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jrc1963 posted 2/23/2014 15:27 PM

When the recipe calls for 1/2 cup chopped nuts... do they mean measured after being chopped or prior to chopping???

Anyone else have a dumb cooking question?

Jrazz posted 2/23/2014 15:36 PM

I'm voting for "after" chopped. That's how I read it, anywho.

Here's my question - parchment paper is great and all but I have this phobia that it's leaching leftover sulfuric acid onto my food? Hypochondriac?

nowiknow23 posted 2/23/2014 15:51 PM

Another vote for after, jrc.

Jrazz - there are all-vegetable parchment papers that are made without silicone. I get mine at the local grocery co-op, but I'm sure places like Whole Foods carry it as well. We just don't have Whole Foods anywhere near here.

Lucky2HaveMe posted 2/23/2014 16:17 PM

1/2 c chopped nuts means 1/2 c of nuts after they are chopped.

1/2 c nuts, chopped = measure 1/2c nuts and THEN chop them

jrc1963 posted 2/23/2014 16:49 PM

Oh Lucky!! That makes sense!

Jrazz posted 2/23/2014 19:41 PM

Awww, our Whole Foods is like EIGHT blocks away!!!! You mean I have to drive to get there?!?


[This message edited by Jrazz at 11:34 PM, February 23rd (Sunday)]

Unagie posted 2/23/2014 21:03 PM

Seriously? My whole foods is a 30 min train ride away....spoiled people.

nowiknow23 posted 2/23/2014 21:12 PM

Seriously? My Whole Foods IS IN ANOTHER STATE!

BrokenRoad posted 2/23/2014 21:23 PM

Has anyone found a way to make whole wheat bread not have the mouthfeel of cardboard?

BAB61 posted 2/23/2014 21:41 PM

Yes BrokenRoad, use King Arthur Flour white whole wheat ... best. flour. ever.

Compartmented posted 2/23/2014 21:42 PM

Has anyone found a way to make whole wheat bread not have the mouthfeel of cardboard?
Freshly grind the wheat berries for your flour. It's best used within 72 hours of grinding. Otherwise you can bake a brick with it!

BrokenRoad posted 2/23/2014 21:51 PM

And you get wheat berries ... at Whole Foods? #fullcircle

Unagie posted 2/23/2014 23:02 PM


gonnabe2016 posted 2/23/2014 23:27 PM

Seriously? My Whole Foods IS IN ANOTHER STATE!

Whole Foods must be REALLY far away from me....because I've never even heard of it!

eta: I've never heard of 'wheat berries' either.....

[This message edited by gonnabe2016 at 11:28 PM, February 23rd (Sunday)]

Jrazz posted 2/23/2014 23:36 PM

And you get wheat berries ... at Whole Foods? #fullcircle

Well done!

Don't worry for me too much, everyone. If I can't make it to Whole Foods, there are two organic specialty markets even closer to my house.

#nannynannyhahaface #butseriouslythecostoflivinghereisinsane

Harriet posted 2/24/2014 02:47 AM

Don't feel bad, NIK. It's also well known as Whole Paycheck.

jrc1963 posted 2/24/2014 15:18 PM

I don't even like Whole Foods...

BrokenRoad posted 2/24/2014 18:29 PM

I'm torn.
I love the ability to find that item I can't get at the local Kroger.

But then I want to buy/make everything else when I get there and my paycheck needs to go to HEAT for the next 2 months while this Polar Vortex hangs round.

There's a place here called Holiday Market that has all kinds of stuff but it took me 30 mins just to preview it and I didnt even buy anything.

metamorphisis posted 2/24/2014 19:19 PM

BR, my sister has this book called the Bread Makers Bible or something like that. I was just looking at it last week and it had a section on this very thing. It said you want to use something called "vital wheat gluten" which helps it rise and keeps it fluffier. You are basically adding more gluten to the flour.
Here's is an article that talks about it. I haven't used it, but my sister has. I just asked her and she said the regular grocery store carries it, it's not expensive and it works really well.

[This message edited by SI Staff at 7:19 PM, February 24th (Monday)]

jjct posted 2/24/2014 19:32 PM

Don't worry NG. I didn't know parchment paper was even edible, see?

(There must be some great cooks here, don't you think?)

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