Menu
Search
Menu
Close

Why Young Cheese Melts Better than Aged Cheese

Published September 1, 2013.

Anyone who’s melted cheese for a sandwich knows that some types melt better than others, turning creamy without releasing fat. What factors account for the differences?

Reheating Soft-Cooked Eggs

Published September 1, 2013.

Can soft-cooked eggs be reheated while maintaining their runny yolks?

How to Store Feta Cheese

Published July 1, 2013.

What’s the best way to store feta cheese if it doesn’t come packed in a brine?

How to Make Crème Fraîche and Mexican Crema

Published May 1, 2013.

Why buy these cultured creams when you can easily make them at home?

Duck Eggs versus Chicken Eggs

Published January 1, 2013.

Do duck eggs differ in flavor or texture from chicken eggs?

How to Make Ghee

Published January 1, 2013.

Ghee, typically used in Indian cooking, may also be used as a slightly richer, more buttery substitute in any recipe that calls for clarified butter.

Rescuing Oversoftened Butter

Published January 1, 2013.

When softening butter in the microwave it's possible to accidentally oversoften part of the stick. Is there a way to bring melted butter back to solid form?

Freezing Cream Cheese

Published January 1, 2013.

Does cream cheese freeze well?

Conventional vs. "Real" Buttermilk

Published November 1, 2012.

Products labeled “real” buttermilk are popping up at supermarkets. Is it different from the buttermilk that you usually see?

Great Fake Mayo

Published July 1, 2012.

Here's our formula for great eggless mayonnaise.

British vs. American Cheddar: It's a Tie

Published July 1, 2012.

How do our favorite domestic cheddars stack up against the best of the old country?

Troubleshooting Boiled Eggs

Published May 1, 2012.

Why are hard-cooked eggs sometimes underdone in the center of the yolk?

Freezing Yogurt

Published May 1, 2012.

Can leftover yogurt be successfully frozen?

Frothing Extra-Foamy Milk

Published May 1, 2012.

When it comes to frothing milk, temperature makes all the difference.

Old-School Ice Cream

Published May 1, 2012.

How do old-fashioned ice and rock salt ice-cream makers measure up to today’s modern machines?

Salt Your Egg Wash

Published March 1, 2012.

Adding salt to improve the shine of your egg wash may be a myth, but there's another practical reason to do it.

Soy Milk Substitute, Revisited

Published March 1, 2012.

Is soy milk an acceptable substitute for whole milk in cooking and baking?

Coconut-Milk Whipped Cream

Published January 1, 2012.

Is it possible to create dairy-free whipped "cream" using the thick layer of coconut fat from the top of a can of regular coconut milk?

Resting Clabbered Milk

Published November 1, 2011.

Directions for making a buttermilk substitute by adding lemon juice to milk always call for letting the mixture sit for a while. Can you skip this rest if you're short on time, or is it important?

Swapping Nut Butters

Published November 1, 2011.

Peanut allergies have become so commonplace. Can you substitute other nut butters for peanut butter in cookie recipes?

How to Use Goat Butter

Published November 1, 2011.

Cheese shops have recently started carrying goat butter. Can it be used in the same way as butter made from cow’s milk?

When Good Buttermilk Goes Bad

Published September 1, 2011.

Since buttermilk always smells sour, how does one know when it has gone bad?

Cutting Out Curdling in Cultured Dairy

Published September 1, 2011.

The cultured dairy products in some of our favorite recipes are sensitive to heat and can easily curdle if the stew is too hot or reheated. We wondered if another dairy product would provide a more stable tang.

Watering Down Evaporated Milk

Published July 1, 2011.

Carnation evaporated milk is not a good substitute for fresh milk in the 1:1 ratio recommended on the can. But how about watering it down first?

Fast Track to Soft Cheese

Published July 1, 2011.

Turning on the microwave might not be such a good idea when it comes to warming up soft cheeses.

26 - 50 of 92
In My Favorites
Please Wait…
Remove Favorite
Add to custom collection