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Prantls Burnt Almond Torte recipe?

Be careful if you order one, you're not getting the same as the bakery. The cream filling is "crème" that doesn't need refrigeration. It's probably tasty (Pittsburg is a fine dessert city) but it is different from the local shop.

PBS has a recipe on their site for a burnt almond torte.

7 minutes ago
BangorDin in Home Cooking

Corn Casserole?

Yes, this one. Ours is much like this, from the Woman's Day Encyclopedia of Cookery, 1966.
Personally I'd use less sugar, but not leave it out completely. The use of white corn is a nice variation.

about 1 hour ago
BangorDin in Home Cooking

Basting braised brisket??

"Look at the underside of your Dutch oven's lid. If there are concentric circular rings, or a pattern of bumps, they are meant to collect condensing droplets of steam.."
So, the lid is dripping pure water on the meat, but not flavored liquid?

Apr 13, 2014
BangorDin in Home Cooking

Neat sandwiches?

Thank you all for the thought in your answers. I almost always have trouble, thin sandwiches seem so sad!
ChiliDude, the salami/salami/Provolone sounds great.

Apr 12, 2014
BangorDin in Home Cooking

Neat sandwiches?

I suppose this is a lazy Saturday morning kind of question, but are there any secrets to making a sandwich that doesn't fall apart when eaten (or simply lifted off the plate?)
Just use less filling? Put the lettuce in the middle instead of first or last? Etc.

Apr 12, 2014
BangorDin in Home Cooking

What are you baking these days? April 2014 edition!

Yes , adorable!

I'd like to try for a pink elephant. Where did you find the instructions for this?

Apr 07, 2014
BangorDin in Home Cooking

What are you baking these days? April 2014 edition!

Hmm.. when I say "eggy", I mean yolky, not sulphury. I wonder what others say about this? Maybe I just haven't sorted it out, and I'm mixed up about what is causing the egg flavor.

Apr 06, 2014
BangorDin in Home Cooking
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Hard boile eggs

This will make fine hard cooked eggs
http://www.marthastewart.com/354061/p...
How does he want to eat them? Plain with a little salt?
Hot or cold?

Apr 06, 2014
BangorDin in Home Cooking

Blings, Pings, ETC

I approve of the beeps. It's very helpful to know "time's up" especially when cooking.

Apr 04, 2014
BangorDin in Not About Food

A veggie side to go with meatloaf cupcakes for April Fools?

Yes, I knew it was backward but couldn't resist.
However, if you look inside "The Secret Life of Food" , there are some ideas.
http://www.amazon.com/Secret-Life-Foo...
The cover is potato & green bean trompe d'oeil
Or simply google "trompe d'oeil food" (not sure of spelling)

Mar 31, 2014
BangorDin in Home Cooking
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A veggie side to go with meatloaf cupcakes for April Fools?

Mar 31, 2014
BangorDin in Home Cooking

am i the only one who hates recipies?

Huh?? I've made many many successful delicious dishes by following recipes. Verbatim.
It is sort of silly to object to recipes. You're fine with a good plan, a good group of ingredients, good timing and technique, but you object to writing it down?

Mar 16, 2014
BangorDin in Home Cooking

Help with egg yolk sugar mixture

This is the recipe, which I halved:
http://allrecipes.com/recipe/classic-...

It is in the fridge now. I beat the grainy egg for a while with the mascarpone, it helped but did not completely dissolve the sugar. Next time I'll use that superfine (not powdered) sugar. Or less sugar. Are the eggs cooked just for safety? I beat raw egg yolk and sugar for the lady fingers too, no cooking involved until of course I baked them.
The taste of tiramisu I had was not too sweet, but I like
very sweet. It seemed right with the coffee/booze/cream.

Mar 03, 2014
BangorDin in Home Cooking

Help with egg yolk sugar mixture

I am making tiramisu and need to cook 3 egg yolks and about 2/3 cup sugar over a double boiler for 10 minutes while stirring constantly.
Then, I beat with electric mixer until it is thick and light colored.
This didn't work well--the sugar didn't completely dissolve. Should it have?

Mar 03, 2014
BangorDin in Home Cooking

Green peppercorns, brined or dried

Hello, I want to make a pork roast with green peppercorn sauce, an Ina Garten recipe. If I soak dried green peppercorns in white vinegar and salt overnight, would that be "green peppercorns in brine" ?
The recipe is here:
http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/in...

