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If you're going to use beer for the batter, shouldn't the beer be at room temperature?

 

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Subject: Fish and chips question
no recipe i have ever used specified cold or not

 

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Me either.

 

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Alex whatchername just did this and specified on the show... don't remember what she said though.

I think she said room temp.

 

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My beer is always room temperature because we don't drink it, we only cook with it.

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Subject: Fish and chips question
It's (almost) always best to have an ingredient at room temp when cookin

there are exceptions of course but as a general rule of thumb I try to use room temp unless it specifies cold, such as making pie crust dough and such.

 

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Subject: Fish and chips question
Lokkie_the_Fierce posted:
Alex whatchername just did this and specified on the show... don't remember what she said though.

I think she said room temp.

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Subject: Fish and chips question
I have done it both ways and haven't noticed much difference.

When I cook, I don't take most of my ingredients out of the refrigerator and let them sit until room temperature before cooking. Haven't noticed many chefs doing that on tv either.

eggs stays in frig
milk stays in frig
cream stays in frig
mayo or sald dress stays in frig
butter stays in frig unless recipe calls for softened

/shrug

 

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pkhere posted:
I have done it both ways and haven't noticed much difference.

When I cook, I don't take most of my ingredients out of the refrigerator and let them sit until room temperature before cooking. Haven't noticed many chefs doing that on tv either.

eggs stays in frig
milk stays in frig
cream stays in frig
mayo or sald dress stays in frig
butter stays in frig unless recipe calls for softened

/shrug


Watch Ina, when she bakes she ALWAYS says eggs should warm up happy

Think about it, if you bring your butter to room temp and cream it with sugar (to make a cake per se) then toss in cold eggs and stuff on top ... it drops the temp and makes them firmer again

 

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most recipes tell you if butter should be warm or cold

never noticed much difference in eggs

may try that

 

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it won't kill the batter if it's cold, but it should be at room temp.

 

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