Ultimate cookie series – 1 – Macademia white chocolate cookie

The Ultimate Cookie recipe, how nice would that be? One (or maybe two, or three) recipes that can form the basis for each and every type of cookie you would want to make! I strongly believe (or hope) that this must be possible. And even though the road to get …

Dutch food – bread with chocolate sprinkles

Updated: 1-Dec-2016 To be honest, when people ask me about Dutch cuisine, I’ll have a hard time answering. There are a lot of Dutch meals and snacks that I can come up with, but a Dutch cuisine, I wouldn’t know. So, I started listing Dutch snacks & foods (e.g. kroketten, …

Infographic butter – Science of butter explained in one page

Everthing new starts by understanding the basics. One of the basic ingredients used in food is butter. This one-page infographic should help you understand all the science basics when it comes to butter. Just a heads up, I’m based in Europe so the composition of butter I mention is the …

Profiteroles with creme patisiere!

Profiteroles are one of those things that I really prefer eating freshly made. The older they become, the more soggy and moist the nice outer dough layer gets. So I decided to give them a try and make them myself! I ended up making profiteroles with a sweet crème patissiere filling …

Making donuts – discovering water roux!

Some time ago, I decided to give donut making a shot. To be honest, I don’t eat donuts often at all, here in the Netherlands donuts aren’t that widely available (instead, we do eat oliebollen for new year’s, which are different though). Most supermarkets do have at least one box of …

Infographic Eggs – Understanding the science of eggs

Cooking and baking are great, I love doing them, but I do tend to be pretty bad in following instructions to the tee. If I don’t have ingredients, I’ll try to find a substitute that will make it work anyway and if there is a step of which I don’t …

My recipe database technique

I love cookbooks, I like flipping through them, looking at the beautiful photos and just wondering whether I should try the recipe. I find it so difficult to choose what to make though, it can take me ages to just decide what to try. Of course, I also look for …