Hi all, my first venture into biscuit making a few months ago was a huge success, used a reciped that called for grating near frozen butter and then tossing the butter w/the flour to incorporate, adding wet, then folding business letter style a couple of times for layers while rolling the dough out. I really thought this was one of Kenji's recipes but I cant find it anywhere. I've been googling for an hour trying to find the recipe I used and just cant come up with it. Does this recipe sound familiar to anyone? from SE or otherwise? it was dead simple and the results were fantastic.
Just wondering how long various reserved fats last in a sealed container in the fridge? I usually freeze solid fat trimmings from beef/pork straight away for use in sausage and burgers but my rendered fats (chicken, carnitas, bacon,etc) usually end up in the fridge (for better or worse). I keep a running jar of bacon fat and don't worry about that w/the continued replenishing and dipping into which goes on. Kind of unsure about my chicken fat though and specificallly the leftover fat from a batch of kenje's carnitas I made a couple of months ago.
I've always heard that if its rancid you'd know it from the smell but is it really that easy? Also wondering if it would be so obvious when you're dealing seasoned fat as is the the case of my carnitas stash?
Any insight would be much appreciated.
just made some pinto beans on this lazy sunday afternoon in a mixture of half water and half chicken stock along w/a couple of cloves of garlic, small onion, celery and carrot. the chicken stock was one of the most flavorful i've made to begin with and the pot liquor produced is absolutely delicious. its like super stock. will definitely not be wasting it and have a few ideas but was wondering if any of you out there have a favorite use for the stuff or any unorthodox ways to utilize it that haven't yet occurred to me. thanks.
Headin down to the bronx from rochester tonight for a yankee game, staying on brook ave about a mile from the stadium and was wondering if there was any great or especially worthwhile pizza in the direct vicinity. Thinkin whole pie, delivery or takeout after the game. Any suggestions pizza or otherwise (planning on enjoying some jamaican food at the feeding tree pregame..) would be much appreciated...
seriouseater from rochester heading to queens (between corona and forest hills i think) to take in a few games at citifield this weekend. i've been trying to compile a list of food destinations in the (semi-)immediate area and looking for any suggestions from the natives.
what i'm thinking so far.
1)leo's latticini for the turkey, mozz, and gravy sandwich (as noted in one of ed's posts as a life changing experience) and possibly a meatball parm if available
2)Tortilleria Nixtamal (supposedly right around the corner and making their fresh masa.
3)nick's pizza in forest hills
...aside from the shack burger i'm eagerly awaiting at citi field thats pretty much all i've got.
any suggestions or "must try's" in the area from all the authentic new yorkers?
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