Barbecue skillet cookie

How better to end your barbecue than with a warm freshly baked cookie made on the BBQ? I wouldn’t know how. Especially when you’re out camping or don’t have an oven, a barbecue is a great way to make your warm sweet dessert after all those savoury bites! I’d read …

Choosing which cocoa powder to buy – Chocolate Cookies

One of my favorite flavours for cakes and cookies is chocolate. It just about always tastes good! Also, it fits well with a lot of other flavours I like, such as fruits. However, the past few weeks I wasn’t very happy with the chocolate bakes I made. They somehow tasted …

Waffle batter consistency & Orange zest waffles

Orange zest is an ingredient I tended to leave out of a recipe since I often didn’t have oranges in the house. However, once I learned how to make my own orange zest extract, it’s more of a staple in my kitchen. As a result, I add it to lots …

French Toast: Oven vs. Pan & A recipe with strawberrries

French toast is one of my favorite ways to finish old, stale bread. A good soak in a soggy egg mixture, softens the bread and still makes it great to eat. When in high school one of the first things I was taught to make in cooking classes was French …

What is extraction? – The theory & Food

After writing about making your own extracts (vanilla & orange/lemon) and how to use these it is time we start talking more hard core science. What is extraction from a chemists perspective? And is there something we can calculate here? Making you interested in food science is one of the …

Why bread gets moldy – Spoilage of bread

Ever felt really hungry and wanted to make a quick sandwich? Ever found out that the only bread there’s left has bluish/grey hairy spots on it? Luckily it hasn’t happened to me that often, but when it does, it’s always a disappointment. But why does bread at all get mouldy? …

Making and maintaining a sourdough starter

If you’ve been following along for a while, you’ve probably noticed I’m a bread lover. Nothing better than a freshly baked bread. So proper bread in a restaurant is a real deal breaker for me. Good food, but bad bread, means chances are a lot smaller I will return. That …