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Adding melted butter to cool batter

When adding cooled melted butter to milk, buttermilk, yogurt, sour cream, etc., (usually for making muffins), how do I keep the butter from lumping up? Also,...

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What are Swedish Fish?

What are Swedish Fish? I have a recipe calling for Swedish Fish and have no idea what they are. Thank you for answering such a stupid question.

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What is hartshorn?

I have a Danish cookbook with recipes for Christmas cookies. Several of them call for hartshorn, also called baker's ammonia. I cannot find it. I have tried ...

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Egg-white safety

Once egg whites have been whisked, do they need to be cooked or can they be chilled and eaten safely?

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What is meringue powder?

I have a frosting recipe that calls for meringue powder. Is this cream of tarter? I have never heard of it. It is for frosting Christmas sugar cookies.

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Recipe for success

I have searched high and low (and over, under, around and through) but have failed to find a guaranteed recipe for success. What ingredients do I need and ho...

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Pierogies recipes

Can you help me find a recipe for pierogies please? My family just loves them and I want to make them from scratch.

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What is apple hodgepodge?

What is apple hodge podge and can I find a recipe somewhere? An 80 year-old woman said that the recipe was very old and she couldn't remember the ingredients...

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What is nestlerode?

Please tell me what nestlerod(e) is and what kind of recipes it is used for?

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What is a torte/flourless chocolate cake?

I was wondering if you had a recipe for "flourless" chocolate cake, and is that also the same as a "torte?" I would prefer one with not so many eggs – maybe ...

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Quadrupling a fruit cake recipe

I have to bake a 12-inch-diameter fruit cake for a wedding. Do you have any recipes or advice about quantities and cooking times, etc.? It can't be as simple...

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Making a marshmallow cheesecake

I wonder how I could create a marshmallow cheesecake, but not by just adding it as a sauce or a topping. Would I be able to substitute some sugar and/or sour...

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Pavlova recipe

I’m looking for the recipe of an Aussie fruit desert that is supposed to be called “pavlovo.” Know it?

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Making biscotti from a cake mix

Using a cake mix, flour, 2 eggs, vanilla and some other stuff I made biscotti. When the time came to cut the 12" x 2" log it was very crumbly. I baked it for...

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