According to Domino Sugar, it is not recommended to substitute powdered sugar for granulated sugar when baking. Powdered sugar is much finer and can create an undesirable texture in the final product.
A gallon of apple cider is made from approximately one-third of a bushel, or 36 apples. Composed of these fruits and nothing else, apple cider has no cholesterol and is a good source of potassium and iron.
Membrane fractionation is the process by which lactose is removed from milk; the lactose is isolated within the milk and is then mechanically separated from the other properties of the milk. This process allows people who are not able to tolerate lactose to enjoy milk and the benefits that it provides.
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.
The average temperature of drinking water varies by geographical location; in Milwaukee, the average temperature of cold tap water is 49.6 degrees Fahrenheit. The average temperature of drinking water can change depending on the time of year, the location where the water temperature is being measured and different environmental factors, including the presence of manufacturing plants and natural bodies of water.
Slurpees, like so many other genius inventions, were created on accident. When Dairy Queen owner Omar Knedlik's soda fountain broke in the late 1950s, he improvised and put bottles of soda in the freezer to stay cold. He accidentally left them in a little too long, and they had frozen into a slushy consistency by the time his customers bought the sodas. To his surprise, they loved this new slushy soda and started requesting "those pops that were in a little bit longer."
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.
Mustard as a condiment has a yellow color because of the addition of a plant called turmeric in the production process. Mustard seed by itself has a dull-gray or brown color, whereas turmeric has a yellow color and is used as a natural food dye.
An 8 ounce portion of dry spaghetti yields approximately 3 1/2 cups when cooked, while 8 ounces of macaroni yields around 4 cups cooked. The amount of cooked pasta yielded by dry uncooked pasta will vary depending on the type and size of pasta. Larger and bulkier pasta types, such as rigatoni, penne rigate and wide noodles, will yield more cooked pasta per dry pasta amount, while smaller pasta types usually yield less.
The quickest and most effective tool for grinding cinnamon sticks is an electric coffee grinder. Most coffee grinders have powerful blades that can turn cinnamon sticks into freshly ground powder within seconds. Coffee grinders designed for double duty and with lower-seated, sharp blades are recommended.
To cook pasta al dente, boil water and then put in your pasta. Take the pasta out of the water when it has the texture of a fresh stick of gum.
Hot dogs can be cooked straight out of the freezer. Because they are fully cooked already, no food safety issues arise when cooking them frozen. Cooking frozen meats takes approximately 50 percent longer than cooking the same meat fresh. Sometimes, hot dogs cooked right out of the freezer have a slightly different taste, but this difference can be camouflaged with condiments.
Wooden or bamboo skewers should be soaked for at least 20 minutes. They should not be soaked for longer than four hours. The skewers can be soaked in water, but soaking them in wine or juice gives an added depth of flavor to meats.
As of 2014, eggs belong to the protein food group as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture nutritional guide, MyPlate. This guide replaced the long-standing food pyramid diagrams in June 2011.
Honeycomb is safe to eat. Honeycombs are made by waxy secretions of honey bees when they return to the hive to make food for themselves. For every pound of honey humans gather, bees gather and consume another 8 pounds.
Glucose syrup, also known as corn syrup, enhances the flavor and volume of certain foods. It prevents sugar from crystallizing and is therefore used in the candy and confectionery industries.
Curry has a unique flavor that is deep and earthy from the blend of savory spices, but also has certain brightness due to the sweet spices in it. It is actually a mix of spices that includes cumin, coriander, turmeric, pepper, mustard, ginger, clove, cardamom, bay leaf and fenugreek.
As of 2013, Subway is the largest fast food chain in the world; the Connecticut-based sandwich chain opened its 40,000th restaurant in August, 2013. At that time, Subway's chief development officer announced plans to add an additional 10,000 outposts to its roster of restaurants worldwide.
Cooks do not have to remove the gills from portobello mushrooms. Those who choose to remove the gills can use a spoon to scrape them off.
Although blueberries are different sizes, the average weight of a blueberry is just above half a gram. Small to larger cups average around 190 and 250 blueberries respectively, and one cup of blueberries on average weighs about 140 grams.
One clove of garlic yields about half a teaspoon of minced garlic. As a head of garlic contains an average of 10 cloves, a whole head of garlic yields about 5 teaspoons of minced garlic.
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.
A teaspoon holds 0.1667 fluid ounces or 4.929 milliliters. Other equivalents are 1.333 fluid drams, 80 minims and 4.929 cubic centimeters. It is also one-third of a tablespoon. This is the standardized measure of a teaspoon as used by cooks.
A heaping tablespoon means that the tablespoon should be filled with as much of the ingredient that it can hold. A recipe calling for simply "1 tablespoon" means that the tablespoon should be level; a heaping tablespoon should not be used unless specifically called for in a recipe.
An average serving of meat is 3 ounces per person, so cooks should prepare portions of meat in this size. Lean meat, fish and fatty cuts all fall under this generalization. Ground meats vary in size, but the weight is consistent with other kinds of meat portions.