According to Chocoley, viscosity, as it relates to candy making, determines how thin or thick the candy is after it hardens. For example, thin chocolate has a low viscosity. Thick chocolate has a high viscosity. In order for the candy to turn out the way the cook wishes, she needs to choose the level of thickness correctly.
The average alcohol content of beer by volume is between 4 and 6 percent. Low-alcohol beers such may have 0.5 to 2 percent alcohol by volume, while stronger beers may have up to 12 percent.
Director of nutrition for WebMD Kathleen M. Zelman explains that drinking water has several benefits, including maintaining a balance of bodily fluids, controlling calories, energizing the muscles, keeping the skin looking good, helping the kidneys and maintaining a healthy bowel function. However, Glasgow-based general practitioner Margaret McCartney in a MailOnline.com article warns against drinking too much water, stating that drinking water when not thirsty may impair concentration.
Brandy can be mixed with Coke. A classic brandy and Coke cocktail can be made by mixing 1.5 ounces of brandy with 4.5 ounces of Coke. This cocktail is best served over ice and garnished with a lime wedge.
Apple juice alleviates symptoms of constipation, particularly for children and infants, as its sugars pass through the digestive system unabsorbed. Typical remedies for infant constipation include giving babies between 2 and 4 ounces of apple juice once daily, or 4 to 6 ounces daily for older children.
The difference between regular lemonade and pink lemonade is the addition of an extra ingredient that gives the regular lemonade a pink color. The extra ingredient could be cranberry juice, raspberry juice, crushed strawberries, strawberry juice, grenadine or red food coloring.
According to Waitrose, it takes between 13 and 15 oranges to produce a 1-liter bottle of orange juice. The size of the oranges plays a role in determining how much juice can be squeezed.
Grapes should be refrigerated to extend their shelf life. They should not be washed until they are ready for use due to the fact that excess moisture may cause them to spoil.
There are different kinds of poultry, including chicken, pheasant, turkey, duck, goose, pigeon, partridge, quail, ostrich, emu and rhea. Poultry is the term used for any domestic fowl that is raised for its feathers, eggs or meat or works as a guard animal or a homing animal.
The exact origin of doughnuts is unknown, but credit has been given to the Dutch in the early 19th century, American Hansen Gregory in 1847 and the wife of Baroness Elizabeth Dimsdale around 1800. Doughnuts are fried dough pastries that can be shaped in the form of rings, balls known as "holes," or spheres filled with cream or fruit.
Canned soup rarely carries a "use by" label or expiration date. Instead, many canned soups contain a "best by" label. This is an indication of quality rather than safety, as most canned goods can last several years beyond this time frame with no safety concerns.
Hunan chicken, like most Hunan cuisine is spiked with a spicy mixture, including fresh chili peppers, often along with the seeds and membranes which contain most of the heat. Chilies are common in southern Chinese cuisine because the spice cools the body by stimulating it to release its heat.
Marinara sauce can be spaghetti sauce, but not all spaghetti sauces are marinara sauces. Although the terms spaghetti sauce and marinara sauce are used interchangeably in the United States, there is a distinction between the two. Marinara sauce is prepared with specific ingredients.
Lychee, also known as litchi, is a strawberry shaped fruit that tastes similar to grapes, strawberries and watermelon combined. Ripe lychees are sweet and flavorful.
Some foods that are high in iodine include seaweed and sea vegetables; fish such as haddock and cod; shrimp; oysters; and iodized salt, or salt with iodine added to it. Seafood tends to be high in iodine because the animals absorb the mineral from seawater. Milk and dairy products are also good sources of iodine, as are plants that are grown in soil with a high iodine content.
Salt can be clear, transparent, opaque or metallic. It can be sweet, savory, bitter, salty or sour in taste. Pure salt is completely free of odor.
Duncan Hines was a traveling salesman who became known for his reviews and list of recommended restaurants, motels and hotels across the country. Today, he is most closely associated with a line of food products that bears his name.
Brownies last three to four days at room temperature. Typically, brownies should be stored in the pantry in an airtight container. Brownies can be frozen for no longer than four to six months for optimal quality but remain safe to eat indefinitely when stored at temperatures below 0 degrees Fahrenheit.
Hydrogenated vegetable oil is oil from a plant source which has been processed to have more hydrogen than is naturally present. This changes the properties of the fat and makes the oil solid at room temperature. It also lends the oil a longer shelf life.
There are approximately four to six carrots in a bunch with tops, depending on the length and diameter of the carrots. There are approximately six to eight topped carrots, which are sold by weight, in a 1-pound bag. A 2-pound bag contains 12 to 16 topped carrots.
There are six teaspoons in 1 U.S. fluid ounce. The U.S. fluid ounce is also equivalent to 2 tablespoons, 1/2 U.S. cup and 1/16 U.S. pint.
As a general rule of thumb, if you have meat as the main dish, you need approximately 6 ounces per person, according to About.com. Vegetable side dishes should have 4 ounces per person. If you must estimate on portion sizes, round up to be on the safe side.
In the United States system of measurement, 6 tablespoons are equivalent to 3/8 of a cup. According to this rule, there are 16 tablespoons in a full cup measure. The English measurement system is comprised of teaspoons, tablespoons, cups and pints.
One stick of butter equals about 1/2 cup. Some recipes will give butter in cups, but will also include measurements for the sticks. Some websites will even convert certain measurements to make it easier to follow the recipe.
The amount of ham needed to feed 14 people depends on the type of ham that is being served. The serving size varies between boneless ham, bone-in ham or spiral ham.