Ingredients Answers

Substitution: rum extract for rum

If a recipe calls for rum, can rum flavoring be used in place of the rum, and, if so, what is the amount ratio? For example, if 1/2-cup of rum is needed, how...

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What is a dry wine?

Many recipes use dry wine. Can you tell me why, if I can use another wine (not dry), and how I can know which wine is dry?

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Difference: rice wine & rice wine vinegar

I have a recipe that calls for rice wine. I accidentally bought rice wine vinegar. Would this make a big difference in the taste of the sauce that I am making?

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Finding uniform lady fingers

I have made a few very tasty tortes with ladyfinger cookies and have searched the web endlessly to buy them. I have made them at home with recipes — but the ...

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Dinner with a chocolate theme

We are going to the opera this coming weekend and are having another couple over to dinner. We would like to have a (subtle) chocolate theme. Obviously, chic...

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What are Lorna Doones?

I saw a recipe that called for Lorna Doone biscuits. Being an Australian, I have no idea what sort of biscuits Lorna Doone biscuits are? Could you please exp...

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What is a square of chocolate?

If a recipe says 2 squares of unsweetened chocolate, is there a weight per square? I live in New Zealand where chocolate is packaged in different measurements.

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Origin of the cookie

I am looking for information on the development/history/origin of the cookie. Would you know where I can find information?

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What are Champagne Biscuits?

I've downloaded a couple of recipes for various versions of Tiramisu which call for Champagne Biscuits. Can't find them. What are they? I can find the ladyfi...

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