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 Post subject: With instructions like these, how can you go wrong?
PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 12:55 pm 
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Browsing recipes on the epicurious site today, I came across this gem:
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Boil 1 1/4 cups Port in heavy medium saucepan until reduced to 1/4 cup, about 9 minutes.

Unless you had a 16" wide saucepan I just don't see this happening in 9 minutes.

What are your "favorite" instructions from recipe websites?


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 Post subject: Re: With instructions like these, how can you go wrong?
PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 3:36 pm 
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Boiling Port :?: :o :!: :shock:

Following a Keller recipe, once I reduced a bottle of decent Port to 2 ounces over my lowest heat - took about 2 hours. Damn delicious!


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 6:46 pm 
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I love how recipe "writers" claim reductions, etc. in "such and such" an amount of time. Really? In who's kitchen?

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 7:43 pm 
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Maybe the author got busy "reducing" the rest of the bottle and lost track of time.


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:32 pm 
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I thought at first it was I who could not get it reduced in the stated time ever. Now, unless it is already in use, I do my reduction on my 5 qt. SS sauté pan. I have no patience to stand and watch wine simmer down, though it helps if I "test" another bottle while I wait, just to make sure it will be ok to use in the next recipe.

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