Mar 01, 2014
BangorDin in Home Cooking

Simple snacks for a crowd

This is fun, one big cookie that is meant to be broken up by a group.
http://www.lottieanddoof.com/2010/09/...
It tastes wonderful, too.

Feb 28, 2014
BangorDin in Home Cooking

The real Portland

36 hours in Portland suggestions, not just food.
http://www.nytimes.com/2011/08/28/tra...

This article does recommend the Ace.

Feb 26, 2014
BangorDin in Metro Portland

Rose Levy Berenbaum cake with no liquid?

I did make this cake last night. The batter was very thick, had to be spread (not pourable.) The cookbook said "spread the batter" so thick batter was intended. I am used to a boxed mix yellow cake under my pineapple topping, so this was different. The flavor couldn't be better, so I didn't miss the height or fluff texture.

Feb 09, 2014
BangorDin in Home Cooking

Rose Levy Berenbaum cake with no liquid?

I want to make a pineapple upside down cake, so looked in the Cake Bible cookbook for a yellow cake, but there is nothing in the index called yellow cake! (Is there another name?)
I did find pineapple upside down cake, but it contains no liquid, only egg yolk (no whites). Will that work? It does have butter and sour cream.
Thanks.

Feb 08, 2014
BangorDin in Home Cooking

Mac and Cheese Help

I did this last night, following the fourchord directions.
It worked well! I mostly use old-fashioned mac and cheese recipes like Horn and Hardart's, this is different but way worth doing.

Feb 07, 2014
BangorDin in Home Cooking

Suggestions for condiment for ham sliders

Kraft Original Barbecue Sauce is very good with ham.

Feb 01, 2014
BangorDin in Home Cooking

Quick appetizer suggestion needed for tonight (guests have various dietary restrictions)

The pear slices reminded me of this excellent flavor for apple slices
http://allrecipes.com/recipe/tan/

Jan 30, 2014
BangorDin in Home Cooking

Questions re trendy (?) condiment

Ah, I didn't realize the oil was the main idea, and a mild one at that. So next time I'll just sizzle lots of green onion and ginger in much less oil, and use it as a relish.
I did stir some of the oil into cream of cauliflower soup, very nice.

Jan 30, 2014
BangorDin in Home Cooking

Questions re trendy (?) condiment

Decided to thaw the Thanksgiving turkey leftover drumsticks and wings and smother 'em with this
http://www.salon.com/2010/06/19/ginge...
I used peanut oil, but was afraid to heat to smoking. The oil in the pot did turn a scallion slice deep brown in a few seconds, so it was quite hot. The scallions and ginger sizzled but stayed green.
It is VERY tasty on turkey and rice, but so oily! I had to drain it to use it, and the oil tastes only mildly of onion/ginger. So my questions are, can I make this with much less oil? And if I had gotten the oil hotter, would it have made a difference?

Jan 30, 2014
BangorDin in Home Cooking

Odd Dinner Guest Mix

I'd make cheese blintzes/crepes, and chicken & mushroom blintzes/crepes. On the side, sliced raw crisp apples with balsamic and brown sugar and pepper, and two fresh plain green vegetables, like chard and green beans.
Dessert could be crème fraiche gelato and Fig Newtons.

Jan 26, 2014
BangorDin in Home Cooking

Question about Hershey's Black Magic Chocolate cake recipe

The recipe is here
http://www.hersheys.com/pure-recipes/...
I've made it many times, it seems chocolatey to me. I do make sure I use very strong coffee, that seems to make the chocolate stand out. Last time I used Hershey's "Select Dark" cocoa. This is a popular cake that's been around for a long time.

Jan 26, 2014
BangorDin in Home Cooking

what to do with sour grapefruits

Not strange at all ! The second you sprinkle a little salt on a bitter grapefruit it is a nice grapefruit again.

Jan 24, 2014
BangorDin in Home Cooking

Need ideas for "musical" church supper menu, please.

The lyrics "..you say tomato, I say tomahto..." come from a song called "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off." That could be the start of a salad.

Jan 20, 2014
BangorDin in Home Cooking

Need ideas for "musical" church supper menu, please.

The Beatles do have lot of food in their songs, there was a thread a while back
http://chowhound.chow.com/topics/742769

Jan 20, 2014
BangorDin in Home Cooking

Spaghetti at a dinner party?

Mac and cheese, or macaroni salad with celery & relish & and mayonnaise don't seem Italian to me, but I get the point.

Jan 18, 2014
BangorDin in Home Cooking