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mexico city mole fix

Thanks for the 'reconstitute with tomato' suggestion, I'll give that a try next time. I think the best thing is to just head back to Oaxaca and hit the markets and restock on all the great food stuffs they sell.
As to paulj's comment, mine too are more granules than powder. They were given to me in clear plastic bags so I can't see what the ingredients are. The paste has lasted 4 years stored in the bottom of my fridge.
Thanks for the ideas.

Jun 24, 2012
chewchow in Home Cooking

mexico city mole fix

A friend brought me some mole powders from Mexico City and they are not nearly as good as the black paste I brought back from Oaxaca a few years ago. They are Black, Red, and Almond mole powders. What can I do with them to make them richer in flavor? What can I make with them other than sauce over chicken? I don't know much about Mexican cooking, I'm just starting to investigate what's on the internet.
Thanks in advance.

Jun 23, 2012
chewchow in Home Cooking

sunday brunch

A friend has invited me to Sunday brunch and wants me to name the place. Somewhere newish, upscale, westside, south of 34th, north of Canal. She's an adventurous foodie and loves French cooking. Help me find a good place . . . that takes reservations.

Thanks,
Chewchow

Mar 29, 2007
chewchow in Manhattan

Raspberry Chocolate Tart recipe search

Many years ago Dean and Deluca sold a raspberry chocolate tart that I've been looking for ever since. Maybe someone has a recipe that I could use to replicate it.

The tart crust was very dark, made of not very sweet cookie crumbs(?), a lot like a cheesecake crust, but with a strong dark, chocolate taste. There was a very little bit of cream, just a smear, to hold the raspberries in place. It may have been more than just whipped cream and did not make the bottom crust wet. The raspberries were not glazed.

Any ideas or suggestion? Recipes? Have you seen it sold anywhere in NYC?

Thanks,
chewchow

Mar 18, 2007
chewchow in Home Cooking

Whole Wheat No Knead bread recipe

I'll keep the new water measurements in mind the next time try it. I'll get back to you about getting my own flour--that sounds great!!

Dec 04, 2006
chewchow in Home Cooking

Whole Wheat No Knead bread recipe

Thank you for getting back to me so soon. The advice sounds like it will be helpful.

Dec 04, 2006
chewchow in Home Cooking

Whole Wheat No Knead bread recipe

I followed the instructions of the recipe in the NYTimes--so it was all by hand. Bittman says he had great results with whole wheat flour, he just didn't mention changing the measurements of the recipe.

Dec 04, 2006
chewchow in Home Cooking

Whole Wheat No Knead bread recipe

I've tried twice to make the Jim Lahey No Knead bread recipe using whole wheat flour and the dought did not rise at all. Is the recipe a bit different when using whole wheat flour? If so, please let me know. Are there any other secrets to making good whole wheat bread?

Dec 03, 2006
chewchow in Home Cooking