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  1. JoNorvelleWalker

    Best Hand Mixers

    Dough hooks for a hand mixer??
  2. JoNorvelleWalker

    Your Home Appliances are Junk

    I am a renter and the oven door had to fall off twice before I got a new range.
  3. JoNorvelleWalker

    Crazy Good e-Book Bargains

    After some reflection I went with both. Thanks, @Toliver even though you are a pernicious influence.
  4. I'm still trying to figure out the proper mixing for French lean bread. My KitchenAid is a KSM8990WH. The planetary revolutions are easy enough to measure. On the lowest three speeds they are 40.54, 50.00, and 96.77 RPM. Calculating the hook RPM was a little more difficult. My method was to attach a twist tie to the beater and paint the twist tie with red nail polish. Even so I could not get a perfectly reproducible result, but I measured a planetary to hook ratio of 2.6 to 2.7. Using a ratio of 2.7 gives hook RPM's of 109, 135, and 261. For a stand mixer the MB French lean recipe calls for 10 minutes on "low" (1090 revolutions) and 2 minutes on medium (270 revolutions). This is more revolutions than the 1000 revolutions Hamelman calls for in his book Bread. While @gfweb was off consulting the book of Daniel, I was pondering Ezekiel myself.
  5. Years ago I was traveling with my then boss who wanted to stop at his cousin's restaurant for breakfast. I ordered pancakes with "real maple syrup". Of course what came was imitation maple syrup. The meals were comped, I can't complain.
  6. JoNorvelleWalker

    Have you ever had a buttery?

    Sadly eGullet missed observance of Scurvy Awareness Day... https://sciencelens.co.nz/2013/05/02/international-scurvy-awareness-day/
  7. JoNorvelleWalker


    My bottle (bottle #136) of TRUE arrived! Enjoying some in a zombie at the moment. Granted a zombie may not be the best vehicle for comparing grenadines. But in my zombie recipe TRUE works acceptably. Perhaps less so in a Balaclava special #1 but I have yet to test. Unsure about my friend Jack Rose. Probably more than OK in a French 75. Can't think of any other grenadine beverages I favor. Shirley, sorry, please forgive me. What else I can say? TRUE is a thinner syrup than @feste's Small Hand grenadine. This may help explain the difference in the cost. Both brands contain pomegranate and cane sugar. In addition TRUE adds orange blossom water, citric acid and clove. @feste does not believe in preservatives. Small Hand grenadine is organic, TRUE grenadine is not. But TRUE numbers her bottles! My shipment of Small Hand arrives today...
  8. I believe there are three models that have been released in the US: 300, 300N, and 300N1. The 300N added a drain plug and a dedicated steam clean function. No idea what is really different between the 300N and 300N1. The Canadian version also works in the US.
  9. @FlashJack I can confirm I baked a boule in that pan last night...no idea about the lid.
  10. JoNorvelleWalker

    Cake Memories

    My mother made baked Alaska! She died when I was 10.
  11. JoNorvelleWalker

    Gardening: (2016 – 2017)

    It seems I was outsmarted. Last night I saw a blueberry beginning to turn color. The only one on three bushes close to being ripe. Tonight it wasn't there.
  12. JoNorvelleWalker

    Dinner 2018 (Part 1)

    Dagwood Bumstead comes to mind.