Allison Robicelli
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Allison Robicelli is The Takeout staff writer, a former professional chef, author of three books, and The People's Hot Pocket Princess. Questions about recipes/need cooking advice? Tweet @Robicellis.
3/27/20
1:44 PM
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Rolled oats will be totally fine! Think of the oats like the pecans in pecan pie. They’re not meant to be cooked into mush. 

3/27/20
12:47 PM
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A: that draft is an AMAZING idea

B: Sub 1/4 teaspoon of vinegar (any kind) for the cream of tartar, make the meringue without the gelatin (slightly different texture, but will still be amazing), and use maple syrup for the molasses. Don’t know how it’ll taste with packet flavored oatmeal, but fortune favors the brave, Read more

3/27/20
12:44 PM
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This is why I (@allisonrobicelli) only have 4,472 followers. Less spelt and flaxseed, more pictures of my cats.

3/25/20
9:59 AM
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I think every culture has some sort of doughnut, and every one of them is absolutely amazing. 

3/25/20
9:59 AM
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I’ve been hearing grumblings about this! Everyone has decided to take up bread baking as a quarantine project. The people I know in the grocery business said the supply chain needed to readjust itself with all the lockdown orders, and should be back to normal very, very soon. 

3/25/20
9:58 AM
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I was pretty anti-air fryer, too, until I got one as a gift. I’m obsessed, not for low calorie purposes (a doughnut is a doughnut), but because it really does make the whole process and cleanup a lot easier, and it doesn’t make my house smell. Not everything belongs in the air fryer, but it really is much more useful Read more

3/25/20
9:55 AM
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These are about 4" wide, so a bit bigger than a doughnut hole, but not as big as a Dunkin’ doughnut. I’m sort of upset that I don’t have a pneumatic doughnut system in my house. Can you imagine waking up in the morning with a hot, fresh doughnut being shot into your bed? 

3/25/20
9:53 AM
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It can be! I’ve stopped putting that instruction in, because I always get comments/tweets from people who overheat the milk and kill the yeast. When you mix the sugar with the milk, it will bring the temperature up from refrigerator cold, which works fine to get the yeast to wake up. 

3/24/20
8:53 PM
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I’ve got my husband, the two kids, Noah, and the three cats, of which one is the chonk. The other two are a ginger and a sleepy floof.

3/24/20
8:52 PM
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You can certainly use turbadino sugar on the outside if you want! The texture will be a bit thicker, but it’ll still be great. When you use regular white sugar, the coating is almost eggshell-thin.

3/24/20
2:57 PM
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It may have been before I joined the site last September. I’ve tried to shy away from gizmo-based cooking, and really didn’t expect to be doing this many air fryer recipes, but I just love this damn thing so much. 

3/24/20
2:55 PM
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Oh man, I fucking love Encylopedia Brown. I used to make the kids take those books out of their elementary school library so I could read them all over again. 

3/24/20
12:39 PM
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I love Æbleskiver! My maternal grandparents came from Norway shortly after WWII, so I’ve got a taste for all things Scandinavian. I’m thinking of developing a Norwegian waffle recipe for this site, but on the fence because I don’t know how many people actually own waffle makers. 

3/24/20
12:34 PM
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I haven’t tested it in the oven, so I can’t give you a baking time, but you can absolutely do this in a regular oven. It will be more like a sweet roll, but equally delicious.