Things That Go in Your Mouth

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Re: Things That Go in Your Mouth

Postby Silversong » Mon Jan 28, 2019 10:21 am

I just found out about "clarified milk punch" and now I need to have a party so I can try this out.

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Re: Things That Go in Your Mouth

Postby nosimpleway » Mon Jan 28, 2019 5:15 pm

A clarified what n-- oh, it's booze consomme.

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Re: Things That Go in Your Mouth

Postby Grath » Tue Jan 29, 2019 1:06 am

Continued adventures in Sous Vide, because delicious delicious possibly-unsafe food.

Cilantro lime chicken, before cooking:
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Cilantro lime chicken, after sous vide with a quick sear in a hot cast iron pan:
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Home-baked chocolate chip cookies, coated in tempered Belgian dark couverture chocolate:
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Re: Things That Go in Your Mouth

Postby Silversong » Tue Jan 29, 2019 10:12 am

Grath wrote:Home-baked chocolate chip cookies, coated in tempered Belgian dark couverture chocolate:


Wait wait wait, did you use the sous vide to temper chocolate??

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Re: Things That Go in Your Mouth

Postby Grath » Tue Jan 29, 2019 12:02 pm

Silversong wrote:
Grath wrote:Home-baked chocolate chip cookies, coated in tempered Belgian dark couverture chocolate:


Wait wait wait, did you use the sous vide to temper chocolate??

Yuuuup. Instructions courtesy of J. Kenji Lopez-Alt, it took a couple tries to get it right but it's so much easier than messing around with a double boiler. Turns out that having precise control over your temperatures also works wonders for tempering chocolate.

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Re: Things That Go in Your Mouth

Postby Grath » Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:42 pm

Putting further discussion of albino chocolate in the appropriate thread... My order showed up yesterday and I don't know if the swirl is just for looks and the rest is blended or if it's just mostly dark chocolate. The swirl itself seemed to only be surface-level on the bar I had. That said, it was still tasty - I'll just have to wait and try to track down a proper bar of albino chocolate at some point. Looks like there's a chocolate company out of Hawaii that makes bars of albino chocolate, and several Manhattan chocolate stores appear to carry that brand - albeit not necessarily the fancy bars.

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Re: Things That Go in Your Mouth

Postby Silversong » Mon Feb 11, 2019 9:48 am

We made the clarified milk punch! Using this recipe: http://www.cocktailchemistrylab.com/home/milk-punch
I didn't take any pictures because it disappeared too fast, but we'll make more. The milk solids took a really long time to strain out, but it was pretty low-effort despite being time consuming. It started a very dark, very cloudy reddish color, but by the end was a beautiful, clear, rose-pink. And delicious! I'm pretty sensitive to drinks being too tart or too sweet, and I thought it was perfect.

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Re: Things That Go in Your Mouth

Postby Blossom » Mon Feb 11, 2019 3:00 pm

Yeah, I looked up a recipe and it seemed pretty tasty, if you were gonna be making a punch.
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Re: Things That Go in Your Mouth

Postby Silversong » Wed Feb 13, 2019 11:19 am

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I took a chocolate making class last night! It helped demystify tempering chocolate. The instructor didn't even use a thermometer, just by look and touch. For decorating there was metallic shimmer dust, colored sugar, cocoa butter image transfers, and patterned plastic sheets.

The ganache was pre-made as it had to be done the day before, but she gave us the recipe. She infused part with earl grey and part with green jasmine and grapefruit zest. I got to cut and squish the ganache into shapes before dipping in white, milk, or dark chocolate.

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Re: Things That Go in Your Mouth

Postby mharr » Mon Feb 18, 2019 8:51 pm

I have stumbled upon the best hot chocolate recipe ever by running out of the everything and experimenting with some old cocoa powder, a tin of condensed milk and some regular milk. Turns out those are the exact three ingredients you need. I also suspect this would make amazing ice cream.

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Re: Things That Go in Your Mouth

Postby Yoji » Thu Mar 14, 2019 10:42 pm

It's Pi Day and remembered Silversong mention orange pies being a thing, and... well...

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Re: Things That Go in Your Mouth

Postby Silversong » Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:37 am

At least it looked cute? What did you make it with (and how not great was it)?

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Re: Things That Go in Your Mouth

Postby Yoji » Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:15 pm

It tastes just fine, it just looked nothing like the photo in the recipe. I tried making the meringue with a hand beater, but that's kind of rough and I think a bit of egg yolk kept it from peaking properly. I wouldn't mind trying it again, maybe with oranges from our own trees next time.
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Re: Things That Go in Your Mouth

Postby Brentai » Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:24 pm

YOU PIED
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Re: Things That Go in Your Mouth

Postby Mongrel » Thu May 02, 2019 9:58 pm

We've been occasionally buying a pasta sauce called "La Dee Dah".

My headcanon is that this is the Chris Farley analogue to "Newman's Own", etc.
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Re: Things That Go in Your Mouth

Postby Mongrel » Tue May 28, 2019 8:30 pm

This is probably only going to be funny to Zed and I, but today I got some fancy crisps and I noticed that the French translation of the instructions only gave the cooking/reheating temperatures in Fahrenheit. xD
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Re: Things That Go in Your Mouth

Postby mharr » Wed May 29, 2019 11:03 am

I have no idea what crisps are in this context. I only just got used to the chips thing.

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Re: Things That Go in Your Mouth

Postby François » Wed May 29, 2019 11:04 am

I couldn't rightly tell you why, but it's in fact pretty common for Québécois to cook in Fahrenheit, though we've been seeing more and more instructions in Celsius (or in both) for the last couple decades maybe. I'm not even sure I could set my oven to display in Celsius if I wanted to. We do use Celsius for everything else I can think of, of course.

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Re: Things That Go in Your Mouth

Postby beatbandito » Wed May 29, 2019 11:45 am

That sounds like the foundation for a terrible long-form cannibal joke.
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Re: Things That Go in Your Mouth

Postby Mongrel » Wed May 29, 2019 1:04 pm

François wrote:I couldn't rightly tell you why, but it's in fact pretty common for Québécois to cook in Fahrenheit, though we've been seeing more and more instructions in Celsius (or in both) for the last couple decades maybe. I'm not even sure I could set my oven to display in Celsius if I wanted to. We do use Celsius for everything else I can think of, of course.

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