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Perkins copycat H.3

I’m still experimenting with pancake recipes, and tried another variation on the Perkins copycat version H.2 I mentioned in my last post. This new test I dubbed version H.3. I realized that the thing that’s most missing from my attempts … Continue reading

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Kitchen miscellany

Since I haven’t had a chance to really put together a solid post on cooking stuff, what with my cooking being rather scattered because of the gout, I just have a few notes that touch on some earlier experiments. First, … Continue reading

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The McDonaldland cookie search continues

The other night I found some new information in my search to copycat the old McDonaldland cookies, and updated my original post accordingly. I also decided to post on the /r/Baking subreddit to see if some helpful users there could … Continue reading

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Sous vide burgers: a delicious post-mortem

Over the Christmas break I did indeed make my signature cube steak sandwich as a burger instead. I looked over multiple methods that I thought might suit, since directly pan-frying a burger patty soaked in teriyaki sauce long enough to … Continue reading

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When a cube steak is not a cube steak

I was getting out of bed yesterday morning, pondering what I might try this year to tenderize the cube steak in my after-Christmas cube steak sandwich. As I’ve mentioned before, I got into this because cube steaks were kind of … Continue reading

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Runny yolk sauce: experiment #1 post-mortem

Boy did that not work. I attempted to make the fake egg sauce from my last post, according to the recipe. That recipe calls for 1 cup water, 4 tsp. corn starch, 3/4 tsp. black salt (kala namak), 2 tsp. … Continue reading

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Runny yolk sauce part 2: the vegan subversion

Back in the summer, when I was first literally knocked off my feet by debilitating pain, I saw a video about pasteurizing egg yolks and turning them into a runny yolk sauce. I thought: that’s way too much work and … Continue reading

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Runny yolk sauce in small batches?

Last night my foot relapsed a bit so it’s been an iffy day, but yesterday before that everything was going really well. Perhaps I overdid it a little, or maybe this was just inevitable. I knew some setbacks would happen … Continue reading

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Of cheese powder and crutches

Somehow I’ve managed to sprain my foot again, a repeat of the injury I had just over a year ago during the winter. (And early “spring”, which gets sarcasto-quotes because we didn’t have spring last year. Or this year.) This … Continue reading

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Cube steak experiment post-mortem

[Update below! The first steak’s results have been superseded by the second, and it’s not good.] I feel like maybe “post-mortem” is the wrong phrase, but I’ve used it so much for cooking experiments I’m gonna stick with it out … Continue reading

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