great British Bake Off?

Thanks for the tip! :)

Jul 02, 2015
junglekitte in Food Media & News

Where To Watch The Great British Bake Off?

Thank you!!! You're probably right! I'll give the youtube link a shot now. I'm honestly just grateful someone showed me anywhere I can see it!

Jul 02, 2015
junglekitte in Food Media & News

Where To Watch The Great British Bake Off?

Thank you!! :) I checked those links out and they have a big grey banner surrounding it with large lettering that makes the actual video quite small. If no one else has a good link I'll probably watch those anyway because I love the show, but I hope someone can recommend a better copy!

Jul 01, 2015
junglekitte in Food Media & News

Where To Watch The Great British Bake Off?

I've done a search on BBC, google, youtube, and here on chowhound and have had no luck. I've seen the most recent season on PBS, but never got to see seasons 1-4! I'm dying to see them! The links I found here on chow did not work for me. Can anyone point me in the right direction to see past seasons? Thanks!:D

Jul 01, 2015
junglekitte in Food Media & News

What are you baking these days? Happy Canada/US national holidays edition, July, 2015 [OLD]!

I'm going to a party on the 4th and want to bring a dairy free dessert because the hostess is allergic. I am considering making a raw cheesecake! I've never made one before so I hope it turns out well! :)

Jul 01, 2015
junglekitte in Home Cooking

Making dates taste better

I really like this health food blogger. I plugged in dates in her search field and these came up.

http://www.mynewroots.org/site/?s=dates

Enjoy! :)

Jun 30, 2015
junglekitte in Home Cooking

Your dirty little kitchen secret

You would be surprised how many chefs do this!

Jun 28, 2015
junglekitte in General Topics

Why do Restaurants Use Frozen French Fries?

THIS! +++

I previously worked at a five star beachside resort that had to serve fries at the restaurant by the pool and in room service so we had to have LOTS of fries on hand. There really is no way we could have time or space to make as many as we sold. And like the posted above said, the prep cook would be wasting a huge amount of the potato so it would end up costing much more than buying a GOOD quality frozen french fry. Our fries were awesome. Our main kitchen focused more on our fine dining restaurants and large events so every inch of space was used for the cooks to prepare other items.

Jun 28, 2015
junglekitte in General Topics

What is the VERY BEST thing you've ever eaten?

I miss that bread~ wish they had it here in USA!

Jun 28, 2015
junglekitte in General Topics

What are you baking these days? Sumer is icumen in, June 2015 edition! [Old]

My fav scones ever!

Jun 28, 2015
junglekitte in Home Cooking

Making dates taste better

I'm not sure about low calorie ways to doctor up dates....

but for higher calorie ways I agree with sandy. A yummy classic way would be to stuff it with either a chunk of parmesan cheese or an almond, wrap in bacon, and broil. So good.

Make any smoothie and add pieces inside the blender. One favorite of mine is milk, avocado, dates, and almonds blended together.

Onions in Indian Cooking

In my experience in Punjab and other parts of Northern India, cooks I've met have used red onions. I just asked my Gujarati bff and she says they use basic yellow in Gujarat.

Manjula uses no onions because she is Jain. If you want to use youtube recipes that are good, but with onions/garlic in them I would search for "show me the curry". I have had success with the few dishes of theirs I have tried.

Also, for many dishes it doesn't really matter whether you puree the onions or chop them small. Pureeing them is faster, but then you have to clean your food processor/blender! :)

Why am I such a bad baker?

BTW another tip I don't think I noticed anyone mentioning is making sure you use dry measuring cups for your dry and liquid cups for liquid. You can google each and see what the difference is. That will also help! :)

Jun 23, 2015
junglekitte in Home Cooking

Why am I such a bad baker?

+++++

Jun 23, 2015
junglekitte in Home Cooking

Why am I such a bad baker?

You don't HAVE to weigh them to turn out well, but if you aren't a good baker you can easily measure them wrong by volume. If you weigh them it's fool proof. Many posters here have explained how to measure by volume properly so I have confidence the OP will be able to do that in the future.

Jun 23, 2015
junglekitte in Home Cooking