What does milk do to a cake?
Milk is used in baked products to improve texture and mouthfeel. The protein in milk also gives a soft crumb structure in cakes, and contributes to the moisture, colour and flavour of a baked product. Cakes that contain milk also tend to have a longer shelf life..
Frequently asked Questions 🎓
Some recipes call for scallops to be soaked in milk before cooking. When you buy fresh scallops, what you are getting is actually the large abductor muscle, which the scallop uses to open and close its shell. Soaking scallops in milk is a way to tenderize them and remove any fishy odor.
Soak fish in milk half an hour before cooking to remove iodine taste and fishy smell. To remove the flavor or taste out of the shrimp or fish you bought, soak it in milk for about a half hour before cooking.
Milk-Poached Scallops on Toast Place the seafood in the bottom of a small saucepan. Pour in just enough cold milk to cover the scallops. Put the saucepan on a moderate to high heat. As soon as the milk reaches a simmer, the scallops are cooked and ready to serve.
What's left behind is sweet-smelling, brighter flesh with clean flavor. (Just make sure you pour that milk down the drain.
2 hoursCover scallops with milk and let sit in refrigerator for 2 hours. When ready to prepare, drain the milk and place scallops on paper towels to dry completely.
... Just make sure to pat the fish dry before you season and start cooking.
A few more cooking questions 📍
How much does 1 pound of pasta weigh after cooking?
Obviously getting the amount of pasta+water involves simply increasing these factors by 1, so al dente will weigh 2.25x the original, and 'typical American overcooked pasta' will be 2.4x the original weight. For my allowance of 75g that gives me 180g of "overcooked" pasta or 170g of al dente..
What is red amaranth used for?
The plants are consumed as a green vegetable primarily in Asian cultures, where they are known as callaloo in the West Indies, chawli leaves in India, and cow pea leaves in Africa. Red Amaranth leaves are more often used for their ornamental purposes or even to make red dye, such as the "Love Lies Bleeding" varietal..