I buy organic blueberries which come in a little plastic container. I like to wash them and put them in a tupperware container. After I wash them I place them between some paper towels to let them dry, but they take forever to dry this way.
Is there a better way to this?
That's the same method I would use.
If you have a salad spinner you could try giving them a gentle spin in there first. They are sturdy enough (unless they're over-ripe) that they should handle a gentle pass through it.
If I rinse fresh blueberries before I eat them, does that wash off the antioxidants? Why would washing blueberries before freezing them cause tougher-skinned berries?
the combined milk... I still have a 1 gallon container from the last milk I purchased which I can use. There's a tiny bit of milk left in there, but it will be finished by today. The only thing I'm worried about is that, even if I wash the container the best I can, it will still have traces of bacteria in there from the old milk. Does this mean, then, that I should treat the expiration date of the combined milk as the same date printed on the old container? Should I store the milk in some other container (e.g. a pitcher)? Should I temporarily combine the two in a pitcher, then put them back in the two
I made moon cakes for the first time at the weekend, but rather than the glazed apearance and firm texture they usually have, they sunk in the middle. Without building the dough equivalent of the great wall of china to help keep the filling in, is there another way I can 'reinforce' the walls to stop them sinking? I used this recipe: 300g Low Protein flour 250g Golden syrup 70g Peanut... remove the mooncake and place on a baking pan. I apply egg wash twice on the moon cake, hence apply egg wash then bake it at pre-heated oven at 180c for 11 minutes. Remove mooncake from oven
This question has been asked before but only with respect to washing a small container. We have a friend who runs fruit stands in the summer and we typically get 10 pounds of blueberries at a time from him. Before freezing or eating, they need to be washed, and I always struggle to find an efficient way to get rid of the squished berries, the stems, the leaves, etc. I'll post what I do as an answer, but I wonder if there is a better way, or some equipment that would make it easier.
I've read that one should hand-wash knives, and I mostly buy that. I've also seen advice that one should dry them immediately and put them away. Why shouldn't knives air-dry? Aside from the unsightly water stains, is there any downside to letting knives air-dry? Edit: We have Henckel full-tang knives. Rust is a real concern -- we had them sharpened, and the shop did a lousy job -- the edges are ragged.
I bought a pack of blackberries from the supermraket and the label said to wash before use. I tried that and it completely ruined them. I tried running them under a tap (faucet). Ruined. I tried dropping the fruit into a bowl of water. Ruined. I tried running them under a slow trickle of water. Not ruined but also not washed. How, please, am I supposed to wash soft fruit like blackberries?
When making dried beans, generally I wash the beans, then soak them, then drain&rinse, then cook. I realized today that I started my soak without the prior wash (by accident), and then realized it shouldn't matter; after all, I am going to drain&rinse them post-soaking anyway; that should take care of the wash step, shouldn't it? tl;dr Do dry beans always need to be washed pre-soaking, or is post-soak ok too?
I want to bake bread or bagels that have whole grains like poppy seeds, cumin, caraway, etc. stuck to the top. I have tried just pressing them to the top but they fall off during or shortly after baking. I tried an egg wash but I don't want my bread to have an eggy surface. Does my dough need to be wetter? Do I need to water down my egg wash more? Or is there a better way entirely?
When I buy apples at the market, they always feel sticky. When I buy apples at the supermarkt they feel smooth. When I was younger we had an apple tree, and also that apples did not feel sticky in my memories. The apples taste fine, but no matter how good I wash them, they keep feeling sticky, like there used to be coating of stickers on them. Is there a reason for this? And should I clean them with a towel after washing? (The only way I can get them less sticky) I assume there is nothing wrong with the apples? I live in the Netherlands, if that matters.