Re: [MN] Newby with question
- I made something like that once and it worked out fine.
Eggs are generally sterile inside ... no germs at all.
The germs are on the shell. Commercial eggs are usually
sterilized with ultraviolet light, and outdoor eggs are sterilized
by the sun. But you can spray them with vinegar or weak
bleach or peroxide or hot water before you open them, if it's a concern.
One out of 30,000 eggs has some bacteria that get into
the shell before the egg is laid. So just in case, I make
sure the dough has a bit of kimchi or kraut juice, or kefir
juice, and a little salt. The lactobacilli will outnumber
the baddies after a day. Salmonella (the baddie in chicken
eggs) doesn't like acid.
Egg yolks add an amazing flavor to about anything, plus
the lecithin changes the texture. Ice cream made with
about 8 egg yolks is great.
On Fri, Feb 29, 2008 at 9:48 AM, darjay22 <darjay22@...> wrote:
> Wonderful forum. We are into sourdough bread and going to adventure
> into sauerkraut and kimchi. My question has to do with sourdough
> noodles called pelmeni.
> This link describes the recipe more or less, however, leaving an egg
> dough on the counter to ferment has me wondering. In researching the
> recipe further found it was from s Siberia and parts of really cold
> areas of Russia and they made up the dough and buried it in the ground
> and just took out what was needed for the meal. I can see the cool
> temps fermenting the dough nicely. Suppose I am thinking that just
> putting the dough in the refrigerating to ferment would be able the
> same. Anyone hae any experience with sourdough noodles.
> Second, I wonder if just putting some sourdough starter in the noodle
> recipe would speed up the process which is probably what is what I
> will try first.
> Made pickled lemons last night and have them on the counter. Really
> intriguing idea. As per usual the net sourced hundreds of different
> ways to pickle them. Went with the basic salted lemons in small glass
> jar and lemon juice filling in the space to the top. Says after a week
> or so to put oil on top and it will keep almost indefinitely and great
> for seasoning etc Also many recipes similiar to pickling limes with
> Indian type spices.
> Made homemade mustard about ten days ago and aged it a week on the
> counter. It really is good.
> southern Oklahoma
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