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How To Salvage Undercooked Bread (And Avoid Burning The Top)

How To Salvage Undercooked Bread (And Avoid Burning The Top)

Staring down at a loaf of bread, it's tempting to wish for X-ray vision. No matter how closely bakers follow a recipe or monitor their timers, there's still a chance that their honey whole wheat or Øland wheat bread will emerge undercooked. Rather than discarding the bake or relegating it to breadcrumb duty, try salvaging it.

After you slice into your round and realize it's gummy, turn the oven back up to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. No n

The Flour Hack To Get Sticky Dough Off Your Hands Way Easier

The Flour Hack To Get Sticky Dough Off Your Hands Way Easier Bread baking is a delightfully tactile, hands-on experience — that it, until it comes time to clean up. Rather than scouring sticky fingers under the sink, there is another option to remove leftover dough. All bakers need is a sprinkle of flour. To solidify and scrape off lingering batter, pour approximately one tablespoon of the flour into your hands. We suggest doing so over the garbage, compost bin, or your dirty workspace after you

An Expert Weighs In On The Best Wine To Drink With Guacamole And Salsa

An Expert Weighs In On The Best Wine To Drink With Guacamole And Salsa

Guacamole and salsa are most often paired with beer or margaritas, but if you want to try something different, wine can be a great drink option, too. In fact, wine is ideal for highlighting the dips' flavor nuances as a good bottle of vino is able to embrace the zest of the lime juice and sweetness of tomatoes as well as the richness of the avocados, rather than subdue or totally wash them away.

To track down the best grape

The Texture Difference Between Shaved Ice And Snow Cones

The Texture Difference Between Shaved Ice And Snow Cones

When it comes to warm weather desserts, treats like shaved ice and snow cones are in a league all their own. They each hold a special place in the hearts of nostalgic adults and global gourmands alike. And while these two chilly treats share a key ingredient — ice — they each have their own distinct textures, which makes for surprisingly different eating experiences.

Snow cones, whether straight from the ice cream truck, concession stand

One Simple Ingredient Ree Drummond Adds To Her Mac And Cheese

One Simple Ingredient Ree Drummond Adds To Her Mac And Cheese

No matter the season, macaroni and cheese has a spot at the dining — or picnic — table. The classic comfort food is famously mild and indulgent in its traditional form, but when the ingredient list gets too pared down, it can become one-note. So when "The Pioneer Woman" Ree Drummond reaches for a pantry staple to liven up her mac and cheese, we listen.

Some cooks may not find the additional ingredient pioneering, as it's a popular f

Baking Soda Is Key For Safely Putting Out Grease Fires

Baking Soda Is Key For Safely Putting Out Grease Fires It's not easy to keep a cool head during a kitchen fire. Even a minor spark can be cause for alarm. But the best tactic for staying calm is to prepare ahead of time by keeping a box of baking soda near your stove and within easy reach. In an ideal world, we would never set cooking oil on fire, but accidents do happen. And when they do, a large amount of baking soda can help snuff out smaller blazes. Spread it across the flames in a thick, ev

The Best Tequila To Use When Making A Margarita, According To An Expert

The Best Tequila To Use When Making A Margarita, According To An Expert When the craving for a margarita strikes, nothing else will do. It's the perfect balance of refreshingly tart, gently salty, and encouragingly sweet — a blend that's ideal for a hot, sunny day. Rather than worrying about reading the room before ordering margs, try making them at home to ensure you're getting a quality drink tailored to your taste. To craft the most delicious cocktail possible, it's essential to use the best

The Absolute Worst Wine To Serve With Ham, According To An Expert

The Absolute Worst Wine To Serve With Ham, According To An Expert A beautifully glazed oven-baked ham is usually treated as the star of the show. This pork dish is aromatic and succulent, with a flavor that lingers as the tender slices melt in your mouth. To wash down your meal's main attraction, you'll need a drink that knows how to take a backseat to the party on your plate. Food Republic consulted Matt Strauch, sommelier and general manager of Noble Riot, to find out which wines clash with ro

