PopMuse: Chef http://popmu.se Musings of stuff en-us Copyright 2007-2019 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Caramel Topping https://cheftalk.com/threads/caramel-topping.107146/ https://cheftalk.com/threads/caramel-topping.107146/ Tue, 12 Nov 2019 13:01:51 UTC at ChefTalk Dear Members, Asking for a recipe for caramel topping as used for French vanilla slice. It doesn't set hard, nor is it sloppy, cuts cleanly, no smearing. Thanks very much for any assistance. Gus http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ No matter what recipe I follow, my dough always comes out bad https://cheftalk.com/threads/no-matter-what-recipe-i-follow-my-dough-always-comes-out-bad.107137/ https://cheftalk.com/threads/no-matter-what-recipe-i-follow-my-dough-always-comes-out-bad.107137/ Tue, 12 Nov 2019 12:25:50 UTC at ChefTalk I think I have a problem with understanding flour and gluten and dough kneading. Currently I am trying to make croissants dough (But the problem exists for all types of dough I'm trying to make). I've followed multiple recipes and I am using a scale to be precise with the ingredients measurements, but my dough always turns out bad in the following ways: 1) The dough is never shiny and smooth like you see on the images/videos viewed on the recipe website (or YouTube) - instead of being shiny...No matter what recipe I follow, my dough always comes out bad http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ What are the best herbs for a French Omelet? https://cheftalk.com/threads/what-are-the-best-herbs-for-a-french-omelet.101534/ https://cheftalk.com/threads/what-are-the-best-herbs-for-a-french-omelet.101534/ Tue, 12 Nov 2019 11:51:41 UTC at ChefTalk I was wondering what were the best herbs to use in a simple french omelet? I have tried herbs of province with chives, and thyme with chives. Also should you put black pepper in as well? Usually recipes don't mention it but maybe it is just expected that you would season to taste with salt and pepper. thanks, Scott http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Deli case food covering ideas https://cheftalk.com/threads/deli-case-food-covering-ideas.107143/ https://cheftalk.com/threads/deli-case-food-covering-ideas.107143/ Tue, 12 Nov 2019 03:21:57 UTC at ChefTalk I work in a health food grocery store kitchen where we have a 10"x3" cold deli case where we display and serve 20+ salads, pastas, entrees. Every night all the bowls and platters are covered with plastic wrap. We are looking for an alternative way of covering the dishes without using so much disposable plastic wrap.. Any ideas? The closest thing I can imagine would be lots of silicone baking mats, but that sounds expensive, awkward to wash every morning and would smash down the food...Deli case food covering ideas http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Caramel Topping https://cheftalk.com/threads/caramel-topping.107145/ https://cheftalk.com/threads/caramel-topping.107145/ Tue, 12 Nov 2019 01:34:49 UTC at ChefTalk Dear Members, Asking for a recipe for caramel topping as used for French vanilla slice. It doesn't set hard, nor is it sloppy, stays in place when cut. Thanks very much for any assistance. Gus http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Carbon steel vs cast iron? https://cheftalk.com/threads/carbon-steel-vs-cast-iron.107144/ https://cheftalk.com/threads/carbon-steel-vs-cast-iron.107144/ Mon, 11 Nov 2019 21:50:25 UTC at ChefTalk I use the cast iron pans. Let's say on bi-weekly basis. Recently learned about carbon steel pans, never used one. What would be difference and advantages/disadvantages one over other? I found couple posts on internet and YouTube, but I found them pretty biased. Thanks, Afan http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Is working part time ever a bad thing? https://cheftalk.com/threads/is-working-part-time-ever-a-bad-thing.107111/ https://cheftalk.com/threads/is-working-part-time-ever-a-bad-thing.107111/ Mon, 11 Nov 2019 19:43:56 UTC at ChefTalk i always try to opt for full time because i need the medical as well as the hours but i recently got hired today at a big name store here the starting pay is fairly good compared to my last job, commute is alright.. but biggest issue for me is it's part time only. chef i spoke to claimed i can get full time later down the line and lots of over time as well but i was wondering has anyone been in a situation like this working part time and they stated these things but when working for a long...Is working part time ever a bad thing? http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Roshco 5 quart Heavy Duty Aluminum Pressure Cooker https://cheftalk.com/threads/roshco-5-quart-heavy-duty-aluminum-pressure-cooker.107140/ https://cheftalk.com/threads/roshco-5-quart-heavy-duty-aluminum-pressure-cooker.107140/ Mon, 11 Nov 2019 19:02:09 UTC at ChefTalk Hi all! I bought today at Goodwill Roshco 5 quart Heavy Duty Aluminum Pressure Cooker. Since there is no manual, maybe someone can help with the directions? I have Presto-quart stove top pressure cooker and I love it. As you all know, I put it on high until that little thing (pressure regulator) on top starts jiggling, and then lower the temperature until the "thingy" barely moves. This one is a bit different and don't know when to lower the temperature and how much. Thanks for any help, Afan http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ My wok is rusting like crazy!?! https://cheftalk.com/threads/my-wok-is-rusting-like-crazy.107141/ https://cheftalk.com/threads/my-wok-is-rusting-like-crazy.107141/ Mon, 11 Nov 2019 19:00:16 UTC at ChefTalk Yesterday I bought at Goodwill this vok. I washed it in the dishwasher (it looked like dishwasher safe). But it went out of the dishwasher with tons of small rusty spots. I washed it again, with the "Bar Keepers Friend" - it was ok. While I was sauteing some onions and peppers, to test it, it started smelling on rust?!? I throw away the food and left the vok in the sink. An hour later it was so rusty again. Really rusty! I washed it and left if next to the sink. Now it's even worse. There...My wok is rusting like crazy!?! http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/ Thanksgiving Cooking Challenge November 2019 https://cheftalk.com/threads/thanksgiving-cooking-challenge-november-2019.107126/ https://cheftalk.com/threads/thanksgiving-cooking-challenge-november-2019.107126/ Mon, 11 Nov 2019 17:50:16 UTC at ChefTalk If ever there was a month that lent itself to a foodie challenge more than November.... I present:THE THANKSGIVING COOKING CHALLENGE This month is like the foodie Olympics, everyone is testing recipes and prepping for T-day. I expect everyone around here to contribute something to this one. Are you pre-making pie crusts? Are you trying to decide between brown gravy or white gravy? Are you making stuffing or dressing? Are some of you out there harvesting veggies and fruits for the...Thanksgiving Cooking Challenge November 2019 http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/