Ingredients Answers

What is cookie flour?

I recieved a recipe for a German Stollen with the ingredient cookie flour. Can you tell me what "cookie flour" is?

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What are pepitas?

Living outside of America, it’s sometimes a challenge to figure out what you call certain ingredients for which we use different names. Could you tell me wha...

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What are grits?

I just returned from a vacation in the South. What the heck are grits???? And why do people eat them???

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Substitutes for cake flour?

I have a recipe that calls for 1/3 cup cake flour. Since I don't bake a great deal of cakes, I don't want to purchase an entire bag. Is there a recipe for ma...

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Risotto without Arborio rice

Every recipe I have come across for risotto asks for Arborio rice; can regular rice be substituted?

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Fat content of tahini

What is the fat content of tahini, a.k.a. tahina (ground sesame seeds), and how much of the fat is saturated?

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Difference: risotto & rice

Could you please tell me the difference, if any, between risotto and rice. A local pasta manufacturer sells a product called risotto and it seems to me to be...

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Difference: bulghur & cracked wheat

Are bulghur and cracked wheat the same thing? In several food articles and cookbooks, I've read that they're not – but nobody ever explains the difference. B...

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