Stuff Your Pancakes With Bacon For A Savory Twist On A Sweet Classic

Stuff Your Pancakes With Bacon For A Savory Twist On A Sweet Classic Nothing against blueberries or chocolate, but sometimes it's nice to bring a savory ingredient into the mix. Perfect pancakes are an ideal vessel for bold flavors, as they're mild and toe the line between sweet and salty themselves. Next time you whip up a batch of buttermilk beauties, crisp up bacon to serve nestled — not beside — but inside the cakes. The process is simple. Chop slices into bite-sized bits and pour them direc

The Cheese Grater Tip That Makes Egg Salad Easier To Prep

The Cheese Grater Tip That Makes Egg Salad Easier To Prep

Cool and creamy egg salad is a deliciously satisfying meal. The simple mixture happily takes on the tanginess of mayonnaise and mustard, the brightness of pickles, and the briny salt of capers. Whether you're charmed by the nostalgia of an egg salad sandwich or indulging in a sprawling brunch spread, you may find the shredded egg version to be an exciting twist.

But, before you start breaking down eggs with the backs of forks and potato

What Is A Rocky Mountain Oyster? Hint — It's Not Seafood

What Is A Rocky Mountain Oyster? Hint — It's Not Seafood Trawling the depths of the ocean and scraping against the seabed, you're unlikely to find Rocky Mountain oysters. Although they sound like a cousin of Wellfleet oysters, the term actually refers to a dish with origins much farther inland. Named for the rugged Colorado range, the lesser-known food is made of fried bull's testicles. Cowboys, ranchers, and farmers with a surplus of steers enjoy the crispy snack — and they have their fair shar

Crushed Ramen Is The Topping Your Salads Have Been Craving

Crushed Ramen Is The Topping Your Salads Have Been Craving Quick-cooking instant ramen is a beloved and affordable meal for busy eaters of all ages. There are countless ways to elevate a package into a restaurant-quality meal. However, soup isn't the only vehicle for the crunchy, cooked, and dehydrated noodles. To give your salads added texture, crush the noodles with your hands or by smacking the closed package with a rolling pin before opening. Then, toss them into prepared and dressed greens.

Will Macarons Last Longer At Room Temp Or In The Fridge?

Will Macarons Last Longer At Room Temp Or In The Fridge? Procuring delicate, colorful macarons requires an investment of either time or money. These labor-intensive cookies make for a delightful bakery purchase and can also be a welcome baking challenge. Once the treats are in reach, it can be tempting to stash them in the corner of your kitchen to enjoy later. Yet, the question is whether they hold up better in the fridge or on the counter. The gluten-free French pastry — not to be confused wit

David Rose's Prime Rib Tip That Prevents Tough Meat Every Time

Prime rib is a majestic cut of meat. Achieving a perfectly browned roast with a medium or rare interior is a true culinary triumph. Unfortunately, many home cooks need several rounds of trial and error to perfect this cut of beef. Given its popularity during the holidays and its higher price point, hosts are eager to accelerate their learning curve. Thankfully, David Rose, the executive chef for Omaha Steaks, offers a helpful tip for nailing this rich dish. Instead of roasting the prime rib to t

The Best Cut Of Meat For Making Burnt Ends

The Best Cut Of Meat For Making Burnt Ends One of the tastiest treats you can enjoy when visiting Kansas City is a big container of burnt ends. This underrated dish doesn't always make an appearance on a barbecue joint's menu, so it's worth nabbing when you see it. The sweetly caramelized bites of meat are rich with melty fat and a smoky, savory flavor. While its deliciousness is unquestionable, those who are new to this regional specialty may wonder how it's made and, more importantly, what it'

The Expert-Approved Wine To Sip Alongside Fried Sushi Rolls

Today's sushi menus often feature a dazzling array of colorful raw fish, inventive sauces, and crunchy vegetables. However, not everyone is drawn to the deep pinks and oranges of fresh tuna and salmon. For those who dislike the raw stuff, or simply prefer the sweet crunch of tempura, fried sushi may be the ideal choice.

