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Random Food Questions Thread

Discussion in 'Social Life, Food & Drink, Travel' started by kwilkinson, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. jpeirpont

    jpeirpont Senior member

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    Another question. I am considering making tea bread, I want to get rid of the lemon flavor and add chocolate. I have cocoa powder. Should I mixed the cocoa powder with melted butter and just add it in place of the lemon rind and extract. Or should I mix it with the dry ingredients and decrease the amount of flour by how much cocoa powder I'm using.
     


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    Another question. I am considering making tea bread, I want to get rid of the lemon flavor and add chocolate. I have cocoa powder. Should I mixed the cocoa powder with melted butter and just add it in place of the lemon rind and extract. Or should I mix it with the dry ingredients and decrease the amount of flour by how much cocoa powder I'm using.

    I don't know why you'd want to add chocolate, but decrease the flour.
     


  3. jpeirpont

    jpeirpont Senior member

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    I don't know why you'd want to add chocolate, but decrease the flour.

    I like chocolate more than I like lemon. I ended making a sweet potato bread.
     


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    I like chocolate more than I like lemon. I ended making a sweet potato bread.
    I could be wrong, but I think the question was not "why add chocolate," but "why do you think adding cocoa powder means you should reduce flour?" I'm not a baker, though, so maybe that's a-ok. Just seems to me that they have very different functions in the whole process.
     


  5. jpeirpont

    jpeirpont Senior member

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    I could be wrong, but I think the question was not "why add chocolate," but "why do you think adding cocoa powder means you should reduce flour?" I'm not a baker, though, so maybe that's a-ok. Just seems to me that they have very different functions in the whole process.
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    Now that I re-read that was clearly the intention. Since the cocoa powder is dry I thought it might throw the wet-dry ratio(if that even means anything).

    I think the intention was to ask why you would want to add chocolate to tea bread. Chocolate is a strong flavor in and off itself and would offset the delicate bitterness of tea.
     


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    I could be wrong, but I think the question was not "why add chocolate," but "why do you think adding cocoa powder means you should reduce flour?" I'm not a baker, though, so maybe that's a-ok. Just seems to me that they have very different functions in the whole process.

    I really don't understand how my statement could be read that way unless I omitted a modal and a crucial comma.
     


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    I really don't understand how my statement could be read that way unless I omitted a modal and a crucial comma.
    "let's eat Grandma" or "Let's eat, Grandma" - commas are important!
     


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    "let's eat Grandma" or "Let's eat, Grandma" - commas are important!

    better example:

    "Let's eat out, Grandma!" vs "Let's eat out Grandma!"
     


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    better example: "Let's eat out, Grandma!" vs "Let's eat out Grandma!"
    I just threw up in my mouth a little bit.
     


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    jpeirpont Senior member

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    I think the intention was to ask why you would want to add chocolate to tea bread. Chocolate is a strong flavor in and off itself and would offset the delicate bitterness of tea.

    I do not eat tea bread exclusively with tea and I think it also depends on what sort of tea you are drinking it with.
     


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    what is a good restaurant supply store in Manhattan?
     


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    what is a good restaurant supply store in Manhattan?
    What do you need? For a lot of items, I like to shop in China Town .. but I would not buy Knives or Good Pots/pans there.
     


  14. kwilkinson

    kwilkinson Having a Ball

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    I don't think it gets any better than JB Prince.
     


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    What do you need? For a lot of items, I like to shop in China Town .. but I would not buy Knives or Good Pots/pans there.

    I need things besides knives and pots/pans. Strainers, slotted spoons, cheesecloth (that isn't $6 for this little pad), twine, parchment paper, etc.



    will check for a JB Prince.
     


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