I brined an 8 pound roaster chicken in a basic 3/4 cup kosher salt, 1/2 cup sugar to one gallon of water brine. I did not rinse, although I patted dry before putting in the oven to roast. I'm afraid it might be too salty... did I screw up?
Knowing what could go wrong is the key to making great cookie. Take care to avoid these common cookie baking newbie mistakes, and you're well on your way to the perfecting the quintessential holiday treat.
Welcome to the first episode of CHOW Happy Hour! Every Friday, shoot the breeze with world-famous bartender Martin Cate, of Smuggler's Cove in San Francisco, while he mixes you up a delicious cocktail. This week: the Max's Mistake, with gin and passion fruit syrup. Cheers!