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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!

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?

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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

What's the most unique and upscale Iranian/Persian food in LA?

I'm not sure we are supposed to discuss this type of thing on chow, so I'll just say no, I don't find it strange and it's definitely not just LA. Do a little googling and you can find some interesting reads about it. :)

Little India, Artesia

Nice to hear. I really disliked it when I was there so I may have to try it again.

Jun 22, 2015
junglekitte in Los Angeles Area

What's the most unique and upscale Iranian/Persian food in LA?

They really are quite different and I'm sure especially to the poster who is Persian! :P

2 VERY ripe avocados... WHAT to do with them??

Moroccan avocado shake. http://moroccanfood.about.com/od/teac...
(but I like to add some chopped dates and almonds to this)

Jun 21, 2015
junglekitte in Home Cooking

Why am I such a bad baker?

That is a good question! I don't really have a good answer for you because I believe it is part experience and part research....I have spent a lot of time combing cookbooks and websites over the years. A good start would be to try to find recipes here on chowhound or other reputable cooking websites that A LOT of people have raved it was fantastic. I've had very good luck that way.

Why am I such a bad baker?

I agree with weighing your recipes and making sure your oven is calibrated correctly. It's also important to begin with a good recipe! :)

IMO learning to bake is easier to learn by example rather than reading a written recipe. You could try watching youtube tutorials (I don't know any to recommend off hand, but I'm sure there are good ones to find) or attending a baking class.

Jun 20, 2015
junglekitte in Home Cooking
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Scones or what?

Boccone Dolce

Jun 20, 2015
junglekitte in Home Cooking

How to eat canned smoked trout

How about a dip? Or spread this on toast instead of the celery it recommends. You don't have a whole trout, but I don't see why canned couldn't be used.

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/fo...

Jun 20, 2015
junglekitte in Home Cooking

Scones or what?

These are amazing (and easy). You can just leave out the currants. http://smittenkitchen.com/blog/2006/1...

A suggestion- you could do a vanilla bean chantilly cream with creme fraiche mixed in it instead of pure creme fraiche to "lighten" it up.

Also, as an alternative idea why not do a Victoria Sponge? It's British, cake, strawberries, and cream. :)

Jun 20, 2015
junglekitte in Home Cooking

‘Favorite cheeses’

From Denmark- aged Gamle Ole, Esrom, and Havarti (not the mild kind you can get in US grocery stores) Stinky and delicious!

Jun 19, 2015
junglekitte in Cheese

syrian apricot paste

Do share pics if you get a chance!

Jun 19, 2015
junglekitte in Home Cooking

Korean in Irvine

Thank you!

Jun 15, 2015
junglekitte in Los Angeles Area

Korean in Irvine

I can ask them if they're open to a weekend, but I originally thought it would be a weekday. With friends coming from different parts of OC I thought Irvine would be a central spot. Thanks for the weekend ideas. I will surely try them someday if not with this group.

Jun 14, 2015
junglekitte in Los Angeles Area

The Latest "Yay Me" thread

I made the key lime bars from Cook's Illustrated and everyone loved them! They were also super easy.

Jun 14, 2015
junglekitte in Home Cooking