The battered and deep-fried rolls offer a deliciously rich flavor and crisp exterior. The added fat and altered taste of the cooked pieces warrant their own consideration when s

Metal Vs Plastic Cookie Cutters: Which Are Better For Perfect Baked Goods?

Metal Vs Plastic Cookie Cutters: Which Are Better For Perfect Baked Goods?

We can't prove that a perfectly shaped cookie tastes better, but a beautiful baked good will always catch our eye. It's frustrating to labor over the right cookie cutter and dough recipe only to stamp out shape after failed shape. While we can't guarantee every cutout will be perfect, you can increase the odds by choosing the right material for your tools.

Both metal and plastic cutters will do the job, and an overturne

How You Should Be Cleaning Your Flour Sifter

How You Should Be Cleaning Your Flour Sifter When it comes to cleaning your flour sifter, failure is not an option, as anyone who has cut corners during the cleanup process knows. Doing so means the tool can grip chunks of calcified dry ingredients and drop them haphazardly into your next batter. It's a frustrating — but thankfully, avoidable — experience. The solution is not to simply ditch the specialized baking equipment. In fact, professionals bakers like Duff Goldman would urge you never to

What Is Smothering And What's It Got To Do With Cooking?

What Is Smothering And What's It Got To Do With Cooking? Some cooking terms are not as intuitive as others. Similar to the mystifying term "folding" — the butt of a joke on the TV show "Schitt's Creek" — the term "smothering" may conjure confusing images that have little to do with cooking. Thankfully, the word's use in the kitchen is far more benign (and delicious). The term derives from the French word "étouffée," meaning "smothered." The dishes themselves show influences from not only French

The Easiest Way To Store Curry Leaves In The Fridge

The Easiest Way To Store Curry Leaves In The Fridge Fresh curry leaves offer a unique burst of aroma and flavor, invoking notes of citrus, herbs, and savory elements reminiscent of cumin and asafoetida (a resin that transforms into an allium-like additive when cooked). Not to be confused with curry powders, which are spice blends, fresh curry leaves are literal leaves. They're shiny, bright green, petite, and their shape is reminiscent of bay leaves. When it comes to herbs and produce, the chall

The Biggest Red Flag To Look For When Buying Avocado Oil

The Biggest Red Flag To Look For When Buying Avocado Oil Avocado oil is an increasingly popular cooking staple due to its high smoke point and relatively neutral taste. However, you may not actually get what you pay for when you grab a bottle from the shelf. According to a 2023 study published in Food Control, only three out of 29 private label samples of avocado oil met both quality and purity standards. In other words, nearly 70% of the oils tested were rancid or diluted with other types of oi

The Secret Ingredient José Andrés Tops His Garbanzo Beans With

The Secret Ingredient José Andrés Tops His Garbanzo Beans With Spanish chef José Andrés is known for his creative and complex dishes, which often feature "playful theatrics," according to his restaurant chain, The Bazaar's, website. However, at home, the celebrity and humanitarian pursues simpler pleasures. Andrés enjoys cracking open a can or jar of chickpeas — or, as the Spanish call them, garbanzos — and pouring them into a dish before drenching them in Spanish olive oil and vinegar, and topp

Starbucks Continues Its Lavender Era With New Oatmilk Chill

Starbucks Continues Its Lavender Era With New Oatmilk Chill

Lavender, the star of Starbucks' spring beverage lineup, has made its way into another dazzling drink: Meet the Lavender Oatmilk Chill. The pastel purple drink is available in the U.S. and Canada for a limited time, and it contains hunks of dragon fruit as well as the powdered herb.

What sets it apart from earlier releases this month, however, is that the floral beverage does not contain caffeine. The drink is creamy and sweet from th
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