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  1. brianshaw

    What to expect to charge for retail/wholesale?

    Maybe in Beverly Hills (or Brunei)
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    problem with cleaning copper pot

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Verdigris
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    problem with cleaning copper pot

    This is fact. If you are using the pot it was converted from a showpiece to a working tool. Even “display copper” that is never used will eventually lose the showroom shine depending on the quality of the original polishing and the lacquer used to preserve that shine.
  4. brianshaw

    What did you have for dinner?

    Lol. Spaghetti with sausage and jarred sauce. It was yummy. no pic… sorry. I’m sure you can use your imagination!
  5. brianshaw

    The decline of Canadian Dairy (among other)

    Interesting. Butter that doesn’t melt, huh?
  6. brianshaw

    Stone or plate grill?

    Like this??? https://www.stonegrillusa.com/
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    Changing SIGNATURE

    That option is missing on my gear page.
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    Changing SIGNATURE

    Sorry to be so helpless, but I cannot figure out how to change my signature. Apparently I knew at one time but looked all through the account details and preferences but to no avail. Help please... point me in the right direction!
  9. brianshaw

    June 2021 cooking theme/challenge: flour!

    Brownies… a classic American gooey fudge-like confection. Not the alternative - cake-like! Not much flour, only 3/4 cup, but it has flour in it. Recipe adapted from: https://www.marthastewart.com/341199/fudgy-brownies (I add 1/2 tsp espresso powder and 1 tsp vanilla extract. Sometimes vanilla...
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    June 2021 cooking theme/challenge: flour!

    Me too. Reminds me of my childhood. We would pick buckets of wild blueberries and a pie like that would be our reward. Any leftovers went into blueberry pancakes and/or blueberry muffins the next day. It was quite easy to get us to pick (and eat while picking) blueberries!
  11. brianshaw

    Best way to serve quiche in a cafe

    If “classic pie dough” is the American classic, consider using a European tart pastry that includes an egg. It is sturdier and better suited for quiche.
  12. brianshaw

    Far Far indian snacks

    You really need to read the article on gelatinization. Like pate Chou, the starch needs to be cooked. Steaming is one way; cooking on stove is another. But, honestly... many commercial products are just to hard to replicate outside of the factory. Is this what tour real goal is, or did you...
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    Far Far indian snacks

    Oy... this as frustrating as every other thread you start. LOL The starch needs to gelatinized. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Starch_gelatinization And as it applies to a similar product (from Wikipedia): Prawn crackers are made by mixing prawns, tapioca flour and water. The mixture is rolled...
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    Far Far indian snacks

    ... and dried starch in these preparations still has some moisture in it.
  15. brianshaw

    Trouble with naan smoking up house

    Read a few more recipes. Most that I’ve seen talk about “hot”, not super-hot. None define a temperature and speak of a medium—high flame. Not much to go on! One defines “hot pan” and “nearly smoking”. To smoke ghee like that you’d be almost 500 degrees.
  16. brianshaw

    problem with cleaning copper pot

    That must be a tough stain to resist all of those time-proven copper cleaning options. A picture might help to describe what you are dealing with. Also, Mauviel has a cleaning product under their name... maybe try that????
  17. brianshaw

    Please help pan conversion height/depth

    Are you sure you want to do 3 layers? Carrot cake is dense and rich. Especially if you use a traditional cream cheese frosting it could be very overwhelming. Suggest a 2 layer cake instead.
  18. brianshaw

    Please help pan conversion height/depth

    For purposes of computation, I’d assume a height of 2 inches for a cake layer. The recipe you are using sounds suspicious and could be in error. I find it very annoying that many cake recipes don’t provide weight and volume of batter. I annotate my recipes as much as I can so pan substituting...
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    Far Far indian snacks

    ... and there are several ways to “activate” that starch-bound moisture: https://www.persistencemarketresearch.com/market-research/puffed-food-market.asp
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    Far Far indian snacks

    Looking at a similar product’s wiki, we can learn the following: “Prawn crackers are made by mixing prawns, tapioca flour and water. The mixture is rolled out, steamed, and sliced. Traditionally, to achieve maximum crispiness, raw crackers are usually sun-dried first before frying, to eliminate...
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